Season 36 Changes & Predictions

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by jeopardyfan939 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:33 pm

I think Brad v. Ken v. James (a matchup of the only 3 legitimate candidates for GOAT) is likely to happen relatively soon after the TOC, and doesn't necessitate or need to be watered-down by a super-tournament. Plus, no one wants to see most of the same players who were in the All-Star tournament again so soon.
Or maybe they could do a mini-tournament, with the winner receiving $1M. The tournament only features the semi-final and final rounds, thus the event only lasts a week. Contestants competing could include (I'm doing potential semifinal matches):

- James Holzhauer
- Ben Ingram
- Austin Rogers

- Brad Rutter
- Julia Collins
- Buzzy Cohen

- Ken Jennings
- Roger Craig
- Larissa Kelly


Consider the possibility of the finals coming down to Ken vs. Brad. vs. James. I can see James throwing off Ken & Brad with his Forrest bounce strategy and aggressive wagering on Daily Doubles (assuming he gets the correct response), and James becoming the first human opponent to defeat Brad Rutter.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by leszekp » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:01 pm

My own biased suggestion:

All TOC winners, plus additional top players to fill out a 45-player field.

15 preliminary matches, broadcast in February sweeps. Winners go on to a standard 15-player tournament for May sweeps.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by jeopardyfan939 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:09 am

leszekp wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:01 pm
My own biased suggestion:

All TOC winners, plus additional top players to fill out a 45-player field.

15 preliminary matches, broadcast in February sweeps. Winners go on to a standard 15-player tournament for May sweeps.
A suggestion I have in mind for this super-tournament is James receiving a bye to the finals (regardless of how he finishes the ToC), while Ken and Brad are automatic semifinalists. All other ToC winners/top players are those who made their original appearances after Ken's run.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by polaris » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:10 am

I'd prefer 364 players, 5 single-elimination rounds, no byes, four-player first round, standard second round, standard quarterfinal, two-day total-point affair semifinals and a three-day totl-point affair final.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by alietr » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:20 am

We seem to have segued from Changes & Predictions to Wishful Thinking.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by leszekp » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:10 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:20 am
We seem to have segued from Changes & Predictions to Wishful Thinking.
Yup. ;)

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by jeopardyfan939 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:15 pm

This thread has been inactive for almost a month, and the season premiere is tomorrow. My guess is the only change will be the opening title graphics. I suspect it'll be either similar to Seasons 34 and 35, and I think the contestant intros and winnings indicators will be the same as S34 & S35. The set is still the same, and I have a feeling the music package will also be the same.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by CasualJeopardyFan19 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:02 am

We'll find out tomorrow. As far as the overall set and atmosphere of the show, I doubt anything will change aside from the opening graphics, as it does every season. In terms of gameplay, though, we could certainly see some more aggressive DD betting after King James introduced the world to his strategy. We may not get another $100K plus game for a very long time (if ever), but a lot more $50K paydays could certainly be in the realm of possibility now.

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:23 am

I predict Jason Zuffranieri will be the first 5+ game winner of the season.

I'll see myself out.
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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by alietr » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:34 am

Article on the creation of the new graphics:

https://www.newscaststudio.com/2019/09/ ... iwnslwOREM

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Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Post by mas3cf » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:53 pm

I predict ToC will be replaced with ToW (Tournament of Watsons). 15 Watsons, 3 rounds, $1,000,000 prize. We'll all be wowed by their impeccable buzzer timing and precise, optimal wagering.

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