Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. May 21, 2014 #321 of 2864
    That Don Guy

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    This is the third time Brad and Ken have competed against each other (on Jeopardy, at least); they have played 7 complete games (three in the Ultimate / "Beat Ken Jennings" tournament, two against WATSON, and two in this tournament.

    What they should do is, have sort of a "King of the Hill" event, with Brad against next year's Tournament of Champions winner and either Ken or some wild card; each year's winner comes back the following year to face the next Tournament of Champions winner and another wild card. (ABC's Password did something like this during its run, but I think the same person won all three times.)
     
  2. May 21, 2014 #322 of 2864
    TracySMiller

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    I LOVE this idea! I think the last two SuperTournaments have made it abundantly clear that Brad and Ken are head and shoulders above the rest, pretty much in a league of their own. I would have Brad and Ken play annually against that year's ToC winner, with the winner retaining the Jeopardy! King title. Actually, just for fun, I'd do it retroactively, and let the ToC winners from all the way back to the first ToC give it a shot, if they want to try it.
     
  3. May 21, 2014 #323 of 2864
    ferrumpneuma

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    I went to high school with a Tracy Miller a long time ago in Mokena Illinois.:)
     
  4. May 22, 2014 #324 of 2864
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    Julia now has clear third-place for all-time regular season wins. Will she make it 14 tonight? She makes it look so easy. Sort of like Alex Trebek, in that regard. Those are going to be some hard shoes to fill, if he sticks with his plan of retiring in 2016. He recently stepped down from hosting the National Geography Bee, which he handled for 25 years.
     
  5. May 23, 2014 #325 of 2864
    scooterboy

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    Just plain untrue. Many contestants have jumped around the board over the years. So many in fact, that I can't understand where this myth comes from.
     
  6. May 25, 2014 #326 of 2864
    waynomo

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  7. May 25, 2014 #327 of 2864
    MikeAndrews

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    Shes doesn't need the money. She's from Kenilworth, which is like being from Beverly Hills, only with no phonies.

    Kenilworth has the highest per-capita income in the midwest.
     
  8. May 25, 2014 #328 of 2864
    Silverman

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    Well, if that is true not only do I not see it very much before this one guy, but please explain why everyone is talking about this guy and his new way of playing then? I mean articles are all over on every TV site and a bunch of people don't like it for various reasons, yet you claim not a thing happened--so everyone is wrong too, I don't think so.
     
  9. May 25, 2014 #329 of 2864
    waynomo

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    Chu even admits he picked this up from other players . I forget the names. I think one was even Roger just featured in the Tournament of Champions.

    People are speculating that part of this has to do with Chu's appearance or mannerisms. Others that it's because he has cut off Alex on occasion. (Others do that all the time also.) For some reason he has become a lightning rod for this style of playing.

    Just because people say something doesn't make it so.

    I'm pretty sure that all this was discussed here earlier. Even Ken Jennings in some of his interviews about Chu has wondered why all the hate directed at Chu for doing things that others have done.
     
  10. May 25, 2014 #330 of 2864
    busyba

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    Maybe if he were a clean cut white boy...
     
  11. May 25, 2014 #331 of 2864
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    Chuck Forrest, who was also in the Battle of the Decades, and came scary close to beating Ken Jennings in the semi-finals, was perhaps the first contestant to utilize the bouncing, at least in a memorable and winning fashion. And this was way back in 1985. It was even dubbed the "Forrest Bounce". One of the reasons in can work well in the right hands is that by jumping from category to category, you make your opponents "shift gears" in their thinking, and even a second or two can be all the difference in Jeopardy! One of the reasons you don't see it employed very much is that it also takes more concentration and "shifting gears" by those employing it, so it takes a contestant who is fast and very confident.

    Also, of course, the Daily Doubles are more likely to be found in the bottom three clues than in the top two clues.
     
  12. May 25, 2014 #332 of 2864
    Tivo_60

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    The one thing that bugs me a little about Jeopardy is that the second and third place winners only win $1000/$2000 vs what they actually earned. Wheel of Fortune makes much more sense.

    It takes away the "drama" IMO. Especially like when Julia, or any other player, can't be caught going into final, ho hum from there on.
     
  13. May 25, 2014 #333 of 2864
    Turtleboy

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    That's a lot of money to pay out. Jeopardy doesn't even pay 2nd and 3rd place. Alleve does.
     
  14. May 25, 2014 #334 of 2864
    TracySMiller

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    Second and third place used to take home whatever money they won, but it sometimes resulted in contestants getting way too conservative in the FJ betting, so they made the change in order to create a little more drama during the FJ round. I believe this change was made right after the 1st season of the Alex Trebek incarnation, in 1985.
     
  15. May 25, 2014 #335 of 2864
    scooterboy

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    Then you'd be wrong, too.

    I don't even watch it every night - I've just watched it often over the years. And I've seen various contestants use the jumping-around strategy often enough that it doesn't strike me as odd, or rare, at all. Yes, most contestants go in order. But a good number do not.

    So yeah, I find the way some people are making a big deal about it rather puzzling.
     
  16. May 26, 2014 #336 of 2864
    Worf

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    I think it's because of the retirement causing a buzz in viewership. Jeopardy (syndicated) along with Wheel of Fortune are quite special - they were among the first game shows to run in a prime time TV slot.

    And with the retirement causing a buzz, more people are watching and probably want to see the countdown of days and the new guy. Don't forget a lot of people grew up with the new Jeopardy as well, so it's an old staple they watched, forgot about, then are now watching again.

    So they missed all the earlier jumping around, and now they notice it now.
     
  17. May 26, 2014 #337 of 2864
    Turtleboy

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    What retirement? Trebek? I hadn't heard.
     
  18. May 26, 2014 #338 of 2864
    waynomo

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    He's expected to retire in 2016.
     
  19. May 26, 2014 #339 of 2864
    TracySMiller

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    There hasn't been an official announcement of Trebek's retirement. He has hinted in interviews that he will retire in 2016.
     
  20. May 26, 2014 #340 of 2864
    waynomo

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    More than hinted. He has come out and said he plans to retire when his contact is up in 2016. (but yes, no official announcement.)
     

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