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Title: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Jimmy Owen on September 29, 2021, 05:21:31 AM
and were $48,000 behind, would you just let him run the board?  You're not gonna get more than $2000 even if you earned it.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: SuperMatch93 on September 29, 2021, 07:32:48 AM
I'd try to get at least double my other opponent's score to ensure the extra grand.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: PYLdude on September 29, 2021, 01:14:42 PM
Since I probably wasnít doing well enough to avoid being in that position to begin with, what difference would it make what I did? Iím gonna keep trying to answer what Iím able to and let the chips fall as they will.

Just let me be around for Final. Hopefully  with a few extra bucks in the kitty to play with.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: BrandonFG on September 29, 2021, 01:33:52 PM
Iím gonna play as well as I can to look like I gave it a fight. And thatís not to diminish the contestants who fell short or ended in the red, but Iím not gonna roll over if I know the material and have quick enough reflexes.

ETA: "to look like". F.U. Autocorrest
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: TLEberle on September 29, 2021, 03:26:58 PM
Iím gonna play as well as I can too look like I gave it a fight. And thatís not to diminish the contestants who fell short or ended in the red, but Iím not gonna roll over if I know the material and have quick enough reflexes.
CORRECT.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Otm Shank on September 29, 2021, 07:55:56 PM
This isn't a reverse-Herm Edwards' "you play to win" where you don't play when you can't win.

You are on freaking Jeopardy, which many very smart people try out for and don't make it. Since you will have a few more minutes before you have a lifetime disqualification from the show (unless there is a SuperPasswordesque Tournament of Losers), make the most of it.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Jimmy Owen on September 29, 2021, 09:22:20 PM
Maybe the high scores against Matt could be invited back for a "second best" invitational.  As it stands now even if you have a second place, say $20,000, you only get two grand.  Unless you find the daily doubles, Matt will beat you.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: PYLdude on September 29, 2021, 09:59:55 PM
Maybe the high scores against Matt could be invited back for a "second best" invitational.  As it stands now even if you have a second place, say $20,000, you only get two grand.  Unless you find the daily doubles, Matt will beat you.

Quit while youíre only a little behind.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Kevin Prather on September 29, 2021, 10:21:38 PM
Maybe the high scores against Matt could be invited back for a "second best" invitational.  As it stands now even if you have a second place, say $20,000, you only get two grand.  Unless you find the daily doubles, Matt will beat you.

Quit while youíre only a little behind.

I believe that ship sailed around 2009 or so.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 29, 2021, 11:41:30 PM
Maybe the high scores against Matt could be invited back for a "second best" invitational.  As it stands now even if you have a second place, say $20,000, you only get two grand.  Unless you find the daily doubles, Matt will beat you.

Quit while youíre only a little behind.
I believe that is the strategy Jimmy is advising here, yes.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Strikerz04 on September 30, 2021, 01:40:34 PM
You don't go on an American Institution, only to just give up when your opponent has ran up the score. You keep going until the Final (bell/whistle/Jeopardy) just to say that you've given it your all. Don't let your opponent (as cool as Matt is) run up the score.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: clemon79 on September 30, 2021, 06:06:21 PM
Quit while youíre only a little behind.

Oh, I disagree sir. He's an *enormous* behind.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: MikeK on September 30, 2021, 06:25:20 PM
Your best effort to date, Jimmy.  Look how many people you got to bite.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: PYLclark86 on October 04, 2021, 05:16:58 PM
Me: As soon as Matt gets one question right I would simply cry, lie down on the floor and allow the moss reclaim me.

Contestant coordinator: ďYeah, weíre gonna go with someone else here.Ē
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Jimmy Owen on October 04, 2021, 05:41:11 PM
There is a point after the third daily double where Matt cannot be caught.  I say play your best until that point. Another tactic he uses is feigning ignorance until the last second to eat up time.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Ian Wallis on October 04, 2021, 08:12:18 PM
If it was my one shot on Jeopardy in my life, I'd try to answer as many as I could.  Maybe I could squeeze into second place that way!

I really wonder what the contestants going against him are thinking when they're down $10,000 by the first commercial break (which has happened several times). Well...this is a lost cause.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: bscripps on October 04, 2021, 08:39:30 PM
I played from behind almost my entire first episode, and at the end of both the J! and DJ! rounds, I had exactly half of the leader's score. 

And I can say with complete honesty that, outside of pauses for DD's, not once did I look at the scoreboard during the game. 

Play your heart out.  Play to win.  Even if you can't.  Make yourself proud.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: BillCullen1 on October 05, 2021, 08:26:54 AM
Play your heart out.  Play to win.  Even if you can't.  Make yourself proud.

Seconded. My feelings exactly.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: aaron sica on October 05, 2021, 09:06:35 AM
Play your heart out.  Play to win.  Even if you can't.  Make yourself proud.

Right. Even if you don't dethrone a reigning champion, no matter how you finish, just MAKING it on the show is no small feat. Something I still hope to accomplish someday.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: BrandonFG on October 09, 2021, 12:14:42 AM
Play your heart out.  Play to win.  Even if you can't.  Make yourself proud.

Right. Even if you don't dethrone a reigning champion, no matter how you finish, just MAKING it on the show is no small feat. Something I still hope to accomplish someday.
Same.

It reminds me of Don Beebe from the Bills. They of course were getting blown out by the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVII*. Leon Lett adds insult to injury by recovering a fumble and taking it to the front porch of the house. That's when Beebe knocked the ball out Lett's hands at about the 3 and forced a touchback.

My point: Don got a lotta praise for still putting up a fight even in a blowout. He later mentioned he was just frustrated and didn't want further humiliation.

*/SIGH
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Mr. Armadillo on October 09, 2021, 01:27:06 AM
Look, the world of trivia is very simple - if someone asks you a question, you answer it. 

Don't try to get any deeper than that.
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Fedya on October 09, 2021, 07:55:11 AM
Quote
if someone asks you a question, you answer it. 

If called by a panther,
Don't anther.

-- Ogden Nash
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: Strikerz04 on October 12, 2021, 11:12:25 AM
Look, the world of trivia is very simple - if someone asks you a question, you answer it. 

Don't try to get any deeper than that.


What if they give you teh answers, then what happens? </light sarcasm>
I guess this is moot given the events of yesterday's session (in which I've missed the 3:30pm Chicago Jeopardy! due to a cancelled flight)
Title: Re: If you were going up against Matt Amodio....
Post by: chrisholland03 on October 13, 2021, 08:21:53 AM
It depends on if they lift the pitch of their voice at the end.