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Sat May 25, 2019, 11:42 AM

Why are some people so mad at James Holzheir (sorry for the bad spelling) on Jeopardy?

I like a good game, too, but nobody can seem to know as much/play as well as James. He has a masterly touch of both which is rare in contestants.

I guess this just goes on as long as James wishes. He's found a money machine and keeps going but I think the show might suffer in the long run. Right now, it's just kinda fun to watch...

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Reply Why are some people so mad at James Holzheir (sorry for the bad spelling) on Jeopardy? (Original post)
CTyankee May 2019 OP
rampartc May 2019 #1
democratisphere May 2019 #2
SWBTATTReg May 2019 #3
CurtEastPoint May 2019 #8
SWBTATTReg May 2019 #9
Shrike47 May 2019 #4
cyclonefence May 2019 #5
mainstreetonce May 2019 #6
CTyankee May 2019 #7
cyclonefence May 2019 #11
SCantiGOP May 2019 #10
Codeine May 2019 #12

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:58 AM

1. he is a great player

but there needs to be a limit. used to be 5 games.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:07 PM

2. Should go back to 5 games.

Jeopardy is stale and boring.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:13 PM

3. There should be a limit. I haven't watched J since he's been on. Kind of tired of it. nt

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:12 PM

8. Ditto. Part of what I like is seeing different players and never knowing who will win!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #8)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:16 PM

9. Exactly!! I do enjoy seeing the different people, not just the same one over and over again...nt

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:43 PM

4. He's a machine and there's no suspense over who will win.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:53 PM

5. I had not watched Jeopardy! since the late, great

Art Fleming ("I'm *so* sorry!". James Holzhauer has enlivened a stale, boring game with junior-high level trivia requirements until it's worth watching. He is a charming, self-effacing guy who knows how to bet and who has figured out how to buzz in first. He is a professional gambler who knows how to bet and is unafraid of losing. His knowledge is wide and deep, yet he explained his preparation consisted of reading books from the *children's* section of the library.

The only danger he poses is to Jeopardy!'s bank book. That, imho, will be the only reason they'll go back to limiting number of appearances.

Go, James! Bankrupt them!

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:00 PM

6. I root for him to keep going.

He is fun to watch.We all like the biggest champions in sports why not have a super champion in general knowledge.
I saw two contestants come close to toppling him.

Go James!

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:09 PM

7. I dunno but it seems to me that the sponsors callthe tune here. My guess is that they like the fact

that he draws in viewers, thus making the sponsors happy. As long as they pay the freight, the show with James might just go on ad infinitum, till the veiwers have had enough...I think James figured that out, too.

BTW, long, long ago I was on Jeopardy back when Art Fleming was host and I was living in NY, where the show originated from intially. I didn't make it past the first show but it was fun (even tho a bit nerve wracking for me since I was due to nurse my 8 mo. old daughter and I thought I might not make it back in time...there's an interesting story right there!).

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #7)

Sat May 25, 2019, 04:19 PM

11. Oooh ooh ooh

One of my best friends from college was on back then, too! I was home from work, sick, and just happened to catch her. Her name is Katrine Ames, and she won $600, which she said would buy a lot of opera tickets! She didn't make it past the first show, either--no chance you guys ran into each other, is there?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:22 PM

10. Same reason people hate the Yankees

and the Crimson Tide, and Tiger Woods back when he was winning tournaments by 10 strokes. People want to see a competitive game if they are going to invest their time to in it.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 04:30 PM

12. When a competitor dominates so completely

 

that any real suspense starts to wane then a sport or a game suffers. Mercedes domination of Formula1 has impacted viewership and fan interest. Juventus so completely control the Italian Serie A (8 straight championship years and counting) that I just gave up following the league. I can understand why a Jeopardy fan might lose interest.

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