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Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri May 11, 2018 1:02 pm

Game Recap for Show #7760, 2018-05-11

2018 Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 5.

CONTESTANTS
Ranjani Sheshadri, a 10th and 11th grade English teacher from Friendswood, Texas
Steve Mond, a 9th and 10th grade math teacher from Midvale, Utah
Jake Allen, a K-12 gifted and talented teacher from Eureka Springs, Arkansas

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hi, folks. I'm hurrying out today because this is Decision Day. Today we find out who the nine semifinalists are who will come back to play next week. Ranjani, Steve, Jake, good luck. Let's go to work. Now the categories for this first round of play...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
LET'S HAVE A GARAGE SALE (5/5)
"V"ERBS (4/5)
SHE DID IT! (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ELEMENTARY (5/5)
MY DEER (5/5)
WHAT'S ON? (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jake: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Steve: 10 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Ranjani: 6 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,400



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Steve found the Daily Double on the 4th clue. Jake had no money, Steve had $800, and Ranjani had nothing in the bank. Steve wagered $1,000.

SHE DID IT! $400: She won gold in track & field at the 1932 summer Olympics & was the leading money winner in women's golf, 1948 to 1951

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Jake: $3,200
Steve: $2,800
Ranjani: -$1,400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Ranjani Sheshadri is a high school English teacher who also coaches Model United Nations. Now that sounds like fun. Tell me about it.

Ranjani: It is. We get to represent a country at a regional competition. They always like to pick North Korea. But they get to kind of learn about the culture, and they learn how the U.N. works, and they learn about the procedure, so it's kind of fun for them.

Alex: Okay, good for you.




Alex: Steve Mond is a math teacher from Utah. We all have teachers that have had a special influence in our lives. You had one who taught math and what else?

Steve: Math and science in seventh and eighth grade--seventh, eighth and ninth grade. William Fitzgibbon. Walter Reed Junior High, North Hollywood, California.

Alex: And how was he special to you?

Steve: He made me feel like anything I was gonna learn, I already knew, I just had to find it.

Alex: Good for you.

Steve: Thank you.

Alex: And for him.




Alex: Jake Allen from Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Couple of your students pulled what you have described as a very sophisticated prank on you. What was it?

Jake: Yeah, they over the course of months took small strips of Scotch tape, and would place them one day at a time over my classroom loudspeaker, so that one day, you know, in the spring of the year, I just thought, "Why can I not hear the announcements?" And they burst into laughter. And they told me what they did, and I congratulated them on it.

Alex: Okay. Right.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
"V"ERBS $1000: To slander or defame
(Ranjani: To vituperate?)

WHAT'S ON? $600: In space, we heard a crew of people scream right after the Super Bowl when Netflix released this "Paradox" in 2018

WHAT'S ON? $800: Amy Berg had the pleasure of writing for J.K. Simmons & J.K. Simmons in the "Love the Lie" episode of this Starz show

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Jake: $6,600
Steve: $5,000
Ranjani: $2,800
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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri May 11, 2018 1:02 pm

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
FIELD TRIP (5/5)
SHAKESPEARE'S PEOPLE (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ODD WORDS (4/5)
THE STARS (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
YOUR 1990s HIT PARADE (5/5)
OLD SCHOOL (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jake: 12 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Ranjani: 9 R (including 2 DDs), 2 W
Steve: 6 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $5,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Ranjani snagged the next Daily Double on the 3rd clue. Jake had $6,600, Steve had $5,000, and Ranjani was at $4,000. Ranjani wagered $2,000.

SHAKESPEARE'S PEOPLE $1200: He calls himself "his Moorship's ancient"
(Alex: The Moor is Othello.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Ranjani who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 19th clue. Jake had $9,400, Steve had $7,400, and Ranjani was at $13,600. Ranjani wagered $2,000.

THE STARS $1600: This constellation known as "The Chained Lady" contains the nearest spiral galaxy to our own

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
OLD SCHOOL $2000: This 5-letter word meaning "the same" was one name for copies made through spirit duplication; the smell was addictive
(Jake: What is mimeo?)

ODD WORDS $1200: This word for a medical fraud has a longer version that ends with "salver"

THE STARS $2000: This red star is also known as Alpha Scorpii
(Ranjani: What is Betelgeuse?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Jake: $18,200
Ranjani: $12,000
Steve: $10,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. POLITICAL HISTORY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Jake: Wager $5,801 to cover Ranjani.
Ranjani: You have the hope of surpassing Jake if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $9,201 to force Jake to wager to win while also protecting your position from being usurped by Steve.
Steve: Your only hope of a win is that you're the only one to give a correct response, so bet $10,598 or so, leaving a few bucks behind in case someone wagers it all.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
President Madison is credited with the 1st of these 2-word actions; he didn't sign an 1812 bill after Congress had adjourned

FINAL SCORES
Steve: $10,600 + $6,000 = $16,600 (What is a pocket veto?) (Automatic semifinalist)
Ranjani: $12,000 - $8,000 = $4,000 (What executive privilege) (3rd place)
Jake: $18,200 - $2,000 = $16,200 (What is executi presidential veto) (2nd place)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $7,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Jake: $18,200, 23 R, 1 W
Ranjani: $10,800, 15 R (including 2 DDs), 4 W
Steve: $10,000, 16 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Combined Coryat: $39,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Jake: 23/58 = .397
Steve: 17/59 = .288
Ranjani: 15/60 = .250
Team: 55/63 = .873

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
LET'S HAVE A GARAGE SALE $400: You haven't horsed around for years; these riding pants seen here are going into the sale

"V"ERBS $800: To let off steam, literally or figuratively
(Ranjani: To vaporize?)

SHE DID IT! $800: In 2015 she made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater

SHAKESPEARE'S PEOPLE $2000: He is told, "If I be waspish best beware my sting"
[Applause for Ranjani running the category.]

THE STARS $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows constellations on the monitor.) A region of the sky is nicknamed the Sea for its water-themed constellations, which include the River, the Whale & this one, pouring out his water jug onto the Southern Fish

FIELD TRIP $400: A memorial cross marks 1513's Battle of Flodden Field near the border of these 2 British countries

FIELD TRIP $1600: The Sea Stack Field on Sweden's Gotland Island has impressive rock formations emerging from this sea
(Ranjani: What is the North Sea?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
to vilify
The Cloverfield Paradox
Counterpart
Iago
Andromeda
ditto
quack
Antares
a pocket veto
jodhpurs
vent
Misty Copeland
Petruchio
Aquarius
England and Scotland
the Baltic Sea
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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. POLITICAL HISTORY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
President Madison is credited with the 1st of these 2-word actions; he didn’t sign an 1812 bill after Congress had adjourned

Jake Allen: 18200-2000=16200 (Wildcard)
Steve Mond: 10600+6000=16600 (Semi-Finalist)
Ranjani Sheshadri: 12000-8000=4000

Correct response:
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pocket veto (Jake – executi presidential veto) (Ranjani – executive privilege)

Daily Doubles
Steve: 800+1000
Ranjani: 4000+2000
Ranjani: 13600+2000

Coryats
Jake: 18200
Steve: 10000
Ranjani: 10800

Combined: 39,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Jake: 6600
Steve: 5000
Ranjani: 2800

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri May 11, 2018 1:06 pm

I had zero expectation the players would get the J.K. Simmons show on Starz. It’s worth seeing the magic of the star doing both meek & macho.

Ranjani opened the DJ! round with 2800 and after the five clues in SHAKESPEARE’S PEOPLE she was up to 9600 thanks to the run.

The FJ! clue was not for me. All I managed to write was lame duck to avoid a blank page. With Learned League think time I’m sure I would have got to it eventually. Political terms in only 30 seconds is more often than not going to be trouble.

The game produced two semi-finalists although just as easily it could have been a sweep. Ranjani was at 15600 after DD3 but managed to drop to 12000 for the FJ! round. She of course had no way of knowing staying pat at 12K would have done the trick.

Others with the possibility of betting zero (or not quite as much as they did) and moving on:
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Bob Julian: 8200-5800
Mary Alice Korth: 12000-10000
Beth Binder: 6800-4000
That had to be a tough 3 games for Erika to sit through waiting to find her fate.

Winners & Wildcards:
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Larry Martin: 18100
Steve Mond: 16600
Judy Tymkiw: 15200
Rachel Niegelberg: 14400
Katherine Saxby: 13601

Jake Allen: 16200
Scott Montanaro: 14400
Claire Bishop: 13800
Erika Eason: 5600

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wpwells » Fri May 11, 2018 2:17 pm

Better clue today: the final gave the very situation for a pocket veto. I'll take 3/5 in a tough week.

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Saturnalia » Fri May 11, 2018 3:56 pm

I reasoned my way through the clue and came up with "silent veto." I'm sure I have heard the correct phrase somewhere but there was no way I was pulling it. Probably unusual to have a FJ answer be a phrase only asked for four times in the Archive. (And each of those times, contestants were spotted one of the two words.)

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Post by Elijah Baley » Fri May 11, 2018 4:02 pm

Tough break for Ranjani on that FJ wager. She couldn't know that no one hit $20,000 all week, so a modest wager would have kept her around for next week.

A little surprised that it was a sole get, however. (And at least it wasn't another movie related clue!).

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Post by Bamaman » Fri May 11, 2018 4:40 pm

I avoid the box of shame tomorrow by getting this one. It isn't a term you hear very often, so it was a little tough.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri May 11, 2018 7:27 pm

Of all categories, I ran the Old School one. Also the Words one. Would've run the Music category too, but I was a hair slow on Losing My Religion = REM.

Lach Trash: ditto, quack

No way was I getting this. Absolute NHOI on the final response.
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Post by Vowela » Fri May 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Almost nothing is more frustrating than when you know the answer, you know you know the answer, but for whatever reason, you're unable to come up with it. I don't know why pocket veto refused to come to me here.

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Post by Ironhorse » Fri May 11, 2018 7:57 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Of all categories, I ran the Old School one. Also the Words one. Would've run the Music category too, but I was a hair slow on Losing My Religion = REM.
Garth Brooks kept me from running it. "The River" made me initially think Bruce Springsteen, but wrong genre, and wrong decade.

FJ: :mrgreen:
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Post by StevenH » Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm

I was proud to go 5/5 in the '90s music hits category, but I was worried that it would not be finished. I was also happy to get the Lach trash on Antares.

I got FJ after about 5 seconds.

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Post by econgator » Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm

StevenH wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm
I was proud to go 5/5 in the '90s music hits category, but I was worried that it would not be finished.
It's the quarterfinals. It has to be finished.

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Post by StevenH » Fri May 11, 2018 8:20 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm
StevenH wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm
I was proud to go 5/5 in the '90s music hits category, but I was worried that it would not be finished.
It's the quarterfinals. It has to be finished.
Yep, I totally forgot. My bad!

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Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DBear » Fri May 11, 2018 8:39 pm

Now THIS is the kind of FJ I expect in a Teachers' Tournament. Too bad about Ranjani, I was hoping she'd pull out the win after running Shakespeare and coming up with "syzygy".

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Post by davey » Fri May 11, 2018 9:27 pm

Well, people asked for academic subjects...I think I learned this in junior high...back when they used to teach government...back when we had one... ;)

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Post by Ironhorse » Fri May 11, 2018 10:00 pm

DBear wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Now THIS is the kind of FJ I expect in a Teachers' Tournament. Too bad about Ranjani, I was hoping she'd pull out the win after running Shakespeare and coming up with "syzygy".
I'm not a huge fan of it; it's almost pure YEKIOYD. I did get it, but I prefer to have to think about it.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri May 11, 2018 10:11 pm

https://www.senate.gov/CRSpubs/090a8d2a ... 5a11d9.pdf

According to this from August 2016, the last time the pocket veto happened was under Bill Clinton, who did it once in eight years.

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Post by Volante » Fri May 11, 2018 10:35 pm

Ugg. That's what I get for watching when I'm not 100% focused. Locked in executive order and kicked back. Closer reading of the clue alone would've told me I was wrong (plus I KNOW Washington is credited with the first one).

Chris Gaines for Garth Brooks? :D

Edit: There always seems to be a clue related to where I vacation shortly after I have one. I would've gotten Jacobs anyway, but the attached made it more amusing than it should've been.
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Post by twelvefootboy » Fri May 11, 2018 11:59 pm

I'll join Bamaman and avoid the box of shame with this one. I was a little worried that the expression sounded too cute to have been coined in the early 1800's - did they even have pockets in those shiny tight pants and lace-festooned coats? I know the idea is the POTUS "puts it in his pocket" and lets the clock run out but I don't think it's a real thing in the Constitution, or otherwise by that name. Why not a "codpiece veto"? It sounds like something made up by a journalist in this century.

Too bad about the situational overbet by Ranjani but a $2K or $4K safety bet would have normally been risky.

I loved the pronunciation of Pleiades. But then I say Illinoizzz, and ConneCt-icut, and Hawa-ya for those three states and flip-flop on Missourie-Missourah depending on usage.
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