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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 07:59 PM

I just witnessed a Jeopardy blunder

I thought the champion would go far. But his Final Jeopardy wager was weird.

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Reply I just witnessed a Jeopardy blunder (Original post)
Goodheart Jul 2019 OP
malaise Jul 2019 #1
marble falls Jul 2019 #3
RGinNJ Jul 2019 #2
CatMor Jul 2019 #4
rurallib Jul 2019 #6
CatMor Jul 2019 #7
rurallib Jul 2019 #5
underpants Jul 2019 #8
mnmoderatedem Jul 2019 #9
cwydro Jul 2019 #11
customerserviceguy Jul 2019 #14
Brother Buzz Jul 2019 #10
Goodheart Jul 2019 #12
Ilsa Jul 2019 #13

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. So did I

Could not believe it

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:03 PM

3. Momentary lapse of reason?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:03 PM

2. Spoilers, some of us live in the west.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:20 PM

4. Maybe he didn't feel comfortable with the category ..

and knew he could at least tie. I hate tiebreakers and wish they both could come back.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:30 PM

6. didn't they used to both come back until recently?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:31 PM

7. Yes, I'm disappointed they changed it.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:29 PM

5. We were quite surprised

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:36 PM

8. What happened?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:39 PM

9. no Jeopardy blunder quite like this one:


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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:51 PM

11. Sheesh. A titmouse is a bird.

Thought you had to have fairly broad knowledge to be on that show.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:15 AM

14. Looks like he froze

not remembering "chinchilla" (who's ever seen one either in the wild or even in captivity?) and the 15 year old boy in his mind just took over.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:39 PM

10. Used to be, tied players would return and compete the next day

And it would not be considered a blunder if he thought he was MUCH stronger player and had a LOCK on returning the next day.

When did this change?


At least that's the way my Swiss cheese brain remembers it.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:54 PM

12. Roey (the guy who lost) comments:

"The way I looked at it, "Notorious" was a very broad category and I expected it would be something about John Dillinger, Al Capone, etc. and I knew that was a weakness of mine. I thought I had a less than 50% chance at getting the clue and assumed I had a 50% chance at a tiebreaker. In effect, I was playing for the tiebreaker instead of risking a $1 loss. I played the odds and knew from there I'd have to hope for the best.

But Nathan kept me on my toes all game and then played final and the tiebreaker perfectly. At that point, you just tip your cap and feel fortunate that you were part of a thrilling finale!"

I really liked Roey... hoped to see him for a while.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:57 PM

13. Yeah, he was bright and quick, but

I didn't like that head bob or upwards jerk when he would chose the next clue. I thought he'd go further, too.

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