Dick Clark usually gives a choice of two letters to start the tiebreaker game. If one of the letters used in the tiebreaker game are either A, D, F, J, M, N, O, and S, there seems to be something in common with those letters.
If either of these letters were used, the first of the seven words starting with that letter would be the name of a month. This morning, I was betting on "February" being the first of seven words beginning with F. During one Friday marathon, J was one of the letters, and I was predicting "July" to be the first word. Both of my guesses were right on the money.
Anyone notice this pattern? And why would they use a name of a month as the first word for the corresponding letter?