Is the champ good or just sun-running vs meh competition
Good as in "very strong across most categories" or good in the context of our thread title?
Her daily double wagering is less than ideal, especially in SJ where somebody who has a 85% chance of being correct should always go all-in. Yesterday's FJ wager was really bad because she would have lost the game unnecessarily on an incorrect response.
She's also probably one win away from #5 in all time regular game winnings.
As far as competition goes, it's difficult to say how hers compare to other 10+ game winners. Generally speaking, the average contestant has been getting significantly stronger over time though. The average Coryat of James competition was 28% higher than what Ken faced for example. That's a huge difference.
Itís gonna be interesting to see if the champ passes Julia Collins in wins and total money won do they acknowledge her as the all-time female leader in these categories. I personally donít think they should. But I think they will.
It’s gonna be interesting to see if the champ passes Julia Collins in wins and total money won do they acknowledge her as the all-time female leader in these categories. I personally don’t think they should. But I think they will.
She already passed Julia Collins in money won and is only 50k behind Jason for #4 all-time. And they're obviously recognizing her as a female. They've done that since day 1 which is 100% the right thing to do.
Not doing that now would not only mean they changed their mind based on how much money she won but would also send out a message of "women are born stupid".
Hard to compare who of Amy and James would be better on the buzzer.
King~of~Diamonds post was a pretty obvious troll.
That said, it's not really hard to compare Amy and James on the buzzer. Amy has a first on buzzer percentage of 48% while James was at 58%.
Throw in Matt instead of the search engine on steroids, and I think Matt has the widest range of knowledge.
"Widest range of knowledge" is hard to quantify but I don't think there's a real argument on who the stronger player is between Matt and James. One was correct 92% of the time he rung in, 88% on daily doubles and 74% in final jeopardy while the other one was at 97% when ringing in, 95% on DD and 97% in FJ.
(FWIW, Amy is at 95%; 87% and 92% respectively on a much smaller sample size)