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QB'er on Jeopardy tonight

Post by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell) » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:37 pm

Probably a little late to catch it on the East Coast, but Jason Thweatt, coach of the Va Tech team is playing tonight against a 5-game winner.

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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:51 pm

GoffManProphecies wrote:Probably a little late to catch it on the East Coast, but Jason Thweatt, coach of the Va Tech team is playing tonight against a 5-game winner.
$800 difference heading into Final Jeopardy; both look pretty evenly matched.
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Post by rchschem » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:53 pm

FJ was a hose.

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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:57 pm

rchschem wrote:FJ was a hose.
My brother couldn't understand why I found it to be so funny. I was really hoping for the champ to miss it too, but alas.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:17 pm

I thought I recognized him. Too bad the Final Jeopardy was complete and utter garbage, even by Jeopardy standards.
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Post by NoahMinkCHS » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:19 pm

rchschem wrote:FJ was a hose.
OK, so my curiosity is piqued. Can somebody please post this? (I guess I can wait until 8 PT/11 ET, though, for the West Coast fans...)

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Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:21 pm

It was something like:

Aviation History
This man was the 100something (I think 181st) man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

Answer here
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Post by Bigfoot isn't the pr » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:41 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:It was something like:

Aviation History
This man was the 100something (I think 181st) man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

Answer here
close 118th

But yes, total hose.
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Post by Matt Weiner » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:49 pm

I don't see how it's a "hose." What answer really came to mind there? I guess the tidbit about Lindbergh's solo and nonstop status being his actual mark of distinction is not as well known as I thought, but it seemed like a pretty standard Jeopardy "figure it out" question.

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:52 am

Matt Weiner wrote:I don't see how it's a "hose." What answer really came to mind there? I guess the tidbit about Lindbergh's solo and nonstop status being his actual mark of distinction is not as well known as I thought, but it seemed like a pretty standard Jeopardy "figure it out" question.
I also share this opinion. I thought it was obvious that there was a little trick to it considering they didn't mention solo/nonstop.
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Post by Rothlover » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:25 am

Isn't this a famous trivia question? I've read it in books before. Seems lazy.

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Post by rchschem » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:57 am

Rothlover wrote:Isn't this a famous trivia question? I've read it in books before. Seems lazy.
That's better. Hose isn't quite right, but that was the first description I thought of for the taste the question left in my mouth.

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Post by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell) » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:09 am

Same here - it felt like something close to a hose.

The first thought that went through my head was "Lindbergh? It's gotta be. But no, it can't be that easy."

I'm willing to bet that's what went through the contestants' heads as well.

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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:38 am

Somewhere, Richard Reid is smiling.
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Post by Tegan » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:52 pm

It's a horrid question ..... but to be honest ... who the heck else is it?

It has to be an individual ..... as if it was someone flying in a group, you couldn't delineate this person being eexactly the 118th ..... so start thinking ...

males

solo flights

Atlantic.

This might even be too tough for hte NAC.

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Post by cornfused » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:21 pm

I didn't know it, but I would never put ? as a FJ answer. Therefore, for an aviation question, I'd put either Lindbergh or Earhart. In this case, it's a guy. So had I been on the show, I would've written in Lindbergh and waited for the song to finish so I could lose my money.

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Post by Arian Fathieh » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:48 pm

That was a horrible final jeopardy question. Still, he put up a respectable performance. Shame he didn't guess Lindbergh, thats what I was thinking. I can see why it seems too easy. Better than Glenn though.
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Post by btressler » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:36 pm

Matt Weiner wrote:I don't see how it's a "hose." What answer really came to mind there? I guess the tidbit about Lindbergh's solo and nonstop status being his actual mark of distinction is not as well known as I thought, but it seemed like a pretty standard Jeopardy "figure it out" question.
Let me also vote for this opinion. I had it before Alex was done reading.

I hate to criticize Jason because I thought he did a good job. But had I hit a Daily Double on a literature category, I'd bet more than $1200.

It was nice to see a quizbowler on the show. The number of adult contestants with quizbowl background has taken a bit of a dive since Ken. (And did you know you have to declare all QB affiliations when you tryout so they can weed us out?)

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Post by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell) » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:53 pm

Stat74 wrote:(And did you know you have to declare all QB affiliations when you tryout so they can weed us out?)
The folks at J! must not complete be against QB, because Jason's interview consisted of he and Alex talking about his affiliation with the Va Tech team and a very general overview of the college circuit.

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Post by btressler » Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:53 pm

There's still some. But I feel like I see the "QB-er on Jeopardy tonight" message a whole lot less than I used to.

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