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September 26th, 2021 at 1:09:23 PM permalink
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That would be incredibly illegal. That's pretty much what Twenty One and The $64,000 Question were doing back in the 50s.

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    why would that be illegal if all the contestants had the list of answers?
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    Ever since the Quiz Show Scandals of the 1950s, providing game material to contestants in advance, even if you do so equitably, is an absolute no-no.
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    September 26th, 2021 at 1:31:44 PM permalink
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    Ever since the Quiz Show Scandals of the 1950s, providing game material to contestants in advance, even if you do so equitably, is an absolute no-no.

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    One thing I came away with from witnessing our own BBB play Jeopardy is the degree the game is regulated. For example, they do five tapings in a day, so need 10 players, plus the current champion. They determine the challengers randomly and announce them just before each game. This, I imagine, helps to address accusations that categories were picked to help or hurt any given player.

    There is also a whole panel of judges that sit in the front row. Any disputes are decided the judges. It's my understanding the judges are not employed by the show.
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    September 27th, 2021 at 9:05:36 PM permalink
    It's been a few days since this graphic was last updated, so I figure it's time.

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    September 28th, 2021 at 9:34:34 AM permalink
    I find that the show is more interesting when there is not a superstar contestant who is the presumptive winner. I imagine others will have differing opinions. But right now I find that both Jeopardy and College Football have a competitive balance issue and are the worse for it.

    Does anyone know if Jeopardy ratings are higher or lower when someone like Amodio is dominating every game?
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    September 28th, 2021 at 10:14:15 AM permalink
    Watching Jeopardy right now is like watching UNLV football against any PAC-12 division team. A rout.
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    September 28th, 2021 at 10:21:03 AM permalink
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    I find that the show is more interesting when there is not a superstar contestant who is the presumptive winner.

    Yes, I agree. Players like Holzhauer and Amodio can be exceptions, because they often are willing to risk everything on their Daily Doubles. That's fun to watch.

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    Does anyone know if Jeopardy ratings are higher or lower when someone like Amodio is dominating every game?

    I remember reading the ratings were WAY up when Jennings was winning, and they were also way up when Holzhauer was in the middle of his winning streak. So yes, overall I'd say they must be higher when you have such a contestant. Maybe I can find some data online to support that.
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    September 28th, 2021 at 10:46:59 AM permalink
    Amodio’s dollar amounts are much lower than Holzhauer because he’s generally unwilling to risk much in double jeopardy as far as daily doubles. He risks it in the jeopardy round with daily doubles because he knows even if he loses it all, he can can very easily get back the lead in double jeopardy.

    He protects a lead in double jeopardy rather than Holzhauer’s go for broke.
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    October 1st, 2021 at 7:42:56 PM permalink
    33 wins and no end in sight.

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    October 2nd, 2021 at 3:43:24 AM permalink
    An interesting coincidence:

    If Matt continues to win out, then barring any pre-emptions or special episodes/tournaments, Matt's 75th game will fall on the anniversary of Ken Jennings's 75th game, and Ken may very well be hosting on that day.
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    October 2nd, 2021 at 7:12:01 AM permalink
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    ...If Matt continues to win out, then barring any pre-emptions or special episodes/tournaments, Matt's 75th game will fall on the anniversary of Ken Jennings's 75th game, and Ken may very well be hosting on that day.

    I think Matt will lose long before then. All it takes is one game in which one of his opponents, going into Final Jeopardy!, has a bit more than half of Matt's total, and then for Matt to miss the final question and for that opponent to get it right.

    Winning 33 games is absolutely amazing. Winning 75 games is another thing altogether.

    What's a fair over/under at this point? 45 games? Anything under 50 and I'd probably take the Under. Anything over 40 and I'd probably take the Over.

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