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The lady in the middle today has a voice like Elaine from the Airplane! movies. 

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Also getting pretty annoyed with the constant COVID interruptions for various press conferences. 

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Alex's Foghorn Leghorn impression today was pretty good

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A UT guy won the first college tournament game yesterday.  I don't like his chances in the next round though.  He wasn't that impressive though and lucked out when the leader missed a pretty easy FJ.

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Florida vs Florida State vs Yale today.  But the Yale guy is from Miami, so I'd call it a tossup.

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3 hours ago, WBT said:

A UT guy won the first college tournament game yesterday.  I don't like his chances in the next round though.  He wasn't that impressive though and lucked out when the leader missed a pretty easy FJ.

I will be pulling for him of course, but was a bit taken aback when he said the "K" in "AKC" stood for "canine" instead of "kennel."  Yikes.

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I interviewed and got to award Marshall his scholarship (not my cash, most fun I've had though giving other people's money away though) and have guest lectured a class of his.  So I take full credit for his victory /csb.  In a cohort of very accomplished, humble, and philanthropically engaged young people...he stood out very clearly and that's really saying something.  I'm sure RexKramer will be along here shortly to shit on the story, but this kid is truly unique.  

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The Liberty chick dominating the Deuteronomy category was a little on the nose

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Lulz, this usc girl just said Babe Ruth broke the color barrier

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How did Marshall do in the semi-finals?  I didn't DVR anything...

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Posted (edited)

Spoiler for today's game

Spoiler

Marshall did a lot better today but ran into the hardest FJ they've had all tournament.  Triple stumper and the USC girl that was in last advances.  It was a good competitive game overall but a pretty lame ending.

 

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Lulz, this usc girl just said Babe Ruth broke the color barrier


Will have to go back to watch and see that they worded it correctly this time.

A few years ago they did the first black professional baseball player - who is Jackie Robinson and I emailed in to tell them they were wrong and stupid and I am so smart SMRT

I was very pleased with myself that day.

Also I thought the community claimed Ruth nowadays?

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22 minutes ago, MAUFRAIS said:

 


Will have to go back to watch and see that they worded it correctly this time.

A few years ago they did the first black professional baseball player - who is Jackie Robinson and I emailed in to tell them they were wrong and stupid and I am so smart SMRT

I was very pleased with myself that day.

Also I thought the community claimed Ruth nowadays?

 

This reminds me of a story one of my college roommates told me back in the day.  He was working for Pepsi in Tulsa and they had a promotion where Hank Aaron was in town and went to the north side to visit with some underprivileged kids at a boys club or whatnot..  Hank gave a great speech on following your dreams, working hard,  how he broke Babe Ruth's record etc..... at the end, he opened it up for questions.  The first kid he called on said..  " All this time, I thought you was white, and Babe Ruth was black."

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Sheesh, today's contestants were told there would be no math.

The number of pounds in 15% of a US ton.

No one rang in.

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11 minutes ago, WBT said:

Sheesh, today's contestants were told there would be no math.

The number of pounds in 15% of a US ton.

No one rang in.

"What is the same number as your mother's weight, Trebek?" /seanconnery

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Three women today and we only got to the first 3 clues in the MLB category before we ran out of time.  Just a coincidence probably.

Also, this:

Ken Jennings first match should be cool and I won't mind rewatching the GOAT tournament either.

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Ken's first match was pretty close.  Maybe he was on a learning curve but the other new player was right behind him going into FJ.

The GOAT tournament reruns start today.

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They showed Ken's loss at the end of his original run today.  He missed both DDs in DJ, betting 4800 each time and still had a 4400 lead going into FJ, which he obviously also missed.  He would have still won if he got any of those 3 right.

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They've posted a schedule of upcoming shows

They aren't wrong about settings. I have mine only record NEW shows, so I lost some of the GOAT tournament and haven't recorded anything since they ran out of new shows.

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19 minutes ago, Captain Ron said:

They've posted a schedule of upcoming shows

They aren't wrong about settings. I have mine only record NEW shows, so I lost some of the GOAT tournament and haven't recorded anything since they ran out of new shows.

Depending on what your local affiliate chooses to show, you may also have been missing reruns in the middle of the night all this time. Pre-COVID, I had my DVR set to record them so that during the lesser tournaments (kids, college, and celebrity) that we don't care to watch, we'd have a backlog to get us through until adult-level questions return. 

It's been a boon - we generally watch 1-2 episodes a day and still currently have 107 left in the queue right now between the late night reruns and whatever they have been showing during the normal afternoon slot. 

On a related note, the Dish Network DVR's storage capacity kicks ass. 

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Wow, the game board from this first ever episode is a trip

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2002's Million Dollar Masters started re-airing today.  This clue was pretty good:

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Use your general funds in these 2 "general" companies in the top 5 firms in the Fortune 500

Both would be more likely to be found in the "Stonks" category today.

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Rutter's MDM semifinal was today.  Spoilered for the later time slot folks

He trailed 20400 to 19600 going to FJ.  It was a fairly easy FJ on Profiles in Courage.  All 3 contestants got it right.  Rutter bet it all but the lady in the lead bet $0.

If she isn't an idiot, Rutter doesn't make his bones in this tournament and maybe doesn't get invited back to thrash Jennings in every meeting until the GOAT tournament.  Interesting.

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Are they setting him up to take over? Have to assume they have some sort of transition plan scribbled on the back of a card.

 

(Now you back off, Trebek! You wouldn’t have known that if you didn’t have that card in front of you! This guy reads from a card!)

 

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On 4/15/2020 at 11:43 AM, WBT said:

Lulz, this usc girl just said Babe Ruth broke the color barrier

That was Babe Roof

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