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One-bids: Red was the hot spot today. Nice biddin by Michelle. It still irks me how contestants garf on smartphones without factoring in the $1000 calling plans. Too bad for Andrew, missing out on a 1UP chance.
Spelling Bee: I would have gotten all three cards via my Hair Brush guess. Average setup of SPs today, with the chopper being the trickiest. I don't blame bailing, especially since some people dislike mini-compacts due to their "vulnerability", but it all worked out fine at the end for Sterling, upgrading three car sizes in Chevy's lineup in addition to some gas money from the bail.
Side by Side: Easy.
Danger Price: It obviously came down to the Watches and the Guitar, but unfortunately Christina had crashed into danger today.
Showcase Showdowns: Some rather meager stats today with 75 cents the best score and highest number spun. I can't remember the last time no value from 80 cents up (even if resulting in going over) hasen't been spun.
Range Game: Setup for a win being just below middle, but unfortunately a rather rare "too much" loss had occured.
Stack the Deck: GP setup was sort of middling and the free digit selections were wise, but with the 9 not being the last digit (the third most logical after 0 and 5) really spelled doom here. Even with a third free digit, an 8 or 9 was still a tough choice, and this setup overall screams Mikestopper. It's the Silver Surfer of TPIR games.
Do the Math: Easy.
Showcases: Nice bids by both contestants, beating out everyone in chat! It was much more traditional with a decent car in the first one, and it wouldn't have been out of place to hear Splendido during the Barker days for what SC2 contains.
Overall: Just a middle of the road show today, but dampened by the bad bail in Spelling Bee. Grade: C