Quick Recap – October 7, 2015

     Did Alex’s talk about the upcoming ToC raise your eyebrows?
     Today’s contestants:

Susan Thurman, a scholarship program director from Tucker, GA
Alison Burke, a tutor from Brooklyn, NY
Matt Jackson, a parelegal from Washington, DC(8-day champ, $230,610)

     I wonder who the friend of Matt’s is that came in 2nd in a college tournament.
     I can’t resist mentioning this puzzling triple-stumper in Sports Nobility: “This controversial head coach led Indiana to 3 NCAA hoops titles & the U.S. to a gold medal in 1984.”
     Andy warned me that Matt was going to make an interesting wager in Double Jeopardy. Matt said “5” plus something unintelligible, and Trebek said “5 it is.” Closed captioning said Trebek’s words were “$5,000 it is.” When Matt got it wrong, in fact only $5 was deducted. I bet there was a stop in play. Susan and I are in touch and hopefully she can come to the next live panel. I’d also like to ask her why she said “Norway” after that same response was wrong for Matt!
     I hoped Alison would wager more on her Daily Double! But here are the scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Matt 17395
Alison 9400
Susan 2400

Final Jeopardy category: Movie Characters

Final Jeopardy clue: “Charlton Heston’s wardrobe in 1954’s ‘Secret of the Incas’ inspired the clothes worn by this adventurous character 27 yrs later.” Puhleeze. This was insta for me and I haven’t even seen the movie.

Matt 17395 + 1406 = 18801 (winner!)
Alison 9400 + 7996 = 17396
Susan 2400 – 2300 = 100

     My Coryat was 15000.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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