FatGeezus
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October 8th, 2021 at 8:41:33 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

From tonight's show

Category: COMPOUND WORDS
$800 Clue: A technique of NFL bettors is to put money on these when they're playing at home & they'll "bark" for you.

I can't believe this was a Triple Stumper.
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That's exactly what I thought.

It seems that 'Sports' is Matt's weakest category.
smoothgrh
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October 8th, 2021 at 8:45:43 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

From tonight's show

Category: COMPOUND WORDS
$800 Clue: A technique of NFL bettors is to put money on these when they're playing at home & they'll "bark" for you.

I can't believe this was a Triple Stumper.
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I finally figured it out, but it wouldn't have been in time to buzz in.

The "at home" tripped me up. WoO folks know "on the road" is the smart money.
JimRockford
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October 8th, 2021 at 9:23:28 AM permalink
Quote: FatGeezus

Quote: EdCollins

From tonight's show

Category: COMPOUND WORDS
$800 Clue: A technique of NFL bettors is to put money on these when they're playing at home & they'll "bark" for you.

I can't believe this was a Triple Stumper.
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That's exactly what I thought.

It seems that 'Sports' is Matt's weakest category.
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He’s pretty good with sports trivia. I figured he’s a little young to know the Nolan Ryan question. Maybe sports gambling is his weakness.
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JimRockford
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October 8th, 2021 at 9:24:48 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

Quote: EdCollins

From tonight's show

Category: COMPOUND WORDS
$800 Clue: A technique of NFL bettors is to put money on these when they're playing at home & they'll "bark" for you.

I can't believe this was a Triple Stumper.
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I finally figured it out, but it wouldn't have been in time to buzz in.

The "at home" tripped me up. WoO folks know "on the road" is the smart money.
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Wait, home dogs isn’t a thing anymore?
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DogHand
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October 8th, 2021 at 11:33:46 AM permalink
Quote: JimRockford

Wait, home dogs isn’t a thing anymore?
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JimRockford,

If the category is compound words, wouldn't the correct response need to include the word "underdog"?

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EdCollins
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October 8th, 2021 at 11:39:02 AM permalink
Quote: DogHand

If the category is compound words, wouldn't the correct response need to include the word "underdog"?

I thought about this during the game, as I initially was about to answer with just "dogs." But yes, I'm almost sure that answer by itself would not have been acceptable, for the reason you mentioned.
JimRockford
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October 8th, 2021 at 12:00:57 PM permalink
Quote: DogHand

Quote: JimRockford

Wait, home dogs isn’t a thing anymore?
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JimRockford,

If the category is compound words, wouldn't the correct response need to include the word "underdog"?

Dog (no relation) Hand
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My comment was not about the Jeopardy question. I was referring to the assertion that “ on the road” is the smart money play.
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TDVegas
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October 8th, 2021 at 7:20:22 PM permalink
These contestants going against him are going to have to take chances with the buzzer. They are getting utterly destroyed on the buzzer. My guess is many of them know the answers but Matt is catching it a split second earlier. Sometimes they catch on eventually and start buzzing in quicker…but by then it’s too late.
JimRockford
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October 8th, 2021 at 8:13:33 PM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

These contestants going against him are going to have to take chances with the buzzer. They are getting utterly destroyed on the buzzer. My guess is many of them know the answers but Matt is catching it a split second earlier. Sometimes they catch on eventually and start buzzing in quicker…but by then it’s too late.
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That’s a significant advantage of a long time champion. Matt’s had hours of practice with the buzzer.
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TDVegas
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October 8th, 2021 at 8:40:30 PM permalink
Quote: JimRockford

Quote: TDVegas

These contestants going against him are going to have to take chances with the buzzer. They are getting utterly destroyed on the buzzer. My guess is many of them know the answers but Matt is catching it a split second earlier. Sometimes they catch on eventually and start buzzing in quicker…but by then it’s too late.
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That’s a significant advantage of a long time champion. Matt’s had hours of practice with the buzzer.
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They are going to have to take some chances. These matches aren’t even remotely competitive. Even if you get locked out a few times…go for it.

Eventually some begin to beat him to the buzzer…but it’s way too late. His lead is insurmountable.

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