There are two games a day on jeopardy.com that I play. Question of the Day is from The New York Times and one writes an answer; as in Final Jeopardy. One can check the answer the next day. This does not provide a score.
J6 is an interactive live timed game with six answers to get a cumulative score. Dollar amounts are not provided. One chooses from twelve answers to get six, and these count. Score is correct question, fastest time, and minus for wrong question.
Why in the sports thread? In case anybody has never wrestled with maintaining an average! Stats can get very heady, and we tend to forget the massive regular work to maintain any sort of good average! I went 3-for-6 today (abysmal!) and BAM! Down to 88% from the 89% I was hanging on to by my fingernails. Maintaining an average is hard!
It’s hard to maintain a proper level of respect when we are totally into watching many hours of any sport. These folks are all very good at it! The very worst professional will doubtless perform better than a gifted amateur, for the factor of maintaining the average has long been in play.
I’m not excusing playing poorly! I could have gone 4-for-6 today, but I had doubt, and chose poorly. So, I paid. Luckily, Jeopardy! is not a team sport. Days like today give me some semblance of humility. I’ve had slumps. I hate slumps. I’ve had raging good runs. Those, I like!
Guess what I’m saying is I think it’s a good thing to connect what one is actually doing (I’m in no shape to play sports, but once was, liked that, resent not being able to, no I can’t fix it or I would have, and one does what one can) with entertainment. Write. Draw. Play. Interact at any level of interaction available, and strive for the next.
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