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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:48 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:15 pm

14. 4x Kyle Becker (63,802)
MarkBarrett wrote:
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The best news would be to hear the TOC will piggyback the Teachers Tournament in May.
I doubt that's happening: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz#events
Accidental omission of Kyle Becker on my part and no slight intended. At least you know I did not copy the tracker on your site or the J! one.

I had no idea there was another teen tournament in June. Thanks.

The next TOC not happening until S36 seems like big trouble for the hopes of the 4x champs.

I can't recall the board member who posted it, but I like the idea of a play-in game. Winner is in the TOC and the runners-up can both be alternates to get a taste of the experience.

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:49 pm

Sad to see Dave go, but the challengers both played great. Congrats to Staci.

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:52 pm

DBear wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Precalled The Nutcracker, easy to get Aida from the clue. 5/5 for the week :D
The Nutcracker is a ballet...

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Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:55 pm

What was that shade that Alex threw at Nick? I don't think AT knows the difference between bloated up bodybuilers and powerlifters. Bodybuilders wear tight unitards and powerlifters are in baggy hoodies, etc.. I think Nick is probably like they said about a young Mickey Mantle (6-1/200); the more clothes he took off the bigger he got.

Let's see, twelvefootboy has 4 in a row after a goose egg last week. I know - let's run Opera as the Friday category. Bugs Bunny never did an Aida skit, so no go for the box of Glory. I wagged "Lohengrin", not knowing how to spell it, what it is about, and if it's even an opera
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Lohengrin, WWV 75, is a Romantic opera in three acts composed and written by Richard Wagner, first performed in 1850.

Lohengrin is a character in German Arthurian literature. The son of Parzival (Percival), he is a knight of the Holy Grail sent in a boat pulled by swans to rescue a maiden who can never ask his identity.
Yes, the Alex medical history was easy, but kind of cute. I liked Nick, but that last wild guess did him in. Kudos to Dave for recognizing it was a free shot for him and going for the Hail Mary.
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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:05 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:48 pm
I can't recall the board member who posted it, but I like the idea of a play-in game. Winner is in the TOC and the runners-up can both be alternates to get a taste of the experience.
I believe that this idea was first floated by Vermonter.
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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Leander » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:40 pm

mungar wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Instaget FJ in my worst category. I've learned if I just remember Egypt = Aida and Japan = The Mikado, I'll get there quite often. When Egypt/Japan aren't mentioned, just sprinkle in random guesses of Carmen, Magic Flute, and Marriage of Figaro :lol:
You might also consider Japan = Madame Butterfly, since The Mikado is more properly an operetta.

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:13 am

Staci hit that perfect sweet spot of being exhilarated at her win without being obnoxious about it. Sorry to see Dave go, he was great to watch. $100K should help in his retirement.

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 am

I for one much enjoyed Dave's run and am saddened to see him go. Still Staci won fair and square and all props to her.

Question about 4-letter words: They asked about reducing the number of animals in a herd etc. and I knew they were looking for "CULL," but AT said either that or some other word was acceptable. Sounded like "FEND" but I don't think that's right. Anybody?


And yeah, this is my wet dream: take the lead into FJ and see the "dreaded opera category." Maybe everyone else dreads it but it's my friend. Got Aida before he finished reading the clue.
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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:29 am

John Boy wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 am
...

Question about 4-letter words: They asked about reducing the number of animals in a herd etc. and I knew they were looking for "CULL," but AT said either that or some other word was acceptable. Sounded like "FEND" but I don't think that's right. Anybody?

...
What is to thin?

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:32 pm

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Instaget FJ. Thebes -> Egypt -> Aida, cya next week.
I had the misfortune of going Thebes -> Greece and ended up trying Otello

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:59 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:15 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:11 pm
1. College Dhruv
2. Teacher Larry
3. Teacher in May 2019
4. 7x Josh Hill
5. 7x Ryan Fenster
6. 7x Kyle Jones
7. 6x Rob Worman
8. 5x Alan Dunn
9. 5x Gilbert Collins
10. 5x Rachel Lindgren
11. 4x Dave Leffler ($100,102)
12. 4x Alex Schmidt (92,880)
13. 4x Mary Ann Borer (86,500)
14. 4x Kyle Becker (63,802)
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The best news would be to hear the TOC will piggyback the Teachers Tournament in May.
I doubt that's happening: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz#events
Why would they have two of the same tournament in the same season? Is there any precedent for that? I wonder if it could be a mistake? I’m just speculating, not demanding an answer of anyone.

I suppose maybe they wanted to move the teens to be a permanent summer fixture which would mean they’d have to run two in one season at some point in the transition.

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Post by cheezguyty » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:45 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:59 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:15 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:11 pm
The best news would be to hear the TOC will piggyback the Teachers Tournament in May.
I doubt that's happening: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz#events
Why would they have two of the same tournament in the same season? Is there any precedent for that? I wonder if it could be a mistake? I’m just speculating, not demanding an answer of anyone.

I suppose maybe they wanted to move the teens to be a permanent summer fixture which would mean they’d have to run two in one season at some point in the transition.
Season 23 had a Teen Tournament in both February and July (the latter was dubbed the "Summer Games"). Every other season from 3-30 had exactly one (not counting the Teen Reunion in Season 15), then none in Seasons 31 and 32, one in Season 33, off again in Season 34, and two this season. The upcoming Teen Tournament will be the first tournament of any kind to air in the month of June.

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:02 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Any reason that I should know Carrie Bradshaw = cosmopolitan? That could've been anything.
All I can say is I've never seen a minute of the Sex and the City but I knew it.

Did Dave say Trump's second wife was Ivanka? It's possible I misheard Ivana, but if not, oops! :)

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by alietr » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:45 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:02 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Any reason that I should know Carrie Bradshaw = cosmopolitan? That could've been anything.
All I can say is I've never seen a minute of the Sex and the City but I knew it.

Did Dave say Trump's second wife was Ivanka? It's possible I misheard Ivana, but if not, oops! :)
You heard correctly.

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:28 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:29 am
John Boy wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 am
...

Question about 4-letter words: They asked about reducing the number of animals in a herd etc. and I knew they were looking for "CULL," but AT said either that or some other word was acceptable. Sounded like "FEND" but I don't think that's right. Anybody?

...
What is to thin?
Ooooooooohhhhhhhh! Yeah, that makes more sense. Thanks.

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:51 am

jeff6286 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:59 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:15 pm
I doubt that's happening: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz#events
Why would they have two of the same tournament in the same season? Is there any precedent for that? I wonder if it could be a mistake? I’m just speculating, not demanding an answer of anyone.

I suppose maybe they wanted to move the teens to be a permanent summer fixture which would mean they’d have to run two in one season at some point in the transition.
For what it's worth, members of this most recent cohort of Teen players are suggesting that this second tournament is in fact being taped this week and being held until June.
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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:43 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:29 am
Nick did 8200+6000 on DD3 leaving 2200 on the table with 9 clues left. Nick trailed by 1400 going into the FJ! round. The other place where he could have had the lead for the FJ! round was clue 30. Nick negged $1600 taking himself out of the lead. That's okay he got $2000 to cover his trip and Staci says thank you.
Staci seemed more relaxed than Nick, and I think that worked to her advantage today. Impossible to know how any player is feeling, but Nick was clearly frustrated on the buzzer and looked thrown by his wrong responses. Dave faded away in this game after a dominant run - hard to tell if he was getting locked out or if he wasn't as comfortable with the boards.

AFTER THE CIVIL WAR DD in the $2000 box? I would have bet $5

I worked as an extra on a few episodes of S&TC. No way I was missing Cosmo, but I don't see how you get it without having seen the show

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:07 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:43 am
No way I was missing Cosmo, but I don't see how you get it without having seen the show
Disagree. It was very much part of the pop culture lexicon in the show's heyday.

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Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:26 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:07 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:43 am
No way I was missing Cosmo, but I don't see how you get it without having seen the show
Disagree. It was very much part of the pop culture lexicon in the show's heyday.
Yeah, I guess you're right. But I could still see this being off the radar for a lot of people

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