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Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:25 am
by Archivists
J! Round

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:25 am
by Archivists
DJ! Round

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:20 am
by theFJguy
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN MUSIC LEGENDS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Steinbeck called him “just a voice and a guitar” but said his songs embodied “the will of a people to endure and fight against oppression”

Emma Boettcher: 19000-13801=5199
Brendan Roach: 19200+19000=38200 (New Champ)
Salomé Gonstad: 16400+16400=32800

Correct response:
Spoiler
Show
Woody Guthrie (Emma – Bob Dylan A Guthrie)

Daily Doubles
Brendan: 2800+2800
Brendan: 8200+5000
Emma: 9000+6000

Coryats
Emma: 13800
Brendan: 14000
Salomé: 16400

Combined: 44,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Emma: 3800
Brendan: 6200
Salomé: 6000

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:20 am
by MarkBarrett
Each player was on the board after three clues and the matched stayed very competitive to the end. It was nice of Emma to miss the FJ! clue or there would have been a lot of the "what if" game for her DD3 wager leaving her a little shy of the lead for the FJ! round.

Salomé did not play a DD and she could have used one to perhaps have had the lead for the FJ! round.

Brendan used 3/3 on big clues to take the title. The end of the DJ! round was exciting with lead changes.

Strange stumper of the day had Alex taken aback as well as me when no one could match the Mojave River to its state.

The FJ! clue had me only write the right guy although I did take some time to dismiss the two guys Emma wrote. The other old-timey name I had to swat away was Hank Williams.

And the bubbling 4xers breathe a little sigh of relief to hold their positions for another day.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:01 pm
by jeopardyfan939
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Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:11 pm
by Roadgeek Adam
jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:01 pm
theFJguy wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:20 am

Emma Boettcher: 19000-13801=5199
Brendan Roach: 19200+19000=38200 (New Champ)
Salomé Gonstad: 16400+16400=32800
YESSSS!!!!!! The giant killer loses.
You must be the only person who wanted to see Emma lose. She downed a historic player....I don't get why you want her to lose.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:20 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
Checking "I matched Emma" in the weekly poll. Too much Arlo and Janis, I suppose.

And to Roadgeek Adam, naturally the James fans are going to root against Emma. They wanted him to go all the way.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:30 pm
by Roadgeek Adam
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Checking "I matched Emma" in the weekly poll. Too much Arlo and Janis, I suppose.

And to Roadgeek Adam, naturally the James fans are going to root against Emma. They wanted him to go all the way.
It happens. People lose eventually on this show all the time. I think the post above looked incredibly unprofessional about it.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:34 pm
by shambolic
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Checking "I matched Emma" in the weekly poll. Too much Arlo and Janis, I suppose.

And to Roadgeek Adam, naturally the James fans are going to root against Emma. They wanted him to go all the way.
I'd consider myself a "James fan" I suppose, in that I was rooting for him to break the all time money record. But I'd say that led me to root for Emma rather than against her- I would have loved to see a rematch between the two of them in a ToC. Ah well, so it goes.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:54 pm
by OntarioQuizzer
jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:01 pm
theFJguy wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:20 am

Emma Boettcher: 19000-13801=5199
Brendan Roach: 19200+19000=38200 (New Champ)
Salomé Gonstad: 16400+16400=32800
YESSSS!!!!!! The giant killer loses.
You are acting incredibly unprofessional towards a member of this community. You should seriously consider acting more maturely if you want to be welcomed here.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:29 pm
by jeopardyfan939
Thing is I've still been rather upset to this day that James lost and fell short of Ken's record, and what really made me upset was Monday's episode got leaked on social media last weekend.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:38 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Thing is I've still been rather upset to this day that James lost and fell short of Ken's record, and what really made me upset was Monday's episode got leaked on social media last weekend.
It's alright man. A lot of people feel that way. Nothing wrong with that.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:41 pm
by Steppenwolf
For Final Jeopardy, I was torn between Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie (and chose the wrong one, of course). Other than knowing the actual quote, is there anything that would lead toward one rather than the other?

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:54 pm
by ChexMix
I feel like I remember(possibly from this board?) Someone once saying that in certain finals, instructions are sometimes given pre final that simply a surname is not sufficient. Does anyone know or have any indication that this may have happened? I'm assuming simply Guthrie would not have been accepted.

I personally responded with Dylan, and am wondering if this might have factored in with Emma initially writing it down and then crossing it out. I admit this category is a blindspot for me but if the contestants were given any such instructions, it would certainly make Dylan a less likely right answer and might steer someone in the right direction.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:13 pm
by Hugo Z
Steppenwolf wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:41 pm
For Final Jeopardy, I was torn between Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie (and chose the wrong one, of course). Other than knowing the actual quote, is there anything that would lead toward one rather than the other?
Steinbeck to Grapes of Wrath, to dust bowl, to Guthrie.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:17 pm
by Robert K S
Bound for Glory (1976) is a must-watch. David Carradine's performances aren't always recommendable, but he's spot-on here.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:36 pm
by Steppenwolf
Hugo Z wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Steppenwolf wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:41 pm
For Final Jeopardy, I was torn between Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie (and chose the wrong one, of course). Other than knowing the actual quote, is there anything that would lead toward one rather than the other?
Steinbeck to Grapes of Wrath, to dust bowl, to Guthrie.
Thanks... that makes sense. Now I see that Guthrie was from Oklahoma, while Seeger was more New York based.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:07 pm
by Austin Powers
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:54 pm
jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:01 pm
theFJguy wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:20 am

Emma Boettcher: 19000-13801=5199
Brendan Roach: 19200+19000=38200 (New Champ)
Salomé Gonstad: 16400+16400=32800
YESSSS!!!!!! The giant killer loses.
You are acting incredibly unprofessional towards a member of this community. You should seriously consider acting more maturely if you want to be welcomed here.
I agree, the post is a bit rough, though the pedant in me notes that there is nothing “professional” about message board fandom.

Still, Emma was a pretty good player. Folks are allowed to have their opinions, but do we need the glee toward such a talented player losing?

Of course, many in “this community” showed even less courtesy towards Holzhauer. Curiously, etiquette toward contestants is suddenly Very Important now that we have a non-Holzhauer champ.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:14 pm
by squarekara
Steppenwolf wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:41 pm
For Final Jeopardy, I was torn between Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie (and chose the wrong one, of course). Other than knowing the actual quote, is there anything that would lead toward one rather than the other?
Woody was inspired to write "The Ballad of Tom Joad" after seeing The Grapes of Wrath movie. And I think he wrote a fan letter to Steinbeck, although I'm not sure whether he actually ever read the book.

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:26 pm
by jeopardyfan939
Austin Powers wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Still, Emma was a pretty good player. Folks are allowed to have their opinions, but do we need the glee toward such a talented player losing?
At least I give credit to Emma for winning her next two games after dethroning James, which is a Jeopardy! first. Previously, giant killers went on to lose their next match after dethroning the reigning champion. Also, I was especially impressed when she selected a high value clue first but stuck with that particular category going bottom up.