Andy here and we get a week’s worth of past champions returning!
The 90s Battle of the Decades players:
Ryan “Fritz” Holznagel
Jeanie is doing a Q&A with Robin Carroll, who plays Wednesday, before and after her show, so if you have anything you’d like her to ask, let us know! Also remember that we have a Q&A publishing soon with Josh, who lost to Arthur Chu last week!
J! round categories:
ROLE IN COMMON
ON THE “GO”
Remember, Alex gives Eddie a Braille card with the categories on it, and a soft tone beeps when the clue ends!
Eddie left ROLE IN COMMON to go BOOM. Rachael went back and found the Daily Double under the $800 clue! Scores:
Rachael bet just $500. Her clue: Sean Connery, Patrick Stewart, Richard Harris. All Rachael could come up with was Henry Higgins and she fell to $300.
At the first break, the scores were:
Eddie dropped a great line on Alex during his interview: “And, um, may I also say that gold tie looks wonderful on you?”
Babu has spent $4,400 on a camera. To take pictures of his cat. To share them on the Internet. “That’s why they invented the Internet, you know…”
Rachel’s applying to PhD programs, wanting to study aging and longevity!
A whole bunch of Triple Stumpers coming to the turn. A very difficult Jeopardy! round board. After 30, the scores were:
DJ! Round categories:
ON THE MAP
THE LAST CENTURY
1990s NO. 1 HITS
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD CLUES “L”
Much like the Ultimate Tournament of Champions, Babu had issues with coming close to answers, but being not quite there. He said “I’m So Sexy” instead of “I’m Too Sexy” when dealing with the Right Said Fred song in 1990s NO. 1 HITS! It enabled Eddie to run the category and earn applause!
Our first Tweet of the Night:
After dominating, Eddie gave up control to Rachael on the $1600 ELEMENTS clue, who then hit the Daily Double at $2000! Scores:
Rachael bet just $1,000. Her clue: This element is named for a mythological king for whom food was always just out of reach. Her correct response put her at $4,700!
2014 ANNIVERSARIES had the last Daily Double! It was under the $1200 slot. There was a $1600 and $2000 clue remaining. Scores:
Rachael bet $1,000. Her clue: Happy 400th anniversary to this interracial couple who tied the knot in Jamestown. Rachael’s correct response put her at $10,500. Such wasted opportunities, though.
At the end of the DJ! round, the scores sat at:
FJ! category: PRESIDENTS
FJ! clue: He is the only 19th century President to serve 2 complete terms with the same vice president
Babu 2000 – 2000 = 0
Rachael 10500 – 2600 = 7900
Eddie 14400 – 6700 = 7700
(I coin flipped and picked the wrong James.)
And our second Tweet of the Night:
Morning, Twitterverse. And in their darkest hours you can hear them say, I’d give all I got for just one more shot at the one that got away.
— Eddie Timanus (@EddieTimanus) March 4, 2014
I was cheering for you, Eddie…
That makes it 6 for 6, I believe, now, with Tournament of Champions winners making the Tournament of the Decades! Up tomorrow? Pam Mueller, Dan Melia, and Fritz Holznagel! Jeanie will have the recap!