Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 18, 2016


Today’s contestants:

Emily DeArdo, a writer from Reynoldsburg, OH
Hans Huizing, a principal from Red Deer, AB
Ellen Corrigan, a law clerk from Philadelphia, PA (2-day total: $23,200)

Final Jeopardy! category: INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Established in 1903, this European event was originally touted in a newspaper printed on yellow paper

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What is the Tour de France?



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Back to today’s Final: this is obviously where the “yellow jersey” concept comes from to distinguish the race’s overall leader. The original creator of the race was the sports paper best known as L’Auto, which was suffering from flagging sales at the time. Being printed on yellow-coloured newsprint, it was obvious that the tour’s leader

Throughout the 1903 Tour, circulation of the paper doubled, and it has run every year since. (with the exception of during both World Wars).

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2 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 18, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Ellen $16,800
    Hans $13,000
    Emily $1,800

    Final Results:
    Emily 1800 + 0 = 1800
    Hans 13000 – 8937 = 4063 (What is the (unintelligible)?)
    Ellen 16800 + 0 = 16800 (3-day total: $40,000)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) DOUBLE U, DOUBLE V, OR DOUBLE W $800 (29th pick)
    Hans 3800 +1800 (Ellen 5400 Emily 1000)

    2) PRES-POURRI $1600 (4th pick)
    Emily 2200 -1200 (Ellen 6800 Hans 6000)
    3) PUT IT THERE $1200 (29th pick; $1600 left on board)
    Hans 8400 +3000 (Ellen 16800 Emily 1800)

    Game Stats:
    Ellen 16,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
    Hans 10,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
    Emily 3,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer

    Ellen Corrigan’s stats:
    60 correct
    5 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 7,000)
    2/3 in Final Jeopardy
    32.16% in first on buzzer (55/171)
    Average Coryat: $16,067

    Ellen Corrigan, to win:
    4 games: 57.51%
    5: 33.08%
    6: 19.02%
    7: 10.94%
    8: 6.29%
    Avg. streak: 4.354 games.

  2. Matt Carberry | July 20, 2016 at 1:06 am |

    While I was unsure if they’d go back to the Tour de France after having used it just over a year ago, the clue reveal could not have been more obvious to me. In the early 90s, ESPN would air delayed Tour coverage right around the time I got home from school. I haven’t watched it so closely in my 20s and 30s, but l’histoire du Tour is still one of those niche subjects for me. The clue from three years ago referenced on JBoard would’ve been a slam dunk for me.

    Building on the clue used last year, how about this wording:
    “Due to developments in 2012, the record for wins in this event has been reduced back to five – held by four different men”

    The wording of the post implies that the maillot jaune was a part of the Tour from the outset. While the Tour did boost L’Auto’s sales, the yellow jersey wasn’t introduced until 1919, to Eugène Christophe, who lost it in the second-to-last stage.

    For very similar reasons, the leader of the Giro d’Italia wears the maglia rosa, for the colo(u)r on which La Gazzetta dello Sport is printed.

    Another triviality upon which a Final might be built: Le Tour has not been won by a Frenchman since 1985.

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