OT: Who's Watching Jeopardy GOAT Addition

It has been a pretty fun watch so far.

Real surprised Brad, who usually crushes everyone, is doing so poorly.

I think Ken picked up on Jame's strategy and they are both just pushing the Jeopardy limits.

Should be fun to watch.

Also glad they are having fun with it. Especially when they tweet hilarious things like this:

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I too am shocked Brad is performing so badly. I thought James would wax Ken given how long it's been for Ken. But Ken still looks sharp.

I feel like they have catered the categories to allow all three players to go on streaks. It's been very entertaining. The respect they have for not only each other, but Alex, is so endearing. Top notch television.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Alex doesn't look so hot. His skin color is very yellow. I hope he doesn't push it to much when the time comes.

Who doesn't love Alex though!

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I've been trying to decide which one of these three I'd like to see take Alex's place. Probably Ken or Brad.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Yeah, I've never liked Brad but I'm rooting for him hard to regain some dignity. It's gotta be hard on him.

Actually, I've never been a fan of any of the three. Holzhauer just changed the game too much for me. And he's so awkward with that smile. Ken has always been this superpower and he's just so nerdy. {And I've always been proud to have got the Final Jeopardy right that cost him his long run}

But right now, I'm rooting for Ken.

I'm a Buzzy and Austin fan.

careful, goat addition leads to goat multiplication

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

... which leads to goat exponentiation.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Which leads to suffering.

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My 2019 Season Challenge: only comment with Star Wars memes. (completed as of Nov. 29)

Ok, so seriously WTF? When is this on? Mrs. APFOW and I DVR Jeopardy because we are nerds, but it didn't pick this up. It picked up a normal Jeopardy. So, last night we tune in instead of relying on DVR and it, again, was NOT the GOT edition. Is it in a different timeslot, streaming, what? Is this just a YTTV thing?

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

It's on at 8 PM to 9 PM on Tuesday, Wed., Thursday. It might be on tonight.

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Well...

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

It's on ABC at 8:00 so it's a different broadcast than regular jeopardy.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

DAMN!!!

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

It's on at 8 on ABC. Almost made the same mistake the first night.

Thanks!!!

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

ABC.com

Looks like all three episodes can be streamed

It has been entertaining just to watch the 3 guys interact. They're all giants in their own right and Trebek is a legend. I think after this GOAT tournament Alex is going to hang it up. I hope so. He's not looking good.

Last night's 2nd match Final Jeopardy was hilarious when James didn't know the answer and answered with "GHOST: Greatest Host Of Syndicated Television - Pat Saj Alex Trebek!

I think James knew the answer but there was no way of catching Ken. So he cane up with his creative answer. Brad also came up with a creative answer at which point Alex welcomed everyone to the comedic version of Jeopardy. It has been entertaining to watch.

You're probably right in that there was no way to catch Ken so he made a funny out of it.

I am rooting hard against James. While I think he's trying to be sincere with his humor, it comes off as smug and mean-spirited in my opinion.

As far as the game play thus far, one thing I didn't consider was that the player with the lowest score going into Double Jeopardy would have so much influence on the game by controlling the first pick of the board. Brad has picked off a Daily Double in four(!!!) of the six matches so far.

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I'm rooting for James...but Ken is very good

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It's been entertaining. With the tournament format setup as it is with the champion being the first guy to win 3 nights Ken is sitting pretty good with 2 so far. Does it end Tuesday nite when night 4 airs??? Hope not cuz I'm pulling for James. Could go as long as next Friday if Brad gets his act together.

“I'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter”~steven wright

I have enjoyed watching it.. Even though the stakes are high, it's fun to see the contestants being goofy with each other.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I've felt kind of sorry for Brad getting all the Double Jeopardy's and getting most wrong. That also took James' game from him since he almost always goes all in to make himself unable to be caught. The game has really worked to Ken's favor which is the knowledge.

My wife was sitting there saying, "Why is Brad going in on every double Jeopardy?"

It's because they are playing James. James goes all in on everything, so to beat him, you have to do the same or risk falling really behind.

All the guys playing are super smart, and they know exactly what they need to do to win and probably the odds as well.

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I have been loving this series (I don't get to watch tonight for previous engagements and have no DVR).

Mild spoilers below:

It was really impressive watching regular Jeopardy right before watching these three go at it for two matches. I think there was maybe 1 wrong answer across the first two games. This changed as the process went on and you can see that keeping up the speed and recall begins to flag after a bit. On the third day there was a point where they were all back at 0 after a bunch of clues were off the board.

Even with all the diverse categories available, there has only been one or two clues where no one attempted an answer or where all three were incorrect.

My expectation is on Ken to win it. Brad is excellent against non-superstar players but just can't keep up over the course of the game with the other two (in this format, I know he won other times) and James relies on the daily double to get ahead. If it comes up too early or if the other plays deny it to him, he has a hard time. I'd love for it to go two matches to each before someone wins it all though.

Sadly, I think Trebek hangs it up after all this. I've seen rumors that he has already written his farewell (no idea when it is coming). I think it'd be kind of fitting if Brad or Ken took over the hosting gig after he retires (I don't think James has the charisma to pull it off).

Both times Ken won, he got the daily double, went all in, and got the question right. It's the same strategy of James who goes all in unless he's far enough ahead.

The daily doubles cost Brad, but both Brad and Ken have visibly been frustrated at how well James knows the buzzer. James has been visibly frustrated when Brad gets the daily doubles (especially with his first pick of the second round).

Can you elaborate on "knowing the buzzer?" I've always been curious about when they are allowed to start buzzing in.

Meaning being the first to buzz in. Apparently there are tricks to buzzing in first.

Ken Jennings wrote about when he was on the run they started to mess with buzzer speed to try to get him to lose.

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Damn. Shouldn't there be rules about when the buzzer window opens? Like, as soon as Alex starts reading the clue?

So, the buzzer can be a little tricky because it becomes available after Alex finishes reading the question. However, if you buzz a little early, you can end up triggering a little delay between your first press and your second press. Knowing the timing of the buzzer, you can get your buzz in just as it becomes available, and could potentially get the buzz in second, but end up being first because of the delay in the trigger from the person who pressed it first.

James learned the timing of the buzzer better than almost anyone I've seen. If you notice, James is almost never "click click click"ing the buzzer hoping to be first. He's almost always lit up when the TV goes from the question to the 3 contestants view. Aside from knowing a lot and risking a lot, it's why he can run the board among normal players, and one of the biggest parts of his game that Ken and Brad have both acknowledged in interviews and such about James.

Thanks!

I've always wondered if you buzzed in early, if it turned off your buzzer for a few seconds. That would be frustrating to know the questions to the clues and get out buzzed repeatedly.

Ken alluded to it during one of the mid-game discussions when Alex asked about their preparation for the tournament. Ken talked about focusing Alex's cadence, as the way the clue is read ultimately determines when they are able to buzz in.

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both Brad and Ken have visibly been frustrated at how well James knows the buzzer

Eh, I'm pretty sure that Brad and Ken knew James was extremely good with the buzzer and their reactions are just highly competitive players showing frustration in a game where the outcome might be decided by the single click of the buzzer (at this level every answer can swing the entire game, especially when there are Daily Doubles on the board).

During James' run last year, I seem to recall Ken mentioning that reaction time would be very important if he faced off against James and that was one reason he felt his younger self would have better odds against him.

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I'm not sure how what you said is different than what I said. Competition breeds frustration when you don't get your timing right and someone else does. But the frustration is only with regards to competition. You can tell in their interactions between rounds and after rounds they respect each other a bunch.

I interpreted your comment more along the lines of Brad and Ken were surprised by James being good on the buzzer. My point is that I don't think it's about James (or them underestimating James) and more that every Jeopardy contestant gets frustrated when they know the question but aren't the first to buzz in. Apologies if I'm just repeating what you were saying.

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I did like Brad referencing the Eagles SB win and wagering $4133

James is my favorite contestant but I really hope Ken is the next host after Alex sadly says goodbye.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

Waiting for the plot twist when they wheel out Watson one last time, lol

Had to do a paper for my Master's on this. Really a marvel of modern technology and the Project Management style was truly unique. To be agile at that size is amazing.

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I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Alex: We'll clear your scores from the first game.
James: Wait, Brad's is still up there...

That was a lot of fun. I think most would have picked Ken to win so the outcome is not surprising but I think it is surprising how he won. I figured it would be more balanced. James gave him a run in every game, but Ken still won 3 out of the 4 nights played. And Brad was surprisingly a non-factor. It looked like he struggled adjusting to James' aggressive play style (quick buzzer reaction, going all in, etc) while Ken adjusted flawlessly.