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06-09-2019 01:11 AM
I feel like Jeopardy wanted James to lose that night so they could protect Ken Jennings as the highest winner. I don't know why they would want to protect his record, but I think they put Emma in that night cause they knew she could beat him. Just my theory!!
06-09-2019 01:58 PM - edited 06-09-2019 02:02 PM
I'm surprised that people seemed to expect Emma to continue on winning and winning and winning and winning.
Why? She simply beat James. Whether he threw the game or not.
I like when all or at least two have a close game going. Keeps it more interesting and for me, it just gets mundane to have the same person answering most of the questions.
As it happened, we had taped games since the last tournament, so we didn't see James first appearance and I avoided watching all but 3 or 4 games while he was on. Ironically, his last game is one we ended up watching live.
I wish him well, he is very intellegent-- obviously, and has a quirky sense of humor, but his constant clicking in and monotone answers were rather boring after a while--to me.
06-09-2019 03:12 PM
I don't know why I feel as though James went in with a set amount of winnings in mind. He achieved his goal, grew bored and bowed out deliberately. Wanted to get on to the next thing.
He has such a wide scope of trivia knowledge and that made him fascinating (for me) to watch. I can see why other Jeopardy fans might become annoyed with him monopolizing the game, though.
06-09-2019 09:33 PM
I was pretty sure the only way James could lose was if another person bet more than he did, which is what happened. For Final Jeopardy he bet only @$1900. Even though Emma has more money going in, if his final bet were as high as they were in the past he could have beat her. Maybe TPTB were afraid he would never lose. He is the smartest contestant I've seen.
06-09-2019 10:13 PM
@judy0330. Did you know that there's a town in Arizona by the name of Show Low after this gambling strategy?
@Kachina624...No, I didn't know that and I live in AZ. I'm not a native so there is a lot I don't know about the state, thanks for the tidbit, I'll have to look it up to find out exactly where that town is.
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