Sports Jeopardy! Recap – February 17, 2016

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Today’s contestants:

Jay Sullivan, a bartender originally from Salem, MA
Jay Sullivan
Craig Goldslager, a financial advisor from Boca Raton, FL
Craig Goldslager
Vinny Varadarajan, an engineering graduate from Fords, NJ (15-day champ: $75,000)
Vinny Varadarajan

This was the first time in awhile where I felt that someone actually took the game to Vinny a bit. If I were Jay, I might have been much more aggressive on the Daily Doubles, but it worked for him! Craig just got stuck in between two buzz-saws today! Things were much closer to being a lock for Jay before the judges ruled against Jay’s pronunciation of Gabrielle Reece!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Jay 18,000 (20 right, including 2 DDs; 2 wrong. 16,000 Coryat)
Vinny 12,500 (18 right, including 1 DD; 1 wrong. 11,750 Coryat)
Craig 2,750 (5 right, 2 wrong. 2,750 Coryat)

Final Jeopardy! category: BOXERS

Final Jeopardy! clue: He died aged 99 in 2005 but cheated death at age 31 when he canceled his ticket on the Hindenburg to get to the U.S. quicker

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who is Max Schmelling?

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Craig 2750 + 2500 = 5250
Vinny 12500 + 5501 = 18001
Jay 18000 + 7001 = 25001 (1-day champ: $5,000)

Congratulations, Jay, on dethroning Vinny! He’ll be back next week!

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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1 Comment on "Sports Jeopardy! Recap – February 17, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | August 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm |

    Daily Double locations:
    1) RULES OF PLAY 750 (18th pick)
    Vinny 1500 +1500 (Jay 6000 Craig 750)

    2) NO. 1 IN THE BASEBALL DRAFT 1500 (4th pick)
    Jay 6500 +2000 (Vinny 5000 Craig 750)
    3) NBAers’ STATE OF BIRTH 1000 (16th pick)
    Jay 15500 +2500 (Vinny 10000 Craig 2750)

    On the scoreboard:
    08 – 97
    65 – 51
    The Houston Comets defeated the New York Liberty 65-51 to win the inaugural WNBA championship on August 30, 1997.

    Game stats:
    Jay 16,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.00% in first on buzzer
    Vinny 11,750 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.00% in first on buzzer
    Craig 2,750 Coryat, 5 correct, 2 incorrect, 13.33% in first on buzzer

    Vinny Varadarajan, final stats:
    341 correct
    39 incorrect
    20/24 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 31,519)
    9/16 in Final Jeopardy
    44.03% in first on buzzer (317/720)
    Average Coryat: 17,266

    Jay Sullivan, stats to date:
    21 correct
    2 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 4,500)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    40.00% in first on buzzer (18/45)
    Average Coryat: 16,000

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