Who will replace our beloved Alex Trebek???
Jeopardy! - Part 16
|by Anonymous||reply 600||05/09/2019|
James could have made his record untouchable yesterday, if only he had bet a larger amount (which he could have).
He could have wagered up to $60,000 and still won the game, which would have given him over $130,000.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/10/2019|
Only 54k today lol. The reign continues, but Laura kept it interesting even though she ruined her momentum with the failed DD. Jeff was cute but didn't stand a chance against the other two.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/10/2019|
At least the female contestant wasn't the one who was iced out today.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/10/2019|
Less than an hour until I can watch.....
AND the Stanley Cup playoffs begin tonight....life is good.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/10/2019|
Why does that matter, r3?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/10/2019|
I read somewhere that this week's episodes were taped on February 11, nearly a month before Alex announced his cancer diagnosis on March 6.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/10/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/10/2019|
Good game - some wacky categories.....
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/10/2019|
Alex was rather rude to Jeff with that "You're going back to Canada." remark.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/10/2019|
Her vocal fry was a deal-breaker for me right off, even though I'm incredibly tired of James' runaways and Double searching. How the Canadian homo passed the test I dunno? What's a "nautilus" shell? Do you think James firmalky objected to Bull Run? I got that they were looking for the creek itself right away.
From her frantic buzzer action, James seems to have mastered the timing, as well as knowing a lot. He's going to have to blow a daily double or two to lose.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/10/2019|
(From the old thread)
[quote]I totally agree with James going after the larger amounts first. Never understood why contestants always go in ascending order.
I always thought it was because the "daily doubles" are usually hidden in the pricier clues. So if you start picking from the $800 or $1000 levels, you could find the DD before you amassed any cash, and would be limited to wagering a small amount. Instead, clean up on the $200 and $400 levels, and you could have two or three thousand before you bump into the DD.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/11/2019|
I'm glad she's gone: vocal fry and buzzer technique like last month's doctor who went to Columbia.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/11/2019|
Good gambler, but that's his profession. I think he has good general knowledge but not great. Clearly good in sports, but that's also his profession. And great on the buzzer, but he's no Ken Jennings. Clearly has memorized Oscars, Constitutional Amendments, Canadian geography among others.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/11/2019|
I couldn't help but notice that following Wednesday's game, James' post-win wandering on the set once again stymied Alex's traditional handshaking routine. Alex seemed to take it in stride.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/11/2019|
It occurred to me that he's going to get screwed under the new tax laws. There's a cap of $10,000 worth of deduction for all of that California non-resident income tax withheld.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/11/2019|
Wonder what kind of living he makes in his profession? Does his wife like to live on the edge—or perhaps she has a steady job?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/11/2019|
Has he mentioned his education, if any?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/11/2019|
r17: I was wondering about that too. He seems well-enough educated. I think I read online he has a BS in mathematics, can't remember from where. He doesn't mispronounce words, which is rare enough, even among Jeopardy candidates (remember Ken Jennings saying "Titti-an"--I was embarrassed for Ken). Wonder why James never got his teeth/jaw fixed. Guess if you're married with a kid or kids you have other priorities.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/11/2019|
DL Fave Ben Mankiewicz giving clues for a TCM category!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/11/2019|
Background article on James from his home town paper Napierville, IL.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/11/2019|
Close game after the first round!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/11/2019|
What are some of "those informational children's books" he talked about in r19?
[quote]"They are chock-full of infographics, pictures and all kinds of stuff to keep the reader engaged," he told The Washington Post via email. "I couldn't make it through a chapter of an actual Dickens novel without falling asleep."
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/11/2019|
My guess would be like those 'ZooBooks' kids would get in the mail.
A runaway after DJ for James, but it's closer today. I wonder how much he'll wager in FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/11/2019|
Wow, lowest amount for champ, but still great! Over the 300k mark.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/11/2019|
R11, it's also so that you get a feel for the category and eliminate some of the possibilities before you get to the higher dollar clues. For instance, if it is states or months or African countries, etc., you know that they won't be repeated in the category.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/11/2019|
Thank Godddddd Stephanieeeeeeeee didn'ttttttt wynnnnnnnnnnn.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/11/2019|
R26, I hated her. Even when she said the category names she sounded like she was asking a question.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/11/2019|
Glad Alex has a super contestant during this time.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/11/2019|
No, r27, it's not the "question" voice, it's the draggginnnnng out the last syllablllllle sound. "Question" is upspeak. "Draggginnnnnng" is vocal fry.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/11/2019|
I hate runaway games. The second he wins his daily doubles, I take the dog out for a walk.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/11/2019|
I love runaways, I especially love when the margins are huge like James has been doing! I like winners.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/11/2019|
I hate runaways for days on end. I knew when she gave her first answer I couldn't deal with her for more than a day. No love for gay Lewis Black?
Guessed Olivia Newton-John for final.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/11/2019|
Today was the first day he looked vulnerable. He missed a couple, didn't know a few others, and missed what was a pretty easy FJ...at least if you're a certain age.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/11/2019|
And James keeps plugging along. Neither of the others was worth losing James for..... I got FJ only because of the year and number of videocassettes sold.....it couldn't have been a music video....had to be a self help video....Jane Fonda it was.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/11/2019|
[quote]a pretty easy FJ...at least if you're a certain age.
And James isn't. Nor was Fryyyyy girllllll. You had to be old like the guy on the right and remember the time before MUSIC videos. I am old. I got it.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/11/2019|
You had to be over 40 to know Jane Fonda did workout videos in the early 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/12/2019|
I'm rooting for James to stick around for a while. I like him,
Only thing that irritates me about James is the clinched teeth smile. Looks so forced and unnatural.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/12/2019|
Yeah, he has the most painful smile. It's like he's being tortured into smiling. It's fun when Jeopardy has an extraordinary player but multiple blowout games can get tedious.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/12/2019|
Guess what, r36.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/12/2019|
Not a regular Jeopardy viewer, but read that this current crop of shows was taped in February, before his announcement.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/12/2019|
Maybe you read that at R6.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/12/2019|
I hope James uses some of his money to get his teeth and jaw fixed. I imagine he was bullied a lot as a kid--maybe it made him the big reader he obviously is.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/12/2019|
R33, Very surprised that James thought Ella Fitzgerald died in 1959.
FJ was ridiculously easy, but I just turned 67, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/12/2019|
I missed it today. Did James win. Was a Vocal Fryer one of his opponents?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/12/2019|
I typically post here early as new episodes air at 3:30 in my area. I also missed today due to a doctor appt. I also want to know what the outcome was today.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/12/2019|
He cruised again and had a huge FJ bet and a huge win...over 80k.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/12/2019|
For a teacher/writer, Mike gave some idiotic responses.
We need to see at least one of James' wedding photos with him in swim trunks.
Again, FJ could not have been easier.
WOF indulgence: Both female contestants failed to correctly guess two very obvious puzzles.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/12/2019|
This James dude sucks and these questions are easy as fuck! I remember this James dickhead was on THE CHASE and I couldn't stand him on there! The Jackie bitch from the runaways was also on the chase and missed every question and she ended up being a fucking five day champ.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/12/2019|
What's funny, R41, is that I was the poster at R6!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/12/2019|
What’s funny is you weren’t, R4O. Get lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/12/2019|
But indeed I was, R50.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/12/2019|
I know it was one of those that where I knew the answer before he finished reading the question.
Mike was indeed quite dense. I like the gal well enough, but by the time she even gained a small amount of traction it was far too late.
I wanted to walk R30's dog after his first Double!
I inferred that the Chippendale get up involved Speedos.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/12/2019|
James clearly has a monster cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/12/2019|
These games are becoming so boring. I want him to lose ASAP.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/12/2019|
omfg James is annoying the hell out of me. He seems nice but I hate his grit-smile, I hate how he always finds the daily doubles, I HATE the weird betting values he uses and I REALLY HATE how it's always someone's fucking birthday in his final jeopardy answer.
He's annoying me as much as Austin last year even though he doesn't have those antics.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/13/2019|
The "Happy Birthday" thing is a bit much. I've never understood that - is it the person's birthday when the show was recorded? Or do the players know in advance what days their episodes will air? And how can he possibly know people (and their DOB) with birthdays on April 8th, April 9th, April 10th, etc.?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/13/2019|
Alex always refers to holidays that fall on the day a show airs, and special categories are timed to coincide with events like the TCM film festival one this week, so it’s likely the contestants know when their episodes will air.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/13/2019|
I'm inclined to think that if James had a monster cock then he wouldn't have needed to create a 'monster cock' game plan.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/13/2019|
Whatever that means, r58.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/13/2019|
I think his games are thrilling, like watching someone on a tightrope.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/13/2019|
R60, I agree.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/13/2019|
I never knew HBO remade Fahrenheit 451. I liked the old one with Julie Christie, but it never got much of a release. I get HBO, but I don't remember seeing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/13/2019|
They know the air dates of the episodes at the time of recording and the contestants know as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/13/2019|
R62, It received a major release in 1966.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/13/2019|
Thanks for the update, all. Had to attend a play and missed Friday's episode!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/13/2019|
@R59 . I'm saying that maybe he's compensating.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/13/2019|
The HBO version was very disappointing. It wasn't terrible but my expectations may have been too high.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/13/2019|
As of Friday's show, James has the two highest single day cash payouts.
Tuesday = $110,914
Friday = $89,158
Before that Roger Craig's $77,000 was the record.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/14/2019|
Wired article on James' playing strategy
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/14/2019|
I've grown tired of him. Let me know when he loses.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/14/2019|
I'm hoping he makes it to at least 10 wins and $500,000.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/14/2019|
Just as a little aside, there's something strange about how James pronounces the letter R. It's not a genuine speech impediment, like Elmer Fudd has, it's just a…hell, I can't describe it. Just listen to how he pronounces the word "hundred" when he asks for a category. From that point on you'll always be aware of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/14/2019|
r72: With his weird lower jaw, I'm surprised James doesn't have more speech issues. His brain is in good shape, I'll say that. I hope he keeps winning. Having a big champ always brings the eyeballs, so I think the producers will do everything they can to keep the questions in his wheelhouse. He seems like a nice, unpretentious guy, unlike some of the more recent previous big winners.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/14/2019|
There’s a new commercial airing for April. Says a new record will be broke then you hear Alex saying 2 million dollars.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/14/2019|
My kid and I love watching James. And I disagree with the poster up thread—I think he is really very smart. I realize Jeopardy seems to be getting easier, but in his first 4 or 5 games, James missed just 4 questions. And, given how many questions he answered, that’s remarkable. Go, James. Live long and prosper!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/14/2019|
Some stats about James winning streak:
Friday’s show: Las Vegas resident James Holzhauer, 34, won his seventh consecutive game, earning $89,158 to increase his total to $415,035.
In the form of a question: He has answered correctly 219 times in 228 attempts.
Daily Doubles: He’s 14 of 15 for net earnings of $139,689.
Final Jeopardy: He’s 6 of 7.
Single-game earnings: He’s No. 1 with $110,914 and No. 2 with $89,158 in the 35-year history of the game show.
Chasing Jennings: Ken Jennings, of Edmonds, Wash., is the all-time regular play earnings leader with $2,520,700, winning 74 consecutive games in 2004. Holzhauer is fourth on the list with $415,035.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/15/2019|
And he was Governor of North Carolina!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/15/2019|
They two names are pronounced almost identically, but spelled differently. James Eubert Holshouser was governor of North Carolina from 1973 to 1977.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/15/2019|
Good, r78. You need to know politics to compete!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/15/2019|
Would "What is Iwo Jima?" have been enough as today's FJ question? I noticed everyone said "raising the flag on" as well. I would simply have written "What is Iwo Jima?"
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/15/2019|
I thought that too, I would have written "the raising of the flag over Iwo Jima" if I hadn’t run out of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/15/2019|
The question about the seven orifices had me laughing and counting.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/15/2019|
James blowing a DD is an omen.
The lady appeared disgusted as the game progressed.
Yet another FJ a middle school student would know.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/15/2019|
R83, an omen? You’re such a savant.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/15/2019|
I'm thinking of getting a dog just so I can walk it during the show.
Tonight, I noticed that there was enough of a buzzer lag before he generally rang in with a correct answer, to have given the challengers long enough to ring in if they knew it. It didn't seem as though he was relying solely on buzzer skills to rack up answers.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/15/2019|
This was the first game that I was actually worried for James. The guy in the middle was giving him some stiff competition. And James missed a ton of questions.
That said, I'm still glad he won.
Does anyone else think that Alex kind of tempts James into betting it all, just to see him lose? That Alex is a sly one.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/15/2019|
damn. I got my hopes up when James blew all his money in the first round but then quickly he got it back.
He needs a smile coach.
How many fucking bdays does he know of?
I hope someone stops him this week
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/16/2019|
What's wrong with me? I'm not attracted to James, but I'm not one bit annoyed by him. He can stay forever AFAIC.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/16/2019|
How could any faithful Jeopardy! viewer not be enjoying James' juggernaut?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/16/2019|
[quote]How could any faithful Jeopardy! viewer not be enjoying James' juggernaut?
It's impressive, for sure. But part of the fun for me is watching players compete against each other. I find myself getting bored by his run. There's no drama involved when he's up by $5000 at the first commercial break. There's no strategy involved in the Final Jeopardy wagering. It's like watching one person stand there and run through the board to see how many they get right.
I'm a fan of tennis. I'd much rather watch a match between two players go to a third set tie breaker, than watch a player beat another 6-0, 6-0. I find a 6-0, 6-0 match result impressive, the winner probably played wonderfully, but the match holds no interest for me. Same concept at work here.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/16/2019|
R90, Just accept it for what it is, something we might never see again, and enjoy watching an exceptional player.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/16/2019|
R89 asked how someone might not enjoy his run, and I answered. I'm not bitching about him or his achievements, I'm not campaigning for rule changes, etc. I'm just stating that I don't enjoy the shows as much.
I don't know why you think I haven't "accepted it for what it is".
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/16/2019|
I'd like to see a five-day max rule and then automatic qualification for Tournament of Champions.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/16/2019|
I wish they'd had that rule in place for Ken Jennings, r93.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/16/2019|
R92, Gee, this could be why . . .
"I find myself getting bored by his run. There's no drama involved when he's up by $5000 at the first commercial break. There's no strategy involved in the Final Jeopardy wagering. It's like watching one person stand there and run through the board to see how many they get right."
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/16/2019|
I love the suspense. Obviously someone will eventually unseat him. It will be thrilling to see exactly how he loses. And his plans for a round-the-world trip with his wife sound wonderful; what a dream trip.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/16/2019|
You're making zero sense, R95. I've "accepted" him and his accomplishments. What you're quoting from my post is an explanation of why I'm not enjoying his run. It's not that big of a deal. Some people enjoy what he's doing, some people don't. I don't understand why you're making an issue of my response to a direct question.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/16/2019|
R97, R95 makes more sense than you do.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||04/16/2019|
What have I said that doesn't make sense?
Someone asked a question, and I've responded with my opinion. You know, an opinion - like: "ice cream tastes great" or "I like the color blue". You may not agree with my opinion, and that's perfectly ok. But is there something I've said that doesn't make sense?
What doesn't make sense to me is R91 suggesting I've not accepted something, or that I should just enjoy something that...I don't enjoy. Huh?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/16/2019|
Okay, r99. You've had it quoted back to you once. I'm not going to do that again.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||04/16/2019|
So... the fact that I'm bored by runaway Jeopardy victories doesn't make sense?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/16/2019|
R99, Why don't you end your personal torture and watch Inside Edition at 7:30 PM until James is dethroned?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/16/2019|
My only problem with James is his horrible lockjaw smile. He can't "learn how to smile better" as someone said above--it's his lower jaw protruding out and meeting his upper teeth--called an underbite or lantern jaw. Undoubtedly he was born with this. He's actually a pleasant enough looking guy otherwise. He tries not to smile with his mouth open obviously. I guess his wife likes him the way he is. He must have made peace with it, grotesque as it is. I wish he'd use his money and get it fixed so we could see him again at some future TOC with a normal smile.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||04/16/2019|
Imagine how the other contestant lined up for the slaughter feel. They're effectively competing for second place. I did enjoy the look on his face when he blew that Daily Double. Good times.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/16/2019|
i like that he's not smug or creepy or hideous. He's a welcome break from the monotony of 1 day champs or worse having obnoxious ones. I am pulling for him to break the all time total $ earned - which I can see him do but not breaking the most wins - mainly due to him being a gambler.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/16/2019|
Oh, he's plenty obnoxious but I suspect the producers egg him on. Dull is a killer on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||04/16/2019|
James does not appear to play well with others. He rarely seems to interact with his fellow contestants. I'm enjoying the ride, but not him, so I'll be okay when his reign is over.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||04/16/2019|
R107: Actually, in the first couple of shows he was on, James actually went over and shook hands with other contestants at the end and he wasn't there when Alex came around. Eventually, the producers must have told him to stay in his own slot for the end of the show. Unless I'm mixing him up with another recent contestant, which is possible. My guess is the other contestants are intimidated by him and probably feel cheated out of a chance to win, so they don't talk to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/16/2019|
I guess it's good for the show, but I'm tuning out when he has a huge lead at the first break. He's less human than Watson.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/16/2019|
Poor Kentucky bluebird......but she did get a couple of questions......
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/16/2019|
I didn't really understand her story, which was sad as those were about the only time she opened her mouth. Sorry about the guy from Urinetown.
I thought Final was all of Ukraine. Had no idea Crimea was so big.
Having trouble believing they're that intimidated. Some of it has to be he's lucked out with not so aggressive opponents.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||04/16/2019|
[quote] Imagine how the other contestant lined up for the slaughter feel
Rofl! That's exactly what they look like. Poor things.
Adam kept staring at James throughout the show. I think he had a crush on James.
I felt so sorry for that poor lady with the glasses. As if it wasn't bad enough that she was only able to ring in like 3 times, but then she gets eliminated before Final Jeopardy. How humiliating!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||04/16/2019|
Adam wanted James deep inside him.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/16/2019|
Alex likes him. I think it's great Alex is getting a spectacular champion as he approached his final days.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||04/16/2019|
[R107], [R108] As focused as he gets on the game, I like that James laughs at the other contestants' stories (when funny, like today's urine-carrying mascot story) or silly responses; he has a friendly laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/16/2019|
I would love to know what it's like in the green room where the upcoming contestants are watching the games in progress.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||04/16/2019|
The thing I like about James is that he's clearly not a fame whore like Buzzy Cohen or Austin Rogers.
James is strictly about the money and the RUSH.
He's all business.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||04/16/2019|
R117, As was Alex Jacob, the professional poker player.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||04/16/2019|
Alex said something on Tuesday's show that led me to believe James' run might be fixed. He said something like "James has done so well because he has had categories that suit him well", or something to that effect.
I have noticed in his run that there haven't been any artsy-fartsy categories i.e. Ballet, Classical Music, Art History, Museums and the like.
Am I being paranoid in suggesting that producers are helping James along?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||04/16/2019|
I don't think it's fixed for James. James is very strong. It will be interesting to see him against other strong performers in Tournament of Champions. I wonder if he'll flame out like Julia, who seemed to benefit from a fix. Because she was terrible when pitted against fellow champions.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||04/16/2019|
R119, Alex specifically asked him how he prepared for the show, and he was kind of evasive. It was basically, "I just shored up the weak areas."
In fact, he said that he was really bad in school, so it doesn't make sense that he would be so good at Jeopardy and trivia. He added only studied what interested him.
So how did he become so good at all-around trivia? It doesn't really make sense, and his explanation didn't help.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||04/16/2019|
In thinking about it his story doesn't really add up to me now either. All I can think of is that he has a really good memory and forced himself to learn stuff over several years specifically for raking in jeopardy wins?
Also, he seems to be very lucky in having weak opponents. They seem to have enough time to buzz in if they want to, and you would think that they would know as much as he does on average.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||04/16/2019|
FWIW, r122, without any preparation at all—and, of course, without having to deal with the damned buzzer—I am getting more right answers lately than at any time in Jeopardy history. Or, at least at any time in my history of watching (which is not every day).
|by Anonymous||reply 123||04/16/2019|
and let's make sure Alex leaves the show with a big win.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||04/16/2019|
Reba McEntire is almost assuredly being named Alex's successor. You heard it here first.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||04/16/2019|
Are James’ opponents really weak? Or is it just that James is so strong? A player as good as James doesn’t happen very often, so of course the others will look weak.
As a teacher, I was disappointed when James said he hated school. Yeah, I realize that’s foolish.
Count me in with those who don’t understand those who are bored with these games. I think it’s a kick to see someone get a big lead by making a huge bet, or by betting it all, or by wagering $40k on FJ. It’s more fun than 3 average players with around $9k each while one of them is clicking furiously.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||04/16/2019|
I would never watch again, r125.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||04/16/2019|
I'll give James credit, at least he understands what he's there to accomplish and what the purpose of the Daily Double is. How many times per month do you hear Alex tell some deadhead that if they made it a true Daily Double they could take the lead, or tie, or at least get close, and then they make some pussy bet that doesn't accomplish a damned thing? Come on, try to win and stop being so scared of not being around for final Jeopardy.
What I've never understood is when a player hits the Daily Double with about a minute left, they're behind, and the DD could give them a shot, and they don't take it even though they know the category, and they've seen the clues that have already been revealed. Then, when final Jeopardy rolls around a minute later they make a huge bet, basically betting blind. Sorry, but the time to show some balls was when you had the Daily Double all to yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||04/16/2019|
I'd say I know maybe two-thirds of the answers that James gets. Honestly, most people know a lot of answers because they read a lot. However, he said he hated school and had nothing to do with things that didn't interest him. I just think it would take an awful lot of cramming to really fill in the weak spots, as he puts it.
The other factor has to do with timing. I have tried paying attention the last couple of days checking out the response time after the question is asked. I can now tell the difference between a contestant like him buzzing in right away when they absolutely know the answer, and a small amount of lag time where they have to do at least some sort of thinking. I don't notice him buzzing in immediately almost every single time. There seems to be, often enough, a lag time where they each have a chance to buzz in. However, the challengers rarely take advantage of that, as though time after time they just don't know the answer. They seem to appear to be either intimidated, or they just don't know much, so he's been really lucky with lame opponents.
For what it's worth, I should make it clear I was not a regular viewer during the Ken Jennings days.
Also, it's not that I dislike him personally, he seems like a decent enough guy. I have just tired of him as a runaway contestant like this. Two sides of the coin, where I can't understand how others are just fine with this lopsided action.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||04/16/2019|
Julie Chen Moonves after Alex leaves.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||04/16/2019|
I'm sick of him. I hate his betting values and I hate his constant birthday wishes. Tomorrow will he write "happy birthday no one again"?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||04/17/2019|
I believe some of you are over thinking this.
James crammed for the show like every contestant does or should do.
So what if he hated school? Lots of people did.
I have not enjoyed watching a contestant amass so much money in a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/17/2019|
Me too, r132! But I've never felt sadder for a contestant in a long time than I did for the poor woman last night. She even looked like she was wearing one of those false nose and glasses contraptions. Wonder how she would have done against an average competitor and not James.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||04/17/2019|
A few of the second place competitors against James have been able to amass $10K or $12K, which normally is a good total. But James' strategy of grabbing all the $1K and $2K questions early, finding so many Daily Doubles and betting so high, is what has set him so far apart.
For him to go down, a player is going to have to beat him at his own game - play from the bottom of the board, scoop up all the $1K and $2K answers, then hit a DD and bet it all. And hope for the best. It would be very cool to see 2 contestants with $30K each go into a FJ and have to bet big.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||04/17/2019|
REba McIntyre - they're not going to go with a hillbilly host...she can't pronounce Liechtenstein or Aeschylus, or Peloponnesian.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||04/17/2019|
I think the most likely scenario for a James loss is for him to miss Final Jeopardy in a "close" game. For example, he leads with $25,000 and the 2nd place person has $13,000. It's not really close as James still dominates the game but it's not a runaway. Then he gets his HR Block question (for those who know what happened to Ken Jennings). James has to get the FJ wrong and the 2nd place contestant has the balls to bet big and get it right.
It would have to be really bad board of questions for James to not lead going into FJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||04/17/2019|
Or a day where the categories align with a challenger's knowledge base.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||04/17/2019|
As has happened in the past, James will probably be vanquished by a one day wonder contestant who got lucky.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||04/17/2019|
"Fuck! " - Julie Chen Moonves
|by Anonymous||reply 139||04/17/2019|
No one has even been close to being within contention at the end. He is very impressive. You have no idea how difficult it is to have a runaway game let alone 10 of them without breaking a sweat.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||04/17/2019|
Anyone else getting into the habit of not watching the second half of the show when Mr. Teeth has a huge lead after the first round?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||04/17/2019|
He's making it seems so easy. Just like that - he now occupies the top 4 (or 5?) highest single day winnings. Before his reign is over, he probably will have all top 10 by himself . Incredible!
|by Anonymous||reply 142||04/17/2019|
When does this season end? How many more shows with Mr. smiley???
|by Anonymous||reply 143||04/17/2019|
I enjoy watching him because it's such an impressive achievement. It was also interesting seeing his immediate reaction about school and how he hated it. I'm sure he was always super intelligent but really only want to read and study what HE wanted to read and study, not what someone else wanted him to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||04/17/2019|
His tribute to Granny was genuinely touching.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||04/17/2019|
I agree, r145. He was quite emotional.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||04/17/2019|
We think James has a photographic memory. R143 I think he will be there for awhile. Perhaps, it was a coincidence, but his web site popped up when he joined Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||04/17/2019|
Their accountants must hate him and probably fear similar folks getting on.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||04/17/2019|
so he ran out of birthdays and will now start shouting out relatives and friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||04/17/2019|
Most gamblers are hugely superstitious so he probably feels like he HAS to write something extra down now every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||04/17/2019|
From the New York Post:
Holzhauer has taken the show by storm with his strategy of aggressively going all in on Daily Doubles.
“When I watch at home, I always root for the contestants to bet big on Daily Doubles,” he said after a win last week. “They get them right most of the time, and it can give them a big leg up on the competition. I’m proud of myself for sticking to that attitude when it was my money on the line.”
The Chicago-area native also has revealed that he studied children’s books to supplement his trivia knowledge before appearing on the show.
“The books there are filled with pictures and fun facts, and they’re a great way to learn the nuts and bolts of any subject,” he told the Naperville Sun.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||04/18/2019|
That kingjamesholzhauer.com is a fan site, and says it’s not affiliated with James or anyone in his family, etc.
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|by Anonymous||reply 152||04/18/2019|
r152 Sure, uh huh. We all believe that,
|by Anonymous||reply 153||04/18/2019|
In a way he's quite refreshing. I wonder if he's as successful at sports betting as he is at Jeopardy. I'm just glad he's not a pushy New York or LA lawyer. He is beatable, but it will take a combination of luck and knowledge to do it. A great deal of his success is his mastery of the buzzer.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||04/18/2019|
Alex looked uncomfortable when James said that "all the bookies know me."
It made him seem a little bit shady.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||04/18/2019|
If you look up babyface in the dictionary, you will find a photo of Gregory.
He also looks like that British actor who plays the autistic doctor in that tv show.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||04/18/2019|
Gregory is also family.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||04/18/2019|
Didn't register to me that James was part Asian.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||04/18/2019|
How could you not tell, R158?
It's all in the eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||04/18/2019|
I know several squinty-eyed people who aren't Asian.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||04/18/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 161||04/18/2019|
He looks more oriental here, than anything else, R158.
Doesn't look part white at all, to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||04/18/2019|
Jesus christ! Samantha and Gregory deserved to lose with those FJ answers!
|by Anonymous||reply 163||04/18/2019|
I think the finals have been unusually easy for finals. Part what Asian? I would guess Korean.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||04/18/2019|
How do we know he's part Asian?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||04/18/2019|
R165, because Connor Jessup wants to fuck him.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||04/18/2019|
He said today his late grandma (mentioned yesterday) moved from Japan to help raise him.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||04/18/2019|
[quote] Part what Asian?
Does it matter? Nobody cares.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||04/18/2019|
R164 yes the fj questions have been easy lately, but today, especially with how Alex read the clue, a third grader could've gotten the answer right!
|by Anonymous||reply 169||04/18/2019|
James does bear a resemblance to Dean Cain, also part Asian.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||04/18/2019|
He mentioned on the first or second show that he had lived in Japan for a while when he was a kid, so I assumed with his looks he was part Japanese.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||04/18/2019|
James was the subject of David Muir's final segment on tonight's ABC Evening News.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||04/18/2019|
I see Richard Gere when I look at him.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||04/18/2019|
Japanese, yes. I was close with Korean. I always thought Chinese were the smartest Asians.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||04/18/2019|
I think he really is benefiting from much weaker opponents.
At this point, as I can be as shallow as the next guy, I may just check the contestants that morning and unless there's a particularly attractive one, I think I may consider skipping the show until James is finished.
Alex was most definitely not down with the drag queen story from Beto, Jr. Gal's top was not exactly flattering.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||04/18/2019|
The lady in the middle looked PISSED at the end of the game.
She must have waited years to appear on the show, and then.... BAM. She comes up against James. Like a "lamb to slaughter."
I know that i'd be pissed.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||04/18/2019|
At least her tits were 6" higher than the majority of female Jeopardy! contestants, Mr. C.
The hauling a boatload of drag queens to Fire Island story was just plain stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||04/18/2019|
Art Fleming turned over in his grave.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||04/18/2019|
I had to work late and missed today's show. Is it anywhere online?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||04/18/2019|
R178, Art Fleming was cremated.
BIRTH 1 May 1924
New York, USA
DEATH 25 Apr 1995 (aged 70)
Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida, USA
BURIAL Cremated. Ashes scattered at sea.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||04/18/2019|
James is to Jeopardy as Julia Louis-Dreyfus is to the Emmys.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||04/19/2019|
[quote]I think he really is benefiting from much weaker opponents.
I'm not so sure. The guy on the other end was hitting the button like crazy yesterday, but James was beating him almost every time.
What I don't understand is that when the other contestants did get a chance to select a question, they went right back to the top of the board even though it was obvious that a Daily Double was there to be had at the bottom. That happened twice yesterday, and both times James got control back, went back to the bottom and hit the Daily Double.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||04/19/2019|
[quote]The lady in the middle looked PISSED at the end of the game.
She looked like she was in a mood during most of the game, in contrast to the Fire Island guy, who seemed amused that he didn't have a chance in hell of winning the game.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||04/19/2019|
"C. King" made it obvious that Aquaman was the FJ answer, if you know your DC heroes. Otherwise, nothing in the clue to narrow it down to the King of the Seas.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||04/19/2019|
I have always thought that if I were playing, I would choose across the bottom and work my way up.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||04/19/2019|
Fire Island drag story was one of the most pointless stories a contestant has ever offered on Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||04/19/2019|
I did not know this existed until now.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||04/19/2019|
I know nothing about superheroes, so would have bombed badly. I thought the pun of the clue was "seeking" rather than Sea King.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||04/19/2019|
I wonder what surprises James has in store for us tonight?
Poor Art......thanks for the info R180.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||04/19/2019|
Do the contestants on deck know about James' performance and strategy, or have they been perfectly sequestered against it? I would think that the third-place person who goes first in Double Jeopardy ought to pick a mid-level clue in the hopes of at least blocking one of his Daily Doubles? Moreover, his recent disclosure that he's been watching Jeopardy since he was a kid leads me to believe that he's been collecting trivia knowledge for a while, in hopes of being on the show.
The other guy tonight looks fairly cute, so my shallow self will be tuning in.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||04/19/2019|
If the other contestants didn't know about his winning streak, they do know seconds before they start the game and James' total winnings is announced.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||04/19/2019|
Not a Jeopardy habitué, but I know that they long ago lifted the 5-game limit rule. Is there no prohibition on how long this can go on?
|by Anonymous||reply 192||04/19/2019|
Jeopardy must be a gold mine. I remember when it first came back into syndication seeing local channels writing it off as "boring." It seemed to do spectacularly well with Trebek over the years, and now seems like an institution that the previous version never came close to being.
I think it's popularity with certain demographic groups keeps it going. I notice a lot of high end products get advertised on the show like SUVs and pickup trucks and GEICO of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||04/19/2019|
I wasn't watching regularly back in the day, but wasn't Ken Jennings on for several weeks?
|by Anonymous||reply 194||04/19/2019|
Assuming James's run is lengthy, they really should have some plan to bring back the best of his vanquished opponents so they can have a realistic shot at winning.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||04/19/2019|
[quote]Assuming James's run is lengthy, they really should have some plan to bring back the best of his vanquished opponents so they can have a realistic shot at winning.
That is a GREAT idea! It's only fair.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||04/19/2019|
[quote]Assuming James's run is lengthy, they really should have some plan to bring back the best of his vanquished opponents so they can have a realistic shot at winning.
They should have been doing that for years. Bring back the top scoring non-winners and let them go at it. There's a ton of really good players every year who don't win for whatever reason but deserve a second chance.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||04/19/2019|
Tournament of Non-Champions!
|by Anonymous||reply 198||04/19/2019|
Tournament of Losers
|by Anonymous||reply 199||04/19/2019|
Tournament of Lost to James
|by Anonymous||reply 200||04/19/2019|
Ken Jennings reign lasted for quite a while - something like 77 or so shows. King James has a ways to go. That wonky eye scares me.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||04/19/2019|
Yes, but James is doing only his 11th show today, and is already almost halfway to Ken's total.
James is having an iffy start today.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||04/19/2019|
The post was about how long was Jennings run, not who made more money.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||04/19/2019|
It's all about the Benjamins
|by Anonymous||reply 204||04/19/2019|
But he bounced back quite nicely lol
Champ has passed the $850k mark!
|by Anonymous||reply 205||04/19/2019|
R190, the players are only sequestered during a tournament where it matters how much you end up with even if you don't win. The other contestants get to watch the games recorded before theirs. You can tell others have seen him because now some are starting to try to play like him by going to the biggest clue values first, not that it helps them.
It also isn't that the other contestants aren't smart enough. You can't even get on the show without doing very well on the test. He has the ringing in thing down cold and he is also exceedingly bright.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||04/19/2019|
So are his teeth.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||04/19/2019|
The buzzer system is extremely difficult to get a hang of, you need to predict when a question will end within a quarter of a second. It often takes over half the game for a new contestant to get the hang of, by which time it's too late. Very much benefits the incumbent.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||04/19/2019|
Ken Jennings won 74 games, earning $2.5 million.
His shows aired between June 2, 2004 and Nov. 30, 2004. His 74 episode run was paused for several special tournaments and summer reruns in August.
Jeopardy currently has no limit to how many games a contestant can win.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||04/19/2019|
I actually liked the two contestants tonight. Maybe they knew James was going to continue his streak so they just said heck it and had some fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||04/19/2019|
Yeah, the contestants try to start strong, but once James gets ahead by over 10k, they know what's happening. But every contestant from now on, wants to be the one to take James down.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||04/19/2019|
[R208] I believe it was Alex Jacobs who said clicking a toilet paper holder helped him practice for the buzzer.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||04/19/2019|
The action of clicking isn't a problem; it's the timing of it based on the lights around the board. You have to anticipate is just right based on Alex ending the reading of the question and the returning champ definitely has the advantage.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||04/19/2019|
I want carnal knowledge of Gregory.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||04/19/2019|
Also, Samantha's tits were a bit weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||04/19/2019|
I'm very sorely tempted to read the comments here so that the next show I watch will be the one where he finally loses. I'm sure James is a nice enough guy, and I don't at all begrudge him the money, but at this point I would almost rather just see an entire show with Watson alone. These continuous runaways are incredibly dreary.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||04/19/2019|
R216, you’re dreary. Seriously, go fuck yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||04/19/2019|
Very disappointed in Mr. C.
The James games could not be more enjoyable.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||04/19/2019|
I thought it might get him, but he rolled through that opera category in impressive fashion today.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||04/19/2019|
I love watching James.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||04/20/2019|
LOL - there's a Progressive Insurance commercial that has a game show with a contestant like James....most amusing. Game Show Gary.....
|by Anonymous||reply 221||04/20/2019|
I cannot wait for the episode where James totally annihilates his competition by correctly answering EVERY SINGLE CLUE on the board.......his opponents at the end of Double .Jeopardy both at zero and not qualifying for final.....
History making! And, fixed!
|by Anonymous||reply 222||04/20/2019|
If the shows we're seeing were taped in February, could James still have been the reigning champion when the Jeopardy! season ended last week?
|by Anonymous||reply 223||04/20/2019|
Hopefully James goes down this week.
the final jeopardy question on Friday was quite easy
|by Anonymous||reply 224||04/21/2019|
Want James to break $1 million.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||04/21/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 226||04/21/2019|
R225, By May 1st.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||04/21/2019|
James will 100% change the game. In the future, we will see players taking out the big amounts first, and betting big on DDs.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||04/21/2019|
Didn't Arthur Chu have done that before-which made him sort of a villain for many fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||04/21/2019|
Arthur Chu is not as likable as James, and his bets were nowhere as risky.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||04/22/2019|
I doubt if others will have the gumption to wager as James does. He's a professional gambler and that takes ice the veins in a way that few players will have.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||04/22/2019|
Ooohhh, eye candy alert! Rob is a cutie!
Still on team James though!
|by Anonymous||reply 232||04/22/2019|
Rob has a wife boooo
|by Anonymous||reply 233||04/22/2019|
Impressive win for champ! Over the $940k mark today!
|by Anonymous||reply 234||04/22/2019|
Jeopardy fixed JAMES.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||04/22/2019|
R233, I'm imagining Rob sleepwalking in the nude.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||04/22/2019|
What are you writing about, R235?
|by Anonymous||reply 237||04/22/2019|
You all know he has a cute little smooth ass that I would love to spread and just make love to his pink shitbox. Yummers!
|by Anonymous||reply 238||04/22/2019|
r237 In single Jeopardy the Daily Double under a $1000 slot. Of course James got it and was only able to bet $1000, eliminating him from getting a HUGE lead in single Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||04/22/2019|
Yo be honest. If this guy keeps up winning, it’s ruining the fun of the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||04/22/2019|
this really sucks. I'm sick of James and his weird ass betting values. I'm sick of his shoutouts for every final jeopardy question. I'm sick of his fucked up smile.
Today's questions were pretty easy but the other 2 just didn't know the answers or couldn't buzz in time.
they need to get a super nerd in there and beat James.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||04/22/2019|
I think it’s hila that so many people are triggered because a guy bets and wins huge money every night, setting records.
You’re bored? Go watch reruns of Let’s Make A Deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||04/22/2019|
"hila"? That's just hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||04/23/2019|
I want Rob in me, quite deeply.
If only he had won. I could watch him for 75 days straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||04/23/2019|
Story about James.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||04/23/2019|
Over a million today?
|by Anonymous||reply 246||04/23/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 247||04/23/2019|
A lot of former champions go to O’Briens pub in Santa Monica every Wednesday night to watch the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||04/23/2019|
Kevin is a principal, and I def would've had a crush on him if he'd been my principal.
James looks cute in his shirt today. He also now occupies ALL TOP FIVE spots of the single day winnings list!
James scores a big early lead with that DD in the first round!
|by Anonymous||reply 249||04/23/2019|
Fantastic playing by James!
|by Anonymous||reply 250||04/23/2019|
OVER $1M IN 14 DAYS! LEGEND!!
|by Anonymous||reply 251||04/23/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 252||04/23/2019|
This show shows the sad state of education. I'm a 60 year old community college dropout, and I watch these shows half awake and I answer every question on this show. I would've fucked this dude up on one single game and I wouldn't have to see this squinty eye French Williams impersonating bastard on my tv daily!
|by Anonymous||reply 253||04/23/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 254||04/23/2019|
squinty eye French Williams impersonating bastard, R253
|by Anonymous||reply 255||04/23/2019|
All the shows are boring now.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||04/23/2019|
Impressive knowledge of poets shown by James tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||04/23/2019|
Frenchy Fuqua? Frenchy Allen? Mr. French?
|by Anonymous||reply 258||04/23/2019|
...says R53, posting from his mother's basement--dad skipped out 40 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||04/23/2019|
I'm this case, I felt the opponents weren't up to the job.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||04/23/2019|
I prefer old school.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||04/23/2019|
R253, Why haven't you tried out to be on the show if you're that good?
|by Anonymous||reply 262||04/23/2019|
I guess I'm in the minority, because I dont like this smarmy, arrogant breeder. There's something suspect about his background, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||04/24/2019|
I want to pull his pants down, bend him over, and spread those cute little smooth cheeks of his and eat him like a buffet. What a tasty hole.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||04/24/2019|
R264, Wrong thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 265||04/24/2019|
R265, I thought he meant James.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||04/24/2019|
I continue to respect James for his game and for his wide knowledge of geography, science and the many other subjects well known to Jeopardy fans. It's obvious that he gave a lot of thought to strategy and also studied carefully and systematically beforehand.
His pushes the pace of the game by quickly announcing his next choice without waiting for Alex to finish speaking. To his credit, Alex has modified his penchant for unnecessary remarks and allowed James to set the pace.
Years ago several friends and sometimes friends of friends and I, used to get together to hang out and for a couple of years we got heavily into playing chess. During this time I read an article about a scientific study that suggested that men who had a conflicted relationship with their father tended to be better chess players. The inference was that the 'capturing the king/killing the father' aspect of the game was highly motivating for these players. Coincidentally or not, this seemed to be true of the best players in our group.
This comes back to me as I watch James and observe his easy and at times not so easy relationship with Alex. James has clearly been brought into line and no longer passive aggressively subverts Alex's ritual handshake as he sometimes did at the beginning of his run. Alex has made concessions on pace. James' anecdote about admiring his father's mastery of the NYT's crossword puzzle, ended with him revealing his later surprising discovery that his Dad needed to do research in order to get the pop music answers right. Did James have a conflicted relationship with his father ? Probably we'll never know but I suspect that he would also be very good at chess.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||04/24/2019|
Broke a million in just 14 days!
I knew he could do it! But even i thought it would take longer than that for him to accomplish it. I figured he'd hit it by day 19 or 20.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||04/24/2019|
[quote] James' anecdote about admiring his father's mastery of the NYT's crossword puzzle, ended with him revealing his later surprising discovery that his Dad needed to do research in order to get the pop music answers right. Did James have a conflicted relationship with his father?
Interesting theory R267.
James told another "daddy" story about how when he was younger, his dad tried to teach him the evils of gambling, by putting a dollar into a slot machine, to show how quickly he would lose the money. However, he ended up winning seven dollars.
And James ended up becoming a gambler.
Funny, huh? Maybe he does have daddy issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||04/24/2019|
He does have an uncomfortable smile. It's more like a grimace.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||04/24/2019|
I think his smile is cute
|by Anonymous||reply 271||04/24/2019|
OMG, I'm a little behind on episodes and just caught Rob. Damn, that was one beautiful man. My dreamy bf come to life. I am closeted and watched the episode with my mom and grandma. It was all I could do for them to not see saliva drooling out the side of my mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||04/24/2019|
^^ wrong thread haha
|by Anonymous||reply 273||04/24/2019|
I've never gotten used to James' smile, but he seems like a very nice guy and not at all full of himself. I think the thing with his teeth coming together like that is called mandibular prognathism and he was obviously born with it--would need braces and jaw surgery to fix.
Anyway, he's obviously a genius with a perfect (probably eidetic) memory. I don't understand people saying the show is boring. I think James is doing a high wire act that is amazing and compelling. He's undoubtedly the best player ever on that show.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||04/24/2019|
As much as I love an underdog, I very much love watching such a dominating performance from James!
|by Anonymous||reply 275||04/24/2019|
It's boring because it's so repetitive. It's the same thing night after night, with no suspense. It would help if they could get some knowledgeable challengers who knew some of the answers. It's as if they're purposely trotting out the bottom of the barrel contestants in order to prop up James and keep what are undoubtedly high ratings up.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||04/24/2019|
Alex addressed all you haters wanting James to fail on the show today. But James doesn't care about his haters!
|by Anonymous||reply 277||04/24/2019|
Oh why couldn't it be John Presloid racking up all these wins? I'd love to see that cutie patootie on my screen for 47 days straight. Why, John, why?
|by Anonymous||reply 278||04/24/2019|
James says his family is already well off. I figured that out already given he mentioned visiting a casino with his dad during a visit to the Bahamas as a kid.
Glad he didn't try to hide that, and that he will donate some money to children's charities in Vegas! Nice guy!
|by Anonymous||reply 279||04/24/2019|
Love James' gameplay. Take out the big amounts, gain a big lead, and the others literally can't catch up with the small amounts that are left.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||04/24/2019|
That loud Wayne stole one of James' DDs!
|by Anonymous||reply 281||04/24/2019|
Go Champ Go!
|by Anonymous||reply 282||04/24/2019|
I hope Alex passes soon. I am so tired of him and think the show needs some new blood anyway. With this new young guy winning all this money, new viewers are being attracted to the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||04/24/2019|
If only there was a way for you not to watch the show, R283. Anyone have any suggestions for him? Your hope for Alex to die soon is beyond disgusting.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||04/24/2019|
@R283 . James, is this you ?
|by Anonymous||reply 285||04/24/2019|
When is Nude Jeopardy Week?
|by Anonymous||reply 286||04/24/2019|
R281, His bangs were so becoming.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||04/24/2019|
Could tonight's FJ have been any easier?
|by Anonymous||reply 288||04/24/2019|
I can't just imagine if James is as obnoxious as that champ who is a bartender from New york - i forgot his name. I'm just glad he isn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||04/24/2019|
Because the format is the same every night now, there's really no need to watch. The game is essentially over by the first commercial, and both challengers realize they have no hope of winning.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||04/24/2019|
Alex tonight talked about James's fan base, as well as his detractors. How stupid does he think his audience is as none of James's to-date winnings had aired at the time of tonight's taping?!
|by Anonymous||reply 291||04/24/2019|
Agreed, R291. I hate being patronized.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||04/24/2019|
I don't mean to be contrarian here, but can't help mentioning that he has racked up a whopping tax liability, where charitable contributions could really help, as opposed to that money going to the government.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||04/24/2019|
It's no different than any other income tax or winning the lottery.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||04/24/2019|
James seems much more relaxed in recent games. No doubt he's happy to have broken records and is feeling more secure about himself.
Now that he's more relaxed, he seems to be giving us some genuine smiles. Oh, yes, he's still doing the gritted teeth smile. But some of his closed mouth smiles seem very sincere.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||04/25/2019|
James has broken so many records, Jeopardy now has a special section on their website devoted to his states.
Its called the James Holzhauser Tracker.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||04/25/2019|
And this Jeopardy Hall of Fame chart shows where James places among other top Jeopardy contestants.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||04/25/2019|
Jeopardy champs in the LA area get together weekly for trivia games at a Santa Monica pub.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||04/25/2019|
I have a crush on the high school principal who played on Tuesday. He was super cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||04/25/2019|
Rob Hornick from Monday was also cute.
If it wasn't for stupid James, we might have gotten to see these guys appear more than once on the show!
|by Anonymous||reply 300||04/25/2019|
Kevin Donohoe is short...
|by Anonymous||reply 301||04/25/2019|
And a possible fundie....
|by Anonymous||reply 302||04/25/2019|
James' smile is too Lily Tomlin.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||04/25/2019|
I wish this had happened to the cute guy who was from Portland and who went to Northwestern. He was on shortly after John.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||04/25/2019|
I miss Frank Orlando. I wish he had been a multi-day champion
|by Anonymous||reply 305||04/25/2019|
I've noticed that a lot of contestants are already pretty well off financially. Lots of physicians, lawyers, accountants, people who have traveled the world, etc. They're not ordinary Joes and Janes anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||04/25/2019|
Has anyone posted that James was on 500 QUESTIONS, a limited series summer tv show, a few years ago? He was memorable on that show for many of the same reasons he's doing so well on JEOPARDY.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||04/25/2019|
And he was on THE CHASE around the same time.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||04/25/2019|
If you blinked, you missed James on the Melrose Place reboot.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||04/25/2019|
James has been asked to do a spread now for Playgirl magazine. Nerds are now the new “hot.”
|by Anonymous||reply 310||04/25/2019|
When is James's debut as a go-go boy at Adonis Lounge-Vegas?
|by Anonymous||reply 311||04/25/2019|
I wouldn’t get too excited about seeing a naked James.....most intellects at his level are compensating for a teeny weeny.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||04/25/2019|
He's oriental adjacent isn't he?
|by Anonymous||reply 313||04/25/2019|
Most probably this season will end with him still the champ. I predicted before he might end up having all by himself the top 10 most money earned on a single day. But now I’m thinking even all top 20. That’s Incredible.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||04/25/2019|
Sources are saying he was sent by competing networks to bankrupt the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||04/25/2019|
I guess eventually another Buzzy, Rodger Craig, etc will have to come along.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||04/25/2019|
In an interview he said he's not a politics guy. Give him a round with 3 categories about that and strong competition Jeopardy!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 317||04/25/2019|
Eye candy alert! Tim is a cutie!
|by Anonymous||reply 318||04/25/2019|
I also like that James never writes his name on his podium the same way.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||04/25/2019|
NM, Tim looked cuter from my kitchen. He's doable at best.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||04/25/2019|
I got nervous when it took james a minute to guess the last DD!
Alix was visibly annoyed at how the game was going lol
|by Anonymous||reply 321||04/25/2019|
Now I’m curious to see James’ wiener. And if it’s over 8 inches and thick I WANT IT!!
|by Anonymous||reply 322||04/25/2019|
Dude can’t lose! 😳😳
Will he get to two mil?
|by Anonymous||reply 323||04/25/2019|
James got a shout out on Ellen today!
|by Anonymous||reply 324||04/25/2019|
James does not have BDF. Repeat, does not have BDF. Just the opposite really. Is there such a thing as small dick face. If there is, he has it.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||04/25/2019|
James was interviewed "live" on ESPN's Sports Center on Tuesday, which leads me to believe that he was still the reigning champion when Jeopardy! ended their season last week.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||04/25/2019|
James' "Sports Center" interview.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||04/25/2019|
I am enjoying this streak so much. Too many years, players have been going row by row. I always thought the best way to get ahead and stay there was to flush out all of the big money while the others are just beginning to grapple the strategy. Still, the other contestants revert to the clues with the lowest dollar amounts after they answer the previous question. It's like it's imprinted.
Gone are the days when contestants are $3000 behind the leader late in Double Jeopardy, there are $1600/$2000 clues left, and they go for the $400/$800 clues. Gone are the games when several big dollar clues are left on the board when time expires. Gone is time expiring. I am thrilled.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||04/25/2019|
How could none of them know "Double Indemnity"?
|by Anonymous||reply 329||04/25/2019|
Where is John Presloid when you need him?
|by Anonymous||reply 330||04/25/2019|
As soon as he reaches 10 grand and the others are in the low digits, I turn it off. It's boring to watch the newbies give up and go for second place.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||04/25/2019|
Oh, shut up, Wendy.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||04/25/2019|
Up yours Jimmy.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||04/25/2019|
Are the Jeopardy! ratings spiking with all the publicity James' reign is receiving?
|by Anonymous||reply 334||04/26/2019|
Today's show is already posted on YT.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||04/26/2019|
OMG, How annoying was Robin?
We get to see James' wife sitting in the audience.
Another easy FJ.
James after 17 days: $1,275,587
|by Anonymous||reply 336||04/26/2019|
Yeah not sure if it’s James really making it seems so effortlessly or are the clues looks to be easier lately?
|by Anonymous||reply 337||04/26/2019|
Isn't it throwing the game his way to put Las Vegas in as a question?
Also, "Cubbies" instead of "Cubs"? And "Deerslayer" instead of "The Deerslayer"? Wouldn't these have been disqualified, say, five years ago?
|by Anonymous||reply 338||04/26/2019|
Tyler was a cutie.
Robin was a cuckoo collection of pretentious tics and mannerisms. What the hell is up with women today ? I guess obnoxious is "in" .
|by Anonymous||reply 339||04/26/2019|
And her hair, r339.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||04/26/2019|
[quote] are the clues looks to be easier lately?
The Daily Doubles are definitely easier. I was able to guess about 90% of his DD's, which has not usually been the case with DD's prior to James' coming on the show.
And yes, Alex lets James get away with the wording of a lot of answers, that he normally would not.
FJ answers have also been easier, in general, since James has been on.
Maybe the producers just want Alex to go out with a record holder that no one else will be able to touch.
James could easily pass Ken Jenning's winnings in the next two weeks, given his daily average.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||04/26/2019|
It seems rigged
|by Anonymous||reply 342||04/26/2019|
Since James has been on, the other two players' final scores have been really high - which is unusual.
Second and third place finishers look to have ended up with an average of nearly10,000 dollars or more per game, but it hasn't really been noticed because of James' high scores.
I wish I could see stats on this. It would hint that the questions are easier, by showing that EVERYONE'S scores (on average) have been higher, since James has been on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||04/26/2019|
YouTube video is gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||04/26/2019|
The data on past shows is compiled here, if anyone's interested in comparing players who lost to James against those who played before his reign. Scroll down each page to see the final scores.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||04/26/2019|
Why can't Sony make Jeopardy! streamable the day after?
|by Anonymous||reply 346||04/26/2019|
Here are some categories that I think could take James down:
POPULAR CHINA PATTERNS OF THE 1960s
JERRY HERMAN LYRICS
CASEY KASEM'S TOP FORTY (must identify by number)
GAS PRICES THROUGH THE DECADES
FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS
|by Anonymous||reply 347||04/26/2019|
Do start here, r347:
[quote]POPULAR CHINA PATTERNS OF THE 1960s
|by Anonymous||reply 348||04/26/2019|
You could argue that the producers can easily rigged the game for/against James. They certainly know his weakness. So just how far in advance are the categories decided?or is a totally random thing like drawing straws from a hat?
|by Anonymous||reply 349||04/26/2019|
At this point, I'm just so tired of him that I would take someone with the likeability of Arthur Chu or Matt Jackson just to change things up.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||04/26/2019|
I wasn't bored by James for a long time but this week the predictability of his win is getting to me. He really is a machine. His memory is astonishing. I don't believe the show is rigged, except for how easy the Grant-Lee FJ was a few days ago, where it was a question of just how much would James win that day, because they obviously knew all the contestants would get the answer right. Otherwise, I think they can't rig the show--lawsuits, etc. James is just one of a kind. He does miss occasionally. He is also good in that he virtually never guesses if he doesn't know.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||04/26/2019|
R351, I thought the Bermuda Triangle FJ was the easiest of the most recent.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||04/26/2019|
Indeed, Tyler is a cutie.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||04/26/2019|
Those subpar players stole James ' DDs!
|by Anonymous||reply 354||04/26/2019|
Postponed until later a second day in a row for football draft picks!!! Truly, a gay nightmare!
|by Anonymous||reply 355||04/26/2019|
Wondering who posted today's/tonight's Jeopardy! very early this morning on YouTube, since deleted.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||04/26/2019|
Poor Tyler. He was in over his head.
FJ was very easy. More than one of them should have gotten it.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||04/26/2019|
They have never been very rigid around articles at the beginning of tiles, but are within a title. So, they would accept "A Light in the Piazza," but not "The Light in a Piazza."
|by Anonymous||reply 358||04/26/2019|
[quote]Wondering who posted today's/tonight's Jeopardy! very early this morning on YouTube, since deleted.
It said Drew Brees on both 4/25 and 4/26 episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||04/26/2019|
zzz...what a boring week
can they get some competent players on? fuck this is annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||04/26/2019|
[quote]Isn't it throwing the game his way to put Las Vegas in as a question? Also, "Cubbies" instead of "Cubs"? And "Deerslayer" instead of "The Deerslayer"? Wouldn't these have been disqualified, say, five years ago?
R338 Those were answers in the Friday, April 26 episode. Yet you posted the quote above about those answers in the early morning hours of Friday, April 26. Exactly how did you know about those answers before they'd even aired? The earliest airing of Jeopardy is apparently at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||04/27/2019|
r361 Someone calling himself "Drew Brees" posted the video on youtube, which a DLer posted a link to in r335.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||04/27/2019|
When James is given an update of his total winnings, his eyes remind me of a satisfied Richard Nixon.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||04/27/2019|
So where do I find Friday's episode?
|by Anonymous||reply 364||04/27/2019|
AFAIK, r364, you don't. Sony has them deleted as soon as they find them.
|by Anonymous||reply 365||04/27/2019|
It seems so odd that Jeopardy! is not available to watch anywhere online. I don’t think Hulu even has current episodes. Why not have it available on the Jeopardy! website, even a few days after it airs?
Also, here is a video about James.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||04/27/2019|
I caught Friday's FJ on YouTube, but that's all.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||04/27/2019|
It was fun at first, but now it's just tedious and repetitive. The other contestants seem like props for him, or afterthoughts. There is no suspense, which is part of the fun in watching the show. It doesn't help that they've trotted out such weak competitors. Maybe that's part of any "fix", but they have been worse than usual. I really can't wait for his reign of terror to end, but I have a feeling it won't be any time soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||04/27/2019|
The other day when he rolled through that ballet category it seemed fishy.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||04/27/2019|
Any chance that James will choose to retire undefeated?
|by Anonymous||reply 370||04/27/2019|
OK, r347, here are more:
SELLEY DUVALL MOVIES
NEW YORK POST HEADLINES
|by Anonymous||reply 371||04/27/2019|
Beverly Hillbillies Episodes Tallullah Bankhead Broadway Shows Periodic Table Anagrams Color Periods of the Impressionists Walter Winchell Blind Items Heroes of the French & Indian War
|by Anonymous||reply 372||04/27/2019|
Things Art Flaming Can't Do for $200, Alex......
What is format his reply on DataLounge?
|by Anonymous||reply 373||04/27/2019|
SURGICAL TECHNIQUES OF THE 1600s
MAMIE VAN DOREN FILMS
ALL ABOUT EVE ARDEN
|by Anonymous||reply 374||04/27/2019|
Can James get a cash advance on his winnings, or does he have to wait until he loses, to cash out?
|by Anonymous||reply 375||04/27/2019|
The IRS would like to know, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||04/27/2019|
I just googled--takes about 120 days to get paid. I think James should get his teeth done so he looks good when he comes back to the next Tournament of Champions (unless they won't let him play 'cause he broke the game.)
|by Anonymous||reply 377||04/27/2019|
James is a bore. Bring back Frank Orlando.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||04/27/2019|
R374 I would love a Galaxy Quest category! That's one of my favorite silly films.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||04/27/2019|
I’m LMAO at all these dumbasses who think the game is fixed, from categories to contestants.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||04/27/2019|
According to James, there are 5 amounts Jeopardy contestants are banned from wagering. 69 is one of them. I'm guessing 911 and probably 420. Any other guesses?
|by Anonymous||reply 381||04/28/2019|
666 unless you are Jared Kushner.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||04/28/2019|
That isn't true at all, in my experience, R381. When I was there, there was no mention at all of that restriction.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||04/28/2019|
"How ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion James Holzhauer Is Ruining the Show"
The venerable TV game show “Jeopardy!” has been getting a lot of attention since current champion James Holzhauer began his record run. But columnist Daniel D’Addario writes in Variety that Holzhauer’s success may be bad for the show.
“He’s become such a dominant force that a historic run has come to seem, as television, boring,” D’Addario writes.
The columnist adds: “He is simply a more advanced player, a perfect one, seemingly sent from the future to dominate the show, and his personality as a TV character is frustratingly difficult to know, even by the standards of the breezily quick thirty-minute game show. More than most contestants, he is there to complete a mission.”
D’Addario notes that Holzhauer’s run “represents a bit of a producing challenge. If every episode is a blowout in which two of three contestants are basically never competitive, does that not grow uninteresting over time?”
The columnist also observes: “A steady march that goes the same way each episode evokes not the heady cut-and-thrust of a game well played but the dreary awareness that a game show, just like all other aspects of life in the late 2010s, can be optimized.”
|by Anonymous||reply 384||04/28/2019|
He isn't ruining the show. I enjoy watching anyone who is super talented at what they do. Besides, he will eventually lose. Even on Friday's show, he didn't hit any of the three Daily Doubles. Combine that with running into a Final Jeopardy question he doesn't know, and that's all it will take. The thing that he really has going for him, besides his vast knowledge (which other contestants have as well), is his ability to be able to beat them on the buzzer. What people at home don't realize is how much of the game comes down to that. I played a game where I literally knew every answer in the first round but wasn't that far ahead solely because it is so difficult to consistently ring in first.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||04/28/2019|
R383 Apparently, it's a relatively new thing. Ken Jennings bet 69 at one time but afterwards, it was banned for obvious reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 386||04/28/2019|
There have to be other contestants out there who know as much as James. Do they let new contestants practice clicking in? There have been plenty of times over the past month when players looked like they were trying to click but somehow James kept beating them to it
|by Anonymous||reply 387||04/28/2019|
I think the show wants him to beat Ken's streak.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||04/28/2019|
It's become rather tedious, not so much his constant winning, but the fact that the game is over by the first commercial and the other contestants just seem like props and afterthoughts. There's no fun in that. There hasn't been a non-runaway game in weeks, and it kills any suspense. I agree that he lucked out so many times by nabbing the DD's after amassing all that cash from starting at the bottom of the board. I hope for his sake he can keep up the winning streak, but let's not have them be runaways day after day.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||04/28/2019|
Yes, R387, everyone gets to practice ringing in prior to the filming but not for that long. It's difficult to describe how tricky it is to succeed when you have two other people trying to do the exact same thing you are. And it's easy to try to over-correct and then you end up trying to ring in TOO early which is just as bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 390||04/28/2019|
So those people complaining about James wouldn't continue a dominating run, making loads of cash, all while opening doors for future tv appearances if they could?
Oh yeah, that's right, most of them don't know how to scratch their own ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 391||04/28/2019|
There's always a backlash when there's a reigning champion - Austin, Julia, Ken, Arthur Chu, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||04/28/2019|
The thing is, when the game is over before the second round, it kinda ruins the fun and just becomes The James Show.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||04/28/2019|
Was it the most recent FJ where the two other contestants didn't know The Deerslayer, which should be a very easy question for almost anybody who went to high school. You can't say other contestants have a lot of knowledge (as James himself says in interviews) because a lot of them just don't, allowing people at home to feel superior I suppose (see what I did there?) But nobody can feel superior to James because he's obviously a one off. His superb memory and the work he's done to acquire all those facts, plus his superior motor skills on the buzzer make him the Usain Bolt of Jeopardy. I personally appreciate his incredible talent--like watching Bolt or Roger Federer in his prime. You know the outcome and still enjoy the amazing spectacle.
|by Anonymous||reply 394||04/28/2019|
I agree with R394. I’m enjoying this immensely.
I’m guessing that all those who are “bored” with “The James Show” before the first break keep watching — and don’t turn it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||04/28/2019|
You'd be very wrong but then, you're probably used to that.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||04/28/2019|
The James Show......I am enjoying it much more than I enjoyed The Austin Show.....
|by Anonymous||reply 397||04/29/2019|
Can you imagine how glorious it would have been if the show could've just been renamed simply, "Presloid"? Oh John, where art thou?
|by Anonymous||reply 398||04/29/2019|
Agree with R385; for James to lose, certain things have to happen: 1. He has to miss all three Daily Doubles, or preferably miss one in the DJ round when he has a large bet; 2. As stated, he has to have an opponent who can beat him on the buzzer - he's fast, shortens the category titles to one word, and often nearly steps on Alex in order to get to the next answer; 3. He has to lose a FJ.
But in addition to these three, he has to face an opponent who can KEEP PACE with him, both on the buzzer and with CORRECT answers. He has a very high percentage of correct answers, especially those obscure geography questions. If he had an opponent who stayed close to his $$ total, and THEN the stars aligned to make at least 2 of the above 3 elements happen, he could lose.
Of course, he could always throw a game if one of his Vegas friends made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||04/29/2019|
Bear in mind that there have been a few days where he hasn't done all that spectacularly in the first round, coming back for a roaring rally in double jeopardy. Another superstar along the lines of Roger, or Buzzy, who manages to take one or both later daily doubles could do it.
Either that or some bad luck on his part, such as not knowing a double (or two) in adding an extra syllable to a name, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||04/29/2019|
At some future point, don't you think James will have had enough and choose to "lose"?
|by Anonymous||reply 401||04/29/2019|
Not to be shallow, but I would be so much more enthusiastic about his streak if he were hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||04/29/2019|
R402 good jeopardy champions usually arent.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||04/29/2019|
Wow that was a close game today! Far from being a runaway! Could it be the end? 🤷🏻♂️
|by Anonymous||reply 404||04/29/2019|
There are markets where the show is aired at noon???
|by Anonymous||reply 405||04/29/2019|
In the next TOC, I'd like to see James up against John Presloid and Steven Grade, no pun intended.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||04/29/2019|
James won by 17 dollars!!!! OMG
|by Anonymous||reply 407||04/29/2019|
R408 It’s 18
|by Anonymous||reply 408||04/29/2019|
Putting in some gym time and being a great Jeopardy contestant aren't mutually exclusive.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||04/29/2019|
Where is Jeopardy airing at 12 noon?
More importantly, why are people spoiling it for the rest of us by posting the final scores at 12 noon?
Jeopardy airs at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. for the vast majority of the eastern United States. So, please don't spoil things for people until after 7 p.m. Eastern time.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||04/29/2019|
When James' winning streak finally comes to an end, it better fucking not be to some annoying twitchy baby voiced vocal-fry frau.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||04/29/2019|
James will be eventually beaten by a one-dayer. That's how it works.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||04/29/2019|
Jeopardy! airs now (3:30c) where I live. No idea how some of y'all watch at 7pm or later. Do the networks bump down their primetime programming to a later time to accommodate for Jeopardy!?
|by Anonymous||reply 413||04/29/2019|
Nevermind, I just realized that y'alls 7pm is my 6pm. Carry on.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||04/29/2019|
Here in Seattle, the local and network news ends at 7:00 Pacific, followed by WOF and Jeopardy, then network programming 8 - 11, R413.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||04/29/2019|
Same in Pittsburgh (eastern time), r415, but with Jeopardy going on first.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||04/29/2019|
If you're fed up with James, just remember that it could always be worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||04/29/2019|
I liked him.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||04/29/2019|
I bet the show is thrilled that people are talking about something besides Alex being sick.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||04/29/2019|
How is Alex still working and looking good with stage 4 pancreatic cancer?
|by Anonymous||reply 420||04/29/2019|
Same in Indianapolis R415.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||04/29/2019|
R420, since these shows are taped so far in advance, I don't know that we've seen any shows post-diagnosis.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||04/29/2019|
The Art Fleming Jeopardy came on around noon in most locations. Along with Personality, the campiest TV show in history.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||04/29/2019|
I got nervous when yellow shirt guy got his FJ question right, and bet almost everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||04/29/2019|
Ummm...if you don't want any spoilers can't you just resist looking at this thread until after you have seen the show for the day?
|by Anonymous||reply 425||04/29/2019|
Anybody catch the mistake in the clue tonight? Surprising, since Alex knows French. LE francais!
|by Anonymous||reply 426||04/29/2019|
I’ve been avoiding this thread after 4 pm ET, but today someone posted the results at 3 ET.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||04/29/2019|
How about, if you watch Jeopardy! before 7pm/6c, don't post the results of the game. You may post random, vague comments and thoughts, post in appreciation of nice eye candy, but no spoilers.
I think that's fair.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||04/29/2019|
Sometimes folks have posted comments about the previous show the next day is the only issue for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||04/29/2019|
Mr. Yellow Shirt did everything right, kept the best pace with James we've seen so far. Two or three correct answers down the stretch might have closed the gap a ta more and made all the difference. James had to know Yellow Shirt was going to bet everything he had.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||04/29/2019|
At least now we know it is theoretically possible for James to lose. Challengers got an awful lot of buzzer time in compared with the past two weeks.
I had no idea of final, nor I think did James who guessed based in his facial expressions.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||04/29/2019|
It was nice to finally have a competitive game. I don't mind if he keeps winning, but a little suspense as we into FJ makes for a less dull game.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||04/29/2019|
damn!! That other guy came sooooo close. Of course James won by just enough. At least it was a good game and he had to work for it.
That's the best way to beat him is to just risk it on daily doubles.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||04/29/2019|
Surprised none of them got the Jimmy Stewart question.
I knew FJ before Alex finished reading the clue.
When the Jeopardy! season ended two weeks ago, I believe James was still the reigning champion.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||04/29/2019|
18 bucks! Damn, yellow shirt must've been pissed.
|by Anonymous||reply 435||04/29/2019|
Not sure how this works.
If he wins the championship tournament then he’s done right?
|by Anonymous||reply 436||04/29/2019|
For those of you who can watch it at noon, you actually have enough time to watch the show, then get on a plane and fly to the east coast to watch it with your friends and impress them by knowing all the answers.
Just a thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 437||04/29/2019|
I'm on the west coast. Jeopardy airs at 7 p.m. in Los Angeles.
I make a point of avoiding the Jeopardy thread from 2 p.m. Pacific time (which is 5 p.m. Eastern time) until I've seen that day's game. I don't want the the game spoiled.
But I do like reading what people might have written about the previous day's show.
However, one day last week, someone watched the show day's show online and posted questions and results at 5 a.m. (Pacific time). Yesterday, someone was posting that James won by a mere $18 at 10 a.m. (Pacific time).
Please be considerate of others when posting results.
These Jeopardy threads have always been flame free. Let's keep it that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||04/30/2019|
I simply avoid Jeopardy threads until the day after.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||04/30/2019|
When (if?) James loses, it's going to be hard to remain in the bubble and not aware of that news before his last show airs.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||04/30/2019|
Alex Trebek will do an exclusive interview tomorrow with Robin Roberts! His first since he revealed he is battling cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||04/30/2019|
The Boston Globe talked to the guy who lost by $18 yesterday. Because of the way his slot was scheduled, he got to watch several of James' games, and then adopt James' strategy. He’s now the highest winning Jeopardy! loser. This week’s episodes were taped on Feb 27.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||04/30/2019|
Wounded but not killed.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||04/30/2019|
Why did they frame the Chamber of Commerce question that way? I had no idea what they wanted. I was searching for the answer in French.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||04/30/2019|
So, R442, none of Alex’s post-diagnosis tapings have yet to air.
|by Anonymous||reply 445||04/30/2019|
Yes now we know it CAN be done.......
|by Anonymous||reply 446||04/30/2019|
Will the buzzards come swooping down now?
|by Anonymous||reply 447||04/30/2019|
Damn, Jeopardy! is being preempted by severe weather coverage. Nothing exciting better happen today or ima be pissed!
|by Anonymous||reply 448||04/30/2019|
R448, if something exciting was going to be happening today the buzz would be deafening. Be safe.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||04/30/2019|
I think Alex is waiting to drop dead until James loses. He’s got something to live for now....let’s hope this winning streak gives Alex another month.
|by Anonymous||reply 450||04/30/2019|
James is so simple and basic. Why couldn't it have been Johnny Presloid or Stevie Grade?
|by Anonymous||reply 451||04/30/2019|
Any chance the producers are messing with his buzzer on occasion to gin up the drama? He seemed off yesterday.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||04/30/2019|
One thing never talked about on this thread is that contestants can get tired--even James. If they are filming 5 games a day twice a week (is that it?); they lose their edge a bit. I noticed that pre-James, the last two "multi-day" winners both last after 5 games. So that's my guess--he gets tired and isn't quite as fresh on the buzzer.
|by Anonymous||reply 453||04/30/2019|
Five shows in one day would be intense. And those five shows would be over something like a six or seven hour period.
And then if you're winning, you'd have to do five more the next day.
r453 has a point. The stamina needed to keep winning is rarely considered.
John Presloid lost on his fifth show. I definitely got the impression that he was just tired and the stress of back to back filmings was taking its toll. He missed a simple FJ question and lost. Definitely wasn't thinking as clearly as he might have if he'd been more refreshed.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||04/30/2019|
It bothers me that James is wearing shirts more than once. Bitch, you’re a millionaire now. Get yourself to Kohl’s.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||04/30/2019|
James had experienced this great run all without any immediate attention outside the Jeopardy set. So he had some time to prepare for his coming notoriety.
|by Anonymous||reply 456||04/30/2019|
They shoot on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since next week is the Teacher Tournament, it means the shows we are seeing today were probably from the Wednesday filming. R454, it isn't six or seven hours, believe it or not. They film three shows before lunch but it only takes about 40 minutes total time to film the show: 30 minutes for the show and 10 minutes in-between shows. You just change clothes and head back out. After the three shows, there is an hour or so break for lunch and then you go back and do the last two, but that only takes about 70 minutes. The time before that is spent telling everyone the formal rules, having you take publicity shots, practicing a little against each other for the buzzers and to settle down, and then get in to make-up. James obviously doesn't need to hear the whole spiel every time so they may be letting him get to the studio a little later than the others.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||04/30/2019|
It seems that Jeopardy airs at 7 or 7:30 p.m. primarily on the East and West coasts.
In the midwest, the airtime is all over the place, some as early as 11 a.m., many others in the afternoon.
See graph below:
|by Anonymous||reply 458||04/30/2019|
The website linked below says this:
[quote]‘Jeopardy!’ tends to get a much earlier start time overall. A number of markets will choose to show ‘Jeopardy!’ early on in the day, especially those markets in the mid-west which tend to show ‘Jeopardy!’ before the local news, and ‘Wheel’ a few hours later right before Prime Time. If you want to be the first in the nation to see the show, I recommend moving to the Montgomery-Selma, Alabama market. They show new episodes at 9:30am local time. The last market in the nation to air new episodes is the Lafayette, Louisiana market, which starts the show at 12:36 AM. KATC-3 airs ABC Prime Time shows, Local News, Jimmy Kimmel, Nightline, Inside Edition, and then finally good ol’ ‘Jeopardy!’.
[quote]For ‘Jeopardy!’, you’ll notice that most of the early showings happen in the Central time zone. Interestingly, most of the largest markets in the US show ‘Jeopardy!’ closer to prime time. However, Chicago shows it at 2:30pm local time on the station WLS.
|by Anonymous||reply 459||04/30/2019|
I held out until the 3rd Daily Double. At that point I turned off the TV for the night.
I accept as a matter of fact that some folks think it's just terrific seeing how far he can go with this, but I don't understand that.
|by Anonymous||reply 460||04/30/2019|
ugh so sick of damn James.
I wish more contestants would adopt his strategy at least until he's finally beaten. I find it boring because he does the same thing every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||04/30/2019|
What does his wife look like?
|by Anonymous||reply 462||04/30/2019|
His wife was in the audience and they showed her. She’s very plain, and one of those women who looks ok from some angles and unattractive from others. She’s also either a little overweight or has big tits.
James is no GQ model, but I expected better, tbh.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||04/30/2019|
I don't understand how people can be sick of James - it is like watching a maestro at play or a master at work. The depth and breadth of his knowledge, along with his risk taking, is astonishing.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||05/01/2019|
You don't have to be beautiful to play, or win, Jeopardy!
|by Anonymous||reply 465||05/01/2019|
He is absolutely astonishing. He doesn't have to work for the next decade or so, he should put that genius mind to work for the good of humankind.
So if these episodes were filmed back in February/early March, before Alex's diagnosis, didn't he or the makeup people wonder why he was turning yellow?
|by Anonymous||reply 466||05/01/2019|
I cringed the other night...there was a clue about yellowing of the skin, jaundice. I wonder if that was taped before he was diagnosed.
|by Anonymous||reply 467||05/01/2019|
Don't know, R467, if the show was taped before the diagnosis, but it was apparently taped a week before the announcement.
|by Anonymous||reply 468||05/01/2019|
$101,698 today’s winnings!!
|by Anonymous||reply 469||05/01/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 470||05/01/2019|
I thought we agreed NO SPOILERS!
Anyway, Alex did his first live interview today. Sounds like he is fighting the fight, and his oncologist says he's doing well! Very honest interview.
|by Anonymous||reply 471||05/01/2019|
It comes on at 1pm in Houston! Sorry for the spoiler. The guy in 2nd place is a cutie!
|by Anonymous||reply 472||05/01/2019|
This is why we can't have nice things, r469/r472.
|by Anonymous||reply 473||05/01/2019|
Alex looks good. And he doesn’t look yellow?
|by Anonymous||reply 474||05/01/2019|
He's probably wearing a ton of makeup
|by Anonymous||reply 475||05/01/2019|
More severe weather coverage, so looks like I'll miss the show again today. 😞
|by Anonymous||reply 476||05/01/2019|
Where is this severe weather, R476?
|by Anonymous||reply 477||05/01/2019|
Q: One of the most common reasons for a network preemption.
A: What is severe weather?
|by Anonymous||reply 478||05/01/2019|
I live in OK. It's spring, so bad weather is always expected. We've had tornadoes, half-dollar to tennis ball size hail, and flooding yesterday and today. Being a lifelong Okie, it's nothing I'm not prepared for though. Jeopardy! airs at 3:30pm here, but weather coverage has been going on since the am.
|by Anonymous||reply 479||05/01/2019|
I need Imar stripped naked, oiled, and brought to my boudoir immediately.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||05/01/2019|
Kate did NOT look pleased that she had to play against James.
|by Anonymous||reply 481||05/01/2019|
I'm in LA. Jeopardy airs at 7 p.m. here. Show is often premepted for things like wildfires, State of the Union address, NBA basketball games, last week's NFL draft picks, etc.
When that preemption happens, station will air Jeopardy at 9 or 10 p.m. Or sometimes at 1 a.m. Point is, station knows how popular Jeopardy is and makes sure it airs the show, even if its in the early morning hours. People complain about it airing at a different time, but the show does air.
Contrast that with some of these stations that air show in morning or afternoon. There, at least according to reports people are giving on this thread, the show is preempted often and not aired in a different time slot. Much like when the daytime soaps are prempted for news coverage.
The point is, stations that air Jeopardy in prime time seem to respect the show and the viewers much more that stations that air it in daytime.
|by Anonymous||reply 482||05/01/2019|
Tonight's question was on the Art Fleming Jeopardy
|by Anonymous||reply 483||05/01/2019|
Pic of James frau, if possible. And his look alike daughter would be sublime.
|by Anonymous||reply 484||05/01/2019|
Am I really the only one who needs Imar in his bed? I love him.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||05/01/2019|
[quote]His wife was in the audience and they showed her. She’s very plain, and one of those women who looks ok from some angles and unattractive from others.
I know her, and she's way prettier than this, but to each his own.
|by Anonymous||reply 486||05/01/2019|
I hated when James said his daughter had already been to 14 counties, including Russia. Why does Jeopardy constantly have contestants on who clearly don't need the money?
|by Anonymous||reply 487||05/01/2019|
'Cause they want the attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 488||05/01/2019|
Sometimes when WOF and Jeopardy are preempted in Indy, they run in their usual time slots on one of the sister channels of WTHR.....Antenna or MeTV whichever one it is....maybe it's THIS. Check your listings and see if your broadcast station has a .1 or .2 or .3 channel associated with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 489||05/01/2019|
It isn't like your income matters about whether you have money or not to qualify to get on the show. It's about how well you do on the test and whether you project that you can handle keeping things moving on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 490||05/01/2019|
Should the contestants be means-tested, R487?
|by Anonymous||reply 491||05/01/2019|
Alex Trebek on 'Jeopardy' champ James Holzhauer: 'He has no weaknesses'
Alex Trebek stopped by "GMA" Wednesday morning to update fans on his treatment with stage 4 pancreatic cancer -- but also to talk about one of the most exciting runs on "Jeopardy" ever.
James Holzhauer, a trailblazing "Jeopardy" champion setting and breaking records at an incomparable pace, is making this current season extra "exciting," Trebek said.
Holzhauer topped the $1 million mark last week in record time and now stands at around $500,000 more than that. He has won 19 games in a row and comfortably holds the single-day win record.
"It's exciting, I watch it every night," Trebek said, adding that while the increased ratings are great, the drama is even better.
In fact, Holzhauer is so impressive that Trebek thinks he could do the once unthinkable.
"He has forced me to change a view that I've had for many years ... that the Ken Jennings record will never be broken," Trebek said.
Holzhauer still has a way to go to beat the 74 wins in a row that made Jennings a "Jeopardy" icon.
But Trebek said of Holzhauer, "He has no weaknesses ... he has a strategy, he's a gambler," referring to the champ's profession as a sports gambler.
Should Holzhauer win in Wednesday night's episode, he will tie with Julia Collins for the second-longest winning streak in the game's history at 20 games.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||05/01/2019|
[quote]In fact, Holzhauer is so impressive that Trebek thinks he could do the once unthinkable. "He has forced me to change a view that I've had for many years ... that the Ken Jennings record will never be broken," Trebek said.
Is Alex saying James was still champion when taping wrapped for the season in April?
|by Anonymous||reply 493||05/01/2019|
In doing a little "research" on cute contestant Imar, I came across an article on his "bad films" festival that he talked about on Jeopardy . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 494||05/01/2019|
I know the expression is hated at Datalounge, but Omar qualifies as totes adorbs.
Turned the TV off at the last daily double.
Curiously, I knew some of the questions they all passed on.
|by Anonymous||reply 495||05/01/2019|
Apparently, Imar was also in a movie called "Averageman" made in 2009.
|by Anonymous||reply 496||05/01/2019|
Imar's okay looking. A big dorky, if you ask me.
|by Anonymous||reply 497||05/01/2019|
Looks like Tony Goldwyn's uglier brother.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||05/01/2019|
I don't know why it makes me laugh, but the poor contestants who lose to James always look so HUMILIATED!
It's like they want to hang their heads down in shame, and just slink off the stage. Especially the ones who are completely obliterated by him, like $100,000 to $499.
That must be a hard pill to swallow.
|by Anonymous||reply 499||05/01/2019|
THAT'S the Imar everyone's drooling over here???
|by Anonymous||reply 500||05/01/2019|
The competitors they've been trotting out have been awful. Have they always generally been this bad, or is it just more noticeable with James' racking up these record breaking wins?
|by Anonymous||reply 501||05/01/2019|
Those contestants must be the "smartest" people in their friend group. Then they finally show up for their big moment on Jeopardy! and they go up against James, only to lose embarrassingly. Must suck.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||05/01/2019|
i actually think it might sting less knowing you got beaten by maybe the best ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 503||05/01/2019|
Imar is cuter on the show than the still pics.
|by Anonymous||reply 504||05/01/2019|
The people who lose to James should be made to wear these at the end of the show...
|by Anonymous||reply 505||05/01/2019|
Not beloved at all. Arrogant, bigoted, often wrong, and homophobic.
|by Anonymous||reply 506||05/01/2019|
Homophobic? Bigoted? Link please.
|by Anonymous||reply 507||05/01/2019|
R497, A young Charlie Callas.
|by Anonymous||reply 508||05/01/2019|
Imar looks like a less attractive version of Bob Saget. And Bob Saget is not attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 509||05/01/2019|
Maybe I'm the only one, but I find James incredibly sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 510||05/01/2019|
I also find James handsome He's not male model handsome, but he is still very attractive.
But I also agree with someone upthread about his clothes. He needs to take some of his winnings and go out to buy some new clothes. I'm tired of his red V-neck shirt.
|by Anonymous||reply 511||05/02/2019|
Is it the wonky eyes or the jacked up smile?
|by Anonymous||reply 512||05/02/2019|
His upper body is so tiny compared to his head.
|by Anonymous||reply 513||05/02/2019|
And if you look at his chest closely, he has some gyno going on. He may be a brain, but smart doesn't equal sexy. I live in HK, and I can tell you point blank that me and any of my friends would choose a hot body/face with a 28 IQ than this awkward nerd.
|by Anonymous||reply 514||05/02/2019|
[quote]I live in HK
Quellle non-surprise, r514.
|by Anonymous||reply 515||05/02/2019|
Alex saying James has no weakness pretty much confirms he is still unbeaten when they wrapped up this season. He probably earned over 2M already by then and possibly overtaken Ken’s total winnings.
|by Anonymous||reply 516||05/02/2019|
"I can tell you point blank that me and any of my friends would choose a hot body/face with a 28 IQ than this awkward nerd."
well, of course you would--you would naturally be drawn to someone at your own intelligence level.
|by Anonymous||reply 517||05/02/2019|
There are some questions.....I think three last night....that James did NOT ring in on....and neither did either of the other two contestants.
I wish they had known the answers.....
|by Anonymous||reply 518||05/02/2019|
Nerdy eye candy alert! Josh is a cutie!
And before he even speaks, he pings.
|by Anonymous||reply 519||05/02/2019|
The spoiler is in.
|by Anonymous||reply 520||05/02/2019|
I'm not spoiling anything. Merely alerting everyone of eyecandy. Once Josh spoke, the verdict was in. He's definitely family.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||05/02/2019|
[quote]Alex saying James has no weakness pretty much confirms he is still unbeaten when they wrapped up this season.
Not necessarily. Alex Trebek has been doing Jeopardy interviews for 35 years. He knows how to phrase things properly so he doesn't give away anything. I wouldn't read anything into him saying James has no weaknesses.
Similarly, James is doing a good job in his interviews not to reveal his ultimate fate. The Jeopardy PR department has clearly been coaching him.
|by Anonymous||reply 522||05/02/2019|
Remember also, R522, that James made his first fortune as a professional poker player.
|by Anonymous||reply 523||05/02/2019|
Up to $1.6 million today. James is getting hotter and hotter.
|by Anonymous||reply 524||05/02/2019|
There's nothing hot about James. Because I reside in HK, I have certain standards of male beauty. James does not fit any of my criteria.
|by Anonymous||reply 525||05/02/2019|
Tonight's FJ was incredibly easy . . . AGAIN!
Who's writing them, 19 year old interns?
|by Anonymous||reply 526||05/02/2019|
The only thing hot about James to me is his wallet
|by Anonymous||reply 527||05/02/2019|
Please buy some new clothes, James. We’re begging you.
|by Anonymous||reply 528||05/02/2019|
It's a publicity stunt. They did the same thing with Jennings. Make the show easier for awhile, get free PR with a champion matched against dumbos and then when people pile in, make it harder. Jennings couldn't even match up very well the other champions, and neither will this guy. Remember, the point of the show is entertainment, not meritocracy.
|by Anonymous||reply 529||05/02/2019|
Good point, r529
|by Anonymous||reply 530||05/02/2019|
I think people are tuning in now hoping and praying for his big downfall. But it's not going to happen if they keeping bringing on these dunces to compete with him. Maybe it is all a fix, who knows! The contestants lately have been particularly weak. How the hell did that blonde woman on Thursday's episode ever make it to air? She was just pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 531||05/02/2019|
I gave up early again, but by then it was obvious that James is a flagging a bit. The woman was rather a pathetic contestant. I thought Josh was going to give him more of a run for his money. If he were straight, I think we would've likely heard about making ice cream with a girlfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 532||05/02/2019|
Josh came strong early on, but then practically radio silence from him. At least the game wasn't over before the first commercial. The middle chick was sweet, but she was pretty much DOA.
|by Anonymous||reply 533||05/02/2019|
I guess they all get intimidated when James goes all in on the first double jeopardy and wins, and then they know they can't catch up because he virtually never misses an answer and almost always gets there first. I'm curious why or how he has such instantaneous recall, plus he knows how to pronounce everything correctly. His memory is so prodigious that every once and a while I think he's got to be a fraud but then I think nah, he's for real. I didn't watch Ken Jennings. I know he didn't bet as much but did he know everything like James does? Did he ever have to think a little before he answered?
|by Anonymous||reply 534||05/02/2019|
James even knew that Olathe and Overland Park are right beside each other in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas. That's a crazy level of knowledge for someone who isn't from here. He is super impressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 535||05/02/2019|
So, now the show is pushing for James to beat Ken.
The new hashtag is
|by Anonymous||reply 536||05/02/2019|
ugh this is torture. There was only 1 exciting game this week
|by Anonymous||reply 537||05/02/2019|
[quote]James even knew that Olathe and Overland Park are right beside each other in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas. That's a crazy level of knowledge for someone who isn't from here. He is super impressive.
I knew that, too, and I'm not from there. FJ was super easy for me, but American Plays are one of the categories I'd pray for in Jeopardy. I hope I'd've bet big on such an easy (for me) question. If it had been American Football Plays, I wouldn't've bet $1.
|by Anonymous||reply 538||05/02/2019|
I don't regularly watch Jeopardy because it makes me feel dumb. I am much more of a Cash Cab home-player! But I have been tuning in to see this guy and while he is incredibly impressive, I am getting a LOT of the responses right. So I do think they are making it a bit easier than usual. It got dumbasses like me tuning in, so it's working.
|by Anonymous||reply 539||05/03/2019|
Agreed, some of the answers have been ridiculously easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||05/03/2019|
The Teachers Tournament is coming up . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 541||05/03/2019|
All I see in that teacher's vid is ugly guys and fat fraus. For the love of god, where the fuck are the hot guys? One likes some eye candy with her intellectual TV viewing.
|by Anonymous||reply 542||05/03/2019|
The Teachers Tournament usually makes me weep for the state of U.S. Education.
|by Anonymous||reply 543||05/03/2019|
Where's that Boselli teacher? They couldn't get him in this tournament, just to stand in the middle slot and look pretty amidst all that ugly?
|by Anonymous||reply 544||05/03/2019|
Pilot Pete is zaddy af!
|by Anonymous||reply 545||05/03/2019|
I can't wait until the real story comes out on James, because I'm not buying the fairytale about how he picked up all this information reading children's books. Sorry, but children's books don't begin to cover some of the tough categories he's waltzed through. I'm not sure I'm buying the professional gambler bit either, especially after the other day when he said that a lot of casinos won't take his bets any more. Bullshit.
I'm not knocking the guy, he's a heck of a player, but the whole thing seems too manufactured, and a bit too neat and tidy to be true.
|by Anonymous||reply 546||05/03/2019|
r546, he's some sort of statistical savant. He probably has a photographic memories and children's books are a super quick way for him to digest and retain a ton of information.
|by Anonymous||reply 547||05/03/2019|
I can't wait for his rain of terror to be over. It's the same old night after night. Dullsville.
|by Anonymous||reply 548||05/03/2019|
[quote]I can't wait for his rain of terror to be over.
Yeah, you really do need an umbrella when watching James.
|by Anonymous||reply 549||05/03/2019|
R548 - I agree but I have a feeling he’s here for the long haul. His unspoken goal is to be the record holder so he’s not going anywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 550||05/03/2019|
R545 - I wanted Daddy Pete inside me VERY deeply!
I think it's obvious he's been prepping for this specifically for a long time. Once again though, he had weak opponents who should've gotten more answers. At least some of this reign has to do with the quality of the other players.
I guessed media influencer for final.
Bring on the teachers for "respite care" from James overdose!
|by Anonymous||reply 551||05/03/2019|
rain of terror
|by Anonymous||reply 552||05/03/2019|
James looked nice in his blue shirt today. That colour suits him.
|by Anonymous||reply 553||05/03/2019|
yeah it's time for him to lose. He almost did to 1 guy so it's doable. The key is to get at least some of the higher value questions right and then hope he doesn't have much money when he finds the daily doubles, or better, that his opponents get them
|by Anonymous||reply 554||05/04/2019|
James received the key to the Las Vegas Strip.
|by Anonymous||reply 555||05/04/2019|
Can someone explain to me how the tournament works? Doesn’t it “end” at some point? Can he keep winning forever?
I thought it reset at a certain point.
|by Anonymous||reply 556||05/04/2019|
R556 He's not in a tournament, he's a regular game player. He'll go until he loses.
|by Anonymous||reply 557||05/04/2019|
The two homo teachers are at either end of the top row, giving jazz hands.
*sigh* it's going to be a long two weeks..........
|by Anonymous||reply 558||05/04/2019|
Better than watching the tedious James. If he were hot, it would be a different story. But watching an at-best average looking guy doing the same thing night after night is boring. I could've gotten into hot daddy Peter being a return champion, but alas.
|by Anonymous||reply 559||05/04/2019|
I liked James' streaker imitation!
|by Anonymous||reply 560||05/04/2019|
R560, Jame was born 10 years after the Oscar streaker incident.
|by Anonymous||reply 561||05/04/2019|
True.......I just thought it was funny.....
|by Anonymous||reply 562||05/04/2019|
The streaker thing was lame.
|by Anonymous||reply 563||05/05/2019|
Streaker thing was very cute, and I liked to imagine him being naked doing it...
|by Anonymous||reply 564||05/06/2019|
Aw, Alex got a pity Emmy. Pity the show didn't follow suit.
|by Anonymous||reply 565||05/06/2019|
James is getting a bit too "Hollywood" for me.
He started out really mellow and low key, but now he's making stupid faces, singing some of his answers, and dancing off camera in the most recent episode.
James is turning into Buzzy Cohen and Austin Rogers, and I hate it!
|by Anonymous||reply 566||05/06/2019|
And now.....The Teachers!
|by Anonymous||reply 567||05/06/2019|
Will be nice to get a break from James for a bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 568||05/06/2019|
Joe is husbear goals! 😍
|by Anonymous||reply 569||05/06/2019|
Julia gives me "masc 4 masc" energy.
|by Anonymous||reply 570||05/06/2019|
What? We get teachers for a week and then back to James?
|by Anonymous||reply 571||05/06/2019|
Two weeks. And yes, James is still the champ so he will be back after the teacher's tournament.
|by Anonymous||reply 572||05/06/2019|
I wonder if these are the first set of shows taped after Alex's announcement.
|by Anonymous||reply 573||05/06/2019|
I’m not loving Alexa as a cohost
|by Anonymous||reply 574||05/06/2019|
If and when Robert Mueller testifies, he can use that as his audition to replace Alex.
|by Anonymous||reply 575||05/06/2019|
James Holzhauer is good looking. He seems unable to smile naturally for the camera or on queue, but he does smile nicely when it's a natural response.
|by Anonymous||reply 576||05/06/2019|
Anyone else find it pathetic when she messed up slightly on Woolworth and the others had no clue?
Joe is good looking, and married it seems.
|by Anonymous||reply 577||05/06/2019|
Julia's pose was annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 578||05/06/2019|
I’m already bored with this teacher tournament.
|by Anonymous||reply 579||05/06/2019|
“... or on queue”
|by Anonymous||reply 580||05/06/2019|
Made me feel old that no one knew Woolworth.
|by Anonymous||reply 581||05/07/2019|
I liked big Joe , glad he won. Very charming. Is he married to a woman or a guy?
|by Anonymous||reply 582||05/07/2019|
James at 4. His school developed a special course for him when he demonstrated exceptional math ability.
|by Anonymous||reply 583||05/07/2019|
From the newspaper article at R583:
[quote]On Thursday he became the second person in the show’s history to win 21 consecutive games. His win Friday put him one game closer to challenging the 74-game record held by Ken Jennings.
I don't understand that. How could Ken Jennings have made it to 74 games WITHOUT winning more than 21 consecutive games himself?
|by Anonymous||reply 584||05/07/2019|
How did the two gay teachers miss FJ? That was quite obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 585||05/07/2019|
Trevor is a cutie.
|by Anonymous||reply 586||05/07/2019|
r584 Ken Jennings is the FIRST person to every win 21 consecutive games. Now James is the SECOND person to win 21 consecutive games.
Ken won a total of 74 games. From now on, every win that James makes, people will be able to say that James is the second person to win 22 consecutive games, the second person to win 23 consecutive games.
|by Anonymous||reply 587||05/07/2019|
GOTCHA, R587. I get it now. Thanks for the explanation. Somewhere along the line, some woman's name was mentioned, and I guess she must have been the previous 22-game winner. (I guess this is why you'll never see me on Jeopardy!)
|by Anonymous||reply 588||05/07/2019|
r584/r588 Julia Collins won 20 games in a row in 2014. So, after Ken Jennings's 74 wins in 2004, she held the record for the SECOND most consecutive wins. Until now.
Currently, the most wins is Ken at 74, James at 22 and Julia at 20.
And James is still the champ, so if he continues to win, his numbers will climb.
The link below offers a look at the overall standings of the biggest winners on Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 589||05/07/2019|
I thought final was easy, but don't get what it has to do with being gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 590||05/07/2019|
I want carnal knowledge of Trevor. He's the nerdy post-twink type I love.
|by Anonymous||reply 591||05/07/2019|
Jeopardy moved into 1st place in syndication, passing Judge Judy, in James’ last 2weeks. Viewership increased from 9.6M to 12M.
|by Anonymous||reply 592||05/07/2019|
If I were Alex with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, I'd know my coming back for another season is doubtful. Highly unlikely. Consequently, I'd want to finish off this season at the top of the ratings heap.
Alex must view James as a godsend.
|by Anonymous||reply 593||05/07/2019|
Judge Judy's new hairstyle must have dinged her in the ratings.
|by Anonymous||reply 594||05/08/2019|
R594, I think Judy wants to look like RBG.
|by Anonymous||reply 595||05/08/2019|
Are all of the guys gay this week?
Speaking of which, you know you're gay when .....
A question involves ballet and Monte Carlo and you blurt out "Trocaderos!"
Had no idea of Final.
|by Anonymous||reply 596||05/08/2019|
For Mister C.
|by Anonymous||reply 597||05/08/2019|
Agree that FJ was very hard, at least for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 598||05/09/2019|
FJ was Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Run by the famous impresario Sergei Diaghilev. They toured all over for years. You people are too young I guess. I bet James would have gotten it (actually maybe not? Ballet is probably not his strong suit. But they would be mentioned in children's books about ballet.)
|by Anonymous||reply 599||05/09/2019|
Melissa was intense. Her students are probably terrified of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 600||05/09/2019|