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Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Tracy

    Tracy Truly TCF Club

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    It is totally free. The Pro plan offers some additional features, but nothing I would ever even want. I don't know anything about a premium plan. Trust me....totally free.
     
  2. busyba

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    Just watched the Lara Logan episode... When she got the Daily Double clue whose answer was "straw poll", I'm pretty sure I heard Michael Steele whispering the answer to her, and she still didn't get it. Lol.
     
  3. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Watching the David Gregory episode. When the "Mayor of Wasilla" clue came up, you could here scattered laughter in the audience. :D
     
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I just watched Thursday's episode. The scores before the last Double Jeopardy clue were interesting. The last clue left was a $400 clue. The champ had $16,800. Second place had $8,000. Second place buzzed in and missed the answer so ended with $7600. If he got it right he would have had $8400 or exactly half of the Champs score. It would have made for an interesting Final Jeopardy round.

    If you're the champ with the lead what's your betting strategy?

    My first instinct would be to bet nothing, but I think you're better off betting a dollar or more. If it's triple miss no harm and you win. If it's a triple get you win. If it's something else, you take your chances, but are still better off than going into the tie breaker.

    What do you all think?
     
  5. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I think that's a sound strategy. There are three possible outcomes: a triple get, a triple miss, or a mix.

    If you bet $1, you are guaranteed to win 2 of the 3 scenarios. If you bet $0, you only have one locked up. And I think the tie-breaker is far too hit or miss to count on.

    The only thing that might change this situation is a category that you feel strongly about, one way or the other, possibly combined with an opponent where you think you know his/her strengths in said category.

    I think we had this situation sometime in the last few weeks. And the leader bet $1. At the time I wondered why not go for the guaranteed lock, but on reflection realized the same thing you did.

    Spoilerized since we're not allowed to discuss current shows for a spoiler-free safe harbor time of 36 months:

    Sorry to see Buzzy go. I know some weren't enamored of him, but I liked him. Interesting person with a distinctive personality. He wasn't the strongest ever nine day champ, but I think he had more chops than many gave him credit for.
     
  6. Turtleboy

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    If I was a multi-day champ, I'd go for the tie, because I'm faster on the buzzer due to use.
     
  7. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I agree. (and some quirkiness)
     
  8. astrohip

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  9. spartanstew

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    If I were in the lead, I'd bet for the tie every time.
     
  10. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    If it were me I'd bet $0 on every FJ question as I rarely know them. I'm always surprised when I get them. I'm even more surprised when I get them and none or only 1 of the contestants gets it.

    I should keep track and figure my batting average. I would guess it's less than 33%.

    I'm also surprised when I know the $1000 or $2000 answers and the contestants don't. There seemed to be a bunch of those the last couple of shows.
     
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  11. Turtleboy

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    mattack

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    Did anybody in the SF Bay Area contact KGO about last night's missing Jeopardy? I actually recorded for several hours, thinking it might show up _around_ its scheduled time, or late night (after Kimmel, before World News Now).. but it didn't... as far as I could tell.
     
  13. astrohip

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    Some astoundingly bad FJ wagers lately. I think today is the second time this week alone that a smarter 2nd place bet would have won the game.

    Astoundingly. Bad.
     
  14. Michael S

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    Just a reminder season 33 premiered today. They got a new opening and new graphics.
     
  15. pdhenry

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    Alex Trebek made a point of mentioning that Canadians can sign up for the Jeopardy test and be contestants.
     
  16. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    And it's October 4, 5, 6. Still time to sign up.
     
  17. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    The current champ (Seth) has now won 9 in a row. I remember watching him the first day he played and was not impressed at all. Actually to the contrary, I thought he got lucky to win. Boy has he proved me wrong. He seems to get stronger everyday and shows that he has a wide breadth of knowledge.

    Very impressive.

    Let me know if the use of spoiler tags isn't really necessary for these types of posts.
     
  18. Turtleboy

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    I don't think spoiler tags are necessary for anything already aired.
     
  19. ehusen

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    Speaking of Seth, we just watched one from a few days ago. Didn't he win because the lady in the middle was stupid on betting? I mean she must have know he would bet enough to double her score and no more right? So she then bet an amount that would not even catch Seth's score if he got it wrong? Didn't she just guarantee there was no way for her to win?

    Okay so I looked it up cause the internet...

    "Seth finished in the lead with $15,800. Miranda was next with $9,100 and Bing was in third place with $6,800."

    Seth lost his $3,000 bet, leaving him with $12,800

    Miranda got it right. She bet $1,500. That brought her up to $10,600.

    Actually Seth bet it wrong too, he should have bet 3000 and one to avoid a sudden death question if they tied.

    So yes, Miranda was an idiot in Final Jeopardy and it cost her the game. She might as well have bet all her money since the only way she was going to win was if Seth lost his bet and she won. Am I wrong?
     
  20. Turtleboy

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    What does this guy say. http://thefinalwager.com
     

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