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    Jeopardy thread- LETITSNOW

    Good start to the new season as we bid adieu to the old thread

    Jason is on a tear and it's almost easy to forget since he got split by the summer reruns - altho as previously discussed it allowed him to pick up on the James strategy

    also heard this morning that Alex was back in chemo (tear)
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    I'll take The Rapists for $500, Alex!
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    Youre motherís a whore, Trebek.

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    What is ďthis new thread is annoying and shouldnít be necessaryĒ?

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    . . . and I just NOW got why the title of this new thread has "let it snow" appended to it (hadn't watched the clip). I look forward to the months and years ahead when people come to the thread for the first time and the clip is buried on the first page, and eventually get their own "aha!" moment

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    Alex getting teary last night and the producers leaving it in- could this TOC week be his last on the show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tele 'til You're Smelly View Post
    Alex getting teary last night and the producers leaving it in- could this TOC week be his last on the show?
    I don't think so. They've got a lot more in the can already.

    I've got a gripe about this ToC and it's that they let Emma in. I understand why they'd want her in, but she shouldn't have qualified per the usual standards. They actually left a five time winner out to put her in (she only won three games). The standard has always been that winning five games automatically qualifies you and number of wins is always the first criterion for selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I've got a gripe about this ToC and it's that they let Emma in. I understand why they'd want her in, but she shouldn't have qualified per the usual standards. They actually left a five time winner out to put her in (she only won three games). The standard has always been that winning five games automatically qualifies you and number of wins is always the first criterion for selection.
    I hadn't thought about that. From the Wikipedia ToC page:

    Larry Martin, winner of the 2018 Teachers Tournament, died in January 2019, eight months after his win.

    On rare occasions, the Jeopardy! staff will invite another contestant for the Tournament of Champions who would not have qualified under traditional circumstances. Emma Boettcher, notable for her upset of James Holzhauer, was invited to fill Martin's spot in the 2019 Tournament of Champions despite only winning three games, in part because of her overall score. As part of the conditions of the wild-card, contestants who had finished ahead of Boettcher were placed in the pool for the 2020 Tournament of Champions.

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    Well Emma came in a close 2nd to James in the ToC, actually beating him in day 2- she belonged there!

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    I don't think there was ever any question that she belonged in the ToC due to her skill, the problem was her actual performance on the regular shows didn't warrant putting her there.

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    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
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    Cool! Jeopardy is the gift that keeps on giving for these guys. I think I'd put my money on James, but it will be fun to see.

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    obviously I'm very, very excited about this GOAT tourney

    but about tonight's game- they didn't get the Tom Hanks question?? come on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    obviously I'm very, very excited about this GOAT tourney

    but about tonight's game- they didn't get the Tom Hanks question?? come on!
    I had the same reaction- but then I remembered it was taped well before all the publicity around Hanks doing the Mr. Rogers movie- not knowing he was doing that, I might not have immediately recognized him in the makeup for the role either

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    I heard there was some kind of buzzer issue during the Mr Rogers clue and that's why no one buzzed in. That would explain it.

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    Jeopardy thread- LETITSNOW

    Ya, the outrage was quickly explained that it was actually a buzzer issue but they just had them play on under no harm, no foul response rule. But it wasnít like they were a bunch of doofuses that didnít recognize Hanx. But it made a good headline so someone ran with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Cool! Jeopardy is the gift that keeps on giving for these guys. I think I'd put my money on James, but it will be fun to see.
    I will be super annoyed if Fucking Brad wins again. Iíll be rooting for Ken, but think James will likely win. Even Ken says heís just not as quick as he was 15 yrs ago. Which is kind of weird to think of it that way - like an athlete past his prime

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    Yeah, I'd love to see Ken take it. Should be interesting. Brad and Ken both know James' strategy and that will help them. It will be interesting to see who has the best buzzer skills. The key will be getting those daily doubles and leveraging them as much as possible.

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    Jeopardy thread- LETITSNOW

    I wonder if the Jep team will start ramping up the DDs in level of difficulty and obscurity to level out the game winning bets with more risk. Currently, after seeing James play it seems foolish not to bet huge unless itís a category you are really weak in. The DDs are generally always easier than the Final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    The DDs are generally always easier than the Final.
    do the stats back that up? I haven't noticed that myself.

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    I just read that when everyone missed the softball Tom Hanks question Monday, it happened because the buzzers weren't enabled. Judges decided no harm, no foul, play on since all were impacted equally. Anyway, that's why they were all standing there looking puzzled, not because they didn't know the answer but because they couldn't ring in.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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