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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Duke Buster, Apr 14, 2015.
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Librarian is making some good $$$. Possible librarian v. librarian matchup on Friday. https://www.jeopardy.com/contestant-zone
the chick that beat James seemed a bit peeved last night whenever Alex would make reference to him
Looks like Holzhauer's loss put the thread's popularity in... jeopardy
would she have actually known who he was by the time she showed up?
also, she's really good and like an ep or two from her own ToC place.
She apparently needs like $7,000 tomorrow to get ToC
And no, as far as she knows he's a guy who won a lot of money and bet $1000 on his only daily double and under $2000 on final
She's a weird chick, but she's very good.
She kind of looks like Ellen
Yeah she didn't like that even though she's clearly copying his style going for the bigger values.
i really liked the other girl last night. wanted her to win
emma is good and i am sure she is a fine human being but i irrationally hate her for stealing james from us so i will root against her
yeah i am pretty sure none (or very few) of the james episodes had aired by the point of taping his final episode
A couple of random thoughts...
1. Trebek definitely was choked up when James lost. I think it was a confluence of events...he is already very emotionally labile with his deadly pancreatic cancer diagnosis, James had been a huge phenomenon maybe more than any previous contestant on the show, James’s daughter had just written the get well card to him.
2. Emma “you” Boettcher had been preparing for that moment her whole life. She wrote her 70 page thesis on jeopardy game play. She has been watching the game nearly her whole life. She keeps track of all her scores at home in a journal. She watches a few feet from the TV while standing to simulate being at the actual podium. She changed her simulated buzzer from a clicking pen to a toilet paper holder as she felt it was more realistic. Her dad constantly gave her books on topics she was weak in. She tried out multiple times before finally being selected. Again, beating James wasn’t a fluke, she had been training for that moment her whole life.
3. I always wondered about James’ weird, forced, horse-like smiles. Apparently he failed his first audition and afterwards he asked a bunch of friends and family what he could do better to get on. The vast majority said “smile”. That’s him heeding their advice.
Good game on Thursday
Lucas is such a giant tool.
Fuck Lucas. Was just coming to bump this thread, but somebody beat me to it.
What a choad
My neighbor was the quirky kid who went for the true Daily Double at the end and missed.
Hope that Lucas’ smug face loses
I know they are kids, but Lucas guessing Criss Cross applesauce was maybe the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen
My g/f was rooting for him. Tough loss
Is jaxson a she?
This girl should wager zero.
Holy moly a tiebreaker
That was the highest combined score in a non-James game in Jeopardy history
That tiebreaker was bullshit and I hated the kid that lost.
my brother has made over 50,000 note cards already prepping for this. also I'm like 95% sure I'll be out in LA for the tapings. Super pumped.
I was hoping the kid would his 5th in row last night, very impressed with his game at his age. Current champ annoys me.
Rachel is the best
what does he think of james?
he actually met James on his second day of taping - I won't go into details but he really, really wants to beat him.
Don’t we all?
This Roey guy is driving me insane
I wish that JJ lady won last night.
Is the tiebreaker a new rule? I know they used it in a tournament but I thought that in a regular game, they brought back both contestants.
Asked the same thing to my wife tonight, like word for word
A cursory search revealed that it's not new (been around a few years) however, ties are so rare that we hardly ever see it put in play. Knowing this, Roey should've bet a dollar. The odds of him getting the question wrong while the challenger got it right were significantly less than going to a toss up question (which are almost always gimmes) and relying on his trigger finger.
Another example tonight of a contestant in 3rd place going into Final who shouldn't have bet a thing. Dummy bet it all and got it wrong, as did the champ and second place dude. If she bets nothing, she wins. Dolt.
Alex undergoing another round of chemo
There is some guy that has won like 12 in a row
Tournament of Champions filmed this week and I had the privilege of attending. I signed a massive NDA so I can't give out details, but it was an amazing experience. Once it airs I'll happily share more info/thoughts.
After taping we all went to trivia at O'Briens and I witnessed Austin Rogers stand on a table and yell "Fuck you Brad Rutter!" after his team beat Brad's. Absolutely surreal.
This fucker is killing it.