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Old 01-15-2020, 01:08 PM   #551
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:17 PM   #552
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X makes a terrible bet.

But Y misses final jeopardy.

Wow.

Not a terrible bet. He only wins if James misses.
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:31 PM   #553
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If he's betting for both to miss, I think zero is the better bet. It's points rather than dollars, so it doesn't really matter, but I didn't like the bet amount if you'll only win if James misses.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:31 PM   #554
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If he's betting for both to miss, I think zero is the better bet. It's points rather than dollars, so it doesn't really matter, but I didn't like the bet amount if you'll only win if James misses.


No, I meant he only wins if James misses no matter what he bets. If James bets it all and gets it right, he has $122,181. The most Ken can get is $111,600. There was no reason for Ken to bet.
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Old 01-16-2020, 03:14 PM   #555
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FWIW, James is now playing up the super-humbled routine, and declaring all his japes to have been kayfabe, which I buy.
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Old 01-29-2020, 08:22 PM   #556
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Maybe 39/50 here? Mrs Q thinks she got 42. I spit the bit on two gettable questions, per usual.
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Old 01-31-2020, 01:47 PM   #557
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Maybe 39/50 here? Mrs Q thinks she got 42. I spit the bit on two gettable questions, per usual.

I'm so much better yelling out answers during the show than I am on the damn test.
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:46 PM   #558
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:49 PM   #559
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:52 PM   #560
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A trial run to make sure that it works.

And an opportunity for the transition to be as smooth, seamless, and classy as possible when it happens.

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Old 01-12-2021, 06:40 PM   #561
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:05 AM   #562
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I feel like Ken is very practiced, and it shows. That's sort of a "don't lose the game" quarterback... he's Alex Smith on two legs. He is absolutely up to the job, and would be perfectly fine, and likely would evolve into the job given the chance. He's fine.

That said, as I have been actively avoiding the contentious side of social media of late, I confess I have mostly missed the recent dustup over his tweeting and associations... Mrs Q says he has all but been shelved as a contender for the long term gig, because of that stuff. If so, and he has truly been Milkshake Duck-ed, I would have been crushed a year ago, but after seeing what it's actually like... maybe a bit less so.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:14 AM   #563
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I admit to thinking that having the guy who gave us Reading Rainbow as kids end up being the guy who gives us Jeopardy into our golden years is pretty cool.

Don't know if LaVar is the best choice. But he is my sentimental choice.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:16 AM   #564
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Ken has been good. Anyone will need some time to get acclimated and find their own voice. I hope those tweets don't cost Ken the job if that's what they choose. He's apologized and he's current on another show, The Chase, with Brad and Jamie.

I saw Aaron Rodgers will be a guest host. That should be fun.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:33 AM   #565
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:01 AM   #566
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I think KJ has the toughest job, coming right after Alex. As QS said, he's very practiced, but he seems nervous and a little too planned at this point. I'm sure he'd grow into the job, though.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:10 AM   #567
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I saw Aaron Rodgers will be a guest host. That should be fun.

Given how many commercials Rodgers does, I must be one of the few people who still remembers the Ryan Braun crap and how they lied about that dude who had Braun's sample and essentially ruined the guy's reputation to save Braun. I'm sure Rodgers believed his good buddy and was only partially to blame, but that has always left a sour taste in my mouth for the guy. Perhaps if he hadn't gone all in on destroying the guy I'd feel differently. I think he's great and all, but I root against him whenever I have the chance. I hope he bombs.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:36 AM   #568
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What tweets?

Literally the only one I've seen quoted was "nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair".
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:36 AM   #569
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Given how many commercials Rodgers does, I must be one of the few people who still remembers the Ryan Braun crap and how they lied about that dude who had Braun's sample and essentially ruined the guy's reputation to save Braun. I'm sure Rodgers believed his good buddy and was only partially to blame, but that has always left a sour taste in my mouth for the guy. Perhaps if he hadn't gone all in on destroying the guy I'd feel differently. I think he's great and all, but I root against him whenever I have the chance. I hope he bombs.

Also not a fan.
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Old 03-25-2021, 06:49 PM   #570
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I can't stand Dr. Oz and got pissed when I realized he was going to host, and I still don't think he is worthy of representing what this show is all about, but I think he's done a really good job hosting from the 2 shows I've seen this week.
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Old 03-25-2021, 07:07 PM   #571
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I don't like Oz. He's been the worst guest host. Katie Couric was good. Mike Richards ok. Ken still has the job.
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Old 03-25-2021, 07:10 PM   #572
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Every time I see Mike Richards I just think of him hosting Beauty and the Geek a decade ago.
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:09 PM   #573
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I feel like Richards was almost like he came out of a factory set to "game show host." Vaguely handsome, vaguely pleasant, vaguely likeable. I guess that's fine. He's not awful.

Couric had a stall that bothered me, and felt forced.

Oz has a natural cadence that I like (despite not liking him) but I think he pushes in a little too much "flavor." It's a subtle thing I don't like.

I don't think we have yet seen a permanent new host.
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Old 03-26-2021, 06:22 AM   #574
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Is LaVar Burton still in the mix?
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Old 03-26-2021, 07:28 AM   #575
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Richards felt a little too...non-organic to me too. Just not quite right, a little "this is how a game show host is supposed to look and act" for me. Didn't feel natural.

I liked Ken, but I don't think it's his gig long-term.

Couric was too soothing if anything for me. I need there to be a little tension, a little excitement to get my mind going. Katie Couric is anti-tense.

I don't think any of them have quite had the incorrect response...response correct. Not emphatic enough, not enough variety. Don't ask "no??" tell us no.

Haven't gotten to the Oz episodes, but yeah, he's a quack.
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Old 03-26-2021, 08:57 AM   #576
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I thought Richards was just there because of COVID travel restrictions. I didn't think he was actually in the running to be the host.

I ended up really liking Jennings, but I wonder if his past with the show ends up being too much of an obstacle.
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Old 03-26-2021, 09:10 AM   #577
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Richards felt a little too...non-organic to me too. Just not quite right, a little "this is how a game show host is supposed to look and act" for me. Didn't feel natural.

I liked Ken, but I don't think it's his gig long-term.

Couric was too soothing if anything for me. I need there to be a little tension, a little excitement to get my mind going. Katie Couric is anti-tense.

I don't think any of them have quite had the incorrect response...response correct. Not emphatic enough, not enough variety. Don't ask "no??" tell us no.

Haven't gotten to the Oz episodes, but yeah, he's a quack.

agreed with all this, especially the correct way to handle a wrong answer... it's weird, but that is the triple axle of the program (or whatever is the correct analogy)... reading the questions you can practice, but saying "nope" or "lol nah" or whatever is where you earn your money, oddly enough.
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Old 03-26-2021, 09:29 AM   #578
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Richards isn't in the running, Couric doesn't want to long-term host the show, no way they choose Oz, so unless it's Ken we definitely haven't seen the perma-host yet.
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Old 04-03-2021, 05:38 PM   #579
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Oz has a natural cadence that I like (despite not liking him) but I think he pushes in a little too much "flavor." It's a subtle thing I don't like.

Mostly agree with this, though he seems (at least having watched the first week) to sometimes go along fine and then all of a sudden randomly RAMP THE INTENSITY UP TO 14 and then go right back down. I liked that there was more of an edge than Couric, but sometimes went a bit too far.

I don't think he has had a good rapport with the contestants during the interviews.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:19 AM   #580
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Aaron Rodgers' Jeopardy guest-host debut: promising!

I'm not buying this myself... I felt if graded on a "non professional entertainer" scale he did very, very well... but in open competition he was a bit stiff and vanilla. Not an embarrassment by any stretch, just not any sort of standout. I'm glad he's not awful, but it's still just a novelty thing. Good for him.
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:22 AM   #581
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:25 AM   #582
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In J! circles, this is "shots fired" time... lol i love this schtick

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Old 04-06-2021, 09:59 AM   #583
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Rodgers was good but his voice is too monotone. Maybe he'll loosen up in later episodes. The FJ response about the field goal was funny.
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:28 AM   #584
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Hey, if Rolf Benirschke can be a successful host...

(Wait, what's that? Oh. Never mind.)
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:38 AM   #585
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Rodgers was good but his voice is too monotone. Maybe he'll loosen up in later episodes. The FJ response about the field goal was funny.

Agreed on the monotone. He had a Shaq vibe to his voice (without the mumbling). Although I'd rather listen to him like that then like Joe Namath's Medicaid shtick.

Also, I don't like the guy to begin with, but I think a necessary ingredient to a good Jeopardy host is that they are (or at least seem to be, by reputation) smart enough people that you believe they know the answers. It's essential to when they give a "no that's wrong" answer. SNL famously made fun of Trebek's sometimes condescending responses. With Rodgers, I don't believe he knows 10% of the answers and in fact, on one of the responses he actually admitted he'd never heard of whatever it was. That's the wrong way to build rapport with the contestants. He's not one of them.
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Old 04-06-2021, 12:36 PM   #586
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But it would be perfect if Rodgers left the NFL to be the Jeopardy host.

What is, that's what you deserve for drafting a QB instead of someone that actually played.
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Old 04-06-2021, 12:47 PM   #587
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That loses a lot of its sting considering Rodgers' draft history.
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Is it me, or has the writing been uneven lately? I feel like there have been more questions that are either inadequately pinned, poorly worded, or just fell flat this season.
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:50 AM   #589
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Rodgers would be better if he wasn't constantly trying to get players to ring in too early with his cadence.
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Handled perfectly, imo

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Old 04-14-2021, 09:15 AM   #591
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Rodgers looks like a kid showed up to school photo day, I can't get over his "cleaned up" look vs his "I just played a football game" look
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:16 AM   #592
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I don't know if the Jeopardy host thing will work for Rodgers. But he's shown enough that I think that he can have a post-NFL media career that goes beyond pre-game show host.

I could easily see him improving with some more TV reps and ending up with a Michael Strahan type thing where he becomes a fixture on one of the big morning/daytime TV shows.

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Old 04-14-2021, 10:36 AM   #593
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I wonder if Peyton Manning would be a good host. He’s got a good sense of humor that might play well.
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:44 AM   #594
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To me, Manning has a far better personality and delivery than Rodgers to work solo. Rodgers seems too monotone, and he's got a "straight guy" (as in a 2-man comedy schtick meaning) personality that would work far better in tandem with a more outgoing co-host. He comes off more like a Bud Abbott-type.
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You know who might be a good host? Joe Buck.

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Old 04-17-2021, 06:19 PM   #596
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Joe Buck to guest host 'Jeopardy'
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:30 PM   #597
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Anderson Cooper has the next two weeks. I have a feeling it is his job if he wants it.

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I can't believe he'd leave CNN for it, but I always did like him as the host of The Mole.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:16 AM   #599
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I can't believe he'd leave CNN for it, but I always did like him as the host of The Mole.
I loved The Mole. I wish it had taken off. I was wondering the same thing about CNN, but would he have to leave? They can tape many Jeopardy episodes in one day. Considering guys like Michael Strahan and Ryan Seacrest can have 10 different jobs goingn at the same time, I wonder if Anderson couldn't do both?
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The bigger problem would be the unpredictability of the news. There are times when his CNN job requires him to pack up and go on location for days. That seems incompatible with being Jeopardy host.
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