I performed about the same as I normally do on a sports category (that is, only got $400 and $1200, clammed rest), but the $1200 was also way easier than it should have been even for non sports fans such as myself. Does the fact that it happened 61 years ago now erased the iconic "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" from our minds? (Granted, I first heard that in an episode of M*A*S*H*, not a sports context).Fishercat wrote:That sports category was rough. I mean, it was easy-mode for Double Jeopardy (Bobby Thompson's team seemed okay, but Michael Jordan at 1600? Coin Flip at 800?), but stunned silence is the worst. I do think Bridget is owed some credit for actually trying to answer a question she didn't know to grab the lead. Ayana's attempt at answering seems a little more dubious (I wonder if Margaret should have tried after Ayana's bad answer). I mean, I know we're not all sports fans, but Michael Jordan was a triple stumper when given basketball, 1990's, and against the Jazz? Absolutely brutal.
Also, between the three of them, there's only 1 A, and no M or R ...econgator wrote:Also, I gotta ask .... when spotted AMR, how are the three responses: United, Continental, and Southwest?
There were also no war-crimes trials in the clue, leading DBear to his comment. (I agree that "Berlin" really wasn't a logical choice, as the clue's writing was trying to hand-hold you to Nuremburg, as was pointed out earlier, but Sage's reply doesn't counter DBear's initial assertion at all ... )Sage on the Hudson wrote:Because...there...were...no...war-crimes...trials...held...in...Berlin.DBear wrote:Yeeeeeeeeess, but I still see nothing pointing to Nuremberg instead of Berlin.
OK, how many of you, instead of just saying it was Norway's "national anthem", gave its name. In Norwegian. Anyone? Hm, just me then, all right.
(Fun fact, the Norwegian national anthem was the first anthem I learned in another language (perhaps even before I learned my own in French which, attending Canadian schools as a youth, is not that hard to do), even many years before I started studying national anthems seriously. I learned it from my Norwegian grandmother, to this day anything related to that country makes me think of her.)