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May 12, 2023Liked by Mills Baker, Omar Khalid

Maybe want to un-dox yourself with the check photo. Great piece!

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May 14, 2023Liked by Mills Baker, Omar Khalid

Omar, thanks for this great piece. I was on the 2/10/23 episode of J! and got second place. I kept beating myself up for the moodiness I couldn't shake off after the airing. I was indeed mocked for my lack of knowledge about football, since I had the miserable luck of appearing on the episode right before Super Bowl Sunday, and I know nothing about the sport. Definitely a feeling of "This is it, huh? That was my chance and I sure blew it." Connecting with fans has definitely helped me shake it off!

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May 13, 2023Liked by Mills Baker, Omar Khalid

Omar this was a really great piece. Especially the second half and getting the chance to peer into the emotional element of the experience. Loved it

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May 12, 2023Liked by Mills Baker

Great read. πŸ‘Œ

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Fascinating story. I also have a friend who was a Jeopardy loser. My theory: we were raised in America to believe being on television in any manner was a worthwhile life goal. So congratulations! The other side is that we are also experiencing the zero-sum game of living in America, few winners and the rest losers. Do not listen to "Deacon Blues" too often!

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Failure stinks but I’m sure you learned cool stuff during the brief time. Plus you get that cool check to frame πŸ‘

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