Sports Jeopardy! Game Recap – November 25, 2015

Vinny Varadarajan is the first player to win at least 5 games on Sports Jeopardy. Will he become the first superchamp?

You can watch this game on Crackle!

Today’s contestants:

Jon Ruterman, a senior strategic analyst from Glendale, AZ
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Jamie Eubanks, a professional engineer from Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Vinny Varadarajan, an engineering graduate from Fords, NJ (5-day total: $25,000)
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Final Jeopardy! category: MLB MVPs

Final Jeopardy! clue: The only players to finish 2nd in MVP voting 2 straight years before winning in Year 3 are Mickey Mantle & this 21st century MVP

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who is Mike Trout?

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Scores going into Final:
Vinny 13,000
Jon 10,750
Jamie 4,750

Final Results:
Jamie 4,750 – 0 = 4,750 (Hi Mom & Holly)
Jon 10,750 – 10,000 = 750 (Who is C. Kershaw?)
Vinny 13,000 + 8,501 = 21,501 (6-day total: $30,000)

Daily Double locations:
1) WHERE’D YOU GO TO COLLEGE? 1000 (11th pick)
Jon 2750 +1500 (Vinny 2500 Jamie 0)

2) THEY WORE 4 2000 (1st pick)
Vinny 3250 +3250 (Jon 6250 Jamie 4250)
3) WHEN THE HOOPS DREAM WAS OVER 2000 (15th pick)
Jon 9250 -2500 (Vinny 8000 Jamie 4750)

On the scoreboard:
20 – 06
08 – 81
Kobe Bryant (#8) dropped 81 points on the Toronto Raptors in a 122-104 victory on January 22, 2006.

Game stats:
Vinny 11,750 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.22% in first on buzzer
Jamie 4,750 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Jon 12,750 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer

Vinny Varadarajan, stats to date:
126 correct
16 incorrect
6/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 10,745)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
42.59% in first on buzzer (115/270)
Average Coryat: 16,500

(contestant photo credit: sportsjeopardy.com)

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