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Dumbest Jeopardy move of all time?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by DaDakota, Jul 28, 2016.

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  1. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    I just watched the end of Jeopardy where the first place guy had 18,400, and the 2nd place girl had 9,200 - so all the guy had to do was bet $0 to ensure he wins or there are 2 winners.

    He bet $1, and the 2nd place bet it all - and she won with $18,400, and he lost with $18,399.

    He CLIFF CLAVENED IT!!

    What a moran!

    DD
     
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    Maybe you have to bet a minimum of 1?
     
  3. JayZ750

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    I'm always amazed at how bad the math skills seem to be on that show.

    And these guys are clearly intelligent. They're always doing way better than me at answering the questions. But when it comes time to wager in any way, or when it comes down to the wire and they are picking clues (you know, like if you are barely above a runaway and there's less than a minute left, start picking the $400 clues, not the $2k clues, or vice versa), they completely blow it.

    I can only assume that it's just not as obvious behind that podium what everyone's score is.
     
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    Your Mother, Trebek.
     
  5. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Nope...you can bet $0
     
  6. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    The trick is to be -$5000 and get the question wrong.
     
  7. Dairy Ashford

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    If he gets it right, then he wins; if he gets it wrong and ties does he still win as the incumbent?
     
  8. Dairy Ashford

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    Who are three people that have never been in my kitchen?
     
  9. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    DD is getting old. Watching Jeopardy and stuff. Matlock is next my friend.
     
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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/botdmsQilnU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Jump to 1:54
     
  11. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Ties are decided by the contestants then competing on Wheel of Fortune immediately after. If the two contestants are still tied after Wheel, then they must have a cage match in Springfield on the Simpsons. Some tiebreakers vary based on your location.
     
  12. Two Sandwiches

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    Both players come back the next day.


    On my bucket list is to be on Jeopardy.
     
  13. donkeypunch

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    You sure? I looked up 'what happens when you tie in Jeopardy' and it went into a sudden death overtime with one question. Granted the video it showed me was a tournament edition. So maybe yours is plausible.

    What is Miso
    Horny :grin:
     
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    it's crazy. i'm 24 so i never got to watch cheers, and started watching frasier a month ago.

    today, i just watched an episode where frasier goes back to boston and runs into cliff and attends his retirement party.

    crazy how i got the cheers references in this thread!
     
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  16. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    Yes, they both move on and get the money that is why it was so stupid.

    DD
     
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    True but think about it. Had he answered correctly, he would have won an extra dollar. That was a risk worth taking.
     
  18. Two Sandwiches

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    That's crazy. I remember a year or so ago, all three players tied, and all three came back. Explains why he bet $1, in my opinion.
     
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    Cheers was awesome.
     

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