Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Poets

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  1. jacob ska says:

    How can contestants appear on Jeopardy and know the names of the most obscure rock groups and not know the name of the most famous NBA team Last year and this year? Guess what story appeared on the front page of the New York Times yesterday? Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

    VJ, please link one of the myriad video clips appearing on the Internet today showing the Golden State Warriors triple stumper.

  2. Cece says:

    J! was preempted in my area for Stupid Tuesday. Imbeciles!

    • VJ says:

      I hope they don’t put this game on tomorrow night for you like they did that other time. :(

      I was disappointed that David lost, of course, but I do think Rachel played the best and deserved the win.

    • Cece says:

      OK, just read the recap, looks like Titi found both DD’s too early. what happened to David.? And the TS in FJ was the wrong kind…

      • VJ says:

        He just wasn’t fast enough on the buzzer, sort of like yesterday, only he didn’t get the chance to recover today. His only chance of winning would have been to bet very little.

        My son said something to the effect that maybe poetry isn’t his thing, but I said, first of all, Eliot was a lot more than a poet and secondly, David was confident enough in his knowledge of poets to bet it all. Tsk tsk.

      • VJ says:

        LOL – I get it now :) Duh!

    • jacob ska says:

      @Cece, I was preempted also on ABC, but thanks to my 7:30 syndicated channel I saw the show. Trust me be glad you were spared the agony of watching this game. See my comments below to Eric.

      • Cece says:

        @Jacob, I’ll take your word for it and hope, like VJ mentioned above, that they don’t show this game tomorrow in my area. I think David should have worn his bow tie, lol.

        @VJ, my strange comment before about FJ was a poorly worded bad pun— TS…TS Eliot…omg it’s so bad! :):)

  3. JEOPARDY says:

    No jeopardy for the west coast……

  4. Lou says:

    How could David have missed this final jeopardy clue on TS Eliot? He is a writer and he should have known this by now. Honestly, the phrase British U shouldn’t have thrown him off track

    • VJ says:

      I thought for sure that he’d get it and even said so earlier on Spoiler Talk (before the game). Actually I thought they would all get it. Rachel is a writer too, btw.

      Check out this mock interview of T.S. Eliot on youtube where “the interviewer” says: Right off the bat, I’d like to ask you about your English upbringing….

      It’s kinda funny :)

    • William Weyser says:

      Lou, just because you have a good clue that might be in your wheelhouse, doesn’t always mean that you’re gonna get it right. David Bradley was introduced as an author, but he missed this Final Jeopardy! clue about T.S. Eliot. See, that’s an example of what the lights can do to smart people’s brains.

  5. jacob ska says:

    @Eric, you won’t believe what was a triple stumper on Jeopardy tonight. The logo of the Golden State Warriors.

  6. jacob ska says:

    What? Do I really want to watch this game tonight. The name Scopes is commensurate with the ACLU. TS Eliot Was a gift. Don’t know how all contestants missed this one.

    Several contestants on Jeopardy in the past have stated that they read the New York Times every day to help prepare for their appearance on the show. Imho, it’s logical to think that if there is a partnership between Jeopardy and the New York Times that several clues on the show would come from that newspaper.

    • jacob ska says:

      I thought the Scopes Trial was well known. But, I guess not.

    • VJ says:

      I was just speechless. I meant to mention in the recap that Alex read the “quite British U” part in a faux British accent and then added “for upper class.” I simply cannot fathom why they would think Carl Sandburg would adopt an upper class British accent.

  7. Dalton Higbee says:

    I’m glad that the Titi idiot lost.