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QB'er on Jeopardy tonight

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:37 pm
by The Goffman Prophecies
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.

Re: QB'er on Jeopardy tonight

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:51 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
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.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:53 pm
by rchschem
FJ was a hose.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:57 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
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.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:17 pm
by Mike Bentley
I thought I recognized him. Too bad the Final Jeopardy was complete and utter garbage, even by Jeopardy standards.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:19 pm
by NoahMinkCHS
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...)

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:21 pm
by Mike Bentley
It was something like:

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

Answer here

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:41 pm
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
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.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:49 pm
by Matt Weiner
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.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:52 am
by AndyShootsAndyScores
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.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:25 am
by Rothlover
Isn't this a famous trivia question? I've read it in books before. Seems lazy.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:57 am
by rchschem
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.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:09 am
by The Goffman Prophecies
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.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:38 am
by AKKOLADE
Somewhere, Richard Reid is smiling.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:52 pm
by Tegan
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.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:21 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
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.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:48 pm
by Arian Fathieh
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.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:36 pm
by btressler
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?)

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:53 pm
by The Goffman Prophecies
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.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:53 pm
by btressler
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.