View Poll Results: Which ladies skater would most likely to win "Jeopordy"

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  • Sasha Cohen

    3 10.00%
  • Michelle Kwan

    14 46.67%
  • Shizuka Arakawa

    1 3.33%
  • Other (Please Name!!!!!!!!!!)

    12 40.00%
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Thread: Which ladies skater would be most likely to win "Jeopordy"

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    Keeper of Michelle's Nose berthes ghost's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RealtorGal
    Oh, for heaven's sake, I mentioned Tonia and Matt because they are both college GRADUATES period.
    "Q: Which celebrities have competed on JEOPARDY!?
    A: Stars who’ve demonstrated their smarts as contestants on JEOPARDY! include Jodie Foster, Ashton Kutcher, Nathan Lane, Harry Connick, Jr., Rosie O’Donnell, David Duchovny, Chris Matthews, Wayne Brady, Camryn Manheim, Brandi Chastain, Star Jones, Jane Seymour, Jason Alexander, Alyssa Milano,Scott Hamilton , Mike Piazza, Mark McEwen, Larry King, Buzz Aldrin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tom Clancy, Kirsten Dunst, Wolf Blitzer, Naomi Judd, Rebecca Lobo, Kelsey Grammer, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Stephen King and Carol Burnett. Their efforts have paid off in millions of dollars donated to their favorite charities nationwide."

    Scott went to college?

    "When it became clear that Jeopardy was not going to become a funny show, the programming department at NBC presented Griffin with a research report stating that the show would soon fail if the answers and questions were not immediately dumbed down. The report suggested that the answers be easy enough for a 13-year-old to question correctly. Griffin told NBC execs he would comply, but he never told the Jeopardy staff about the report."

    You can get as testy as you want RG, but your theory of college education being required to do well on the show is just silly. Why would one need to finish above sophmore year of higher ed to answer questions like:

    "79 Wistful Vista."

    "What was Fibber McGee and Molly's address?"



    Edited to add: it doesn't say if either went to college or not, but apparently just 3 weeks ago a long standing record was broken due to a rule change. The former all-time Jeopardy! champ was a 24 year old record store clerk who lived at home with his mother. The new champ is a 30 year old software developer.
    Last edited by berthes ghost; 08-13-2004 at 08:40 AM.

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    GOLDEN DREAMS RealtorGal's Avatar
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    BG, I'm glad you had time to do this important research.

    BTW, celebs on CELEBRITY Jeopardy! do not undergo the kind of testing that regular contestants do in order to get on the show. For regular folk, it's quite competitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berthes ghost

    "79 Wistful Vista."

    "What was Fibber McGee and Molly's address?"



    I defy ANYONE under the age of 50, regardless of intelligence or educational background, to be able to get THAT one right!!

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    It just makes sense that anyone who has had more exposure to different things, education, and life experience would do better at trivia. I am a loyal MK fan but she as well as most elite athletes are probably not the best candidates to win at Jeopardy. I have to agree with Rgal that those who have more experience outside of skating would probably do better. Of course, freaky exceptions to that will always come along.
    Last edited by Piel; 08-13-2004 at 12:19 PM.

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    At 7:32 pm today the answer on Jeopardy was............................................... ......."What is a Zamboni?"

    AND...at 7:47 the answer was.........."Who is Tara Lipinski?"
    Last edited by Piel; 08-13-2004 at 06:49 PM.

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    :D :D :D :D

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    FYI, according to one of Kwan's biographies,Michell Kwan by Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy, the authors noted that Kwan WAS accepted to Harvard but turned it down to stay in SoCal.

    However, it is not an autobiography, so we don't know how accurate that is.

    I'm only mentioning it because it seems that it only matters if you go to a big named school. Last time I watched Jeopardy though, it was College week and USC beat Harvard and Princeton badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa
    FYI, according to one of Kwan's biographies,Michell Kwan by Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy, the authors noted that Kwan WAS accepted to Harvard but turned it down to stay in SoCal.
    Didn't Karen Kwan go to Harvard? I seem to recall for a while that Michelle wanted to go to the same school Karen was going to, but later changed her mind.

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    I think Karen Kwan went to Boston College, graduating in 2000 in psychology. IIRC, when Michelle was much younger she did say she wanted to go there like her sister. Later on she flirted with the idea of Harvard, but this was coming up on the Olympic year and she didn't want to move away from her training base, especially to undertake such a challenging course of study.

    Oh no! I can't believe I posted on this thread!

    Twice!!!!

    MM :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI
    Let's get older yet. Tenley Albright.
    ITA

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI
    Let's get older yet. Tenley Albright.

    Other candidates would be Jenny Don

    Yes Indeed

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    As I can recall Karen Kwan went to BU (Boston University).
    Last edited by Eeyora; 09-10-2004 at 01:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeyora
    As I can recall Karen Kwan went to Boston University or BU

    Didn`t she go for fashion design though?

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    As much as I respect people who have gone to great universites, I honestly don't think it would matter much on Jeopardy!. Have you ever heard that an expert is someone who knows more and more about less and less? Jeopardy questions are pretty darn random, and if you only know stuff in one area, you won't do well at all. They quiz general knowledge of a wide range of topics ranging from pop culture to astronomy, and the person who has the best general knowledge base will do the best. (not to mention, whoever gets lucky and just happens to know the answers lol.)

    Anyway, now that Jeopardy is in the new season, does anyone here think that it is a little fixed so that Ken Jennings guy keeps winning? I mean, it has to help their ratings, everyone keeps watching just to see if he can win again and again and again.....

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    I voted for Mathman.

    Dee

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