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Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:25 pm

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Post by theFJguy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:39 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Of the Presidents who served more than 4 years, but less than 2 full terms, he served the longest: 7 years, 9 months, 8 days

Lauren Kiehna: 15800-13401=2399
Wes Hazard: 14600-200=14400 (New Champ)
Ray Coshow: 7000-0=7000

Correct response:
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Harry Truman (Lauren – Nixon) (Wes – Teddy Roosevelt) (Ray – James Garfield)

Daily Doubles
Lauren: 800+800
Lauren: 7800-2000
Lauren: 6600+1200

Coryats
Lauren: 17600
Wes: 14600
Ray: 7000

Combined: 39,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Lauren: 5400
Wes: 5400
Ray: 3000

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:40 pm

This is the book Wes mentioned during chat time:
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This is a set by Wes doing comedy:
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So much for the dream of Lauren with four wins playing Ryan Fenster with four wins. She lost and he’s not on until next week as I found out when I did a url manipulation:
https://www.jeopardy.com/Assets/jeopard ... lineup.png

Math is not my strong suit and it gave me a double fail on the FJ! clue. I wrote LBJ as somehow I computed November 1963 to January 1969 long enough to fit the clue. Shortly before time was up I realized I was wrong and had only enough time to write TR in thinking for sure he was right having taking over shortly after McKinley’s 2nd term began in 1901 and being reelected in 1904 to stay on until March 1909.

Nope. No cigar. Horseshoes and hand grenades. 1945-1953 turned out to be the right math and I went right by it even though 30 seconds should be enough time to get there. That’s from the comfort and ease of home. It could easily be harder under show constraints to think quickly and correctly.

Tough break for Lauren doing enough to have the lead while not having the 3 DDs pay off nearly enough to get by on a triple miss clue with Wes a strong second with no DDs.

The one guy that was out before the reveal of the clue was Ronald Reagan since he was used earlier in the game. Points to Wes for having the best of the wrong guesses compared to Nixon and Garfield.

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Wpwells » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:54 pm

Quick solve on the final. Going through the different VPs who took over took me quickly to Truman who took over super early in FDR's fourth term. 1/1

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Post by RobW » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:57 pm

That was a heck of a game.

I was rooting for Lauren,
so pleased to see her stay clam and hold onto the lead,
and then crushed by the sad irony that her final moments of staying clam probably cost her the game.

I would've been way wrong with LBJ, whereas Wes gave the best possible miss.
(Teddy's time in office was only 3 months shy of Truman's!)
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:34 pm

This took a bit of thinking, but I got there after a detour with Wes' question. But McKinley died in September, while FDR died in April.

Glad to see Wes' savvy wager paid off. I was hoping to see Lauren be really gutsy and bet small herself, but we can't have everything.

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Saturnalia » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:51 pm

I detoured through LBJ and Teddy to hit on the right answer in the nick of time. On the other hand, I negged with "outer space" instead of "the moon" on a bottom-row clue -- whoops!

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:16 pm

I went with Rutherford B. Hayes, incorrectly thinking he was James Garfield's running mate.
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Golf » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:26 pm

Wpwells wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Quick solve on the final. Going through the different VPs who took over took me quickly to Truman who took over super early in FDR's fourth term. 1/1
RobW wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:57 pm
(Teddy's time in office was only 3 months shy of Truman's!)
8-)

Always nice to see a savvy wager win a game for a player where most in that position would lose. Good wager from third as well, most of the time third wins this game with that wager.

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:35 pm

Golf wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:26 pm
Always nice to see a savvy wager win a game for a player where most in that position would lose. Good wager from third as well, most of the time third wins this game with that wager.
I actually worked out the ideal wagers during the break, then discarded them because I thought for sure they'd make the usual all-in suicide wagers. Let's see if Alex mentions savvy wagering tomorrow :lol:

Instaget FJ...with Teddy Roosevelt, struggling to remember when McKinley was killed, then it clicked and the math didn't work. Switched to Truman with time to spare. Good clue, shocked that it was a TS.

Ray wrote Garfield late enough that I'm guessing it was a 'just write anything' WAG. Not sure what to think about Lauren writing Nixon.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:56 pm

Nixon wasn’t a horrible guess. He fits into the “more than one and less than two terms” group. If you don’t know when he resigned it as good a guess as any. Under the pressure of time and lights it isn’t easy to run through them all.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:23 pm

Is there a trick to Stupid Answers? I always overthink them and mess it up.

I totally failed to match Tony to an award or Carrie to a horror film. Outright NHO the correct responses from $600 downward, so no way in hell was I getting those.

Got all but Pi in mnemonics. I was trying to match the first letters to things and going nowhere.

All but the top box in Vanilla. Missed the cocoa/coffee coin flip, and saw no way to narrow it down.

Couldn't even begin to puzzle this FJ! out at all.

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:30 pm

trash: Mobile Strike (I used to see their ads all the time), brigantine, Delaware DD, open seas.
Took a detour with Teddy on FJ but got to Truman halfway thru. :mrgreen:

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:55 pm

I probably wouldn't have gotten this FJ if I hadn't thought about Truman's presidency after the other recent FJ about him...in fact, I went from LBJ to Truman and then cast about for someone else, sure they wouldn't be dipping into that well so soon...luckily TR didn't come so Truman remained on the page...

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:58 pm

Forgot about Truman for some reason and went with Tyler. Total fail.

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by dinghammer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:59 pm

I really appreciated Ray's Sean Connery cosplay. It's too bad there wasn't an "S" WORDS or AN ALBUM COVER category.

I was just completely on the wrong track for this FJ. For some reason I was only thinking of those who left office and tried to think of the latest one, and I didn't even think of VPs who ascended(?) earliest.

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by bigblue999 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:36 pm

I said John Tyler and stuck with it the whole through. Oops...

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Category 13 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:45 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Golf wrote: Always nice to see a savvy wager win a game for a player where most in that position would lose. Good wager from third as well, most of the time third wins this game with that wager.
I actually worked out the ideal wagers during the break, then discarded them because I thought for sure they'd make the usual all-in suicide wagers. Let's see if Alex mentions savvy wagering tomorrow :lol:
A 599 wager from Lauren would have made Wes' wager not so savvy, eh? Wes couldn't have it both ways, so he should have bet 7599 if he felt confident with the category. With U.S. Presidents, I'm takin' that gamble every time.

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Category 13 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:01 pm

Clue 30 in the J round was definately re-dubbed by Alex. Then he made a comment about being tongue tied just before the break, and that he would "explain it when we return". I was expecting him to say something about the sound edit, but he just mentioned the tie games last week. What gives?

I went from Coolidge (J! loves Warren G. Harding) to T. Roosevelt on the final and didn't consider any further. Truman was a head slapper on reveal.
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