Sports Jeopardy! Recap – October 26, 2016


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

You can watch this game on Crackle!

Today’s contestants:

Erik Farinas, a probation and parole officer from Millsboro, DE
Carmen DeFranco, a prosecuting attorney from Clarkston, MI
Earl Holland, a sports copy and web editor from Newark, DE (3-day total: $15,000)

A funny quip from Earl, after finding the first Daily Double: “I feel like I’m catching Pokemon!”

Heartbreak for Carmen on the last Daily Double: “Practicing before the 2010 games, an Austrian on his back in this event was clocked going nearly 96 mph” – he said “What is two-man luge”; the “two man” was too much information, making the response incorrect.

Final Jeopardy! category: BASEBALL MANAGERS

Final Jeopardy! clue: This HOFer’s real first name was Charles; his nickname came from the initials of the Midwest city where he was born in 1890


Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who is Casey Stengel?


Scores going into Final:
Earl 22,500
Erik 4,000
Carmen 2,000

Final Results:
Carmen 2,000 + 1,616 = 3,616
Erik 4,000 + 100 = 4,100
Earl 22,500 + 1,988 = 24,488 (4-day total: $20,000)

Scores after the Jeopardy! round:
Earl 9,000
Carmen 4,750
Erik 1,000

Daily Double locations:
1) ROUGH COACHING STINTS 1000 (3rd pick)
Earl 250 +1000 (Carmen 750 Erik -250)

2) ROOKIE RECORDS 1000 (13th pick)
Earl 14500 +1500 (Carmen 7250 Erik 3500)
3) SLIDING INTO THE OLYMPICS 2000 (17th pick)
Carmen 7750 -7750 (Erik 18000 Erik 4500)

On the scoreboard:
19 – 96
04 – 78
Do you have any suggestions as to what this scoreboard might mean? Leave a comment!

Game stats:
Earl 22,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 46.67% in first on buzzer
Erik 4,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer
Carmen 9,750 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.67% in first on buzzer

Earl Holland, stats to date:
90 correct
10 incorrect
8/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 11,000)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
43.89% in first on buzzer (79/180)
Average Coryat: 18,375

Earl Holland, to win:
5 games: 73.46%
6: 53.97%
7: 39.65%
8: 29.13%
9: 21.40%
Avg. streak: 6.768 games.

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4 Comments on "Sports Jeopardy! Recap – October 26, 2016"

  1. The scoreboard puzzle is Greg Norman’s collapse in the 1996 Masters shooting a 78 on the final day to lose to Nick Faldo.

    • I went down the Olympics and the Brett Favre paths. Forgot about Shark’s collapse. Thank you!

      • I thought it would be something in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but I found nothing. I don’t know much about professional golf, so the scoreboard puzzle referring to that is interesting to me.

        • Mark Barrett upthread is a noted Vikings fan so I was really hoping that the scoreboard puzzle was Packers & Favre-related. Sadly, the number 78 did not relate and I got stuck.

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