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johnnya2k3

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Unless if you were just back from Mars, James Holzhauer has been on a reign of terror on Jeopardy! faster than you can say Ken Jennings, breaking one-day records (his first eclipsing Michael Larson's that stood for 35 years), betting all or almost all on his Daily Doubles, and now, reaching the $1 million mark...and that's all in a span of two weeks!

But I think the real reason James has been kicking ass? He's been helping Jeopardy do the same ratingwise against Family Feud...and it's working! According to the Nielsen syndication ratings for the week ending 4/14, Jeopardy! edged out Feud 6.4 to 6.0, which is a 5% increase. Of course, this comes as the national advertising sales for Feud will soon be handled by CBS Television Distribution.

As far as James' winning ways are concerned? I'm sure at some point he'll falter and give the other two contestants a chance to dethrone him. For right now, we'll just have to ride it out.

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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 12:52:14 AM »
Maybe I need sleep, because I don't know what in the hell any of this means.

Unless if you were just back from Mars, James Holzhauer has been on a reign of terror on Jeopardy! faster than you can say Ken Jennings, breaking one-day records (his first eclipsing Michael Larson's that stood for 35 years)[/i]
You do realize that there's been at least a couple dozen game show contestants who have won six-figures in one day, right? Daytime and primetime, there's several people who eclipsed Michael Larson since 1984. I'm sure you were going for something here, but Words Have Meanings and all.

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But I think the real reason James has been kicking ass? He's been helping Jeopardy do the same ratingwise against Family Feud...and it's working! According to the Nielsen syndication ratings for the week ending 4/14, Jeopardy! edged out Feud 6.4 to 6.0, which is a 5% increase. Of course, this comes as the national advertising sales for Feud will soon be handled by CBS Television Distribution.
None of these sentences have anything to do with one another. It's just one giant word salad of opinions with a couple facts as croutons. You ask the reason James kicks ass, but never give an answer. He's a professional gambler, hence the large wagers. Yes, his strategy and winning gets people watching. Ken Jennings had the effect 15 years ago. What does Family Feud getting a new distributor have to do with anything? The ghost of Rod Roddy is currently asking me if I'm confused, and the answer is yes.

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As far as James' winning ways are concerned? I'm sure at some point he'll falter and give the other two contestants a chance to dethrone him. For right now, we'll just have to ride it out.
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 12:57:58 AM »
No, you don’t need more sleep necessarily—Jonathan Allen needs to post less and watch Pat O’Brien more. Everything he wrote was obvious and his insight is non-existent. All it proves that Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing works and JA needs to get a blog. Or a cat. Maybe both.
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 02:10:23 AM »
These are all most certainly words.


But the ratings have some weight.
You might very well think that, of course I couldn't possibly comment…

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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 02:51:34 AM »
To what? Jeopardy can’t really put a particular person in a particular time. He got the effect and cause mixed up.
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 05:43:03 AM »
Oh, but that floating head will give you nightmares...

Oh wait. You said Mavis Beacon. My bad. I'm half awake.

(Isn't the daytime record at least close to double Larson's total now?)
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 07:07:38 AM »
(Isn't the daytime record at least close to double Larson's total now?)

Indeed. Christen Freeman won $213,876 on Price in 2016, and the daytime top ten currently are all higher than Larson.
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 07:13:31 AM »
Just Johnny flexing his "look at what all I know!" muscles again, with nothing new to add to the conversation. Go watch some CBS Sports from the 1990's. Lots of Pat O'Brien there. That guy's great.



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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 08:07:21 AM »
I'd rather watch him with James Cagney, thank you very much.  ;-)
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 08:30:48 AM »
JA needs to get a blog. Or a cat. Maybe both.

Blogs and cats living together?
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2019, 11:04:41 AM »
Blogs and cats living together?

Mass hysteria.
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2019, 11:31:15 AM »
Oh wait. You said Mavis Beacon. My bad. I'm half awake.
I did. I was riffing on the "that's not writing that's typing" diss by Truman Capote in the direction of Jack Kerouac.

"Jeopardy's secret weapon" has been celebrated by the show to the point where they created a banner image with "ONE MILLION DOLLARS" in giant font using the logo-letters typeface. He has been featured on social-media in the lead-up to his games. That is quite literally the least secret thing they could do. Everything that flows from that point is just claptrap.
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2019, 12:43:27 PM »
Unless if you were just back from Mars, James Holzhauer has been on a reign of terror on Jeopardy!

James Holzhauer has been on a reign of terror on Jeopardy! regardless of whether or not you've recently been to Mars.  No 'unless if' about it.

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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2019, 02:58:16 PM »
Blogs and cats living together?

Mass hysteria.
The videos might be entertaining though...
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Re: James Holzhauer: Jeopardy's secret weapon against Family Feud?
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 10:11:32 PM »
James Holzhauer has been on a reign of terror on Jeopardy! regardless of whether or not you've recently been to Mars.  No 'unless if' about it.

Although if I've recently been to Mars, "Jeopardy!" has been preempted in some areas due to news coverage of, you know, the first human on Mars.
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