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Out In Left Field / Re: 2018 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by Ccook on Today at 02:05:52 AM »
Sons of Anarchy actor Paul John Vasquez, age 48, apparent heart attack.

Frank Parker of Days of Our Lives, age 79, of complications from Parkinsonís disease and dementia.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/25/2018
« Last post by holein1isawesome on Today at 01:00:55 AM »
A loss in Hole in One from the second closest line?  Wow.

Had she lost from the closest line... boy, the internet would never have let her live it down.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/25/2018
« Last post by GameShowFan9001 on Yesterday at 10:13:00 PM »
A loss in Hole in One from the second closest line?  Wow.
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Price is Right Video Collection / Re: Atinale al Precio 1999, Show #500
« Last post by priceguy on Yesterday at 09:55:59 PM »
So that's where the US show got their current light border from.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/25/2018
« Last post by SteveGavazzi on Yesterday at 09:52:41 PM »
Danger Price should have had at least one non-wipeout pick.  It ended in -98.  That logically should suggest two prizes together in one group.  If nothing else, the accessories should have been a pick before them.

That makes absolutely no sense.  The accessories were the only prize that did have multiple items, and the danger price ended up being the grill, anyway.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/25/2018
« Last post by Mewtwo on Yesterday at 09:00:28 PM »
Oh my god.  A Hole in One (or two) game lost from THAT line?  WOW.

Not super surprised Danger Price ended in a wipeout, the accessories were the only prize that was a must pick. The others were all plausible.

Guessing $75 for the food dehydrator certainly didn't help matters in Spelling Bee, although it would've taken the CAR card to win with the other cards being As. Not sure why he didn't just take the money, it's not like it was being played for an anywhere near luxury car.

I disagree on one count and think the other is way more borderline.

Danger Price should have had at least one non-wipeout pick.  It ended in -98.  That logically should suggest two prizes together in one group.  If nothing else, the accessories should have been a pick before them.

As for the Spelling Bee...the car's a cheap one, yes, barely $13,000.  But let's look at the player's position at their worst spot.

Even at the worst case, with the only win at the end being the CAR cards...there were 28 cards left, Michael's choice and the other 27 cards on the board.  Two result in wins, 26 result in losses.  So the odds of winning are 1/14.  The player's expected value going with their final card is $941.78.  Taking the money here is the better play, but not by much.  In any scenario in which the car is over $15,000, even a player who gets nothing beyond the two guaranteed cards should technically go on at every opportunity (2 cards out of 30 = the player's expected value playing hoping to hit CAR is $2,000 at that point.)

...though honestly the big surprise is that they use such cheap cars on the show still!
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Let's not forget not everyone has a social media account; some people prefer getting their information from TV or newspapers only.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Special Reports/Preemptions: Are they still necessary?
« Last post by Axl on Yesterday at 07:09:17 PM »
I get that it's all about ratings and CBS obviously doesn't want a viewer to change the channel but I think the average household viewer today is more likely to turn off the TV on frustration rather than stick around and hope for the show to come back on. So in essence while the breaking news may attract some viewers to tune in, others will tune out essentially having more of a negative than positive effect on ratings.

Ratings are not a currency that networks get to take to the First Bank of Nielsen and convert into dollars.  They make money by selling ads.  Special reports almost never have ads and they cause already-sold ads to be preŽmpted, so the ratings are irrelevant.  Networks do not make money from news cut-ins.  Believe it or not, they actually do them just because they think it's something they ought to do.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 9/25/2018
« Last post by TinoStar11 on Yesterday at 07:06:06 PM »
Tough loss in Hole in 1 , to play that good and lose is heartbreaking.
Neddy is the only the 2nd contestant since at least season 32, to miss both putts from the 3rd line or closer ( other time since Season 32 was 12/15/15 )
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2018 NFL Season
« Last post by someguy23475 on Yesterday at 06:47:48 PM »
Oh, what a week! The Sunday night game had Matt Patricia beating his old boss, Bill Belichick, in Detroit. There's no better first win than against the Patriots, and it's hopefully the first of many wins for the Lions this season.

By many, do you mean 4 more? I see them going 5-11. Monday was a mirage.
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