Talk:Brad Rutter

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It s the 25th but this has info about the 26th

Somebody forgot to press the "Save Page" button after changes were made to update the page, so I had to fortune to press the button and now it's new. -Amit

Rutter's correct winnings amount[edit]

There seems to be a conflict of how much Brad Rutter's winnings are from the UTOC. Since he received a bye to the second round, he didn't get the $15,000 of those winners of the first round. Therefore, if you add it up, his winning total in the UTOC is $2,100,000 and his overall winnings is $3,255,102. If Jeopardy's web site has those figures, then it has to be right. If Ken Jennings didn't receive the money from all those rounds he received a bye, then neither did Brad. http://www.jeopardy.com/announcement_20050525Final_PHl8P.php

--Tubutler 02:59, May 27, 2005 (UTC)

Alex Trebex did state on the show that all contestants with a first round bye received the $15,000. Taco Deposit | Talk-o to Taco 14:04, May 27, 2005 (UTC)
I don't understand why the figure $3,255,102 was mentioned twice on Jeopardy's press release if it were wrong. Someone mentioned on the UTOC talk pages that those in the Nifty Nine who LOST in the second round received the $15,000 plus their money from the second round, but those who WON in the second round didn't receive that bye money. Then again, Jeopardy's web site, that poster, and I could be wrong... --Tubutler 03:05, May 28, 2005 (UTC)
Well, if you change $3,270,102 to $3,255,102, you might as well change Ken's figure from $2,522,700 to $2,520,700, which is what the Jeopardy! site lists. --68.194.108.16 19:35, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
Authenticity check: A search reveals that the phrase "regarded by many" appears in the text. Is the phrase a symptom of a dubious statement? Could a source be quoted instead? Perhaps the "many" could be identified? Might text be edited to more genuinely reflect specific facts?

Wetman

If you eliminate the "regarded by many", you're saying he was the best Jeopardy player of all time. He won more money than any other, so there is a colorable claim, but Ken Jennings won more games, so he has a colorable claim as well. Until recently, a champion had a maximum of 5 days, perhaps to be followed by a Tournament of Champions, so it's as hard to compare today's winners with winners in the past as it is to compare Hank Aaron with Babe Ruth. And the game itself has changed; the Art Fleming years are "regarded by many" to have used more difficult questions.

The "regarded by many" statement doesn't mean Brad is a better player; it means he is highly popular, which is not really in question, is it? The folks who were clerks with him at Coconuts say Brad keeps his parents' names, his street address, his birth date, and his email address confidential because so many women, both married and single, want to bear a kid with a great mind. (I didn't want to clear up the ambiguity about his birth year because the documents that verify that date would also provide data he's rather not publicize.) ClairSamoht 01:37, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

"It was a meaningless situation, unlike the other two"[edit]

I removed the word "meaninglessly", [1], and User:271828182 restored it. [2] Can someone explain to me why the word "meaninglessly" belongs there? Dionyseus 04:22, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Sure. It was the second game of a two-day match. Rutter bet only enough to win the two-day match, whereas Newhouse bet everything he had on that day. If the second game's scores had meant anything in-themselves, Rutter could have bet more and beaten Newhouse's daily score just as he did his cumulative total. 271828182 15:11, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for explaining. Dionyseus 15:14, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Grand Slam[edit]

He lost.... Why is he "as of this moment" 1-1. Is he going to come back after being eliminated? Isn't he done? TheHYPO 17:38, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

I believe it is single elimination and you were just the first to edit the entry subsequently. Relax, bro ... just outdated information. :) Josephgrossberg 22:22, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Table at the end of article[edit]

Shouldn't the table at the bottom of the article be edited to include Brad Rutter's name? OlEnglish (talk) 15:08, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Actor/TV host[edit]

At the end of the article, it says that Rutter became "an actor and TV host," and Jeopardy confirms he moved to LA to do that. But he has no credits. Don't you actually have to have an actual career before something like that can be stated as fact? 69.45.100.129 (talk) 21:01, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Never Lost to a Human?[edit]

In the match against Watson on February 16, 2011, although Watson was the winner, Brad Rutter even had less money than Ken Jennings. This being the case, didn't Jennings "beat" Rutter? --75.27.237.193 (talk) 04:07, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

I have rewritten the text to finesse this distinction. The game was repeatedly described as "an exhibition". 271828182 (talk) 09:57, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Biggest Money Winner?[edit]

Apparently Rutter is "the second biggest all-time money winner on a game show." Who's the first? Brauden (talk) 09:45, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Ken Jennings.--Orakologen (talk) 08:06, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Never lost? - Why only "20 regular season" wins?[edit]

I think this should be answered within the article - as, if Rutter never lost, 'he should still be the "returning champion.'" I don't know the answer, so I can't make the edit myself. Manixx2a (talk) 22:40, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

His initial run on the show took place back when a champion had to exit the show after five consecutive wins. 67.3.112.53 (talk) 19:56, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Battle of the Decades Source[edit]

The discussion of this tournament says: "Rutter participated in the Jeopardy! 2014 Battle of the Decades, pitting top champions from throughout the previous 30 years of Jeopardy!, where he won the tournament and $1,000,000.[10] With this win, Rutter regained the record as the highest money-winner ever on American game shows, which Jennings had held since 2008."

However, [10] gives a source from 2005 (Bill Toland. "A: He beat the best. Q: Who is Brad Rutter?" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 27, 2005. A1.) which means it could not be a reliable source for a tournament that took place in 2014. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.6.139.62 (talk) 19:57, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

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Was it necessary to add he won the tournament tonight n hour ago before it had aired everywhere? I know this is wikipedia but at the very least take note whoever did didn’t even cite the source of their info. Hopped on to refresh my memory of his winning before final jeopardy, got a very unwelcome surprise. Thanks, wiki editors. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Goddale120 (talkcontribs) 01:01, 6 March 2019 (UTC)