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Post by blueboybob » April 17th, 2019, 7:11 pm

So anyone else an avid Jeopardy! watcher?

Anyone watching James right now?

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Post by Armoreska » April 17th, 2019, 7:22 pm

The only Jeopardy I like is on SNL. And who's James? I only know: Trebek!
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Post by blueboybob » April 17th, 2019, 7:31 pm

See the most recent 9 games

http://j-archive.com/showseason.php?season=35

also watch today. WATCH TODAY

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » April 17th, 2019, 7:47 pm

I don’t watch as regularly as I used to, so I’ve only caught a few of the shows so far with this sports gambler guy, James. Very impressive though!
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Post by blocho » April 17th, 2019, 7:52 pm

I don't watch anymore, but I regularly follow the action through j archive. James is incredible. Beyond his knowledge base, he also is one of very few contestants who are appropriately aggressive on daily doubles.

I've taken the online test many times and done the in-person audition twice. No luck so far. One of these days.

James reminds me how much of Jeopardy is luck for a contestant. You can be very good and then run into a bulldozer like James. I would lose to James, but on the other hand I've seen plenty of games where I know I would win. My biggest regret is not getting on college jeopardy when I had the chance. It's much easier, and I don't think I've added that much jeopardy knowledge since college.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » April 17th, 2019, 8:48 pm

I don't watch it on a regular basis, but, I do enjoy it when I do watch it. (Haven't in several months.)

I wonder if during the interview process they figure out what topics different contestants would excel in, and try to tailor it to them? For instance, there's things I would do real well, but also things, like 19th century literature that I know absolutely nothing about, that'd I'd obviously get destroyed.

As an aside, I was worried to open this thread, as I was afraid it contained an update on Alex Trebek's condition. :(

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Post by RBG » April 17th, 2019, 9:39 pm

haven't watched in years but i had no idea you could take practice tests online. THANK YOU! :circle:
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Post by maxwelldeux » April 17th, 2019, 9:40 pm

I haven't been watching it for a few years, but I did read an article on James yesterday. Fascinating insight into his strategies.

https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2019/0 ... ow-records

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Post by blueboybob » April 18th, 2019, 1:58 pm

RBG wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 9:39 pm
haven't watched in years but i had no idea you could take practice tests online. THANK YOU! :circle:
You should install this https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ppbm?hl=en


plus j-archive

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Post by Armoreska » April 18th, 2019, 2:30 pm

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Post by blueboybob » April 18th, 2019, 4:19 pm

Today he "only" won like 74K. Disappointing...

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Post by blueboybob » April 23rd, 2019, 3:47 pm

Getting closer to a daily average of 77K

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Post by Armoreska » May 25th, 2019, 3:27 pm



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Post by blocho » May 26th, 2019, 12:49 am

I have an audition in three weeks. It will be my third. I've made a rough estimate that about one-sixth of in-person auditions leads to placement on the show. I've brushed up in the past week on one of my worst knowledge gaps (classical music). Now I need to brush up on my definite worst knowledge gap: TV. Hard to know where to begin.

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Post by frbrown » May 26th, 2019, 5:42 pm

blocho wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 12:49 am
I have an audition in three weeks.

:woot:

Good luck!

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » June 4th, 2019, 2:00 am

Wow, James finally lost. And he was probably only one more day away from beating Ken Jennings total winnings record...damn.
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Post by funkybusiness » June 4th, 2019, 2:59 am

our national nightmare has ended

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Post by blueboybob » June 4th, 2019, 1:54 pm

Back to obscurity for the show. Leaving only the true hardcore fans like myself left...

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Post by funkybusiness » June 4th, 2019, 10:32 pm

blueboybob wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Back to obscurity for the show. Leaving only the true hardcore fans like myself left...
preach

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Post by Armoreska » June 5th, 2019, 10:20 pm

Well, I'm interested in how Emma does. She's still going.
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Post by Armoreska » June 17th, 2019, 4:20 pm

And not anymore. Off to obscurity until another comes along.
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Post by blocho » June 17th, 2019, 5:13 pm

blocho wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 12:49 am
I have an audition in three weeks. It will be my third. I've made a rough estimate that about one-sixth of in-person auditions leads to placement on the show. I've brushed up in the past week on one of my worst knowledge gaps (classical music). Now I need to brush up on my definite worst knowledge gap: TV. Hard to know where to begin.
The audition went exactly the same as the previous two. There's a certain forced cheeriness to the whole thing that I find mildly annoying, but you have to put on a big smile, of course. I believe I got 40 correct on the 50-question test, which is pretty typical for me. I got really angry at myself for missing a couple of easy ones, but I realized I had to do a reality check. I've said to myself for a while now that my ceiling is probably two-day champion. Even if I get on the show, I'm not going to go gangbusters and start conquering. Making the show will be its own victory.

I also got a confirmation of my estimate that about one-sixth of in-person applicants make the show, so the odds are still against me. Although perhaps they're more forgiving for people like me who have auditioned multiple times. One thing that surprised me is that they said only about 8,000 people take the online test each year. I thought the number would be much higher.

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Post by Armoreska » March 29th, 2020, 7:49 pm

Blogger im subbed to will be on the show on the fool's day.
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Post by Armoreska » April 2nd, 2020, 1:26 pm

Did anyone watch it?
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he won! When is the next episode idk
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Post by Leopardi » April 2nd, 2020, 1:50 pm

I haven't watched it yet, it's sitting on my PVR and I'll probably see it either tomorrow or Saturday. That blogger seems like a nice guy - I hope he does very well!

I got the message a few months ago that they'd changed the audition process from 'one fixed time a year' (held over three days) to 'audition anytime'. Work has been so busy I missed the fixed date (all three days) this year and was kicking myself over it, so I'm excited to be able to have another chance. I'm just hoping work settles down enough for me to do it!

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » April 2nd, 2020, 3:22 pm

Armoreska wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 1:26 pm
Did anyone watch it?
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he won! When is the next episode idk
I missed last night’s episode, but I’ll be watching tonight. You asked when the next episode is, Jeopardy is on every weekday so your guy should be back on tonight’s episode.
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Post by Armoreska » April 2nd, 2020, 9:04 pm

Here's the April 1 episode
https://we.tl/t-CBWOKGTFST
interesting battle for the lead btw, so worth watching if ur into this type of thing
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Burnt by overconfidence, wow. A lesson in playing smart.
You didn't put a spoiler on.
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Post by Armoreska » April 2nd, 2020, 9:25 pm

Here's the April 2 episode.
https://we.tl/t-5Dc5x1bQAt
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I don't really like how 1 final question can make or break your game. Kinda makes the preceding questions less important. At least make them easier. Not have-to-read all of Hemingway sub-4 on goodreads, mixed on release type easy! Guess you can only stretch your luck so far! Got sorta lucky in 1st, it came back right away.
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