Sports Jeopardy debuts

     I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the first Sports Jeopardy episode is available on Crackle. I watched about an hour after it came out. Thoughts? My one is: I should’ve taken notes. But I didn’t expect to write much on this here! I do want to point out this Twitter conversation and I encourage you to chime in, here or there!

     Yesterday on the regular version, Catherine Hardee won for the first time.

Irv Murray
Laura Dziorny

     This episode is blessedly free of video clues, that I’d have to post anyway.
     We’d only seen one clue, which Irv answered, when he found the Daily Double in 2 Presidents, Same Last Name. He had 200, and risked 1000 on this clue: “They were separated by only one other president.” He got it right. At the first break:
Catherine 2600 (4 right)
Laura 4800 (7 right)
Irv 1600 (2 right and one wrong)
     At the end of the round:
Catherine 7400 (9 right)
Laura 6000 (3 right)
Irv 4400 (3 right and one wrong)
     I think I’d have gotten this anyway in Play Bill, but I just read today about this guy in Arthur Ashe’s book Days of Grace: “If Barack Obama wanted a ringer on his basketball team, he’d choose this former Knick who also played in the Senate.” Irv soon found the Daily Double in the category.
Catherine 15800 (6 right)
Laura 8000 (4 right and one wrong)
Irv 6400 (3 right and one wrong)
     Irv wagered 3000 on this clue: “This former education secretary & drug czar often speaks out for traditional values.” I’d have known this one even if one of his books wasn’t handed out at the National History Bowl my first year there. Irv got this too! Good; I don’t want Catherine to run away with this! She found the next Daily Double though in American Literature.
Catherine 17000 (One right)
Laura 8800 (One right)
Irv 9800 (One right)
     Catherine wagered 3000 too on this clue: “In 1830 he had 5 tales & sketches published in the Salem Gazette.” She and I knew this one.
     Somehow this was a triple-stumper, in Art Rockers: “His paintings include ‘John’s Room’ & ‘Yellow Linda with Piano.'” Even if it wasn’t at 400!
     Oh goody, it’s not a runaway at the end of the round:
Catherine 17600 (2 right and 2 wrong)
Laura 9600 (One right)
Irv 9800 (One right and one wrong)
     The Final Jeopardy category is Alliteration. Is that a first? This is the clue: “This metaphor used by Shakespeare & Coleridge to denote an ending is based on a legend that never really happens in nature.” Laura missed it and lost 7000. Irv didn’t write anything and lost 9000. 🙁 Catherine didn’t write anything either, and lost just 2001. So we’ll see her tomorrow.
One year ago: The Daily Fail
Two years ago: It Takes Two, Baby
Three years ago: The Premiere…It’s Here!
Four years ago: Interview with Ryan Chaffee, Part Two