Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, dhkendall, trainman, econgator

User avatar
teapot37
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1581
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:02 pm
Location: Louisville KY

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by teapot37 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:54 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:05 pm
How was "Everest" right in China for $400? I thought Everest was in Nepal? A third 0/5 for me.
Mt Everest is on the border of China (Tibet) and Nepal (the border runs directly through the summit). I used to have a National Geographic map of the mountain with its three names: Everest, Sagarmatha (Nepalese), and Chomolungma (Tibetan). From what I understand, ascents starting from the Nepalese side are easier than those from the Tibetan side, not to mention that it's easier to get permission from the Nepalese government to climb than the Chinese.
Not many people can say they've lost four times on Jeopardy!.

User avatar
CasketRomance
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1075
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:58 am

what a horrid wager on the daily double by that person with hardly any clues left....go with the lame 2000 wager and still in 3rd place in a runaway game...why even bother being on the show? you basically solidified yourself 1k for 3rd place and making being on the show a losing venture after taxes and travel expenses

User avatar
CasketRomance
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1075
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:01 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:38 am
Oklahoma is Midwest now?

Not that I shouldn't have gotten the clue anyway, but that threw me off.

ETA, after a bit of googling: There are people who don't consider the Dakotas to be Midwest? For real?
yeah that is news to me...always considered it part of the southwest

User avatar
BigDaddyMatty
Save Me, Maggie!
Posts: 2772
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 am
Location: Rowlett, Texas

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:15 am

Coryat: 35,800
45 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: twist my arm, Rory McIlroy

WHY DOESN'T ANYONE WANT TO WIN THIS GAME?
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:36 pm
I guessed right today, though I wasn't certain, naturally assuming that someone named Adolphe was German.
Ditto. I had no idea he was Belgian.
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 pm
I had a third correct response for the "bewilder" clue: flummox.
Same here.
Rackme32 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:45 pm
I definitely have a problem with the "slice" question in golf. The curving Bubba Watson shot they showed, hit on purpose and landing in the fairway, was a fade. A slice is a wild, accidental curveball that usually misses the fairway, often by a LOT. But they also said they wanted a five-letter response and "fade" has four letters. Therefore, the clue had no correct answer possible.
I was going to complain about this as well. Trust me, I know a slice, and that wasn't no slice.

That wasn't the only problematic clue in the game, either. The $800 clue in The Irish-American Hall Of Fame was obviously about Annie Sullivan, but it didn't actually prompt a response. The text of the clue was "If you're an Irish-American teacher known the world over as 'The Miracle Worker,' you'd likely make the Hall also." Were I on stage, I'd be half-tempted to ring in and say "you're probably right about that, Alex."
Sprinkles are for winners.

heppm01
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 353
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:30 pm

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by heppm01 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:19 am

xxaaaxx wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:35 pm
I'd defend Bianca by pointing out that if they had given her 'vex' the first time, she wouldn't have lost 2000 trying it a second time
Yes, I would have raised a protest.

User avatar
Cat Hammarskjold
Feline Secretary-General
Posts: 875
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:35 am

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:54 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:38 am
Oklahoma is Midwest now?

Not that I shouldn't have gotten the clue anyway, but that threw me off.

ETA, after a bit of googling: There are people who don't consider the Dakotas to be Midwest? For real?
I consider the Midwest to be Northwest Territory+rest of Minnesota, and thought that that was the definition until people expanded it in recent years. The Dakotas are part of the Great Plains. I guess I consider Iowa to be part of both groups, just to keep the real Big Ten area together. I've never heard anyone consider Oklahoma to be in the Midwest except for the HSQB forums.

John Boy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2312
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:11 am

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 am

teapot37 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Hmm. This was an instaget for me. Pretty sure Sax was Belgian and not German or French.
This may be a pretty obscure little fact but not of "Liederkranz" proportions. I had heard of the man and his instrument (probably because I've read a lot about music in Europe and in that era) so this was an instaget for me.

Yeah, Bianca had once bright shining chance to get herself into the game, and just decided not to try. And then of course she went almost all-in in FJ, when strategy dictated a much smaller wager. Oh well....

I was so distracted by the Thursday FJ that I neglected to mention my overwhelming impression of the game: WOW, what a comeback by Lindsey. I thought Barton was cruising along until momentarily Lindsey blew his doors off and left him in the dust. That was impressive. And tonight's game was almost as impressive. Many congrats to the champ on two stellar performances, and best retroactive wishes for Monday.

User avatar
LucarioSnooperVixey
Sharp As A Tack
Posts: 660
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:57 pm

56 R (Only missed Annex, Transfix, and Promises, Promises.)
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Twist My Arm, Rory McIlroy, *Perplex*, Crucifix, Taki Taki, Philip Marlowe, Collins
Known in the real world as Douglas Squasoni.

davey
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 3183
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:55 pm

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:25 pm

I was impressed by Lindsey's get in the book DD - was there any TOM for that at all? Folks have already disputed it's a Midwest city. I know I read that book's review in the New York Times and I still couldn't recall what it was about. (Maybe Lindsey did too.) Has anybody seen a dictionary definition (or a practical example) where vex means the same as perplex? The reversal caused me vexation and perplexity...definitely 2 separate reactions!
I couldn't think of any other musical instrument invented in the 19th C. and named for someone (I would have guessed the sousaphone was 20th C. - anyway Sousa was born in 1854 and he was American...), so I didn't worry about exactly where in Europe Sax was from...
Lindsey's interview anecdote might have impressed more if she'd mentioned that Kathleen Chalfant was the original star of the play Wit...She was recreating her role for Lindsey's class...A very distinguished actress.

User avatar
BigDaddyMatty
Save Me, Maggie!
Posts: 2772
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 am
Location: Rowlett, Texas

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:37 pm

davey wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:25 pm
I was impressed by Lindsey's get in the book DD - was there any TOM for that at all? Folks have already disputed it's a Midwest city.
What got me there was the year of the city's founding. Oklahoma was the only state I could think of in the middle of the country whose capital city could have been founded as late as 1889.
Sprinkles are for winners.

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 8798
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:59 pm

harrumph wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:59 pm
I'd be happy to see Lindsey in the TOC.

It might be an interesting weekly poll question to have "I knew that Bianca needed to go all in on the last DD".
This suggestion was seen although I passed on it since it could have a negative connotation towards an individual contestant's game play. In the comfort of home it's easy to QB a J! game and I think the daily game threads handle typical observations well enough.

User avatar
floridagator
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1019
Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:39 am

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by floridagator » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:33 pm

I would like to point out that an addition to a building could also be called an extension.
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:54 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:38 am
Oklahoma is Midwest now?

Not that I shouldn't have gotten the clue anyway, but that threw me off.

ETA, after a bit of googling: There are people who don't consider the Dakotas to be Midwest? For real?
I consider the Midwest to be Northwest Territory+rest of Minnesota, and thought that that was the definition until people expanded it in recent years. The Dakotas are part of the Great Plains. I guess I consider Iowa to be part of both groups, just to keep the real Big Ten area together. I've never heard anyone consider Oklahoma to be in the Midwest except for the HSQB forums.
Cat, your definition of the Midwest happens to lack. The Midwest is the region of the country that is most easily defined, New England excepted. I tell people to construct a triangle from Columbus to Wichita to Bismarck and it's all of the states in that triangle.

Classifying Oklahoma with the South is problematic because it didn't even exist during the Civil War. But Texas was a confederate State and obviously belongs in the South. And Oklahoma and Texas obviously Belong Together. I don't consider the Southwest to be a region, because California fits more nicely with Oregon and Washington. So Oklahoma is basically a border state, just like some people aren't sure whether West Virginia is part of the Northeast or the South.

I don't consider it to be part of the Midwest, but keep in mind that one of the largest suburbs of Oklahoma City is Midwest City. Many Oklahomans believe themselves to have more in common with Wichita than with Atlanta or Phoenix.
Last edited by floridagator on Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I prefer to cuddle then have sex. If you're into grammar, you'll understand.

User avatar
jeff6286
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 4406
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:34 pm
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:44 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:37 pm
davey wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:25 pm
I was impressed by Lindsey's get in the book DD - was there any TOM for that at all? Folks have already disputed it's a Midwest city.
What got me there was the year of the city's founding. Oklahoma was the only state I could think of in the middle of the country whose capital city could have been founded as late as 1889.
This. I also figured Boom Town might be referring to an oil boom. They have oil in Oklahoma. I suppose the rallying cry Boomer Sooner may also be related.

mujason
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 550
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 4:08 pm
Location: Missouri

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mujason » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:51 pm

I thought the TOM on the Oklahoma City question was the implied reference to the Oklahoma land rush. By the way, cheaters at the land rush were called "sooners."
-Jason

User avatar
Euphonium
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 252
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:58 am
Location: Riverside, CA

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Euphonium » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:57 pm

Got FJ immediately. If I had been in Lindsey's spot, though, unbeatable, the drum corps nerd in me would have wanted to say "Meehan" just as a shout-out to everyone else out there in the know about his nifty little experiment with the Blue Devils.
floridagator wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:33 pm
I would like to point out that an addition to a building could also be called an extension.
Doesn't fit the category, though.
In any dispute between labor and management, the workers are always right.

User avatar
MarkBarrett
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 8798
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:37 am
Location: San Francisco

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:43 pm

Does Rory watch J!? He may have been motivated this weekend. &^*&@$ heard of me now?

User avatar
dhkendall
Pursuing the Dream
Posts: 8754
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:49 am
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Contact:

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by dhkendall » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:40 am

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 pm
I had a third correct response for the "bewilder" clue: flummox.
Same. Should I count it?
"Jeopardy! is two parts luck and one part luck" - Me

"The way to win on Jeopardy is to be a rabidly curious, information-omnivorous person your entire life." - Ken Jennings

User avatar
xxaaaxx
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1986
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:29 pm
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:59 am

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:40 am
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 pm
I had a third correct response for the "bewilder" clue: flummox.
Same. Should I count it?
Why, hello there!
flum·mox
/ˈfləməks/

verb INFORMAL

perplex (someone) greatly; bewilder.
Yup. Still not sure why they reversed vex.

User avatar
OntarioQuizzer
Lots and Lots of Interviews
Posts: 1159
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:01 am

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:22 am

xxaaaxx wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:59 am
Still not sure why they reversed vex.
because it can be a synonym of perplex/flummox as well.
Andy Saunders
Moderator, #JeopardyLivePanel
Host, Complete The List
J! Archive Founding Archivist
Site Admin - The Jeopardy! Fan

User avatar
JErickson2021
Newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:07 am
Location: United States
Contact:

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JErickson2021 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:06 am

Taking into partial consideration that A) We haven't had a 5-Day champion in over 100 episodes (roughly 5 months) and B) Lindsey seems to be skilled (albeit a little annoying) at buzzing in and responding to clues correctly (96.1% of the time) with an average Coryat of $22,600, I have a good feeling that we might set history by having the first 5 day champion of 2019. I wish her good luck tonight (It just hit 12:05 AM where I live).

Post Reply