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Old 06-04-2019, 11:09 PM
aceplace57 is offline
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Originally Posted by SlackerInc View Post
Are you sure she hadn't seen him play? That contradicts what Alex explicitly said.

I did clock that she noticeably bristled when Alex stated the assumption that her "bet the farm" DD move was in imitation of James. She obviously wants to get credit for knowing what's up on her own.

Yeah, that's certainly how it looked.

Here's a different take on the buzzer thing. If they are going to make that aspect so important, why not let the audience see what they are doing? Maybe have it be something where you have to slap two big buttons a couple feet apart in quick succession.
The press is reporting her episode taped before James episodes had aired.

Maybe she was in the audience and saw a game during taping?
Before Emma Boettcher arrived at the “Jeopardy!” studio in California on a Tuesday in March, she hadn’t heard of James Holzhauer.

Boettcher, a 27-year-old librarian at the University of Chicago, did not know that the contestant she would soon face had already won 32 games, amassed $2.46 million and established himself as one of the game show’s greatest players of all time. Games are prerecorded, usually five in one day; Holzhauer’s first win would not air until April 4.

Last edited by aceplace57; 06-04-2019 at 11:13 PM.