Final Jeopardy: 19th Century Presidents

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15 Responses

  1. Xoooo says:

    Knew Fred would win the day after beating sandie or she wouldn’t have answered Tom so cutely. Still wasn’t in first place going into final jeopardy tho. Lucky again.

    • Tom Clark says:

      It just shows that in this world, luck is more important than anything. Trust me, I know this better than anyone!

  2. Tom Clark says:

    Jeopardy is easily my alltime favorite game show, but I like it least when there’s a situation like today, where the weakest contestant wins only because she bet zero on the FJ.

    Think of the implications: It’s possible she bet zero because she knew next to nothing about the category, so ironically the one who knew the least and admitted it wound up winning.

    After (usually) 72 questions, and then it all just boils down to one question at the end and the person wins because he or she DIDN’T know the answer and BET that he or she wouldn’t know it — well, it makes the game kind of meaningless.

    Anyway, it’s easy to predict that today’s winner will be a one-day wonder.

    • vj says:

      It makes perfect sense that Frederique bet she wouldn’t know the answer — she’s Canadian.

      Maybe Sandie could have taken that into account, as well as a good chance of another FJ nobody would get (like her last 3 games), but idk — as I said below, in her shoes, I wouldn’t have taken a chance that Kristin would not know or be wrong.

      • Sandie says:

        My bet was based on the notion that both Kristin and I would know which president to pick, so I bet to beat her, and that’s really all there is to that.

    • Frederique D. says:

      Sorry to hear you felt like this, Tom. I was just trying to make the best of a bad situation with a careful wager. Did not intend to negatively impact people’s viewing experience. Anyways, hopefully your prediction is borne out and I’ll be off your screen very soon! Best, Frederique

      • Tom Clark says:

        Oh, for god’s sake!

        Arthur Chu’s egomania — Frederique’s hypersensitiviy — what a world we live in.

        • vj says:

          and don’t forget your lack of good manners or enough humility to just say well, I missed the boat on that prediction.

        • Tom Clark says:

          Did I know the best player would MISREAD the FJ?!

          F. wins by default — nothing else.

        • vj says:

          Don’t be stubborn, Tom. The first day she won by default when nobody had FJ right and she kept the most money. The second day, two players had the FJ right. It’s not the same thing.

  3. john blahuta says:

    amazing though that pierce was not nominated, since he won the 1852 election with 27 to 4 states against w. scott.go figure….

  4. john blahuta says:

    well, there goes the record. but again, a cheeky fj. beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the DDs were kind of simple AGAIN.
    dutch-holland,g.f. handel (who changed is name by doing away with the german “umlaut”, it was ” haendel”, 2 points over the “a”, no first “e”, but i don’t have european keyboard was famous for moving to london and george I being his protege and the third one: who was using the wind when there were only sailing ships…..???
    that fj was not only cheeky but mean imo.
    once sandie did NOT follow her strategy and wham! had she wagered her usual one or 2 K…
    but then, when had we a triple stumper 4 days in a row? the fj category should have been named” handsome men of the 19th century”.

    • vj says:

      I didn’t think Sandie would bet low in this situation. Kristin was a pretty smart cookie and she was the one I was thinking would beat Sandie.

      Ah, well, quelle chance for Frederique and Alex Trebek (another day where he gets to roll his r’s).

      • Sandie says:

        I took a chance and bet big to win; I would have felt more foolish if I had lost simply because I didn’t bet enough.

        • eric steele says:

          It’s a tough situation. I would coach Kristin to bet 2300 so as to take the lead, or at least, freeze Frederique out. That’s what makes the most sense, according to a game-theory matrix. Many players, however, do not wager according to sound theory. Because of this, the leader is often forced to bet more. I think a lot has to do with the category as well. Certainly also, it would be horrible to have the lead, get the response correct, and not win. Given the last two points, I personally would’ve bet big as well.
          More importantly, congratulations of your appearance. I hope that you had fun.