47 R/4 W
LT: muzzle, gird your loins, In the Heat of the Night
Embarrassing miss of the night: despite having been a customer service rep for GM for three years back in the day, I negged with chassis instead of crankcase.
seaborgium wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:17 am
floridagator wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:24 am
For the second time this week, I'm calling hubris. Geoff's 8000 dd could have dropped him below the champ.he had already gained merely by keeping the champ from finding it.
$800 clue in 4-LETTER PLACES? He didn't bet enough.
No way. At the time of the DD, Geoff had exactly twice Jessica's score ($15200 to $7600) with only three clues left to play and the LTAM warning already given. Wagering enough to drop to second place if he missed was an all-time bad DD wager. You're right that it was likely to be an easy clue (although J! isn't always consistent in their clue placement, particularly on DDs), but he took on a lot of unnecessary risk. I would've liked to see a wager of just under $3800. If he gets it right, he forces Jessica to get two of the last three clues in order to break his lock; if he misses, he's still in crush position.
By the way, I don't think this was necessarily hubris. Given that Geoff seemingly was attempting a MSBIW on FJ! but underwagered by $1000, he might just be bad at math. Double doh.
Cara also made a big mistake by going to the top of the board in the last category of DJ! with DD3 still in play. She had the chance to remedy her mistake when she rang in first on that clue, but she forgot the category and gave the wrong Napoleon island.
Sprinkles are for winners.