Sports Jeopardy! Recap – October 19, 2016

Earl Holland goes for a three-peat on this week’s Sports Jeopardy!

You can watch this game on Crackle!

Today’s contestants:

Yonatan Cooper, a student from Memphis, TN
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Aaron Hines, a metals trader from Miami, FL
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Earl Holland, a sports copy and web editor from Newark, DE (2-day total: $10,000)
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Neither Earl’s Coryat score (23,000) or his number of correct responses (28) in this game are records. Both of those in the “if you win, you keep playing” era belong to Eric Park (29 and 24,250) in the July 20, 2016 game.

Final Jeopardy! category: PRO FOOTBALL OLYMPIANS

Final Jeopardy! clue: He was the first Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who was also an Olympic medalist

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Who was Jim Thorpe?

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Scores going into Final:
Earl 23,500
Aaron 3,250
Yonatan 2,000

Final Results:
Yonatan 2,000 + 1,251 = 3,251
Aaron 3,250 + 751 = 4,001
Earl 23,500 – 1,500 = 22,000 (Who is Beamon?) (3-day total: $15,000)

Scores after the Jeopardy! round:
Earl 9,000
Yonatan 2,000
Aaron 750

Daily Double locations:
1) MANAGING TO GET BY 1000 (1st pick)
Earl 0 +1000 (Aaron 0 Yonatan 0)

2) DYNASTY 1000 (5th pick)
Earl 11000 +2000 (Yonatan 3000 Aaron 2750)
3) THE 1964 TOKYO OLYMPICS 1500 (20th pick, 6,000 left on board)
Earl 19000 +1000 (Aaron 2750 Yonatan 1500)

On the scoreboard:
01 – 16
41 – 47
At the 2016 Alamo Bowl on January 2, 2016, the TCU Horned Frogs game back from a 31-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Oregon Ducks 47-41 in 3OT.

Game stats:
Earl 23,000 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 55.56% in first on buzzer
Aaron 3,250 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.78% in first on buzzer
Yonatan 2,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer

Earl Holland, stats to date:
65 correct
9 incorrect
6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 8,500)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
42.96% in first on buzzer (58/135)
Average Coryat: 17,167

Earl Holland, to win:
4 games: 67.66%
5: 45.78%
6: 30.97%
7: 20.95%
8: 14.18%
Avg. streak: 5.092 games.

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