Sports Jeopardy! Recap – November 11, 2015

This game aired on NBC Sports Network August 7/8, 2016.

You can watch this game on Crackle!

Today’s contestants:

Andrew Blackburn, a writer from Olathe, KS
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J. P. Viray, an academic advisor from Springfield, IL
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Vinny Varadarajan, an engineering graduate from Fords, NJ (3-day total: $15,000)
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Final Jeopardy! category: LEGENDS

Final Jeopardy! clue: He died in 1983 1 month after retiring & Jeremiah Castille was among his pallbearers

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Who is Paul “Bear” Bryant?

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Scores going into Final:
Vinny 14,995
J.P. 4,250
Andrew 0

Final Results:
J.P. 4,250 + 4,240 = 8,490
Vinny 14,995 + 5 = 15,000 (4-day total: $20,000)

(Vinny gave a “Hi Mom, Dad & Veena”)

Daily Double locations:
1) SUPER BOWL MVPs 750 (4th pick)
J.P. 500 +500 (Andrew 500 Vinny 0)

2) REBOUNDING FROM DEFEAT 1500 (16th pick)
Andrew 3500 -3500 (Vinny 9500 J.P. 6250)
3) GEORGIA ON MY MIND 1000 (22nd pick; 1000 left on the board)
Vinnny 15000 -5 (J.P. 4250 Andrew 0)

On the scoreboard:
09 – 65
01 – 00
This is a reference to Sandy Koufax’s perfect game on September 9, 1965. The Dodgers beat the Cubs 1-0, and was the last time the Cubs were no-hit before Cole Hamels, then with the Phillies, did so on July 25, 2015.

Game stats:
Vinny 15,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
J.P. 4,500 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Andrew 3,500 Coryat, 9 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.44% in first on buzzer

Vinny Varadarajan, stats to date:
83 correct
10 incorrect
3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 2,245)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
40.56% in first on buzzer (73/180)
Average Coryat: 18,125

(contestant photo credit: sportsjeopardy.com)

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