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getonbckthr
05-05-2006, 03:36 PM
Just now on Jeopardy in the category of "Baseball Nicknames" the question is Who is Shoeless Joe? Some guy answered Reggie Jackson. WOW.

viagracat
05-05-2006, 03:51 PM
Wow is right. :rolleyes:

lumpyspun
05-05-2006, 04:10 PM
What was the answer that led to Sholess Joe?

0o0o0
05-05-2006, 04:53 PM
What was the answer that led to Sholess Joe?
This former big leaguer's last name is Jackson

MarySwiss
05-05-2006, 05:52 PM
This former big leaguer's last name is Jackson
If that was the answer, why was the question wrong? One definition of "nickname" is "a familiar form of a person's name." (Web 11) "Reggie" is a shortened version of "Reginald." So it could be considered a nickname. Therefore, unless there's more to the story than what we see here, IMO that contestant should file a complaint with the Jeopardy folks.

Side note: I would love to see Alex Trebeck try to answer most of the Jeopardy questions himself. That guy is seriously annoying.

Daver
05-05-2006, 06:07 PM
Side note: I would love to see Alex Trebeck try to answer most of the Jeopardy questions himself. That guy is seriously annoying.

He's also seriously smart, he was a guest professor at Oxford when my brother was there on a Rhodes scholarship, and he was completely impressed at how Trebeck could pick apart any argument based solely on fact, and not on opinion.

MarySwiss
05-05-2006, 06:30 PM
He's also seriously smart, he was a guest professor at Oxford when my brother was there on a Rhodes scholarship, and he was completely impressed at how Trebeck could pick apart any argument based solely on fact, and not on opinion.
Yeah, he's obviously not stupid, Daver. But--in my opinion--he comes across on the show as very arrogant. And--and this is a fact--intelligence and arrogance do not necessarily have to go together. In my opinion (again), it's unfortunate when they do. I don't know him personally, so it's possible he's really a nice, down-to-earth guy. Possibly.

21stcenturySox
05-05-2006, 06:35 PM
If that was the answer, why was the question wrong? One definition of "nickname" is "a familiar form of a person's name." (Web 11) "Reggie" is a shortened version of "Reginald." So it could be considered a nickname. Therefore, unless there's more to the story than what we see here, IMO that contestant should file a complaint with the Jeopardy folks.

Side note: I would love to see Alex Trebeck try to answer most of the Jeopardy questions himself. That guy is seriously annoying.
The category was 'baseball nicknames' and the answer was "shoeless joe." So Reggie Jackson was incorrect.

That was the $200 answer; the $600 answer was "this catcher for the Boston Red Sox was nicknamed 'Pudge'."

Re: Trebek--he will always be a hero to me for bringing Jeopardy back from the grave--I never miss a show.

MarySwiss
05-05-2006, 06:46 PM
The category was 'baseball nicknames' and the answer was "shoeless joe." So Reggie Jackson was incorrect.

That was the $200 answer; the $600 answer was "this catcher for the Boston Red Sox was nicknamed 'Pudge'."

Re: Trebek--he will always be a hero to me for bringing Jeopardy back from the grave--I never miss a show.

As Ricky Ricardo used to say, Ai-yi-yi!

I didn't see the show, but according to another poster, the answer was "This former big leaguer's last name is Jackson." If that is true, then I still say that "Who is Reggie?" would have been a plausible question.

Now I like the $600 answer better; it referred to the Red Sox, thus eliminating "Pudge" Rodriguez as a possibility. If in fact, the original $200 answer was "This former White Sox player's last name was Jackson," I'd be fine with it--assuming Joe Jackson was the only former White Sox player whose last name was Jackson. (I just don't care enough about this discussion to do the research--sorry!) Oops, edit: If the verb was "was," fine; if it was "is" then "Who was Bo Jackson" would be a plausible question.

As for Alex Trebek, fine. He's the host. I remember Art Fleming, the original host. He never came across as arrogant; that's all I'm saying.

lumpyspun
05-05-2006, 06:59 PM
As for Alex Trebek, fine. He's the host. I remember Art Fleming, the original host. He never came across as arrogant; that's all I'm saying.
In my opinion Alex Trebek is the best part of evening TV...especially in that time slot that Jeopardy is on, with all those god awful gossip and entertainment shows. I would rather have a dude on Jeopardy that comes across as arrogant, but is smart, rather than some personable, guy smiley like Ryan Secrest.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-05-2006, 07:00 PM
Yeah, he's obviously not stupid, Daver. But--in my opinion--he comes across on the show as very arrogant. And--and this is a fact--intelligence and arrogance do not necessarily have to go together. In my opinion (again), it's unfortunate when they do. I don't know him personally, so it's possible he's really a nice, down-to-earth guy. Possibly.

Then this must be a favorite sketch of your on SNL

http://www.bagofnothing.com/uploaded_images/tn_Celebrity_Jeopardy_-_Jap_Anus_Relations-792051.png

Your mother Trebek!
Har har har!

Jeopardy is the only game show I watch. I don't get the same impression as you do about arrogance (which is just my opinion). I love the show and Alex is a great host and has a broad range of knowledge.

Deal or No Deal would be at the opposite end of the spectrum.

MarySwiss
05-05-2006, 07:01 PM
In my opinion Alex Trebek is the best part of evening TV...especially in that time slot that Jeopardy is on, with all those god awful gossip and entertainment shows. I would rather have a dude on Jeopardy that comes across as arrogant but is smart than some personable, guy smiley like Ryan Secrest.

Can't argue with that! :wink:

PaleHoseGeorge
05-05-2006, 08:33 PM
Trebek's face gets visibly perturbed whenever all three contestants fail to correctly answer any question about Canada.
:wink:

http://www.softlandings.com/canada/famous-canadians/images/AlexTrebek.jpg
"Stupid Americans..."

RadioheadRocks
05-05-2006, 08:54 PM
I'm really not surprised though. It seems like the brainiacs who appear on Jeopardy! always avoid anything sports-related or entertainment-related like the plague, while they all dive head first into categories such as Opera, Biology, Mythology, Shakespeare, etc.

StillMissOzzie
05-06-2006, 12:11 AM
The category was 'baseball nicknames' and the answer was "shoeless joe." So Reggie Jackson was incorrect.

That was the $200 answer; the $600 answer was "this catcher for the Boston Red Sox was nicknamed 'Pudge'."

Re: Trebek--he will always be a hero to me for bringing Jeopardy back from the grave--I never miss a show.

To clarify some of the misinformation that's been gathered here-I did happen to catch Jeopardy today. I'm pretty sure it was single Jeopardy, which would make the dollar values $100, $200, $300, $400, & $500. The clues were as follows, and I'm pretty sure I got the order right:
$100 "Shoeless" (I don't think they also had "Joe" in there, but I could be wrong) - and the moron said "Who is Reggie Jackson?"
$200 "Iron Horse" - answered correctly, Lou Gehrig
$300 "Stan the Man" - answered correctly, Stan Musial
$400 "Played for Red Sox, Pudge" - (no mention of White Sox :angry: ) answered correctly, Fisk (no first name was given!)
$500 "Played for Texas, Florida, Pudge" - (they covered 'em both, MarySwiss!) - answered correctly, Ivan Rodriguez, although the answerer pronounced "Ivan" like he was Russian, as "EYE van" instead of "ee VON"

SMO
:rolleyes:

MarySwiss
05-06-2006, 08:08 AM
To clarify some of the misinformation that's been gathered here-I did happen to catch Jeopardy today. I'm pretty sure it was single Jeopardy, which would make the dollar values $100, $200, $300, $400, & $500. The clues were as follows, and I'm pretty sure I got the order right:
$100 "Shoeless" (I don't think they also had "Joe" in there, but I could be wrong) - and the moron said "Who is Reggie Jackson?"
$200 "Iron Horse" - answered correctly, Lou Gehrig
$300 "Stan the Man" - answered correctly, Stan Musial
$400 "Played for Red Sox, Pudge" - (no mention of White Sox :angry: ) answered correctly, Fisk (no first name was given!)
$500 "Played for Texas, Florida, Pudge" - (they covered 'em both, MarySwiss!) - answered correctly, Ivan Rodriguez, although the answerer pronounced "Ivan" like he was Russian, as "EYE van" instead of "ee VON"

SMO
:rolleyes:

Ahhh, thanks SMO! Yes, that clarifies it; one poster did say the nicknames were actually part of the clue, but another didn't. And yes, that makes the guy a moron, all right.

viagracat
05-06-2006, 10:23 AM
"Jeopardy", along with "Concentration" and "Password" were my favorite TV game shows as a kid, and "Jeopardy" is my favorite by far today. The basic premise of the show has really never changed, and they've never dumbed it down. I don't know how some of these contestants can know so much. And I think you need a taciturn (I love that word) emcee like Trabek to keep it moving as they cover a lot of ground.

TornLabrum
05-06-2006, 10:39 AM
$500 "Played for Texas, Florida, Pudge" - (they covered 'em both, MarySwiss!) - answered correctly, Ivan Rodriguez, although the answerer pronounced "Ivan" like he was Russian, as "EYE van" instead of "ee VON"

SMO
:rolleyes:

I took a couple of semesters of Russian in college. UbaH (H actually the same size as the a) is pronounced ee-VON.

viagracat
05-06-2006, 11:25 AM
To clarify some of the misinformation that's been gathered here-I did happen to catch Jeopardy today. I'm pretty sure it was single Jeopardy, which would make the dollar values $100, $200, $300, $400, & $500. The clues were as follows, and I'm pretty sure I got the order right:
$100 "Shoeless" (I don't think they also had "Joe" in there, but I could be wrong) - and the moron said "Who is Reggie Jackson?"
$200 "Iron Horse" - answered correctly, Lou Gehrig
$300 "Stan the Man" - answered correctly, Stan Musial
$400 "Played for Red Sox, Pudge" - (no mention of White Sox :angry: ) answered correctly, Fisk (no first name was given!)
$500 "Played for Texas, Florida, Pudge" - (they covered 'em both, MarySwiss!) - answered correctly, Ivan Rodriguez, although the answerer pronounced "Ivan" like he was Russian, as "EYE van" instead of "ee VON"

SMO
:rolleyes:

"Who is Shoeless Reggie Jackson?":roflmao: :redneck