Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:04 pm

I didn't like how Alex was talking about the All-Star games as something never done before in J's 35 year history, as though the Art Fleming era never happened.

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Robert K S » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:31 pm

They frequently like to ignore the Fleming era.

As far as I know, Fleming didn't have any team play, either, though they did do weird things with tournament formats.

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:40 pm

floridagator wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:05 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:43 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:17 am
The game should come with a warning for the board member who does not like things such as ad libs and a movie character impression. Others will find it refreshing that the players are relaxed enough to have fun even in an event with big stakes in play.
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It seemed to me Colby elided the phrasing on one response similar to the Labour-Tory-same old story of yesterday's program.
That poor horse...

I had a devil of a time keeping up on scoring...even when they didn't bounce they'd still have the next clue going while I'm trying to click in my result for the previous. Also burned two wrong early on as I wasn't expecting that speed. (Bosnia and Herzegovina!... :roll: no, that doesn't border Romania...)

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:44 pm

So does the "two-day affair" for each match mean one game split into two days? I thought it was going to be two full games like Tournament finals.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:52 pm

JayK33 wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:44 pm
So does the "two-day affair" for each match mean one game split into two days? I thought it was going to be two full games like Tournament finals.
Thursday with DJ! and FJ! will complete one game. Friday will be a full game of J!, DJ! and FJ! to make it a second game. At that point the total from game 1 will be combined with the total from game 2 to have a winner of the 2-game match. That 2-game match will have needed 3 days worth of airing to complete.

The pattern will repeat on Monday - Wednesday.

At that point the winner of Match 1 & Match 2 will be waiting to see the third team in the finals. Of the four teams that do not win the 2-game match the three high-scoring teams will be be in a 2-day (and 2-game) wildcard match to determine the third finalist. The low-scoring of the four non-winning teams are out and done after their only match.

Clear as mud?

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jwatcher16 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:48 pm

hey there MB -

Thanks for your effort - but yeah, the rules are real clear...

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OrangeSAM » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:05 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:11 pm
what a waste of en episode...too much jibber jabbering...did they really need to go to a break, come back and interview and then go to another break? about as bad as an american football game...pure dull crap without much action
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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jwatcher16 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:05 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:11 pm
what a waste of en episode...too much jibber jabbering...did they really need to go to a break, come back and interview and then go to another break? about as bad as an american football game...pure dull crap without much action
Although I wouldn't use quite the phrasing above, I did find the format slow and frustrating . One big reason I watch Jeopardy is to ATTEMPT to keep my brain a bit active, so I really love to "follow the clues." Still, it was nice to hear Colby speak of his Mom and Alex about how much he loves the game.

I don't really have another format I'd suggest right now; one thing I was curious about was how a team format might work. I would definitely advocate though, if they were to do another tournament involving teams in the future, that they revise the format. I myself would like something a bit snappier. Anyone have any "creative ideas" about this?

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jwatcher16 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:10 am

jwatcher16 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:05 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:11 pm
what a waste of en episode...too much jibber jabbering...did they really need to go to a break, come back and interview and then go to another break? about as bad as an american football game...pure dull crap without much action
Although I wouldn't use quite the phrasing above, I did find the format slow and frustrating . One big reason I watch Jeopardy is to ATTEMPT to keep my brain a bit active, so I really love to "follow the clues." Still, it was nice to hear Colby speak of his Mom and Alex about how much he loves the game.

I don't really have another format I'd suggest right now; one thing I was curious about was how a team format might work. I would definitely advocate though, if they were to do another tournament involving teams in the future, that they revise the format. I myself would like something a bit snappier. Anyone have any "creative ideas" about this?
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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:12 am

This tournament is going to be a lot of fun.
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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:49 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:12 am
This tournament is going to be a lot of fun.
I've been kind of "meh" about the whole thing, mainly because I can't see the general audience even noticing the format change or remembering the contestants well. My intuition is always wrong, so it's probably a raging ratings success. Some viewers may lose interest due to the elevated clue difficulty, but hopefully they will just be impressed. They buzz sawed up the geography category and I probably would have missed all but Belgium in FJ time. Well, buzz sat and watched AJ do the lifting anyway.

It's quite watchable, and I don't miss 30 clues that much. It beats the handful you get on every other quiz show. I don't think I'll get invested with rooting interests. Maybe I'll be surprised. What, one miss and one TS? This ain't bean bag.
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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:11 am

I got 27 right missing Nurse, Dannemora, and Armstrong.
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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Johnblue » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:12 am

Elevated clue difficulty? Outside of that Triple Rhyme Time category I thought it was a mundane game. I’m rooting for Brad & Larissa the most. I just wish they had some other people from the past up there instead of some of the folks up there.

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by leszekp » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:21 am

Johnblue wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:12 am
I just wish they had some other people from the past up there instead of some of the folks up there.
So do I. ;)

If it's a success, they can always do another All-Stars Tournament with people from the first 17 years of J!. Then pit the winners of each Tournament against each other in a final showdown.

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by chmmr » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:44 am

boson wrote:
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DJ in this game is Buzzy vs Larissa vs Alan... My suspicion is Larissa has the deepest knowledge of just about anyone in this tourney, and we'll see if she is fast enough to show it.
I know Team Buzzy prepared a ton, but Larissa is blazing fast on the buzzer too, or at least, she was in her original run. I imagine her knowledge will give her an edge. Although I wouldn't be surprised if both teams prepared buzzer skills more than anything else.

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:26 am

Ok. For some reason I thought each of the first round matches was only going to last two days, which is why I was confused. About the first round only. The rest I get.

ETA: While I can appreciate Mark clearing up something for me that I may have somehow missed, this post:
jwatcher16 wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:48 pm
hey there MB -

Thanks for your effort - but yeah, the rules are real clear...
I find a bit unnecessary.
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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by yclept » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:42 am

I had forgotten about the draft order. I guess in this field, it doesn’t matter too much - but Brad getting the last pick in the first round being able to secure Larissa? Yikes.

It was enjoyable to me. I liked the banter between the team captains. I also like how they all went after Ken as the “old man” among the captains when he is a whole three years older than Brad.

Brad is so good and he always seems to catch the big break - in this case, the fact that they hid the DD in the $400 space where he was able to overtake Alex...

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by heppm01 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:23 am

I don't have any complaints about the format nor the extended chat time with the contestants but boy, that episode really ended with a whimper. There was absolutely no sense of buildup or crescendo for the next day's game. I would have liked to have seen a brief wrap-up commentary or snippets from the next contestants about how they feel about the scores coming into their turn. Anything to provide a sense of continuity and suspense.

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:42 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:11 pm
what a waste of en episode...too much jibber jabbering...did they really need to go to a break, come back and interview and then go to another break? about as bad as an american football game...pure dull crap without much action
Pretty much my impression as well. One third of an episode playing J! One third of an episode explaining how the rules will be different. One third of an episode listening to players talk about how great it is to be playing the game again and how much they respect all the other great players around them.

Kind of like going to a movie theater, and expecting to see a movie, and instead listening to a whole bunch of Oscar acceptance speeches.

Bleeeaaahhhhhh!

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Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Woppy T » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:11 am

Actual game didn't start until 13 minutes into the episode. Thank you DVR fast forward.

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