How’s this for low Congressional approval?

     First, I’m finally motivated to vote for the 15th contestant in the “90s” part of the show’s 30th anniversary tournament. (Don’t ask me why.) I’m voting for Brian Weikle and I encourage you to do the same, every day, every way that you can.
     Second, don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Cori Wilhelm‘s Q & A!
     I also want to remind you that you can see the correct responses to the clues in these recaps, if you only hover your arrow over the red text. It occurs to me that some people don’t realize that after a buddy expressed frustration when he read a recap and couldn’t tell if his responses were correct.
     Now for the matter at hand: Yesterday, William Bernhardt won for the first time. If you peeked at this week’s Howdies on Jeopardy! YouTube channel, you know how this one ends.

Greg Buzzard
William Bernhardt
Julie Huffman

     I was pumped for the show after seeing this tweeted clue:

     Then Congressional Districts was the first category revealed! Good for Greg for going there when he first had a chance to select. William went elsewhere when he had the chance. But don’t get as excited as I did about this category. The clues aren’t what you’re expecting. Indulge me while I post them all:
“Of Colorado’s 7 Congressional districts, 3 are partly within this metropolis & its suburbs.”
“In this state the 1st district is the skinny part & the 2nd is the bulgy part by Wyoming.”
“The states with only one district covering the whole state include these 3 large bordering ones.”

“One of the 2 states that gained the most new districts following the 2010 census, 4 & 2 seats.”
“This landmark is divided between New York’s 10th district – median income $70,270 – and the 13th, where the figure is half that.”

     I hoped to be challenged with names of Congress members. But no.
     William found the first Daily Double in the round, in ___ing___. (Confused? It’s pronounced “Blanking blank.”)
William 1000 (3 right and one wrong)
Julie 1200 (4 right)
Greg 400 (2 right and one wrong)
     William wagered it all on this easy clue: “Australia’s unofficial national anthem.” He got it easily.
     At the first break:
William 3000 (One right)
Julie 2400 (2 right)
Greg 2200 (One right)
     The audience seemed to enjoy Julie’s anecdote: She freaked out after receiving The Call from Jeopardy!, thinking she’d hung up the phone. She hadn’t. I just wonder which contestant coordinator called her!
     I got this triple-stumper in As Heard on TV: “Larry David: ‘1 in 30 (apricots) is a good one. It’s such a low-percentage fruit.'” Mr. Trebek gave the less-than-a-minute warning then with 5 clues remaining! Why is this happening once or twice a day? One clue was left covered.
William 4400 (2 right)
Julie 3200 (5 right and 2 wrong)
Greg 3400 (3 right and one wrong)
     Greg found the first Daily Double of the Double Jeopardy round in Sailing the 3 Cs.
William 9200 (7 right)
Julie 1200 (One right and 2 wrong)
Greg 9800 (6 right and 2 wrong)
     I’d have wagered a lot here. Greg wagered 2000 on this one: “It’s the last of the ‘5 stages of grief.'” I nailed it but Greg didn’t.
     Julie found the next Daily Double in Our Founding Fathers.
William 9200
Julie 2400 (One right)
Greg 9800 (One right)
     Julie wagered 1000 on this clue: “On March 23, 1775 he told the House of Burgesses that ‘the war is inevitable–and let it come!'” Julie got it wrong.
     I then got this triple-stumper in Oh So Sergio, and at 200!: “Tiger Woods & this golfer got in a public spat at the 2013 players championship.”
     In this round there were 2 clues left covered.
William 11600 (2 right)
Julie 6200 (3 right)
Greg 13000 (2 right)
     The Final Jeopardy category was World Capitals. Here’s the clue: “It’s the capital city of the only country that borders both the Mediterranean Sea & the Black Sea.” I was pretty pleased that I got this one right…but less so when all 3 contestants did too. Julie shook her head like she got it wrong! She added 3000. William added 1401, so Greg only needed to get it right and wager more than a dollar. He wagered 11000. Yay! We’ll see Greg on Monday.
     My Coryat today was a measly 15600 (22800 without negs).