Opening Day!

GameRecap

Andy here with the recap for February 17th! Today is Opening Day for LearnedLeague 64; I almost forgot to submit! Thanks to IngramB for his friendly message of “AIN’T YOU GONE SUBMIT” early this afternoon!

Today’s players: Eamon Doyle, Stephanie Engel, and returning champion Andy Axel, who won all of $1,599!

I was disappointed that Karen lost yesterday!

I got a message from my mom expressing her disdain for Alex’s tie today! What do you guys think? She thinks it doesn’t match!

While we’re on the subject of fashion, the Internet was particularly harsh towards Mr. Axel yesterday and I wasn’t particularly thrilled about reading some of those comments!

J! round categories:
THE MARIAN KIND
NFL TEAM MASCOTS
A HAMBURGER WITH ALL THE FIXINGS
COLD WORLD OUT THERE
IT FOLLOWED ME HOME
CAN I “KEEP” IT?

Eamon did quite well on the buzzer, racking up $2400 early on! Stephanie got to the Daily Double under NFL TEAM MASCOTS $800! Scores:

Eamon $2,400
Andy $1,200
Stephanie $600

Stephanie bet $1,000. Her clue: Sir Purr, who vacations at Kitty Hawk. Her correct response puts her at $1,600!

Scores at the first break:
Stephanie $2,800
Eamon $2,400
Andy $800

Stephanie taps sugar maples with her neighbours to make maple syrup!

Back to the game, we got through all 30 clues! Eamon and Stephanie both did well on the buzzer! Scores after 30:

Stephanie $5,800
Eamon $5,400
Andy $2,600

DJ! round categories
ANGELS
HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS
SINGERS ON POSTAGE STAMPS
WHEN I’M KING…
BOOK BUILDING
TYPE “B”, NEGATIVE

Eamon was moving quickly when he answered; I’m guessing we’ll get through 30 in this round, too! Stephanie got to the second Daily Double, under BOOK BUILDING $800! Scores:

Stephanie $6,600
Eamon $6,200
Andy $2,600

Stephanie bet $4,000. Her clue: Little Nell & her grandfather desperately try to hold onto this Dickens title building. Her correct response put her at $10,600!

When answering “Birdbrain” to a clue about “lacking intelligence”, Stephanie smiled and looked at Alex! Alex was not amused!

Eamon and Stephanie both had some impressive $2,000-level gets!

ANGELS $800 had the final Daily Double and Eamon got to play it (Lots of low-valued Daily Doubles today!) Score:

Stephanie $18,600
Eamon $13,800
Andy $3,400

Eamon bet $5,000. His clue: In the Bible Gabriel & Michael are 2 of these special beings used by God to send messages & fight battles. Eamon went for seraphim and fell to $8,800.

Eamon worked very hard to come back and was able to barely keep the very intelligent Stephanie from a lock game!

Scores going into Final:

Stephanie $22,200
Eamon $11,600
Andy $4,600

FJ! category: CALIFORNIA CITIES

FJ! clue: A park, elementary school & medical pavilion named for Herbert Hoover are found in this 2-word California city

Andy 4600 – 0 = 4600
Eamon 11600 – 10600 = 1000
Stephanie 22200 – 1001 = 21199

Stephanie will be back tomorrow to defend!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail