Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:25 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:The Super Bowl category was handled nicely with all three players scoring in it. As a Vikings fan I could do without seeing Giants, Packers and Saints in succession since they have all had a hand in hurting my team's chances to even get to another one.
I don't think it was the Giants, Packers, and Saints that hurt your chances ... just saying. ;)

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:34 pm

econgator wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:The Super Bowl category was handled nicely with all three players scoring in it. As a Vikings fan I could do without seeing Giants, Packers and Saints in succession since they have all had a hand in hurting my team's chances to even get to another one.
I don't think it was the Giants, Packers, and Saints that hurt your chances ... just saying. ;)
Yeah, it's a single person in two of the cases. This season either the Redskins, Panthers, or Vikings will make noise as the NFL likes things jumbled around each season. I don't even want to think about the Lions truly having their act together now.

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Post by seaborgium » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:31 am

After yesterday's shrinking DD bets, every one today was worth $2,000.

You could see the wind depart from Ryan's sails during Alex's remarks after the FJ time was up.
TenPoundHammer wrote:Tripped up on the first clue because I keep thinking that Saturn isn't the only planet with rings,
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Re: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by dhkendall » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:04 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:Why do I keep thinking Kilimanjaro is in Japan when that doesn't sound remotely Japanese jklwehrkljewhrklj
(typecase of quote converted)

Actually, as Alex would say, "not a bad guess", I never thought about it myself, but now that you brought it up, it could be mistaken for Japanese, Japanese words usually end in a vowel (so much so that personal names, like, for example, Bush, are translated to end with a vowel sound, even though names are often left untranslated - so Bush becomes Bushhu (or ブッシュ) in Japanese)). It's certainly a reasonable guess and [beating a dead horse]not worth getting upset about[/beating a dead horse]
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Post by stevo4212 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:10 am

Again, that was a very smart group of children. Congratulations (as if you actually use this board). William Herschel discovered Uranus? Very impressive get; I didn't learn that until late high school, and I got it wrong tonight. You knew that a pantry used to be an actual room, and you remembered your superbowl winners. I thought the 2006 game was the Bears-Colts matchup. On top of that, you had the presence of mind to move around the board in a random fashion, with good manners also.

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Post by stevo4212 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:16 am

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TenPoundHammer wrote:Why do I keep thinking Kilimanjaro is in Japan when that doesn't sound remotely Japanese jklwehrkljewhrklj
(typecase of quote converted)

Actually, as Alex would say, "not a bad guess", I never thought about it myself, but now that you brought it up, it could be mistaken for Japanese, Japanese words usually end in a vowel (so much so that personal names, like, for example, Bush, are translated to end with a vowel sound, even though names are often left untranslated - so Bush becomes Bushhu (or ブッシュ) in Japanese)). It's certainly a reasonable guess and [beating a dead horse]not worth getting upset about[/beating a dead horse]
Another confusing African term that I think ought to be Japanese, is the name of the Kenyan ethnic group, the Kikuyu, who seem to have been the instigators of the Mau Mau rebellion. It sounds so much like Japanese, doesn't it? Is there a pattern here? Maybe the Polynesians had a presence in Africa as well as in Japan? I think the Polynesians traveled quite far. What was that place where Jared Diamond said, finding Polynesians there, would be like finding Swedes in America?

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:31 am

Add me to those who also misplace Kilimanjaro. My son used to love Fairly Odd Parents and I thought it was pretty funny. But he's past that stage so the titles blew pass me. I also thought of orchestra pit, but didn't click the pen since it didn't fit the other part of the clue. I thought of mesh but clammed.

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Post by Paucle » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:17 am

Seems a little tough to misplace a continental superlative. Tallest mountain, longest river, largest lake, most populous city, etc, are all things you should know for each continent.
What do you think the tallest mountain in Africa is, if not Kilimanjaro?

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:24 am

Bamaman wrote:Add me to those who also misplace Kilimanjaro.
I guess nobody reads Funky Winkerbean anymore?

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Post by bpmod » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:51 am

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Bamaman wrote:Add me to those who also misplace Kilimanjaro.
I guess nobody reads Funky Winkerbean anymore?
Or listens to Toto.

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Post by alamble » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:01 am

dhkendall wrote: Judges: Need a ruling on the first DD in the DJ! round (the one in the History category): Given was "Oregon Trail", I answered "Lewis and Clark Trail"? Good enough, or wrong trail?
Right trail, but you probably would have been negged then credited upon judge review. The westward expansion trails are typically known by their termination points.

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Post by Vanya » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:06 am

MarkBarrett wrote:The Super Bowl category was handled nicely with all three players scoring in it. As a Vikings fan I could do without seeing Giants, Packers and Saints in succession since they have all had a hand in hurting my team's chances to even get to another one.
Why in the world do you root for the Vikings?

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Post by econgator » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:12 am

bpmod wrote:
Spaceman Spiff wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Add me to those who also misplace Kilimanjaro.
I guess nobody reads Funky Winkerbean anymore?
Or listens to Toto.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:11 pm

Paucle wrote:Seems a little tough to misplace a continental superlative. Tallest mountain, longest river, largest lake, most populous city, etc, are all things you should know for each continent.
What do you think the tallest mountain in Africa is, if not Kilimanjaro?
That's the other thing. I just don't think of mountains as belonging in Africa.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:22 pm

Vanya wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:The Super Bowl category was handled nicely with all three players scoring in it. As a Vikings fan I could do without seeing Giants, Packers and Saints in succession since they have all had a hand in hurting my team's chances to even get to another one.
Why in the world do you root for the Vikings?
I guess I've only done this on the old board?

When I first started following football I was around 9 and it was the Vikings with purple, the horns and Fran Tarkenton that caught my attention even more than the undefeated Dolphins. I thought it could never get worse than Csonka and Co. winning SB VIII followed by the Steelers defeating the Vikings in a closer game the following year.

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I was free to discover teams and players on my own and make my own rooting interests. Between TV and trading cards I was exposed to the whole league. It's the Vikings for me even though I've never been any closer to Minnesota than Lake Tahoe. My younger brother more of a casual sports fan picked up on the Steelers thanks to their Bradshaw/Lambert years in the Super Bowl. Same thing - If my brother wanted a piece of Steelers clothing at the holidays my parents had no problem with it.

So that is why I root for the Vikings and however bad I have it as a fan I know Cubs fans and Bills fans have it worse.

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Post by sherder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:13 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:When I first started following football I was around 9 and it was the Vikings with purple, the horns and Fran Tarkenton that caught my attention even more than the undefeated Dolphins. I thought it could never get worse than Csonka and Co. winning SB VIII followed by the Steelers defeating the Vikings in a closer game the following year....I was free to discover teams and players on my own and make my own rooting interests. Between TV and trading cards I was exposed to the whole league. It's the Vikings for me even though I've never been any closer to Minnesota than Lake Tahoe. My younger brother more of a casual sports fan picked up on the Steelers thanks to their Bradshaw/Lambert years in the Super Bowl. Same thing - If my brother wanted a piece of Steelers clothing at the holidays my parents had no problem with it.

So that is why I root for the Vikings and however bad I have it as a fan I know Cubs fans and Bills fans have it worse.
Weird coincidence: my two brothers picked similarly when growing up. The older of the two is a Vikings fan. I was able to get him an Alan Page autograph recently. The younger brother was a Steelers fan. My family moved a lot before I was born, so they never had enough time to build up any loyalty by location. They had settled down by the time I was in elementary school, so I adopted all the Philly teams. I remember a Christmas pic from when they were in elementary school, one in a Vikings sweatshirt, the other in his Steelers sweatshirt, me in tears because I didn't get a matching Eagles sweatshirt.

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Post by Robert K S » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:33 pm

I'd like to see "mesh" on the weekly poll. I pulled it, but maybe not in time to have made the decision to buzz in, had I been at one of the lecterns.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:42 pm

I got "mesh".
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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:04 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I got "mesh".
so the poll will go 100% less econgator? ;)

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Post by Paucle » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:16 pm

I was about to offer a "that's CRA-zy tawk!" post to econgator's "WTF mesh?" post because I was very used to seeing it on caps. But then I thought about it, and realized I mostly wear only one, my Yankees cap, which has it. So I checked about 10 others that I had (2002 SLC Olympics, Jeopardy!, Niagara Falls, Mark Music, etc...) Not a single other one has it.
The Yankees cap, though, it's almost 50% of the top, practically the whole back half. Certainly helps keep air circulating!

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