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Friday, September 27, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6675, 2013-09-27

CONTESTANTS
Andrew Mugica, an options trader originally from Libertyville, Illinois
Sarah Zucker, an Internet entrepreneur and screenwriter from Los Angeles, California
Neal Pollack, a writer from Austin, Texas (whose 3-day cash winnings total $60,798)

OPENING REMARKS
Thank you, Johnny. And thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
It hasn't always been easy, but Neal has performed very well, indeed, in those three victories.
Sarah and andrew, you have your work cut out for you today, but good luck to all of you.
Let's go to work.

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
SPACE SHUTTLE FLYOVERS (5/5)
30 MINUTES OF EXERCISE A DAY (5/5)
THE VOWELS ARE MYTHING (5/5) (Alex: ... in the clues, but you have to identify the mythological figure)
THE GOOD (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
THE "BAD" (5/5) (Alex: [*] will come up at the beginning of each correct response)
THE UGLY (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Neal: 14 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Andrew: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Sarah: 6 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Neal: $5,400
Andrew: $2,200
Sarah: $1,200

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Andrew Mugica is from Libertyville, Illinois, and at his wedding, his wife surprised him with something very different. What was it?
Andrew: Yes. We had a normal wedding cake, but she surprised me with a groom's cake that was a replica of Wrigley Field made out of chocolate and raspberry, and it combined my three favorite things --my wife, Lauren, the Cubs, and cake.
Alex: There was no World Series trophy on the cake, was there?
Andrew: [ chuckles ] Why you got to rub it in, Alex?
[Audience oohs]
Andrew: Ouch.
Alex: Hey, I'm a Dodgers fan. What do you want?




Alex: Sarah Zucker is from Los Angeles, and she works for an Internet company. And what do you do for that company?
Sarah: Well, we have the specific mission of bridging the gap between the analog and the digital age, and we say it's our mission to keep the Internet human.
Alex: Okay, now, when we're dealing with language, there are computers now that I can talk into, and they will translate into any language out there. Is that correct?
Sarah: That's true, but for any language --they might speak it. It still isn't just like the human touch.
Alex: Okay. [ chuckles ] I understand that. Mm-hmm. Gosh, I'm starting to sound like Forrest Gump. [ laughter ] And that worries me.




Alex: You were going to say something, Neal? Is that --what, you were gonna pick on me?
Neal: I'm waiting for your cue, boss.
Alex: Okay. Now, you have a child that you want to take on a trip to a place that you don't normally expect to take your kids to visit.
Neal: That's right. My 10-year-old son Elijah Is a big video-game player, and he wants to go to South Korea because that's where all the best gamers are, and they have these wild video-game tournaments, and he wants to either participate in or at least witness one, so...
Alex: Okay, are there big prizes if you win these tournaments?
Neal: Bigger than this game.
Alex: Okay.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Neal found the Daily Double on the 18th clue. Neal had $6,000, Sarah had $1,200, and Andrew was at $2,200. Neal wagered $3,000.

THE GOOD $600: In 158 this org. got a new mission; the disease it originally targeted had been tamed 3 years before
(Neal: What is the good ... Red Cross?)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE GOOD $1000: The brainchild of this school's famed media lab, One Laptop Per Child provides cheap computers to kids worldwide

THE UGLY $400: This word for an aerial battle is the title of a movie about another contest, to find the ugliest date

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Neal: $6,200
Andrew: $3,600
Sarah: $3,000

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE BEAR ESSENTIALS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
AMERICA BEFORE THE REVOLUTION (3/5)
HILLBILLY MUSIC (4/5)
TITLES & SUCH (4/5)
THAT VERB'S DARNED IRREGULR (5/5)
ICONIC PENTAMETER (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Sarah: 12 R (including 2 DDs), 2 W
Andrew: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Neal: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,800



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Sarah snagged the next Daily Double on the 4th clue. Neal had $5,800, Sarah had $4,200, and Andrew was at $4,400. Sarah wagered $1,500.

ICONIC PENTAMETER $1600: "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand"
(Alex: Who else?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Sarah who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 30th clue. Neal had $12,600, Sarah had $12,500, and Andrew was at $9,200. Sarah wagered $1,000.

THE BEAR ESSENTIALS $2000: 3,500 of this subspecies of brown bear live on the Alaska archipelago of the same name
(Alex: You said it awhile ago, only this time you're right. Way to go!)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ICONIC PENTAMETER $400: "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child"
(Neal: What is Hamlet?)
...
(Alex: What is [*]? Remember the daughters.)

HILLBILLY MUSIC $1600: "Guitars, Cadillacs, and hillbilly music" was the refrain from the title song of his 1986 album that topped Billboard's country charts
(Alex: And that singer's name is [*].)

TITLES & SUCH $1200: The highest honor of the City of London is making you an honorary one of these of the city
(Alex: An honorary [*] of the city.)

AMERICA BEFORE THE REVOLUTION $1600: In 1734 this New York newspaper publisher was busted for allegedly libeling Governor William Cosby
(Neal: Who is Greeley?)

AMERICA BEFORE THE REVOLUTION $2000: This man succeeded John Carver as governor of Plymouth Colony in 1621 & served for 31 of the next 35 years
(Alex: And his name was [*].)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Sarah: $13,500
Neal: $12,600
Andrew: $9,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN CAPITALS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place.
Sarah: Wager $11,701 to cover Neal.
Neal: You're faced with a legitimate choice in strategy. You can either choose to cover Andrew, hoping that you give the correct response and Sarah doesn't, in which case you'll want to wager $5,801 to cover Andrew's doubled score, but no more than $10,800 if you want to top Sarah on a Triple Stumper; or bet up to $3,399 and win if both Sarah and Andrew miss Final.
Andrew: If you think Neal is going to wager to cover you, try wagering less than $2,400 to beat Sarah and Neal on the Triple Stumper; or, if you think Neal is going to wager small in hopes of a Triple Stumper, wager between $3,401 (venusian, to top a $0 wager by Neal) and $9,200 (martian, which may win in some cases but may also risk dropping you from second to third place if you get Final wrong).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Since a national split in 1993, it's the only world capital that borders 2 other countries--Austria & Hungary

FINAL SCORES
Andrew: $9,200 - $9,200 = $0 (What is Sarajevo?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Neal: $12,600 - $12,599 = $1 (What is Prague?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Sarah: $13,500 - $11,701 = $1,799 (What is Kiev) (New champion: $1,799)
(Alex: The correct response--the capital of Slovakia--[*].)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $8,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Neal: $15,600, 21 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Sarah: $14,600, 18 R (including 2 DDs), 3 W
Andrew: $9,200, 13 R, 0 W
Combined Coryat: $39,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Neal: 21/59 = .356
Sarah: 18/60 = .300
Andrew: 13/58 = .224
Team: 52/63 = .825

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
THE VOWELS ARE MYTHING $200: Battle ready god: RS
(Sarah: Who is Mars?)
...
(Alex: There's no "M" in the clue)

SPACE SHUTTLE FLYOVERS $200: This city's people
got to see the Enterprise, but good luck getting a cab.

SPACE SHUTTLE FLYOVERS $400: Over this city, Endeavour shows us a way to beat the bridge traffic.

SPACE SHUTTLE FLYOVERS $600: Discovery took a different kind of trip to the mall over this city.

SPACE SHUTTLE FLYOVERS $800: On a visit to Los Angeles, the shuttle took itself out to the ball game, flying over this venue.
(Neal: What is [*] ...)
(Alex: Right)
(Neal: ... home of the world-champion Dodgers)
(Alex: Uh-huh.)

SPACE SHUTTLE FLYOVERS $1000: The flyover here is over this city and its 40-something-year-old dome.
(Alex: Some memorable moments there with the shuttles.)

ICONIC PENTAMETER $1200: "To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub"
(Alex: Now is the time.)

THAT VERB'S DARNED IRREGULR $2000: It's the past participle, the form used in the passive voice, of what Ryan Lochte does best
(Sarah: What is swam?)
...
(Alex: [*]--past participle--correct.)

THE BEAR ESSENTIALS $1200: (Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Alaska.) Black bears prefer to fish for food while remaining as dry as possible, unlike the brown bear that develops superb fishing skills for this migrating fish, a staple in their diet

THE BEAR ESSENTIALS $1600: AKA silvertip for the white hairs on its brown coat, this bear can eat 90 pounds of food a day
(Sarah: What is the Kodiak?)

CORRECT RESPONSES
the March of Dimes
M.I.T.
dogfight
Macbeth
the Kodiak
King Lear
Dwight Yoakam
Freeman
John Peter Zenger
William Bradford
Bratislava
Ares
New York City
San Francisco
Washington, D.C.
Dodger Stadium
Houston
Hamlet
swum
the salmon
a grizzly bear

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Re: Friday, September 27, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by KenJenningsFan74 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:43 pm

I'm looking forward to finding out the scores for this game, since the telecast in my market was preempted by the president's speech. Neal Pollack was playing well when the broadcast was interrupted, but I didn't even see the entire Jeopardy! round.

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Post by jeff6286 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:04 pm

European Capitals
Since a national split in 1993, it's the only world capital that borders 2 other countries--Austria & Hungary.

Spoiler
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What is Bratislava? (capital of Slovakia) Andrew said Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Neal said Prague (Czech Republic); Sarah said Kiev (Ukraine).

Sarah Zucker: $13,500-$11,701=$1,799...now a 1-day champion with $1,799
Neal Pollack: $12,600-$12,599=$1
Andrew Mugica: $9,200=$9,200=$0
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:34 pm

I can't wait to see today's edition of The Final Wager.

I was torn between the two Czech capitals, picked the wrong one. But I would have misspelled it anyway, so its all good.

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:17 pm

Bamaman wrote:I can't wait to see today's edition of The Final Wager.

I was torn between the two Czech capitals, picked the wrong one. But I would have misspelled it anyway, so its all good.
There isn't two Czech capitals, only one, Prague. You may have meant to say Czechoslovak instead (referring to the country that, until 1993, included Czechoslovakia), but, again, it only had one national capital (again, Prague).

I know of Vienna and Bratislava being quite close to each other (55 km if I remember right, not the two closest national capitals (Vatican City-Rome and Brazzaville-Kinshasa are closer, there may be others less than 55 km apart as well)), didn't remember Hungary being close to Bratislava as well, but really couldn't come up with any reasonable alternative.

(EDIT: Yeah, just checked Google Maps and apparently part of the Austria-Slovakia-Hungary tripoint is within Bratislava city limits.)
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Re: Friday, September 27, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by nealpollack » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:20 pm

I know, I know, I made a bad bet at the end. Gimme a break, I was tired!

Thanks for your support and analysis this week, y'all! Keep the J! fires burning.

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Post by Leander » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:24 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I can't wait to see today's edition of The Final Wager.

I was torn between the two Czech capitals, picked the wrong one. But I would have misspelled it anyway, so its all good.
There isn't two Czech capitals, only one, Prague. You may have meant to say Czechoslovak instead (referring to the country that, until 1993, included Czechoslovakia), but, again, it only had one national capital (again, Prague).

I know of Vienna and Bratislava being quite close to each other (55 km if I remember right, not the two closest national capitals (Vatican City-Rome and Brazzaville-Kinshasa are closer, there may be others less than 55 km apart as well)), didn't remember Hungary being close to Bratislava as well, but really couldn't come up with any reasonable alternative.
I worked with someone from Vienna who used to tell me about visiting his girlfriend in Bratislava on the border about an hour away. I didn't know it was close to Hungary either, but figured there couldn't be another capital bordering Austria as well.
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Post by Bamaman » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:36 pm

nealpollack wrote:I know, I know, I made a bad bet at the end. Gimme a break, I was tired!

Thanks for your support and analysis this week, y'all! Keep the J! fires burning.
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Post by Plactus » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:38 pm

KenJenningsFan74 wrote:I'm looking forward to finding out the scores for this game, since the telecast in my market was preempted by the president's speech. Neal Pollack was playing well when the broadcast was interrupted, but I didn't even see the entire Jeopardy! round.
In my market, they aired Double Jeopardy! before the contestant interviews/second half of the Jeopardy! round. It wasn't delayed or interrupted, just out of order. Very weird.
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Post by econgator » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:28 pm

Not a clue. Guessed Prague.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:30 pm

Never heard that "bad penny" proverb, nor of Gaia. 4/5 in both categories.

0/5 in Exercise. I knew all five answers, but was either drawing a blank, clamming, or just otherwise failing.

I didn't notice any visual cues to NYC on Flyover for $200. What'd I miss?

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I'm sure you can guess which category I ran in DJ! Dwight Yoakam seemed like a really left-field pick though.

I have seen people named something-or-other, Esquire, but never knew what it meant until today.

Anyone else say "fell" on Irregular for $1600?

I saw "blah blah die cast" on Iconic Pentameter for $2000 and blurted out Julius Caesar. Oops. That whole category seemed out of whack, with R&J, Hamlet, and Macbeth being below the King Lear TS.

I had a bad case of the clams tonight, with 5 in J! and 6 in DJ! No idea why I got so gun-shy on Bears, but I clammed on $1200 down even though I really had no reason to.

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Post by Austin Powers » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:35 pm

When Alex said, "less than a minute to go," the three contestants collectively went into brain fart mode.

I'll admit that, on FJ, it's easier if you have been to Bratislava. With that said, it's another example of the kind of question that a future contestant could get by devoting two hours in study prep by looking at an atlas.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:36 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I can't wait to see today's edition of The Final Wager.

I was torn between the two Czech capitals, picked the wrong one. But I would have misspelled it anyway, so its all good.
There isn't two Czech capitals, only one, Prague. You may have meant to say Czechoslovak instead (referring to the country that, until 1993, included Czechoslovakia), but, again, it only had one national capital (again, Prague).
Yes, I meant the two Czechoslovak capitals. I just remember the old country always being referred to Czech in a shorthand manner, so that's why I wrote that.

I couldn't remember the Slovakian country's exact capital name and had Bratslavia.

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:07 pm

Bamaman wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I can't wait to see today's edition of The Final Wager.

I was torn between the two Czech capitals, picked the wrong one. But I would have misspelled it anyway, so its all good.
There isn't two Czech capitals, only one, Prague. You may have meant to say Czechoslovak instead (referring to the country that, until 1993, included Czechoslovakia), but, again, it only had one national capital (again, Prague).
Yes, I meant the two Czechoslovak capitals. I just remember the old country always being referred to Czech in a shorthand manner, so that's why I wrote that.

I couldn't remember the Slovakian country's exact capital name and had Bratslavia.
J! rules wouldn't give it to you, as you're missing a few crucial sounds there, but DoT rules (and mine) would give it to you because it's clear what you're going for.
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Post by NYCScribbler » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:12 pm

Czeched when I should have Slovaked.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:29 pm

dhkendall wrote: J! rules wouldn't give it to you, as you're missing a few crucial sounds there, but DoT rules (and mine) would give it to you because it's clear what you're going for.
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Post by Vermonter » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:47 pm

On the DD on the last clue of DJ!, I would have loved to see a wager of $1,600 - topping Neal if she's right, and giving scores of 12,600-10,900-9,200 if wrong. Sarah would have been in good shape for Final either way.
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Post by Johnblue » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:49 pm

Austin Powers wrote:When Alex said, "less than a minute to go," the three contestants collectively went into brain fart mode.

I'll admit that, on FJ, it's easier if you have been to Bratislava. With that said, it's another example of the kind of question that a future contestant could get by devoting two hours in study prep by looking at an atlas.

I was in Bratislava about 2 1/2 years ago. It was not the most exciting city I've ever been too but the people were much nicer than those in Vienna, a city that truly sucks. Anyway, after 2 consecutive missed FJ's (my first misses of the young season :( ), this was an instaget.

As for staring at an atlas, I've no problems with geography but I could spend six hours retreading all that mythology I keep forgetting & it wouldn't help. Ironically, I had no trouble in "Mything Vowels."

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Post by CyrusChan » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:57 pm

Bad wagers by both the trailers. Cubs fan should have gone 3k or something. And nailed that FJ!! Wooo !! Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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