Saturday, February 17, 2018
Something to blog about
And he kept piling it up, despite a couple strikes along the way. Shameless brag: I guessed "pasha," the correct answer to one of the questions he goofed. Finally, he was faced with the double or nothing bonus question on a kitty of $3,100. Another shameless brag: I knew the bonus answer: "Bonneville Salt Flats". So did Sam, and he walked away with $6,200. Ben Bailey intoned loudly that it was a new record for Cash Cab.
My wife turned to me and said that the win was something worth blogging about. I said that the show was from 2009 (according to the onscreen channel guide), so it was a little late to blog about it.
But then I thought, why not? What else to I have to write about today? Especially when Wikipedia says that Sam's record still stands on Cash Cab. You can watch the bonus question on YouTube.
Cash Cab was notoriously stingy with its payouts. Nobody would ever accuse the show of mo' money syndrome. Match Game used to give away a lot more than $6,200 in pre-inflation money, and the rigged shows of the 1950s ladled out tons more cash.
But Sam still deserves a blog entry. The one great scorer asks not how much money you won, but how you played the game. Right, Grantland Rice?