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for Q5 yesterday, I don't have enough knowledge of sports to figure out what team is in what conference.

The way I went after this one was to try and figure out actors with short first/last names. I probably shouldn't have limited myself to three letters each as I did because I don't remember ever seeing more than that on a score bug.

I answered with Jet Li
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Woof wrote:
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I had my third straight tie yesterday, this one 7(4)-7(5). I thought that Sancho Panza was the name of the donkey from Don Quixote :oops: I also considered Run D.M.C., but I remembered hearing the news story back when the one guy from the group died and thought for sure that I would at least recognize his name. I didn't, and guessed Three Six Mafia.
My Kosman koin came up with Public Enemy, and I only got halfway to the actor's name, putting Brad Butler down (forgot Pitt was in Big East), hoping that he was some sort of actor :oops:
My first and semi-long-lasting thought was "Sean Penn". Couldn't figure out what "Sean" would be short for, though. Took a while, then realized that while "Penn" is an Eastern school, it certainly was never Big East, which led me to look for alternatives and landed on "Brad Pitt".
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I went with COVID-19 after much deliberation and got marked wrong. Zero points assigned

Sean Penn, because I wasn’t getting it anyway, or so I thought, but I might have landed on Brad Pitt if I gave it more time

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I managed to get a 9(6) yesterday with a couple good guesses on Crossroads (without Brittany Spears) and Ford. Still in last place and still winless.

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cmp146 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:41 am
I managed to get a 9(6) yesterday with a couple good guesses on Crossroads (without Brittany Spears) and Ford. Still in last place and still winless.
I had to take my kids to see the Britney version. OMG it was beyond awful.

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alietr wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:52 am
cmp146 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:41 am
I managed to get a 9(6) yesterday with a couple good guesses on Crossroads (without Brittany Spears) and Ford. Still in last place and still winless.
I had to take my kids to see the Britney version. OMG it was beyond awful.
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Another tie for me yesterday. I considered Ford but thought that a U.S. President as the answer would be too obvious, so I went with Edmund Muskie.

When I first read the House question I thought that the answer was a show like Fear Factor or something similar. It took half the day of pondering the questions for that one to click for me.

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alietr wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:52 am
cmp146 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:41 am
I managed to get a 9(6) yesterday with a couple good guesses on Crossroads (without Brittany Spears) and Ford. Still in last place and still winless.
I had to take my kids to see the Britney version. OMG it was beyond awful.
The good news is that watching that movie will lop years off your stay in Purgatory. It's like being a Detroit Lions fan: get your suffering out of the way while on Earth.

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15 games left to get 9 wins in order to tie my D record...I don't like my odds.
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I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads. I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D

I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know.

Thought for sure "derby" would be the MCWA on the horse racing one.

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Went Arlen Spector on the JFK question, Ford crossed my mind, but then I thought that one would be too easy; and thought Spector might have been in the House before the Senate (he wasn't).


Steeplechase was one of those great questions I love seeing--something you don't need to know but can figure out.


Discus was a guess, but athletic led me to Olympic games. Thought of wrestling, but since the word "subject" wasn't plural, ruled that out. Was thinking I saw a sculpture of someone doing discus once, went with that.

Mad at myself for not putting more thought into the TV question. I went with Bones, but because of the wording of the question, should've gone with House.

This game puts me first in my rundle!!!!...for relegation :(
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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:56 am
I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads. I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D

I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know.

Thought for sure "derby" would be the MCWA on the horse racing one.
To me it's a judging error of needless generosity or benefit of the doubt, but I got credit for "Crossroad" without the ending S. No matter as my opponent had 9(6). I'm going from the penthouse of winning my C last season to the outhouse of dead last in B. I knew/didn't recall the exact title the movie since I saw it as a rental with the store owner suggesting it.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:56 am
I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads. I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D

I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know.

Thought for sure "derby" would be the MCWA on the horse racing one.
I had never heard of the movie, but I certainly know about the actual Crossroads. I've been there.

More people should know more about Robert Johnson.
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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:56 am
I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads. I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D
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I used to hang out in a late night bar that had a number of regular musical acts. One was a blues singer who had a song called Crossroads. I never paid much attention to the lyrics, but the question made it sound like this is what it was about.

There was an episode of I Love Lucy where she is trying to learn sculpting and does a replica of the discus statue using Fred as a model. It didn’t go well, but that helped me get it right yesterday.

The only one I missed was House as I have never watched the show. Usually 5 is a winning score in D, but my opponent drank the beer. My TV score is high, so I was hoping for a 9(5), but he gave me one for that.

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triviawayne wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:55 am
The way I went after this one was to try and figure out actors with short first/last names.
I too, but I figured there'd also be the same # of letters in each name. Anyway, easy for me since the Big East used to get big coverage in the New York papers back when St. John's had a strong program, and I was still paying attention.

I guessed Miller's Crossing for the Robert Johnson story, obviously having no idea what it was about. I did remember Crossroads as a Britney Spears vehicle.

I'd read about the discus thrower quite recently, and I'd have thought it was LL. Perhaps it was a one-day special.

I took the "!" at the end of the TV question as a cue to answer with a show that ends in "!", so that's what i tried to do, though "Rescue me! (sic)" doesn't, actually.
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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:56 am
I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads. I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D
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Lefty wrote:
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I took the "!" at the end of the TV question as a cue to answer with a show that ends in "!", so that's what i tried to do, though "Rescue me! (sic)" doesn't, actually.
I think the exclamation point is because it was a running bit on the show (which became a meme) that it's never lupus, making it noteworthy the time that it was.

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Coelacanth wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:40 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:56 am
I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads. I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D

I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know.

Thought for sure "derby" would be the MCWA on the horse racing one.
I had never heard of the movie, but I certainly know about the actual Crossroads. I've been there.

More people should know more about Robert Johnson.
A few years ago, when I was living in Michigan, a neighbor and his wife went on a road trip to the South. He came back with a T-shirt: it had an illustration of the Crossroads on it, marker shields for the two U.S. highways that intersected there, and an image of Robert Johnson.

Also, in 1988 Eric Clapton released box set of his work titled "Crossroads". It featured several versions of the song of that name.

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Blue Lion wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Coelacanth wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:40 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:56 am
I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads. I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D

I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know.

Thought for sure "derby" would be the MCWA on the horse racing one.
I had never heard of the movie, but I certainly know about the actual Crossroads. I've been there.

More people should know more about Robert Johnson.
A few years ago, when I was living in Michigan, a neighbor and his wife went on a road trip to the South. He came back with a T-shirt: it had an illustration of the Crossroads on it, marker shields for the two U.S. highways that intersected there, and an image of Robert Johnson.

Also, in 1988 Eric Clapton released box set of his work titled "Crossroads". It featured several versions of the song of that name.
I kept hearing that song in my head as 'I went down to the crossroad", and I waffled for much of the day between crossroad and crossroads. Turns out it didn't matter, but I went the right way anyway.

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