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Listen to Fer Sure: Episode 67 - Andrew Thomas (With Guest Co-Host Sara!)

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On this episode of Fer Sure, we talk to Andrew Thomas, who in addition to being a former professor at Carnegie Mellon, co-founder of seminal hockey stats site War On Ice, and an analyst for the Minnesota Wild, was on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Jay is still swamped with work, but Sara joins again as co-host, and even gets to play a game against a trivia heavyweight!

Here’s what we have for you this time (all time locations are without the ads because they are put in after we upload the episode)

00:00:00 - Intros, Andrew’s time with Minnesota and experience in the world of hockey stats

00:16:01 - Who wants to talk about Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? We did. We also talk about trivia in general, and Andrew’s presentation on how to prepare for Jeopardy.

00:36:56 - “If You’re Not in Third Position, You Might Miss the Playoffs.” I put together a game based on Andrew’s viral dancing chops on Millionaire. They have to guess if a name is a ballet dancer from a Russian Ballet Company or a member of the 2010 U-18 Russian Hockey Team. Of course Sara thought of the name “Plie-r or Player” after, which is annoying because it’s clearly better.

If you are using a podcast app, you can find both this podcast and WIIM Radio (our podcast devoted to the Red Wings) in the same channel - Winging it in Motown. As of right now, you can’t find it on Google Play, but an app like Stitcher should work if you use an Android device for your podcast listening. Also, you can now find us on Spotify! Search for Winging it in Motown.

Here is the link to our merchandise store. You can get Fer Sure t-shirts in a variety of colors and styles, hoodies, notebooks, stickers, and much more. We also recently launched a Facebook page, through which we hope to increase our fan interaction. You can find that here.

Here are Andrews slides from his RITSAC presentation we discuss. You can access the video of his presentation here.