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Out In Left Field / Re: Greed
« Last post by blozier2006 on Today at 01:01:13 AM »
IIRC only like 5 or 6 players ever opted not to use the Terminator.
And even those, only came on either question 6 or 7, when they knew that every (surviving) team member counted, if they wanted a semi-realistic chance of progressing further into the game.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Greed
« Last post by gamesurf on Today at 12:47:27 AM »
Every Millionaire clone back then had to have some sort of qualifier round. Twenty-One had the audience vote for the contestant they wanted to see play next. Winning Lines had 49 people, 43 of which would be eliminated right off the bat. Even on Millionaire, 6-8 of the 10 contestants would leave with nothing but a few seconds of screen time and a free trip to New York.

The qualifier eventually fell out of fashion, but a 5/6 chance of getting on stage once you were cast was pretty generous, all things considered. The Terminator was on a whole 'nother level--a guaranteed $10,000 on a show where nothing is guaranteed, plus the chance at doubling your winnings? That's far too good an offer to pass up. IIRC only like 5 or 6 players ever opted not to use the Terminator. And to underline that cutthroat aspect, the show went out of their way to always refer to the contestants as a "team" working together, even though they were really all individuals technically out for themselves, and odds were very good that they would eventually eliminate each other.

That's another reason I think Greed, even it had been renewed, wouldn't have lasted too long--immediately after 9/11, there wasn't much of a public appetite for TV that was "cutthroat" or "vindictive". Weakest Link's ratings were in the toilet, The Mole and Survivor were postponed, and shows like "Temptation Island" and "The Runner" were dead on arrival. People were looking for feel-good escapism, and Greed wouldn't have fit.
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
« Last post by moneygamelover on Today at 12:46:35 AM »
And so the 1972 Dolphins can pop that champagne. That was easily the best MNF game in 2019. The Seahawks have closed to within a 1/2 game of the 49ers in the NFC West race and Russell Wilson is now 2nd in the MVP race behind only Lamar Jackson.
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
« Last post by mellongraig on Today at 12:11:39 AM »
At the last possible moment, there are no undefeated teams left thanks to a last-second field goal win by the Seahawks, taking it 27-24 over the 49ers in overtime. A lot were thinking this would be the first MNF tie since 1983 but Seattle had other plans...
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Sajak reports that the worst has passed. He'll be out of the hospital in a couple of days then back to Wheel..."unless Vanna has completely taken over!" he joked.

I read that so wrong for a second........glad he's ok and will be back to work soon.
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Host Your Own! / Re: Teddy's TPIR: Episode 27/Big Money Special
« Last post by wpghi5 on Yesterday at 11:42:05 PM »
My pleasure old friend! I'll say $8250.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Season 48 Preemptions will be finalized today.
« Last post by GR_Man_9009 on Yesterday at 11:17:30 PM »
Jeopardy airs at 12:30 pm Eastern here in Houston so it's very likely it will get preempted.
I'm not sure if Jeopardy will be preempted here in Concord, NH because it airs at 7:30 PM
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Out In Left Field / Re: Pat Sajak Has Emergency Surgery; Vanna To Step In
« Last post by Ccook on Yesterday at 10:51:42 PM »
Sajak reports that the worst has passed. He'll be out of the hospital in a couple of days then back to Wheel..."unless Vanna has completely taken over!" he joked.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Greed
« Last post by COINBOYNYC on Yesterday at 10:45:17 PM »
The Terminator was cutthroat (Bob Boden later pointed to it as the start of “meanness” in primetime games)

The eliminator question was pretty mean, too.  Six contestants get on stage and right away one of them is sent back to the contestant pool.  Has to be demoralizing for the one who lost, even though he's still eligible to be picked again.  (In fact, that happened at least once.  The one I saw, the guy also got eliminated the second time.)
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If I had played Cardy today and drew the ace, I'd have set the price at $20000. That means with the ace today, I'd have lost with the $1000 range but would have won with the $2000 played under today.

Baggy was totally awesome baby! Estevan went all in on himself and his picks and it paid off with a full $16000 win.  This was the segment of the show  for sure.

Great to end the day with a Money Game win. People should know better than to pick the season number in Money by now but Joaquin made a nice recovery to win the Chevy Sonic.

All and all a pretty good dwy.
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