What, me worry?

GameRecap

Andy here, and it’s tournament time! Here’s Day 1 of the Teacher’s Tournament!

Remember to tune in at 6:30 Eastern for Live Panel #24!

Colin O’Grady, Erin McLaughlin, and Martha Jackson are our first three quarterfinalists!

Remember, the top 4 nonwinning scores get wild cards!

J! round categories:
“C” YOU AT THE MOVIES
TEXT TALK
IN THE STATE CAPITAL
RECENT NONFICTION
KEEP CALM
CARRY ON

IN THE STATE CAPITAL $1000 had the Daily Double; Martha got to play it! Scores:

Martha $2,200
Colin $1,800
Erin $1,000

Martha bet $2,200. Her clue: The graves of Daniel Boone and his wife, Rebecca. Martha’s correct response put her at $4,400!

TEXT TALK’s 5 acronyms: RBTL, SITD, VBG, GMTA, and NSA (as used on dating sites). I’m pretty sure that I have personally used those five acronyms fever than five times — combined — over my entire life!

Scores at the first break:

Martha $5,000
Colin $2,400
Erin $1,000

It’s always fun to see the teacher’s reactions to their students’ “good luck” videos! A bunch of things in Colin’s video was blurred out — I’m curious about that!

Colin teaches “Titus Andronicus” by having his students throw fake blood at each other!

Martha is a math teacher. I wonder how much she looked at Final Jeopardy! wagering…

Back to the game, Colin had the best time on the buzzer over the back half of the round. I didn’t think that my own book was famous enough to make it into RECENT NONFICTION — and I was right! Scores after 30:

Martha $7,200
Colin $5,800
Erin $2,400

DJ! round categories:
I MYTH YOU
HARD ROCKERS
BRITISH NICKNAMES
ORGANIZATIONS
WE LIECH LIECHTENSTEIN!
STRIKE IT “RICH”

Colin’s pronunciation of Cardinal Richelieu (“Richie Lou”) gave Alex pause — and Alex made fun of Colin for it! Colin got to play the first Daily Double, under BRITISH NICKNAMES $1200! Scores:

Colin $16,200
Martha $8,400
Erin $2,800

Colin bet $3,000. His clue: “The Last King of America”. Colin “missed it by one” (he gave the previous king) and fell to $13,200.

ORGANIZATIONS $1600 had the other Daily Double, this one was Martha’s! Scores:

Colin $16,400
Martha $9,200
Erin $5,600

Martha bet $4,000. Her clue: This Utah institute is devoted to discovering & training new filmmakers, composers, & theatre artists. I had absolutely no idea on this one — Martha went for Burning Man and fell to $5,200.

Going into Final, the scores were:

Colin $21,200
Erin $7,600
Martha $5,200

FJ! category: LIBRARIES

FJ! clue: The street address of his Presidential Library is 40 Presidential Drive

Martha 5200 – 4800 = 400
Erin 7600 + 5000 = 12600
Colin 21200 – 0 = 21200

I feel worried about the American education system if two teachers felt that GHW Bush (one colloquially referred to as Bush 41) and Clinton was our 40th President.

Wild Card standings:
Colin O’Grady (Monday winner)
1. Erin McLaughlin $12,600
2. Martha Jackson $400

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