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bigh0rt wrote:Madison wrote:Coppermine wrote:See, I have a problem with this show, just as I do with Deal or No Deal. If you're going to win money on a game show, you better have some sort of skill. Pointing at suitcases and being as smart as a 10-year-old are not skills.
Have you really done the math on Deal or No Deal? Odds are not in favor of the player's case holding much (only 7 cases out of 26 having $100,000 or more). It's all odds and percentages on that game, and who can seperate logical thinking from greed.
Good example: 3 cases left ($400,000 - $10,000 - $5). Bank offer is $92,000. What do you do?
If you take it and run, you're shorting yourself $41,333 in pot odds. That's a banker's offer playing on your fear of winding up with zip.
Same scenario: $400,000 - $10,000 - $5 with a bank offer of $150,000. What do you do? You take it. You're almost + $17,000 on the pot odds.
It's fun to watch people not be able to seperate their greed/stupidity from simple math. Some of the chicks are nice on the eyes as well, and Howie is funny. I like the show.
Those would be the exact reasons I watch the show, occasionally. A lot of people love harping on the "point to a case" portion of the show, but I enjoy figuring the odds, judging what the wise move would be, and can ususally gague what the banker will offer within $1,000 from start to finish, based on what's left on the board. I dunno, I like mathematical mental exercises in that respect, and when they mask it as a television show with some scantly clad babes, well, ain't nothin' wrong with that. Madison couldn't be more right though, that there's much more to the show than people give credit, and it's no surprise that as a big poker player, he enjoys figuring odds, etc. as much as I do.
mweir145 wrote:Wow, supposedly this show got 31 million viewers last night, making it the biggest TV premiere in 8 years for any show...
ironman wrote:mweir145 wrote:Wow, supposedly this show got 31 million viewers last night, making it the biggest TV premiere in 8 years for any show...
Yeah, 31 million left their tv's on that channel after American Idol. I'd like to see what the numbers were after 15 minutes into the show.
All 5 5th graders getting Andrew Johnson right seemed a bit suspicious to me as well. How did they learn history when NCLB has them doing nothing but reading and math the entire time?
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