Sports Jeopardy! Recap – December 24, 2014

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This is Season 1, Episode 14 of Sports Jeopardy!

You can watch this game on Crackle!

Today’s contestants:

Marc Popovich, a history teacher and basketball coach from San Clemente, CA
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Eric Verbit, a tax consultant from Houston, TX
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Neil Janowitz, an editor from Brooklyn, NY
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Final Jeopardy! category: NBA RECORDS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Listed at 6’6″ but more like 6’4″, in 1987 he became the shortest player ever to lead the league in rebounding

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Who is Charles Barkley?

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Scores going into Final:
Marc 13,250
Eric 10,500†
Neil 7,750

Final Results:
Neil 7,750 – 4,999 – 2,751 (Who was a tenacious?)
Eric 10,500 + 10,499 = 20,999
Marc 13,250 + 7,800 = 21,050

Scores after the Jeopardy! round:
Marc 6,250
Eric 3,500†
Neil 250

Daily Double locations:
1) CLOSERS’ ENTRANCE MUSIC 750 (19th pick)
Eric 2750 -0† (Marc 4500 Neil -750)

2) STREAKING 1500 (3rd pick)
Eric 3000† +2000 (Marc 5250 Neil 250)
3) STARS OF THE 1920s 1500 (15th pick)
Marc 7250 +2000 (Eric 9500† Neil 5250)

Eric failed to phrase his Jeopardy! round Daily Double response in the form of a question. He was originally credited with a correct response and his 1,500 point wager. When the ruling was changed at the end of the Jeopardy! round, Eric only lost his 1,500 point wager, not 3,000 points (which is what would normally happen to turn a correct response into an incorrect one). For the sake of statistics, Eric’s wager is recorded as -0.

On the scoreboard:
10 – 30
19 – 36
At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Jesse Owens ran the 100m in 10.30 seconds.

Game stats:
Marc 12,750 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Eric 10,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 37.78% in first on buzzer
Neil 7,750 Coryat, 6 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.56% in first on buzzer

Current standings:

  1. Nikhil Ramakrishna 29,001 (17,000)
  2. Alex DeFrank 22,001 (25,000)
  3. Marc Popovich 21,050 (13,250)
  4. Neeraj Joshi 16,999 (13,500)
  5. Mike Smargiassi 16,501 (12,500)
  6. Steven Silverman 14,499 (11,250)
  7. Nabaté Isles 12,750 (13,750)
  8. Kenny Chung 12,250 (10,750)
  9. Andrew Hard 11,249 (11,500)
  10. Nate Purdy 10,999 (5,500)
  11. Matt Pedicini 10,017 (7,900)
  12. Dan Gartland 10,001 (7,000)
  13. Terrence Jordan 8,000 (4,000)
  14. Betsy Schroeder 6,250 (14,250)

(contestant photo credit: sportsjeopardy.com)

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