Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 30, 2016


Today’s contestants:

Bill Burns, a management consultant from Carrollton, TX
Megan Selva, a content manager from Woodbridge, VA
Todd Giese, a hotel front desk manager from New Orleans, LA (1-day total: $31,601)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Todd $16,600
Megan $10,400
Bill $6,000

Final Jeopardy! category: OBITUARIES

Final Jeopardy! clue: On his death in 2015, his New York Times obit said he “built his stardom 90 percent on skill and half on wit”

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What is Yogi Berra? (Megan had no response)



Bill 6000 + 1500 = 7500
Megan 10400 – 10399 = 1
Todd 16600 + 4201 = 20801 (2-day total: $52,402)

Many of his famous quotes were recounted in that obituary:

That he triumphed on the diamond again and again in spite of his perceived shortcomings was certainly a source of his popularity. So was the delight with which his famous, if not always documentable, pronouncements — somehow both nonsensical and sagacious — were received.

“You can observe a lot just by watching,” he is reputed to have declared once, describing his strategy as a manager.

“If you can’t imitate him,” he advised a young player who was mimicking the batting stance of the great slugger Frank Robinson, “don’t copy him.”

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it,” he said, giving directions to his house. Either path, it turned out, got you there.

“Nobody goes there anymore,” he said of a popular restaurant. “It’s too crowded.”

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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