TD 410 - Iowa (Final results)

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Re: TD 410 - Iowa (Q1-Q9 revealed)

Post by RJRouge » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:50 pm

clt013 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:04 pm
RJRouge wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Counting Cook Islands as an independent nation? That area is a little murky, so dealer's choice, really.
Yeah, "location" probably would have been a better word to use than "country".

Although, according to Wikipedia...

The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand.
Yes, that's the murky part. It's self-governing, but is essentially a protectorate of New Zealand. Also according to Wikipedia, from a different but related article ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political ... s_and_Niue ):

However, even though both the Cook Islands and Niue behave as sovereign states in international law, their constitutional statuses within the Realm of New Zealand (i.e., for matters of New Zealand domestic law) is different from that of a fully independent state

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Re: TD 410 - Iowa (Q1-Q9 revealed)

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:09 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:15 pm
merica wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:56 am
After that seven sheep in a row for me in the last TD, my sheep streak in this one ends at four with my Reagan answer. (I guess it wouldn't have gone past five since I dropped Q10) :lol:
I am reluctant to make a request to add extra work for the writers of these TD's, but I think it would be cool for the rankings to include a "Mendoza line", showing where the all sheep answers would rank. It give us bottom dwellers something to strive for :lol:
you are currently in 8th place...hardly bottom dwelling

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Re: TD 410 - Iowa (Q10-Q12 revealed)

Post by clt013 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 am

10. John Wayne (Winterset) won the Best Actor Oscar in 1969 for True Grit. Name the winner who received that award for their role in one of these one-word titles since then.

Amadeus [F. Murray Abraham]
Capote [Philip Seymour Hoffman]
Gandhi [Ben Kingsley]
Gladiator [Russell Crowe]
Lincoln [Daniel Day-Lewis]
Milk [Sean Penn]
Network [Peter Finch]
Patton [George C. Scott]
Philadelphia [Tom Hanks]
Ray [Jamie Foxx]
Shine [Geoffrey Rush]

The "king" is the sheep…

Ben Kingsley (SHEEP) - 6
casketromance
immaf
Floridagator
classicroadster
Peachbox
9021amyers

Sean Penn - 4
MarkBarrett
AmericanIdiot
threearruda
AFRET CMS

Tom Hanks - 4
travis
Rackme32
SenseiCAY
Magna

F. Murray Abraham - 3
ChexMix
econgator
RJRouge

Peter Finch - 2
BlueberryPlainsNever
ElendilPickle

George C. Scott - 2
clprez
twelvefootboy

SINGLETONS - 1

Philip Seymour Hoffman
xxaaaxx

Russell Crowe
MattKnowles

Daniel Day-Lewis
spell4yr

Jamie Foxx
gamawire

Geoffrey Rush
badgerfellow

DROP = 0
merica

WRONG ANSWERS = 10
heppm01 (Tom Hulce; nominated for Amadeus, but did not win)
jbeltz (Peter O'Toole)

11. The University of Iowa has beaten 15 different teams in bowl games. Give the nickname for one of these schools defeated by the Hawkeyes.

Oregon State (1956 Rose)
California (1958 Rose)
Tennessee (1982 Peach)
Texas (1984 Freedom)
San Diego State (1986 Holiday)
Wyoming (1987 Holiday)
Washington (1995 Sun)
Texas Tech (1996, 2001 Alamo)
Florida (2004 Outback)
LSU (2005 Capital One) & Missouri (2010 Insight)
South Carolina (2009 Outback)
Georgia Tech (2010 Orange)
Boston College (2017 Pinstripe)
Mississippi State (2019 Outback)

Two Mountain West schools tie at the top…

Aztecs (San Diego State) [Co-SHEEP] - 4
ElendilPickle
SenseiCAY
Magna
xxaaaxx

Cowboys (Wyoming) [Co-SHEEP] - 4
casketromance
badgerfellow
Peachbox
AFRET CMS

Beavers (Oregon State) - 3
Rackme32
clprez
9021amyers

Gators (Florida) - 3
Floridagator
econgator
heppm01

Yellow Jackets (Georgia Tech) - 3
AmericanIdiot
ChexMix
RJRouge

Volunteers (Tennessee) - 2
spell4yr
twelvefootboy

Red Raiders (Texas Tech) - 2
MarkBarrett
MattKnowles

Gamecocks (South Carolina) - 2
travis
jbeltz

Eagles (Boston College) - 2
immaf
threearruda

SINGLETONS - 1

Longhorns (Texas)
classicroadster

Huskies (Washington)
merica

NOT USED
Golden Bears (California)
Tigers (LSU, Missouri)
Bulldogs (Mississippi State)

DROP = 0
gamawire
BlueberryPlainsNever

12. There are 99 counties in the state. Name a county that shares its name with one of the people described here.

3-time NCAA men's basketball champion coach Jim [Calhoun]
"Julia" and "Dynasty" actress Diahann [Carroll]
"I Go Crazy" singer Paul [Davis]
"Police Story" actress Angie [Dickinson]
"This Land is Your Land" singer Woody [Guthrie]
Actress Linda of "The Terminator" and TVs "Beauty and the Beast" [Hamilton]
"Empire" star Terrence [Howard]
Current SNL cast member Leslie [Jones]
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" director Ang [Lee]
Longtime "Hollywood Squares" host Peter [Marshall]
"Gone With the Wind" author Margaret [Mitchell]
Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan [Scott]
Christian singer Laura or Colorado shortstop Trevor [Story]

Three co-sheep, five singletons and one unused answer…

Dickinson (Co-SHEEP) - 4
casketromance
RJRouge
AFRET CMS
xxaaaxx

Marshall (Co-SHEEP) - 4
merica
Rackme32
Magna
econgator

Story (Co-SHEEP) - 4
MarkBarrett
badgerfellow
SenseiCAY
jbeltz

Carroll - 3
Floridagator
ElendilPickle
clprez

Hamilton - 3
gamawire
BlueberryPlainsNever
heppm01

Lee - 3
travis
AmericanIdiot
ChexMix

Scott - 2
spell4yr
threearruda

SINGLETONS - 1

Calhoun
classicroadster

Davis
Peachbox

Guthrie
immaf

Howard
9021amyers

Mitchell
twelvefootboy

NOT USED
Jones

DROP = 0
MattKnowles

STANDINGS AFTER Q12
1. threearruda - 26
2. MattKnowles - 30
3. MarkBarrett - 31
4. twelvefootboy - 32
5. xxaaaxx - 33
5. gamawire - 33
7. BlueberryPlainsNever - 34
8. 9021amyers - 35
9. jbeltz - 36
10. Rackme32 - 37
10. badgerfellow - 37
12. Magna - 38
12. immaf - 38
12. travis - 38
12. ChexMix - 38
16. Floridagator - 39
16. RJRouge - 39
16. ElendilPickle - 39
19. casketromance - 41
19. econgator - 41
19. classicroadster - 41
19. spell4yr - 41
19. merica - 41
24. clprez - 42
25. heppm01 - 46
25. AFRET CMS - 46
25. Peachbox - 46
28. AmericanIdiot - 47
29. SenseiCAY - 53

ALL SHEEP LINE - 60

Bonus round and final results revealed tomorrow.

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Re: TD 410 - Iowa (Q1-Q12 revealed)

Post by SenseiCAY » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:49 am

All riiiiiight...still doing better than that one doofus named “All Sheep Line.”

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Re: TD 410 - Iowa (Q1-Q12 revealed)

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:45 am

SenseiCAY wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:49 am
All riiiiiight...still doing better than that one doofus named “All Sheep Line.”
Somehow my limited knowledge has paid off for this one (temporarily in fourth), but I'll join you down there soon :) . These things are easy when you only know ONE (hopefully) correct answer, and everybody else runs away from it ;) . I don't believe I've done a whole TD without a wrong answer, and it isn't because of trying to be too clever.

Thank you clt013 for giving this a try. The ASL (I think of it as the baseball equivalent Mendoza line) gives everybody an absolute gauge as to how good they've fleeced the flock. And if you beat it, you get a participation trophy! The derivative AWL (All Wrong Line) is just the ASL plus 5 x no. of Questions. Maybe this could be coined the "Trump Line" :lol:
Disclaimer - repeated exposure to author's musings may cause befuddlement.

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Re: TD 410 - Iowa (Final results)

Post by clt013 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:17 am

BONUS ROUND #1: For questions 13-16, you want to "think different" enough to choose answers in the "least used" half to receive -1 bonus
[Q13 - most used answer = 0, Q14 - 2 most used = 0, Q15 - 3 most used = 0, Q16 - 4 most used = 0]
[If multiple answers are tied in the "middle" (where they could be considered most used or least used half), they are worth 0]

13. The Iowa caucuses have two main options - Democrat or Republican. A coin toss also has two options - choose one of them.

Heads (20) = 0
gamawire
merica
immaf
travis
MarkBarrett
Rackme32
Floridagator
spell4yr
AmericanIdiot
BlueberryPlainsNever
classicroadster
ChexMix
Peachbox
clprez
RJRouge
twelvefootboy
heppm01
AFRET CMS
jbeltz
xxaaaxx

Tails (7) = -1
casketromance
badgerfellow
SenseiCAY
Magna
MattKnowles
threearruda
9021amyers

Other (2) = 0
ElendilPickle (Neither)
econgator (Pass)

14. Name a letter in the word "Iowa"

I (14) = 0
casketromance
immaf
AmericanIdiot
SenseiCAY
classicroadster
Magna
MattKnowles
Peachbox
clprez
twelvefootboy
threearruda
AFRET CMS
jbeltz
xxaaaxx

O (6) = 0
gamawire
Rackme32
badgerfellow
ElendilPickle
RJRouge
9021amyers

W (6) = 0
travis
MarkBarrett
Floridagator
spell4yr
BlueberryPlainsNever
heppm01

A (2) = -1
merica
ChexMix

Other (1) = 0
econgator (Pass)

15. Name a state that borders Iowa

Nebraska (7) = 0
MarkBarrett
Rackme32
BlueberryPlainsNever
classicroadster
MattKnowles
clprez
threearruda

Illinois (6) = 0
gamawire
casketromance
SenseiCAY
Peachbox
RJRouge
jbeltz

South Dakota (5) = 0
merica
travis
ChexMix
Magna
AFRET CMS

Missouri (4) = -1
immaf
AmericanIdiot
twelvefootboy
xxaaaxx

Wisconsin (4) = -1
Floridagator
badgerfellow
spell4yr
9021amyers

Minnesota (0)

Other (3) = 0
ElendilPickle (Iowa)
econgator (Pass)
heppm01 (Indiana)

16. Give one of these answers that is the name of a river which is in or borders the state

Coniferous tree native to the western Himalayas and Mediterranean region [Cedar]
Third most widespread native language in the world [English]
Last name of Jennifer's Body actress Megan [Fox]
The Magnolia State [Mississippi]
State where Oregon Trail and Santa Fe Trail originated [Missouri]
North American mammal with masked face and ringed tail that some call a "trash panda" [Raccoon]
Albuquerque was one of these and he was feathered and fine [Turkey]
Europe's largest river in terms of discharge and watershed [Volga]

Mississippi (5) = 0
gamawire
merica
casketromance
AmericanIdiot
threearruda

Missouri (5) = 0
Rackme32
spell4yr
classicroadster
heppm01
jbeltz

Raccoon (5) = 0
Floridagator
MattKnowles
twelvefootboy
AFRET CMS
xxaaaxx

Fox (4) = 0
badgerfellow
BlueberryPlainsNever
SenseiCAY
ChexMix

Cedar (3) = -1
immaf
travis
9021amyers

Turkey (2) = -1
ElendilPickle
Magna

Volga (1) = -1
MarkBarrett

English (0)

Other (4) = 0
econgator (Pass)
Peachbox (Chief)
clprez (Platte)
RJRouge (French)

ENTRANTS EARNING POINTS FOR BONUS ROUND #1
merica = -1
casketromance = -1
travis = -1
MarkBarrett = -1
Floridagator = -1
spell4yr = -1
AmericanIdiot = -1
ElendilPickle = -1
SenseiCAY = -1
ChexMix = -1
MattKnowles = -1
twelvefootboy = -1
threearruda = -1
xxaaaxx = -1
immaf = -2
badgerfellow = -2
Magna = -2
9021amyers = -3

17. BONUS ROUND #2 - Answer up to five of these questions; Correct answers = -1, Sheep = 0, No penalty for incorrect responses

A. This Cedar Rapids native is one of only six golfers (along with Nicklaus, Woods, Snead, Ballesteros and Faldo) to win majors at both Augusta National and St. Andrews
B. Elgin Baylor was among the players from this NBA team on a plane that crashed into a snowy cornfield near Carroll while on the way back to Minneapolis
C. A tourism video titled "We Built Sioux City" was based on a 1985 song by this group
D. The world's largest one of these can be found along I-80 near Walcott
E. This "hilly" national monument sounds like a good place to burn a three-dimensional representation of a person in protest
F. About half of this highway (referred to by a 4-word term) between the hockey homes of the Wild and Blues can be found in Iowa
G. Riverside bills itself as the future birthplace of this starship captain
H. Belts located in the inner region of Earth's magnetosphere are named for this space scientist
I. This singer born in Wall Lake opened the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri
J. This pioneer of survey sampling techniques who had a popular public opinion poll named after him was born in Jefferson
K. This man was president when Iowa officially became a state in December 1846
L. This Czech composer spent a summer in Spillville - where he composed string quartets in F (The American) and E-flat
M. The longest serving governor in US history, this man left office to become the current Ambassador to China

From the least correct answers to the most…

M. Terry Branstad (2 correct answers, 2 attempts) = -1
BlueberryPlainsNever
9021amyers

A. Zach Johnson (4/8) = -1
travis
badgerfellow
9021amyers
jbeltz

WRONG ANSWERS = 0
spell4yr (Watson)
ChexMix (Gene Sarazen)
Peachbox (Tom Watson)
heppm01 (Hogan)

D. Truck stop (4/4) = -1
travis
Rackme32
spell4yr
9021amyers

F. Avenue of the Saints (4/4) = -1
travis
Floridagator
9021amyers
jbeltz

L. Antonin Dvorak (6/7) = -1
badgerfellow
AmericanIdiot
ElendilPickle
MattKnowles
threearruda
AFRET CMS

WRONG ANSWER = 0
immaf (Lizst)

K. James K. Polk (7/9) = -1
gamawire
MarkBarrett
Floridagator
ChexMix
Peachbox
RJRouge
threearruda

WRONG ANSWERS = 0
merica (Fillmore)
casketromance (Fillmore)

B. Lakers (10/11) = -1
casketromance
travis
Rackme32
Floridagator
spell4yr
SenseiCAY
classicroadster
ChexMix
threearruda
xxaaaxx

WRONG ANSWER = 0
AmericanIdiot (Celtics)

I. Andy Williams (12/13) = -1
gamawire
MarkBarrett
Rackme32
Floridagator
AmericanIdiot
ElendilPickle
Magna
Peachbox
clprez
RJRouge
twelvefootboy
AFRET CMS

WRONG ANSWER = 0
MattKnowles (Dolly Parton)

E. Effigy Mounds (13/13) = -1
merica
immaf
MarkBarrett
Floridagator
badgerfellow
spell4yr
Magna
Peachbox
RJRouge
twelvefootboy
AFRET CMS
9021amyers
xxaaaxx

H. James Van Allen (13/13) = -1
merica
immaf
MarkBarrett
AmericanIdiot
SenseiCAY
MattKnowles
Peachbox
clprez
RJRouge
twelvefootboy
heppm01
AFRET CMS
xxaaaxx

C. Starship (16/17) = -1
gamawire
merica
casketromance
MarkBarrett
Rackme32
spell4yr
BlueberryPlainsNever
ElendilPickle
classicroadster
ChexMix
clprez
RJRouge
heppm01
threearruda
AFRET CMS
jbeltz

WRONG ANSWER = 0
SenseiCAY (Blue Oyster Cult)

J. George Gallup (16/16) = -1
gamawire
merica
casketromance
immaf
badgerfellow
ElendilPickle
SenseiCAY
classicroadster
Magna
MattKnowles
clprez
twelvefootboy
heppm01
threearruda
jbeltz
xxaaaxx

G. James T. Kirk (18/19) = 0
gamawire
immaf
travis
Rackme32
badgerfellow
AmericanIdiot
BlueberryPlainsNever
ElendilPickle
SenseiCAY
classicroadster
ChexMix
Magna
MattKnowles
clprez
twelvefootboy
heppm01
jbeltz
xxaaaxx

WRONG ANSWER = 0
casketromance (Shatner)

ENTRANTS EARNING POINTS FOR BONUS ROUND #2
BlueberryPlainsNever = -2
casketromance = -3
immaf = -3
AmericanIdiot = -3
SenseiCAY = -3
classicroadster = -3
ChexMix = -3
Magna = -3
MattKnowles = -3
heppm01 = -3
gamawire = -4
merica = -4
travis = -4
Rackme32 = -4
badgerfellow = -4
spell4yr = -4
ElendilPickle = -4
Peachbox = -4
clprez = -4
twelvefootboy = -4
jbeltz = -4
xxaaaxx = -4
MarkBarrett = -5
Floridagator = -5
RJRouge = -5
threearruda = -5
AFRET CMS = -5
9021amyers = -5

18. BONUS ROUND #3 - My Iowa-born 11-year-old son had a hole-in-one on the golf course last August. How many yards long was the shot? The three closest guesses without going over earn a bonus of -3, -2 and -1, respectively.

Guesses ranged from 1 (Price is Right strategy) to 351. The correct distance was 185 yards.

THREE CLOSEST WITHOUT GOING OVER
3. AmericanIdiot - 175 = -1
2. travis - 181 = -2
1. clprez - 182 = -3

FINAL STANDINGS
29. SenseiCAY - 49
28. heppm01 - 43
26. Peachbox - 42
26. AmericanIdiot - 42
24. econgator - 41
24. AFRET CMS - 41
23. classicroadster - 38
22. casketromance - 37
20. spell4yr - 36
20. merica - 36
19. clprez - 35
16. ChexMix - 34
16. RJRouge - 34
16. ElendilPickle - 34
12. Rackme32 - 33
12. Magna - 33
12. immaf - 33
12. Floridagator - 33
10. BlueberryPlainsNever - 32
10. jbeltz - 32
8. badgerfellow - 31
8. travis - 31
7. gamawire - 29
6. xxaaaxx - 28
4. twelvefootboy - 27
4. 9021amyers - 27

Podium peeps…
3. MattKnowles - 26
2. MarkBarrett - 25

On the top step…
1. threearruda - 20

Thanks to everyone for playing!

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Re: TD 410 - Iowa (Final results)

Post by threearruda » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:21 am

Alright, my first TD win!

Thanks so much as always for your continued time and care in putting these games together, clt!
Dumb college kid. Go BR!

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Re: TD 410 - Iowa (Final results)

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:12 am

threearruda wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:21 am
Alright, my first TD win!

Thanks so much as always for your continued time and care in putting these games together, clt!
Congrats threearruda and thank you clt for stepping up once again to host.

Head vs. Tails was one I knew I would go the wrong way on no matter what I did. I look forward to more 50:50 tries like that one.

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