Jeopardy - G.O.A.T. Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TonyTheTiger, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Marco

    Marco Loyal Little

    Sep 19, 2000
    Capital of...


    I'm sure Brad cried himself to sleep on top of his millions in career winnings. :)
  2. ehusen

    ehusen Geek not Nerd

    Jan 7, 2002
    Chicago Suburbs
    I too would chose to lose badly to these guys and take home 250K....
  3. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 10, 2003
    Bartlett, IL
    While I think that all three seem to be enjoying themselves. This is why I have always had a hard time warming up to James. He has a certain snark to him that can come across as mean.
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  4. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
    Xbox Live:...
    I'm disappointed that both second and third place got the same winnings. I would like to have seen a drop off there. Yeah, I know it doesn't really matter if you didn't win but in regular games there is a difference and I would like to have seen the same here.
  5. wouldworker

    wouldworker _

    Sep 7, 2004
    MA, USA


    What if the final match count were 3-0-0, 3-1-1, or 3-2-2 instead of 3-1-0? You would need a tie breaker rule to determine who came in second. Besides, guaranteeing the players $250,000 was a good way to get them to agree to play. These guys have so much money that they might not have wanted to participate if their guaranteed money wasn't high enough. How much would it take for one of them to show up and risk coming in third and looking bad (as Brad did)? Maybe $250,000 was the price of risking that fate.
  6. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    Great show but way too short. Should have been first to win 10 games. :up:
  7. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    They already handle ties in the daily allocation. However they do that. Simplest method is to split the second and third place monies.
  8. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Whenever I've seen a tie, one gets 2nd place ($2000) and the other gets 3rd place ($1000).

    According to Jeopardy! - Wikipedia!

    "If there is a tie for second place, consolation prizes are awarded based on the scores going into the Final Jeopardy! round."
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
  9. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    Yeah, I was surprised there wasn't a second place award and a third placed award.

    Well, James was my guy but Ken killed it by making those uncharacteristically high bets so he deserved the win. I think the other guys will be ok. :)

    I think all the guys were together on the jokes so I didn't feel like Brad took that personally. They had great camaraderie.
  10. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    I was surprised that Brad got so many Double Jeopardy questions wrong. He's no slouch, so when he found so many it was a surprise that these were stumpers.
  11. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    I didn't pause and do the math, but if Ken bet it all and James did as well on final in the 2nd game and both got it right, would would have won?
  12. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    I’m going off memory, but I’m pretty sure James would’ve won in that case. If I remember correctly, Ken had about a $30,000 lead in the first game. James was up $22,000 in the second so if he doubled his lead, he’d have it.
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  13. 3D

    3D Active Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Plantation, FL.
    James. Don't recall the math now but had it in my head when watching.
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  14. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    Thanks, so that does make sense that Ken bid $0, figured as much
  15. pdhenry

    pdhenry Oh, my aching back

    Feb 27, 2005
    I watched yesterday (and knew the outcome, thanks to the news leaks). I paused when they showed the scores going into FJ and the scores from game 1. KJ's zero bet made sense due to the classic rules of FJ betting with the best-of-two scoring thrown in. He needed James to miss the answer to win, and figured correctly that James would bet enough to guarantee a win if he was right.

    It was also lower-risk for Ken because he'd either win it all or come back the next day.
  16. wouldworker

    wouldworker _

    Sep 7, 2004
    MA, USA
    I saw some people who thought that Ken was trying to throw the match in order to keep the tournament going. That wouldn't have made any sense. It would have been tied 2-2 and Ken would have had a real risk of losing out on winning $1M. There's no way he would have done that. It also would have been obvious that he was throwing it because he's too smart to make a mistake like that in his Final Jeopardy wager. It could have ruined his reputation.
  17. Balzer

    Balzer Active Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Sioux Falls, SD
    I too got the Lawrence Welk question right. (patting self on back). :)
  18. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    I got the Courtney Love question right :)
  19. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    Yeah, I saw some of that speculation too and found it ridiculous that he would think like that. There is no way.

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