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55 minutes ago, The Man With No Name said:

Nobody could name Clint Eastwood 

That's your problem?  One of them thinks a kiwi is a mammal.

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4 hours ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

That's your problem?  One of them thinks a kiwi is a mammal.

And the one in first bet 100% of his money.

At least the Champ doesn't bet like a complete fool.

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11 hours ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

That's your problem?  One of them thinks a kiwi is a mammal.

Well, people from New Zealand are mammals too.  

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1 minute ago, Don Quixote said:

Well, people from New Zealand are mammals too.  

Then "Kiwi" would be a proper noun.  Also not in Australia.

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I am slower in answering questions than i was a couple decades ago, which is a big liability for a Jeopardy player. 

But maybe I should rethink trying out based upon some of the players that have made it on the show this season. :excited:

There have been some solid multi day champions, but the overall skill level seems to have diminished.

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Champ is solid if unspectacular. Could end up with a Frank Gore type Jeopardy career.

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4 minutes ago, Murph said:

Fridge?

At least it's a guess.  There have been several times lately where they rang in and didn't even bother to guess or had a DD and didn't bother.  

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I think there were a few shots when you could see a disgusted look on Alex's face during that first round.

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36 minutes ago, bcdjr1 said:

I think there were a few shots when you could see a disgusted look on Alex's face during that first round.

You beat me to it.  Is the quality of applicants really that bad these days?

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23 minutes ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

You beat me to it.  Is the quality of applicants really that bad these days?

Especially during February sweeps.  I would think they would put in smarter contestants  to boost ratings.

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12 hours ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

You beat me to it.  Is the quality of applicants really that bad these days?

I have no idea how some of these people pass the test.  

 

ETA: And who bets everything on a DD when you have a $2000+ lead with under a minute left in the game? A last-second Hail Mary guess is all the kept him from being called "Cliffy" for the rest of his life.

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46 minutes ago, apalmer said:

 

ETA: And who bets everything on a DD when you have a $2000+ lead with under a minute left in the game? A last-second Hail Mary guess is all the kept him from being called "Cliffy" for the rest of his life.

Correct answer rate is higher for DDs in double Jeopardy than it is for FJ. Plus you know the category. Trying to put the game away is correct strategy unless you hate the category. I'm surprised we don't see it more often.

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31 minutes ago, Murph said:

Correct answer rate is higher for DDs in double Jeopardy than it is for FJ. Plus you know the category. Trying to put the game away is correct strategy unless you hate the category. I'm surprised we don't see it more often.

IIRC, he had already missed 2 questions in the category, so it certainly wasn't a strong subject for him. I would agree with the strategy of betting big IF it was earlier in the game or if you can feel confident in a category. But to risk going to 0 betting on a subject you have demonstrated is not a strong one with less than a minute left instead of hanging onto a lead going into FJ? Still seems shaky to me (although, I admit that the fact that the other DD was still on the board does mitigate it).

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Why in the world would he throw away over $1300 with his Aleve answer on FJ?  Bizarre.  He could not have lost, had no clue, so instead got cute, but why that much money?  He didn't even spell "Aleve" correctly.

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18 minutes ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

Why in the world would he throw away over $1300 with his Aleve answer on FJ?  Bizarre.  He could not have lost, had no clue, so instead got cute, but why that much money?  He didn't even spell "Aleve" correctly.

He's probably the worst champ I've ever seen. 

He just got lucky that the DD he bet it all on was a really easy question.

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1 hour ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

Why in the world would he throw away over $1300 with his Aleve answer on FJ?  Bizarre.  He could not have lost, had no clue, so instead got cute, but why that much money?  He didn't even spell "Aleve" correctly.

He bet before seeing the question... 

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8 hours ago, apalmer said:

I have no idea how some of these people pass the test.  

 

ETA: And who bets everything on a DD when you have a $2000+ lead with under a minute left in the game? A last-second Hail Mary guess is all the kept him from being called "Cliffy" for the rest of his life.

I think there was more time left than that. And it was only the first DD of the round, so one of the others could’ve gotten the second and gotten a huge lead. He did find the second a few questions later and bet small.

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12 minutes ago, Tecumseh said:

Amal :wub:

Was hoping she'd take it

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2 hours ago, Penguin said:

Was hoping she'd take it

I think she should have. Not sure how they gave “Lebbenon” credit. I don’t think I’d pronounce that the same way.

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11 minutes ago, Don Quixote said:

I think she should have. Not sure how they gave “Lebbenon” credit. I don’t think I’d pronounce that the same way.

How do you pronounce it?  Throat warbler mangrove?

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11 hours ago, Tecumseh said:

Amal :wub:

she was cute, but there is something about the current champ Mackenzie......oddly attracted to thread comes to mind

 

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17 minutes ago, bicycle_seat_sniffer said:

she was cute, but there is something about the current champ Mackenzie......oddly attracted to thread comes to mind

 

I don’t like the current champ.  She seems super arrogant.  And sneaky.  :shrug:

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1 minute ago, PinkydaPimp said:

I don’t like the current champ.  She seems super arrogant.  And sneaky.  :shrug:

Sneaky?

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Just now, apalmer said:

Sneaky?

I have no basis for that assessment.  Just my gut feel.  Maybe its in her eyes.  :oldunsure:

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13 hours ago, Tecumseh said:

Amal :wub:

Got excited there for a second, then realized it wasn't an "n".

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10 hours ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

How do you pronounce it?  Throat warbler mangrove?

The schwa is fine with an "a" or "e", but the extra "b" would create a sound that is not there to me.  The judges agreed with you, so definitely fine to think differently on that.

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7 hours ago, Don Quixote said:

The schwa is fine with an "a" or "e", but the extra "b" would create a sound that is not there to me.  The judges agreed with you, so definitely fine to think differently on that.

Given the debates around here about whether "don" and "dawn" sound the same, I think region accents account for the difference here.

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I feel bad not getting tonight's FJ right. I just mentioned his name in a post this morning.

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2 hours ago, The Man With No Name said:

Alex' voice not sounding good

He did mention a cold, and he's had one pretty much every year.  Hope that's all it was.

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On 2/21/2020 at 4:50 AM, PinkydaPimp said:

I have no basis for that assessment.  Just my gut feel.  Maybe its in her eyes.  :oldunsure:

I see she's still sneaking by.

Should have gone down with the Johnny Cash FJ

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Anyone else notice how she incorrectly spells every final Jeopardy answer?  Lebbennon.  Fillet O Fish.  There were a couple of others I can't remember.  must be her thing, like the weird numbers James used.

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26 minutes ago, Brunell4MVP said:

Anyone else notice how she incorrectly spells every final Jeopardy answer?  Lebbennon.  Fillet O Fish.  There were a couple of others I can't remember.  must be her thing, like the weird numbers James used.

It would be pretty good schtick to put down the most incorrect way that could spell it and still get credit... like put down "Phi-lay O Phish" and let them tell you how you are wrong.

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5 minutes ago, Brunell4MVP said:

Anyone else notice how she incorrectly spells every final Jeopardy answer?  Lebbennon.  Fillet O Fish.  There were a couple of others I can't remember.  must be her thing, like the weird numbers James used.

Does she do wierd numbers also?  I catch an occasional episode when the kids are doing homework.  Yesterday I think the scores going into FJ were like, 20,000-5,000-4,000.  She bet some low/wierd number like 1,205.   Made no sense unless I mis heard one of the other scores.

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3 hours ago, Brunell4MVP said:

Anyone else notice how she incorrectly spells every final Jeopardy answer?  Lebbennon.  Fillet O Fish.  There were a couple of others I can't remember.  must be her thing, like the weird numbers James used.

IDK if it's on purpose, but, Alex is calling her out on it 

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3 hours ago, Snoopy said:

Wouldn't it be time they put in a spelling category?

Categories are randomly selected.  And she'd be toast with that as a category.  I don't think they can come up in final.

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"MacKenzie becomes the 15th player in Jeopardy! history to win at least $200,000 in regular play."

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She's doing it on purpose.  Has to be.

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2 minutes ago, Mrs. Rannous said:

I highly doubt it.

Pretty sad.

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10 hours ago, Jayrok said:

Pretty sad.

She could have dyslexia or something, which would make her run even more impressive than it has been rather than make her spelling mistakes sad. 

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Post on The Jeopardy Fan Website purportedly from Mackenzie:

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I am naturally just really bad at spelling – Spent a good chunk of my younger years in remedial reading and spelling classes. Eventually I got good enough at memorizing things that I could memorize words I would need for tests or in-class essays. I studied Art History, so I memorized Hieronymus and Agatharchus, but I still can’t spell a lot of much easier words on the spot.

 

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I'm still in shock that the older guy missed the Music Stars final question:

"On July 26, 1972 he testified before a Senate subcommittee on national penitentiaries"

This seemed like the easiest question all year, unless you were too young to know about the singer.

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