This is Ross. Thanks to everyone here for being an important resource to me in the lead up to my appearance. Here are just some random thoughts:
So far, people have been very nice about me on the internet other than a couple stray comments about my “creeper mustache” (which apparently just means a regular mustache on someone younger than 60 years old).
DBear wrote: ↑
Fri May 25, 2018 9:12 pm
lemme see if I got this straight... Siegfried is a TS when spotted Brunhilde, yet the two challengers were able to pull Robert Downey Jr. out of that FJ? I'll never understand people's fascination with the Oscars....
I got as far as the “Sieg...” and similar sounds and blanked (Sigmund? Ziegfeld?). Given 30 seconds and a forced guess, I would have put down Siegfried.
IronNeck wrote: ↑
Sat May 26, 2018 12:09 am
Much like McKinnie, Ross goes down as one of the most impressive contestants not to win a single game.
Thanks for that. I’m sure there have been better contestants throughout the years who were never-winners, but their losses almost always came down to missing Final Jeopardy.
I had months to ruminate over this, so I’ve looked. I’m not certain enough to say it’s never happened, but it’s at least exceedingly rare for a challenger with the leading Coryat score greater than $17,000 to lose without missing Final Jeopardy or some other miscue (e.g. a Daily Double miss, or a bad Final Jeopardy wager). Without limiting it to challengers, the best I’ve come up with is this game
. Scott converted a $9,000 Daily Double with 2 clues left in Double Jeopardy to grab an insurmountable lead against champion Rachel. She had a $20,200 Coryat.
That’s not to say Virginia didn’t earn her win. If you look at Virginia’s performance in a vacuum, a Coryat of $14,000 with gets on all three Daily Doubles plus Final Jeopardy deserves to win. Fate had to decide between the two of us.
And Josh! I needed one clue to take the lead back from Virginia, but he needed both of last two clues to have any chance of winning the game. That’s the eye of the tiger right there.
I’m content with my “Ross Loss,” appreciating that the 2nd place prize paid for our trip plus an extra day to go to Disneyland with my family.
Maybe you’ll catch me on another game show one day?
Millionaire’s difficulty level is a bit erratic for my tastes, but I’m not against it.
I’ve already done some letter frequency analysis on Wheel, but it doesn’t quite hit the trivia itch.
But if Beat Shazam ever calls, I can almost guarantee a 6-digit win. (Okay, sure. My one miss on Friday was on a music question, but I’m horrible at lyrics, and I just couldn’t suss out the tune within the allotted 5 seconds.)
Until I’m eligible though, I’ll just have to settle for a little bit of pub trivia and fantasizing about going to another Geek Bowl.