RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

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RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by JayK33 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:33 am

Oh, no.. :cry:

RIP.

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by Peachbox » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:34 am

Didn't want this to be true when I first read the article, but I guess it is. :(

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:06 am

What an awful way to start a Saturday seeing the such sad news.

I posted this earlier this week in looking at how the TOC field was shaping up: To get in [name/gender redacted] might need something that has opened spots in the past such as someone:
passing
facing legal trouble
scheduling conflict
military commitment


The next time I make such a comment I will try to keep it more general such as, "Things happen."

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by Bamaman » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:28 am

Sounds like something that came on all of a sudden and he couldn’t beat it. Really sad for his students, he seemed to be a very involved teacher.

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by morbeedo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:39 am

Sorry to hear this news. On Reddit, he replied to my post about the audition process saying:

Do not give up. This was my fourth time in the pool, which isn't so important. What is important is that, long after I gave up and moved on, I got the call. It was only afterward that I did the math, just to check. Turns out, I literally got the call 17 and a half months into the 18-month window.

Glad he finally made it!

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:56 am

For the benefit of anyone that did not know, Larry was a J! Board member: search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=l ... mit=Search

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by GoodStrategy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:16 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:06 am
What an awful way to start a Saturday seeing the such sad news.

I posted this earlier this week in looking at how the TOC field was shaping up: To get in [name/gender redacted] might need something that has opened spots in the past such as someone:
passing
facing legal trouble
scheduling conflict
military commitment


The next time I make such a comment I will try to keep it more general such as, "Things happen."
Or being found ineligible to be on the show and lying about such to get on.

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:55 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:06 am
What an awful way to start a Saturday seeing the such sad news.

I posted this earlier this week in looking at how the TOC field was shaping up: To get in [name/gender redacted] might need something that has opened spots in the past such as someone:
passing
facing legal trouble
scheduling conflict
military commitment


The next time I make such a comment I will try to keep it more general such as, "Things happen."
Your list was fine, of course. The sad coincidence of timing is just a bit of a shock, especially to the list maker, I imagine. When I saw the news, I didn't even think about the implications for the upcoming TOC. Whoever fills that 15th slot is sure going to have some conflicted feelings. If I were that contestant, I think I'd donate some of my winnings in his name to Belinder Elementary for use by the Marvel News paper that he was involved with there. (I assume he founded the paper, but the article doesn't address that point.)

I also note that this death hits literally close to home for me. I knew Martin was from Kansas City, MO, which is the big city a few miles from chez Penguin. But I didn't realize that every school day found him crossing State Line Road to teach at a school in the same school district that graduated my kids. I don't know why a fact like that makes this news hit me a little harder and seem a little more real, but it undeniably does.

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by threearruda » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:37 pm

Devastated to see this news, Larry came across as a wonderful teacher and person, and certainly a great trivia mind. I hope his family knows that the entire J! community is thinking of them.

Hoping to see a tribute of some kind when the ToC comes around.

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by Euphonium » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:26 pm

Oh no.

He always came across as a committed educator. Here's hoping the ToC contestants can do something Cindy Stowell-esque for him.
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:30 pm

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by Don't Think Twice » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:10 pm

Very sad. He was a great champ. He seems to have been a wonderful teacher. :(

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by Euphonium » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:05 pm

Is J! taping this week?
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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:20 pm

Euphonium wrote:
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Yes, they are.
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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by mxc_takeshi » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:01 pm

RIP Larry. :cry:

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by harrumph » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:16 am

Condolences to his friends and family.

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Re: RIP Teacher's Tournament Winner Larry Martin

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:11 pm

Here's Jeopardy!'s in memoriam page: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/news-eve ... rry-martin
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