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Out In Left Field / Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Last post by urbanpreppie0004 on August 15, 2022, 09:57:05 PM »
Sometimes a change is needed...and I think giving Amy, Matt and Mattea automatic make sense as we are in a new era, simply put, of super champs.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Last post by GameShowKid on August 15, 2022, 09:43:54 PM »
Interesting, but I am not a fan of changing the TOC format after ALL of these years. And seeding gives an advantage I don't think is fair.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Jeopardy! Post-Alex Discussion Post
« Last post by amazzola910 on August 15, 2022, 08:53:41 PM »
The 2022 TOC format and field has been announced! Begins October 31, immediately following the second chance tournament.

1. Jaskaran Singh (JNCC 2022)
2. Sam Buttrey (Professor's Tournament)
3. Amy Schneider
4. Matt Amodio
5. Mattea Roach
6. Ryan Long
7. Jonathan Fisher
8. Brian Chang
9. Courtney Shah
10. Eric Ahasic
11. Zach Newkirk
12. Megan Wachspress
13. Andrew He
14. Tyler Rhode
15. Jackie Kelly
16. John Focht
17. Margaret Shelton
18. Maureen O'Neil
19. Christine Whelchel
20. Second Chance Tournament Winner #1
21. Second Chance Tournament Winner #2


PRE-SEEDING

Jeopardy will be seeding these 3 players directly into the semi-finals:

    •    Amy Schneider
    •    Matt Amodio
    •    Mattea Roach

Davies’ rationale for this is that these 3 players are so far ahead of the rest of the field that they felt it would be unbalanced to put them in a first seed bracket (quarter-finals).

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

    •    6 Quarter-Final games
    •    Winner of each QF advances to the Semi-Finals
    •    3 seeded players added to SF bracket
    •    9 SFs will play 3 different games
    •    3 SF winners will play the final match.

THE FINAL MATCH

The 3 finalists will play a **first to three games** matchup, a la the 2019 “GOAT” tournament with Ken, James, and Brad.  This would take as few as 3 days, and as many as 7 days.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Season 51 Bold Predictions
« Last post by SeaBreeze341 on August 15, 2022, 07:50:03 PM »
That got back on topic pretty quickly. Anyway:

Spelling Bee: A contestant pulls out C, CAR, A, CAR, R in that exact order.
Punch A Bunch: A contestant punches the $25,000 first followed by both $10,000 slips (not really caring if there is a fourth).
Any Number: A contestant is able to call 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8, or 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2.


That was the plan!  Anyway...

I actually had every intention of putting the Spelling Bee perfection in my list.  It would've been in my second batch of predictions (along with Check Game Perfection).  However, my attempt was to go with things that were likely to happen before wishful thinking.  For example, I'd love to see a winner in Pass The Buck collecting $8,000 in addition to the car.  Maybe luck hits off of such a risk in Season 51, but I'd be quitting after two of the 3 top options (even if I didn't draw the car card).

I think Bee perfect is possible, and it would totally be awesome, in any order.  As for Punch, A $25,000 winner would be pretty cool even without the other $10,000 hits.  The game isn't won as much as before, and even hitting 10K is a rarity. 

Hole in One is a mix of what I think could happen & wishful thinking.  The point gamesurf made is very fair; it's so rare that the bonus is best left at $500.  I wouldn't mind an increase, and in the past, I sorta liked the idea of a Shell Game bonus, if not something spectacular.  But only for a minute.  $500 or whatever, I'd love to see someone put everything in order in the upcoming season.  If not, so be it, since the object of the game is to win.

Speaking of Hole In One, as well as the prediction of an upgrade to a pricing game prop, I'd put $5-$10 on one for Hole.  I'd lose that right away, as it's doubtful more than probable.  I can't picture what a new set would look like if TPIR actually "refurbished" the game.  However, they did such a phenomenal job with 3 Strikes, and I have no doubt that they'd ace an upgrade to Hole.  It's likely not that necessary, but it would be interesting
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Season 51 Bold Predictions
« Last post by mechamind on August 15, 2022, 06:51:55 PM »
That got back on topic pretty quickly. Anyway:

Spelling Bee: A contestant pulls out C, CAR, A, CAR, R in that exact order.
Punch A Bunch: A contestant punches the $25,000 first followed by both $10,000 slips (not really caring if there is a fourth).
Any Number: A contestant is able to call 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8, or 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Season 51 Bold Predictions
« Last post by crinos43 on August 15, 2022, 06:28:26 PM »
I believe he meant $200,000 total won across all Plinko games throughout the season.

I did mean $200K total over the season, but only when the dollar amounts are unchanged from the normal amounts. That was my bad.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Season 51 Bold Predictions
« Last post by actpir on August 15, 2022, 05:32:07 PM »
I might as well list my predictions. My apologies if any predictions have already been posted.

Let 'Em Roll: Contestant does not acquire any additional rolls, and still manages to win the car by rolling all five dice and revealing car symbols on only free roll.

Punch-A-Bunch: Contestant only manages to acquire one punch and wins $5K+.

Showcase Showdown
: All three contestants land on the dollar on their first spin (or their two spins add up to a dollar), forcing a three-way tie spin-off to see who will advance to the Showcase.

Time is Money: Contestant manages to place all of the items in the correct pricing ranges on their first try.

Any Number: Contestant manages to win the car by guessing all of the digits for the car without filling in digits for the medium prize on the piggy bank.

Showcase: A contestant wins a Double Showcase with their bid being within $20 or less on their showcase.

We are able to award shiny spinning golden stars to some of our members for being contestants on this season of TPIR.

- AC



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The TALK Is Right / Re: Season 51 Bold Predictions
« Last post by Mr. Weatherman on August 15, 2022, 04:04:34 PM »
I don’t think anyone outside of this forum and associated Discord server will notice if the show is slow to make inflationary adjustments.  Heck, my place of employment sure hasn’t made any changes to my paycheck. 😅🙄

Presuming the budget itself is increased to account for inflation (which also presumes advertisers are being charged more for ad time), the powers that be may opt to place some of that money on more extravagant prizes during specials and such as opposed to increasing the budget across the board outside of common prizes that may have increased in price.  At the end of the day, as long as the show doesn’t have a cheapened feel this season, it truly doesn’t matter to me how an increased budget is/would be applied.

Grand Game is a great example of ‘across the board’ inflationary increases being unnecessary.  $10,000 is still A LOT of money in 2022.  It will take many decades of inflation…and then some…for $10,000 NOT to be a lot of money.  No, it won’t buy you a new automobile as it once did when the game premiered.  But that doesn’t mean the game is inherently broken.  Until the minimum pricing game prize value is greater than $10,000, I have serious doubt we’ll see any changes to this game.  And even when that time comes, I could foresee a bonus of some sort being added instead of the game being retooled permanently to be played in increments of $2-$20,000.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Season 51 Bold Predictions
« Last post by gamesurf on August 15, 2022, 03:04:48 PM »
I have to check to see when they last offered a car under $20,000.  In other words, I have to make time to do so.  Speaking of $20 Grand, I know that they haven't offered a showcase under that amount since 2014, though they continued to offer sub- 20K cars well after that point.  There's no relation I suppose, but it's just something I thought of; in the mid-90s when they stopped offering showcases under $10K, they did away with 4-digit cars a year prior. 

Anyway, I seconded; I don't think you can find anything on the cheap anymore,  I could even see the minimum being at least $22,000 for their automobiles.

They offer sub-$20K autos all the time, especially in fee games, especially especially in budget mode.

I thought the reason they phased out <$10K cars had more to do with it being impossible to find cars at that price point rather than some self-imposed minimum. But that’s not the case today—even though inflation is driving the price of the average car farther from $20K, Chevy Sparks and Nissan Versas and Hyundai Accents are well under $20K and I don’t see those models going away anytime soon.

Speaking of that last "prediction", I agree with pannoni1 in terms of the bonus increase (though I disagree with a decrease).  To be more specific, I can see it; maybe as a nod to the game's 45th anniversary.  Probably up to $1,000

The Hole in One bonus could be $25,000, but it wouldn’t change the fact that it would only be won twice in the last twelve seasons.

The amount is less exciting than the fact that it happens at all.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Season 51 Bold Predictions
« Last post by SeaBreeze341 on August 15, 2022, 12:23:59 PM »
Quote
-No more cars under $20,000 are offered (10%)

I have to check to see when they last offered a car under $20,000.  In other words, I have to make time to do so.  Speaking of $20 Grand, I know that they haven't offered a showcase under that amount since 2014, though they continued to offer sub- 20K cars well after that point.  There's no relation I suppose, but it's just something I thought of; in the mid-90s when they stopped offering showcases under $10K, they did away with 4-digit cars a year prior. 

Anyway, I seconded; I don't think you can find anything on the cheap anymore,  I could even see the minimum being at least $22,000 for their automobiles.


While more predictions may come up, I have a handful myself.


- The chance at Shell Game perfection plays out.  IOW, a contestants goes 4/4; he or she may or may not get the cash bonus
- Someone goes 5/5 in Switcheroo (either in one try or two tries)
- $20,000 is won in both Hot Seat & Time Is Money
- $10,000 is won in Half Off by a contestant having to choose one of sixteen boxes for the win
- 3 Strikes is lost with three draws
- Someone decides to risk $12,000 for $25,000 in To The Penny, but is unsuccessful
- Two people win $11,000 or more in the SCSD, one per half
- At least one DSW is within $10 or his or her showcase
- Some wins a $51,000+ showcase with a $25,000+ margin thanks to their opponent's $2 overbid
- Stack The Deck Is Won
- In Pocket Change, someone finds a way to lose despite making only one mistake
- In Pocket Change, someone reaches three bucks & is pretty much up against it, but wins thanks to a $2 card, one $.75 card & the 50 cent card
- Hole In One is won by a contestant putting from the sixth line

Speaking of that last "prediction", I agree with pannoni1 in terms of the bonus increase (though I disagree with a decrease).  To be more specific, I can see it; maybe as a nod to the game's 45th anniversary.  Probably up to $1,000
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