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Old 07-15-04, 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by P.E.
What was the question? I saw up until the end of double jeopardy but missed FJ.
For his role in writing this 1861 document, Thomas Cobb of Georgia has been compared to James Madison.
Old 07-15-04, 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by Red Dog
For his role in writing this 1861 document, Thomas Cobb of Georgia has been compared to James Madison.
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What is the Constitution of the Confederate States of America?
Old 07-15-04, 03:39 PM
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Today's Results:

Spoiler:
Ken wins again! It was very close after the first round, but by the end, after a scoring correction at the end of Double Jeopardy for the second place contestant, Ken ended up with just over twice of the second place contestant. It didn't really matter, since Ken got final Jeopardy right, and the second place guy didn't. Today's total is $28,000, for a grand total of $1,050,460 over 32 days.
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Originally posted by Damfino
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What is the Constitution of the Confederate States of America?

correct
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Today's Results:

Spoiler:
Ken wins again! It was very close after the first round, but by the end, after a scoring correction at the end of Double Jeopardy for the second place contestant, Ken ended up with just over twice of the second place contestant. It didn't really matter, since Ken got final Jeopardy right, and the second place guy didn't. Today's total is $28,000, for a grand total of $1,050,460 over 32 days.
Spoiler:
It got real interesting when Tom pulled Croatia out of his ass. It's a shame he crumbled after that. Lame that they wouldn't give him "boots" ... Wolverine's been advertizing their boots on TV for years: "They don't quit." Glad they corrected it, though. These guys weren't patsies, so it's an impressive win.


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I have always thought that while Jeopardy may not be feeding Ken the answers ala Quiz Show, they have been pitting him up against some easier contestants to beat and maybe even throwing in a few categories that they knew he could burn through quickly and jump forward in his scores. These past couple episodes the contestants have been more formidable, IMO, and the categories a tad more difficult for Ken to master. I hope this trend continues, because it makes it feel like a real game instead of the majority of the episodes where Ken just smokes the competition, and if he wins, it makes it a tad more satisfying to the viewer than if he just left some poor player with 400.00 and the other with 1000.00 while he wallks away with fifty thousand.

And does he ever say in his interviews why he simply refuses to beat the one day total? He has more than enough opportunities. I assume he doesn't want to break all the records, but hell, for a few extra grand in my pocket, I would get over that real quick.
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He tried to shatter it a few days ago and missed the question. I suspect he skirted it a few times because he wanted to set the record before FJ.

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Old 07-15-04, 07:56 PM
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Really easy FJ question today. I mean, I knew it.
Old 07-15-04, 08:03 PM
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What was today's final Jeopardy question???(For his 32nd victory)
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I believe it was who was the first US President to write a novel (or have one published)?
Old 07-15-04, 08:43 PM
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Wow...he's over a million!


Crazy!
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Originally posted by movieking
I believe it was who was the first US President to write a novel (or have one published)?

....past or present about the South.....

is the rest of the question.


Not too hard, if you are logical about it.

Solid win today. As he admitted, he had to work for it.
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what is he, $100,000 from the all time total winnings?
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Originally posted by twikoff
damn, i missed it today.. and i actually meant to watch

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but since he won again.. i guess i can try to remember tomorrow
and once again. i missed it
i actually tried yesterday though..

jeopardy use to come on one channel, while wheel of fortune was on the other.. at 7pm..
then at 7:30.. wheel would rerun on the channel jeopardy had been on.. and jeopardy would rerun on the channel that wheel was on..

I didnt get a chance to tune in till 7:35.. and wheel was on both friggin channels

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Even I got Final Jeopardy yesterday, and I'm Canadian!
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Why do some people want to believe this is rigged?
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go to page 4 of this thread for your answer

Originally posted by calhoun07
I have always thought that while Jeopardy may not be feeding Ken the answers ala Quiz Show, they have been pitting him up against some easier contestants to beat and maybe even throwing in a few categories that they knew he could burn through quickly and jump forward in his scores. These past couple episodes the contestants have been more formidable, IMO, and the categories a tad more difficult for Ken to master. I hope this trend continues, because it makes it feel like a real game instead of the majority of the episodes where Ken just smokes the competition, and if he wins, it makes it a tad more satisfying to the viewer than if he just left some poor player with 400.00 and the other with 1000.00 while he wallks away with fifty thousand.

And does he ever say in his interviews why he simply refuses to beat the one day total? He has more than enough opportunities. I assume he doesn't want to break all the records, but hell, for a few extra grand in my pocket, I would get over that real quick.
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Originally posted by mikehunt
what is he, $100,000 from the all time total winnings?
i was curious about this last night, when alex said something to the effect of ken being close to breaking the all-time record... what's the story about that, since before this year there was a 5-day limit??
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i think it was that the record holder won the million dollar championship that they do every year.
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FJ was Carter right?

So there are NO spoilers out there that say when this will come to an end? It's hard for me to catch the show, but i want to be sure to see his last one.....
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I wonder if we will see promos during the week in general that Ken finally loses that "this is the week to watch folks". I remember that when Regis was doing "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" that my friends began to see that if something really big was to happen in a particular week they would see major news promos about it in advance else they knew they could skip the show that week(I guess they were casual fans).
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Today's Results:

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Ken wins again, with $50,000, for a total of $1,100,460. Not even close today.
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"So Ken, what can you tell us about yourself?"

"Well Alex, I once killed a man down south."

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That was just ugly last night.
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Originally posted by j123vt_99
go to page 4 of this thread for your answer
best I could find was this:

So, when the outcome of the game is no longer in question, you're essentially betting your own money. Let's say some guy comes up to you on the street with a trivia question about, say, New York governors. He wants you to put up $10,000 of your own money on the answer. Do you take it? Even if you think you're pretty good at this kind of thing, do you really want to risk lots of your own money, money that would otherwise be yours to keep, on the question? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on your confidence in the category, how badly you need the money, and lots of other variables.
Is that what you were talking about? That really addresses the games where he could wager huge amounts and still win if he lost the FJ question, like if he wagered 20,999.00 and got the answer wrong while the other person doubled everything they had and got it right and Ken still won by a dollar.

There have been more than one time he's really done well in the game, even one where he got like 50,000.00 before FJ, and he bet low amounts each time so he never broke 52,000.00. Viewer frustration aside, there is no good reason to do this unless he just doesn't want to break all Jeopoardy records. And if I was at 50,000.00 going into FJ and knew I had a 80% or better chance at knowing the answer, I sure as hell wouldn't worry about breaking the 53,000.00 score/

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