Sports Jeopardy! Recap – November 16, 2016

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How will Earl Holland do in going for Win #7?

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Today’s contestants:

Dustin Kuras, a stay-at-home dad from Ypsilanti, MI
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Rich Konopka Jr., a sales manager from Rockaway, NJ
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Earl Holland, a sports copy and web editor from Newark, DE (6-day total: $30,000)
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Final Jeopardy! category: BOXERS

Final Jeopardy! clue: The only 2 men to win an Olympic gold medal as a heavyweight & and world heavyweight title, they fought each other in 1973

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Who are Joe Frazier & George Foreman?

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Earl missed the first Daily Double of his career, as he failed to phrase it in the form of a question! Remember, regardless of round, a Daily Double must be correctly phrased! The only question was whether Earl was going to lose $1,000 or $2,000, but unlike back in Season 1, the show got the call right this time around!

Meanwhile, Earl needed the last Daily Double to take the lead for good, but will he get through a tricky Final Jeopardy?

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Scores going into Final:
Earl 16,500
Dustin 15,000
Rich 7,750

Final Results:
Rich 7,750 – 7,750 = 0 (Who are Ali + Liston)
Dustin 15,000 – 14,599 = 401 (Who are Ali & Frazier?)
Earl 16,500 – 13,501 = 2,999 (Who are Ali & Frazier?) (7-day total: $35,000)

Scores after the Jeopardy! round:
Earl 4,000
Rich 2,260
Dustin 1,000

Daily Double locations:
1) THAT’S A NO-NO 750 (4th pick)
Earl 1000 -1000 (Rich 1000 Dustin -250)

2) PARALYMPIC SPORTS 2000 (8th pick)
Dustin 6000 +2000 (Earl 7500 Rich 4250)
3) QUARTERBACKS 1000 (18th pick, 4000 left on board)
Earl 10000 +5000 (Dustin 13000 Rich 7250)

On the scoreboard:
06 – 03
06 – 00
6-3, 6-0 is a common tennis score. Most recently in a Grand Slam final, Petra Kvitova defeated Eugenie Bouchard by that score in the 2014 Wimbledon ladies singles final. If you have other suggestions, though, feel free to leave a comment!

Game stats:
Earl 13,500 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 37.78% in first on buzzer
Dustin 15,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 40.00% in first on buzzer
Rich 7,750 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer

Earl Holland, stats to date:
143 correct
17 incorrect
13/14 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 23,250)
4/7 in Final Jeopardy
40.63% in first on buzzer (128/315)
Average Coryat: 16,321

Earl Holland, to win:
8 games: 65.91%
9: 43.44%
10: 28.63%
11: 18.87%
12: 12.43%
Avg. streak: 8.933 games.

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2 Comments on "Sports Jeopardy! Recap – November 16, 2016"

  1. I agree the scoreboard puzzle was likely tennis-related although I went with Serena’s 300th victory at a major coming at Wimbledon in July by that score.

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