Sports Jeopardy Recap – December 30, 2015

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If you haven’t watched Sports Jeopardy! in awhile, you’ll notice the biggest thing: Champions come back until they lose!

Today’s contestants:

Jordan Honan, a grocery retail specialist from Raleigh, NC
Aaron Smiley, an athletics coordinator from Jacksonville, FL
Vinny Varadarajan, an engineering graduate from Fords, NJ 9-day total: $45,000

Some other interesting things: They have the contestants sit in the audience and get called down! I liked Jordan’s reaction!


Vinny got 2 of the game’s three Daily Doubles, and made the most of them! While I can’t speak from personal experience, it’s so difficult going up against a superchamp like Vinny on the buzzer!

I was quite impressed with Jordan picking up a significant amount of the game’s CanCon, including a clue about the 1994 Expos!

Scores going into Final Sports Jeopardy:
Vinny 25,500
Jordan 8,250
Aaron 4,500

Final Sports Jeopardy! category: BASEBALL TEAMS

Final Sports Jeopardy! clue: With a .501 winning %age since 1961, they’re the only one of MLB’s 14 expansion franchises with a winning percentage

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who are the Los Angeles Angels?


Aaron 4500 – 4499 = 1 (Miami Marlins)
Jordan 8250 – 751 = 7499 (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Vinny 2500 – 405 = 25905 (the freeway I got stuck on today I really hate!)

So Vinny has won his 10th; will he win #11 next Wednesday?

(contestant photo credit:
(Jordan screengrab credit: Mark Barrett)

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1 Comment on "Sports Jeopardy Recap – December 30, 2015"

  1. Andy Saunders | August 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm |

    Daily Double locations:
    1) AMERICAN IDOL 750 (12th pick)
    Vinny 4750 +1750 (Aaron 500 Jordan 250)

    2) CELEBRITY OWNERS 1000 (2nd pick)
    Aaron 750 -750 (Vinny 11500 Jordan 2250)
    3) THE N.I.T. 2000 (15th pick)
    Vinny 17000 +3000 (Jordan 6750 Aaron 3000)

    On the scoreboard:
    10 – 03
    19 – 36
    This is a reference to John Heisman (namesake of the Heisman Trophy), who died on October 3, 1936.

    Game stats:
    Vinny 23,500 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 48.89% in first on buzzer
    Jordan 8,250 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.44% in first on buzzer
    Aaron 5,250 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer

    Vinny Varadarajan, stats to date:
    209 correct
    26 incorrect
    12/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 17,263)
    6/10 in Final Jeopardy
    42.22% in first on buzzer (190/450)
    Average Coryat: 16,925

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