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Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JFanForever » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:58 pm

Rough day. Only 13 right with just 2 right in DJ and I blanked on FJ, just throwing at Hawthorne at the last minute.

I cannot understand why Nichole didn't just bet $0. There's a 50/50 chance of getting FJ wrong so if there is a lock tie, go with the safe bet.

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dippy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:45 pm

can you please post a link to this episode?, i didnt get a chance to see it.

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by thenextofken » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:25 pm

Not sure what Nichole was thinking on that FJ bet. Has anyone ever done that in a lock-tie before? And when was the last time we had three people in one week not be around for FJ?

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by lisa0012 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:29 pm

FJ! was interrupted by Obama. Can someone catch me up?

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JFanForever » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:32 pm

lisa0012 wrote:FJ! was interrupted by Obama. Can someone catch me up?
Basically, all Nichole had to do was bet $0 because it was a lock tie but she got FJ wrong and a result, there is a new champion. Never seen anything like that before and quite honestly I have no idea why she did such a thing.

As a result, she lost.

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by heelsrule1988 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:00 pm

We don't even need the Betting Police for this one... it's not even worth it. Wow.
dippy wrote:can you please post a link to this episode?, i didnt get a chance to see it.
Welcome! You'll find that our good friend Brian can hook you up here: http://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1026

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:00 pm

thenextofken wrote:Not sure what Nichole was thinking on that FJ bet.
Simple -- she wasn't. Way to throw $17,200+ out the window.
Has anyone ever done that in a lock-tie before?
It's very rare and usually comes from the 2nd place person, who for reasons unknown, holds $1 back.

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by teapot37 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:01 pm

Good riddance. Anybody who has the lock-tie pretty much pointed out to them and proceeds to give up their guaranteed win deserves to lose.
Not many people can say they've lost four times on Jeopardy!.

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:01 pm

teapot37 wrote:Good riddance. Anybody who has the lock-tie pretty much pointed out to them and proceeds to give up their guaranteed win deserves to lose.
qft

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:03 pm

WTF!??! When is the last time THAT happened (if ever)? I was explaining to my friend how there was no way they could mess up the wagering, after Alex spelled out the lock-tie for them, and then....holy crap.

"The category is...American Authors"
Hmm, I need a precall...screw it, who is Mark Twain?
25 seconds later, after not recognizing the quote
Can't think of anything better...screw it, who is Mark Twain?

I'll take it

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CyrusChan » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:05 pm

in such a case, if you're going to bet, bet it all. either way it's max or consolation prize.

First round was a breeze for me and hit a wall right before stars. ha

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CyrusChan » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:07 pm

econgator wrote:
thenextofken wrote:Not sure what Nichole was thinking on that FJ bet.
Simple -- she wasn't. Way to throw $17,200+ out the window.
Has anyone ever done that in a lock-tie before?
It's very rare and usually comes from the 2nd place person, who for reasons unknown, holds $1 back.
Didn't David(dmleach) do it before or something?

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:08 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:25 seconds later, after not recognizing the quote
Can't think of anything better...screw it, who is Mark Twain?

I'll take it
That's exactly my thought processes as well.

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Austin Powers » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:09 pm

The worst part is the she bet $5000, as opposed to $6000, or really any non-zero number. Goodness, bet everything if you're going to do that.

No the worst part is that Alex even noted that the other lady's score was half of the champ's.

Actually, no, the worst part is that she bet anything at all. At least this frees up a spot for Monday's episode for a contestant who almost has to have more sense.

As for the actual question, I played with Melville for quite a bit, but halfway through got the sense that "water" wasn't as important as finding a writer who was both famous and popular from around then. So I switched to Twain. Melville FWIW died in 1891, so he *could* have said it.

Thoreau was long since dead, but I wouldn't expect to the champ to have considered that.
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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:09 pm

Why, oh why do they bother taking the test and going through the audition process and playing for the first 28 minutes, if they are just going to throw away a guaranteed win?

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:12 pm

dippy wrote:can you please post a link to this episode?, i didnt get a chance to see it.
lisa0012 wrote:FJ! was interrupted by Obama. Can someone catch me up?
heelsrule1988 wrote:Welcome! You'll find that our good friend Brian can hook you up here: http://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1026
Thanks Heels!

I couldn't have said it better myself.

I'll try to have the link in the first post of that thread by about 9pm eastern.

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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:12 pm

Who b0rked the forum earlier? I couldn't get on until just now.

Heigl was my only get in Actors/Roles. My mom, sister, and I are all fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, but they thought the movie was awful. (Can't say I didn't warn them — I told them several times that it had like 2% on Rotten Tomatoes.)

Police car was my only miss in Trans"po"tation, since I was thinking of the black and white checkers on a taxicab, and was furiously trying to turn taxicab into something with "po" in it.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't really get anything out of self-help and motivation.

What Degree? was a total "who cares?" category to me. I saw no way to figure any of them out.

Got only 3 right in DJ! Two of them (pegasus and variable) weren't too surprising, but where the hell did my mind pull foxglove out of? That one character on Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers?

Twain came to mind first. But I felt the quote didn't sound Twainish, so I left a blank.
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Re: Friday, December 28, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Snaxx » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:13 pm

econgator wrote:
thenextofken wrote:Not sure what Nichole was thinking on that FJ bet.
Simple -- she wasn't. Way to throw $17,200+ out the window.
Has anyone ever done that in a lock-tie before?
It's very rare and usually comes from the 2nd place person, who for reasons unknown, holds $1 back.
At least Paula went all-in. The result would have been even more wacky had Paula held back and managed to win anyway. I also have to give her credit for being quite a savant with that Betelgeuse DD, with clues still left, predicting what she would need for that lock-tie. :mrgreen:


I think the reaction to Nichole's wager must have overloaded the board for a few minutes too ...
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