HMS_Blinkin: I've actually read that working the buzzer is a big part of succeeding at Jeopardy.
Gig103: Nobody but this guy seems to be complaining about the rules because he's a sore loser.
OscarTamerz: Stile4aly: Given that they'd be breaking the Communications Act, I find this hard to believe.Yes, because large corporations never break the law in pursuit of profit dumbass. They don't want us watching the show, they want them, the little ladies who would swoon over the Ken Jennings type. The winner of my game was a Ken Jennings prototype and he went on to become one of the most photogenic 5 time winners up to that point in time. The Tournament of Champions the year I was on looked like a casting call for "ideal suburban husband" instead of the previous years when they were casting calls for "fat, ugly, neck bearded, Cheetos scarfing porn aficionados."[www.wowhall.org image 400x470]
JohnHall: Why would it matter what order someone picks answers in.
Beeblebrox: I thought it was going to be about this guy:[images.huffingtonpost.com image 409x222]
RminusQ: Since you can read faster than Alex can talk, buzzer timing is crucial
OscarTamerz: [wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x234]I played on Jeopardy after they started sabotaging the fat ugly neck beards who'd won every season since the show started. Full disclosure: I'm a fat ugly farker. I was ahead 2600 to my opponents' scores of 600 each and during the first commercial they turned off my buzzer. The only question they let me answer for the rest of the game was the only one neither of my 2 opponents buzzed in on and that took 2 seconds and 5 presses before the board even responded. After Ken Jenning's "miraculous" run anyone who doesn't realize the show is more fixed than the WWE has an IQ equal to their shoe size.
JohnHall: Verrai: Maybe it's just me, but how would category hopping or otherwise moving around randomly improve your chances of getting a Daily Double? If they're evenly distributed across games, they're equally likely to appear as the first question(s) on the top left as they are to be in any other particular location.I see why you should go for the highest-point questions first. But that just seems like common sense (get more money before you hit a Daily Double so you have more to wager when you do hit one).I could be wrong, but I think, almost always, the Daily Double questions are in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th row. I guess I don't read about Jeopardy often, but I didn't know this was a controversy, and I'm not sure I even understand what the complaints are about. Why would it matter what order someone picks answers in.
HMS_Blinkin: I've actually read that working the buzzer is a big part of succeeding at Jeopardy. That said, it's not like the other contestants' buzzers were any more or less forgiving, and it is a challenge that everyone had to deal with. He just happened to suck at an important part of the game.It'd be like me saying that the only reason I'm not an NFL running back is because I'm slow and can't break tackles or hold onto the ball very well.
SmackLT: Sounds to me like he isn't complaining at all.
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