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Re: Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of all Time) Championship (1/7/20)


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I have mixed feelings.  I'm wondering if Alex will retire at the end of this championship.  That program is just not going to be the same without him.  I wonder if whoever wins this championship would be considered for a replacement.  My heart aches for Alex Trebek.  Such a classy man.


I commented to one of my friends, will this be his swan song.

 

I noticed the 3 champs all had the purple pancreatic ribbins on their lapels.

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Re: Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of all Time) Championship (1/7/20)

Contestants wore the ribbons last year, during PC Awareness month, and some have been wearing them, sporadically, since.

The upcoming tournament might possibly be the last for any 79-year-old host, ill or not, so reading "swan song" into it simply because the contenders are wearing ribbons, is silly.

🤔Moreover, I highly doubt that Trebek has shared the specifics of his retirement with the three contestants; they're not privy to his plans. He's as much as said that he'll make an on-air announcement when it's time.


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Re: Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of all Time) Championship (1/7/20)

I am looking forward to this tournament.

 

This past weekend I saw two different programs about Alex....one was the ABC interview with Michael Strahan.  The other was called Game Changers and it had the history of game shows.... I felt both were interesting and done well.

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Re: Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of all Time) Championship (1/7/20)

Jeopardy fans, don't forget the tournament begins tonight!!

 

 

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Re: Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of all Time) Championship (1/7/20)

Great game! And Alex looked terrific.



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Re: Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of all Time) Championship (1/7/20)

I am totally blown away by the incredible amount of knowledge the guys have....so wide ranging and diverse.

 

....amazing!!!

 

 

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Re: Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of all Time) Championship (1/7/20)

James is slow tonight.

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Re: Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of all Time) Championship (1/7/20)

James also did not get any of his beloved Daily Doubles to rack up the big bucks.

 

....amazing he was so close to Ken in the end.

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@Mersha, yes. And I have to say, I get tired of hearing people talk about Ken Jennings as a master of "trivia." It's often done in a pejorative way (hence, "trivial"), dismissive of what some consider to be a waste of brain space. Ken Jennings is *knowledgeable*. That's to be celebrated.

I enjoyed the show, and hope it's like the World Series, with different winners so it lasts longer lol. I also like the idea of airing a short backstory on each contestant.



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Re: Jeopardy GOAT (Greatest of all Time) Championship (1/7/20)

I'm njoying the speed of the game.  They get thru the first round w/no commercial break.  And they are getting thru all the questions in the 2nd round.  I was pleased w/tonight's outcome.

 

I've noticed in the regular shows that they are not getting thru the questions/answers lately, sometimes w/4 or 5 answers still left up on the board.  It might be because of the last woman who was winning (8 games or so) and the others had slowed the game down a bit. 

 

The one fellow didn't do well tonight because he took some big hits w/losing his daily doubles.  I felt bad for him.  Maybe he can catch up but he's got a long way to go to catch the other two.

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