Sports Jeopardy! Recap – December 3, 2014

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This is Season 1, Episode 11 of Sports Jeopardy!

You can watch this game on Crackle!

Today’s contestants:

Larry Salomon, a professor of ethnic studies from San Francisco, CA
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Nikhil Ramakrishna, an accountant from Arlington, VA
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Kyle Koster, an editor and writer from Peekskill, New York
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For the second week in a row we have a Daily Double on the final clue of Double Jeopardy! Larry made a big bet that paid off for him, and made things very interesting going into Final!

Final Jeopardy! category: WORLD SERIES MVPs

Final Jeopardy! clue: He’s the only player to win the World Series MVP for 2 different teams; both were in the ’70s

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Who is Reggie Jackson?

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Scores going into Final:
Nikhil 17,000
Larry 14,500
Kyle 8,500

Final Results:
Kyle 8,500 – 3,000 = 5,500 (Who is Tony Perez?)
Larry 14,500 + 14,500 = 29,000
Nikhil 17,000 + 12,001 = 29,001

Scores after the Jeopardy! round:
Larry 4,500
Nikhil 3,000
Kyle 2,000

Daily Double locations:
1) THEY NAMED THE COURT FOR ME! 750 (23rd pick)
Kyle 1000 +1000 (Larry 3500 Nikhil 3000)

2) OFF THE FIELD 2000 (4th pick)
Nikhil 5500 +2000 (Larry 4500 Kyle 2500)
3) TREASURES FROM THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME 2000 (24th pick)
Larry 7500 +7000 (Nikhil 17000 Kyle 8500)

On the scoreboard:
06 – 10
19 – 78
On June 10, 1978, Affirmed became the most recent horse to win the Triple Crown when he won the Belmont Stakes. (Edit: American Pharoah won the Triple Crown a few months after this episode aired.)

Game stats:
Nikhil 17,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.11% in first on buzzer
Larry 9,500 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Kyle 8,250 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.67% in first on buzzer

Current standings:

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

(contestant photo credit: sportsjeopardy.com)

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