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AntmanB wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:24 pm
Why is Cooper There? we dont really need funny in this. I know they are trying to reach a bigger audience, but honestly he wasnt all that funny. i think i only laughed like 3 Times.
What I can't understand about him being there is he is there for comedic moments, and the only "comedy" we get is how he is a big dumb jock and doesn't know things. Meanwhile, we are supposed to take the host seriously and feel he has credibility; and he is just another big jock.

This format also gives far too much weight to the speed round, and in that round it's really strange only one person gets to answer. Plus, for that speed round, instruction went by so fast I didn't catch how many bonus points the teams get for every set of five correct answers (he may have said it for the first match, but did not, or at least I didn't hear it for the second one). I had to rewind and check the score change when it happened to find it.
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mas3cf wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:37 pm
Mario500 wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:15 am
Linear Gnome wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:46 pm
This would have completely slipped under my radar except that I caught a glimpse of an advertisement while fast forwarding through commercials and went "wait...what?". It premieres on NBC on June 22. Teams of three, Peyton Manning hosting, other information available through your favorite search engine.
"favorite search engine"?
Bing, obviously
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Mario500 wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:53 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:37 pm
Mario500 wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:15 am
Linear Gnome wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:46 pm
This would have completely slipped under my radar except that I caught a glimpse of an advertisement while fast forwarding through commercials and went "wait...what?". It premieres on NBC on June 22. Teams of three, Peyton Manning hosting, other information available through your favorite search engine.
"favorite search engine"?
Bing, obviously
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I usually use Google. I'm surprised that my phrasing was noteworthy enough to elicit a comment.

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triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:30 am
AntmanB wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:24 pm
Why is Cooper There? we dont really need funny in this. I know they are trying to reach a bigger audience, but honestly he wasnt all that funny. i think i only laughed like 3 Times.
What I can't understand about him being there is he is there for comedic moments, and the only "comedy" we get is how he is a big dumb jock and doesn't know things. Meanwhile, we are supposed to take the host seriously and feel he has credibility; and he is just another big jock.

This format also gives far too much weight to the speed round, and in that round it's really strange only one person gets to answer. Plus, for that speed round, instruction went by so fast I didn't catch how many bonus points the teams get for every set of five correct answers (he may have said it for the first match, but did not, or at least I didn't hear it for the second one). I had to rewind and check the score change when it happened to find it.
i dont mind peyton manning actually and yeah your right about the speed round.

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Funny, given how much criticism all the Jeopardy guest hosts get, but I thought Peyton was terrible as a host. Slow, unclear enunciation, and his repeated use of “comin’ at’cha” really got to me. And having his brother on the show was pointless.

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Both Peyton and Cooper (as well as Eli) are executive producers, so Cooper can probably get as much air time as he wants.

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Question crossover of the week: The first U.S. senator to give birth in office, Tammy Duckworth. Also on The Chase this week.

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Had no idea Mussolini could sing really well. ;)

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
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Question crossover of the week: The first U.S. senator to give birth in office, Tammy Duckworth. Also on The Chase this week.
Second crossover question of the week: Paella was on College Bowl and Jeopardy! this week.
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Funniest wrong answer was Mussolini having cancer led to the Three Tenors. Wrong country, wrong decade, wrong all over.

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Does anyone remember who did USC's alumni message on tonight's episode? I saw Aikman's UCLA message but somehow missed USC's.
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i dont think usc had one.

NHO Xavier College of Louisiana. i though they were talking about the One in Ohio.

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Pro-Co-Viev :lol:

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Leander wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:07 pm
Funny, given how much criticism all the Jeopardy guest hosts get, but I thought Peyton was terrible as a host. Slow, unclear enunciation, and his repeated use of “comin’ at’cha” really got to me. And having his brother on the show was pointless.
Agreed. Peyton is TERRIBLE. And aside from Peyton and Cooper both detracting from the trivia, and every contestant responding "Peyton, we'll go with", my favorite-favorite part is how we spent the first five minutes of episode 2 discussing a football rivalry. On an academic competition show.

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I watched half of the first one. That was enough for me.

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alietr wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:38 am
I watched half of the first one. That was enough for me.
I think this is more of what the older generation may have been hoping for. They did open with a football rivalry, but it only took a few seconds. And Allen Ludden didn't need a wingman. Of course, the lack of diversity, stark though it looks now, must have seemed pretty normal in 1960.

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While understanding all of the negatives about the show, I still watch.

The quarterfinals have begun and it was just two schools for the full hour match.

Besides the howdies from alums from each school, the 7/13 ep. had good wishes from Karen Gearreald who was on the Agnes Scott team that upset Princeton in 1966.

This QFs add a new round, the dropout round, with this week the students trying to name the 23 cities that hosted the Summer Olympics, going back and forth team to team, player to player. Miss and you're out. The team that wins the round (last team with a player remaining) brings all three players to the 2-minute drill final round while the losing team has to decide which two players go to the end.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
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This QFs add a new round, the dropout round, with this week the students trying to name the 23 cities that hosted the Summer Olympics, going back and forth team to team, player to player. Miss and you're out.
Reminds me of Stump the Schwab.

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Bamaman wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:02 am
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:43 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:24 am
Those questions were too easy.
My thoughts exactly. Also, I wish there were a rule against phrasing the response in the form of "We're going with..."
Agree on both. But they seem to be trying to reach a broader audience than Jeopardy or the old College Bowl. More of a sports show with the rivalries aspect, although I guess Ohio State didn’t want to play so we got Minnesota.
I was annoyed at all the rivalries, but not the inclusion of Ohio State vs The School Up North, but watching the episode, I realized why: So that Peyton could get Tony Dungy to do the shoutout.

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