Sports Jeopardy! Recap – January 13, 2016

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I posted two recaps today; here’s the recap of last week’s Sports Jeopardy!

Now, the recap of this one!

Today’s contestants:

Tom McGraw, a manager of camp programs from Cleveland, OH
Mike Gomes, a mental health therapist from New Bedford, MA
Vinny Varadarajan, an engineering graduate from Fords, NJ (11-day total: $55,000)

Adam Silver delivered a clue in this game. He reads slower than Bob Woodward!

For the second game running, Vinny didn’t hold the lead at the first break, but held it convincingly at the end! I think Ben Wiles’ theory of “interview advantage” runs pretty true!

Vinny didn’t see a Daily Double; unfortunately for his challenger Mike, he only went 1-for-3 on them!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Vinny 17,500
Mike 1,500
Tom -$3,250

Final Jeopardy! category: THE 1970s

Final Jeopardy! clue: This city of about 400,000 people is the only one to win a Super Bowl, World Series & NBA Finals in the 1970s

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What is Oakland?


Mike 1500 – 1500 = 0(New York)
Vinny 17500 + 3 = 17503 (12-day total, $60,000)

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1 Comment on "Sports Jeopardy! Recap – January 13, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | August 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm |

    Daily Double locations:
    1) QUOTES 1000 (14th pick)
    Mike 2250 -1000 (Tom 2500 Vinny 1500)

    2) REGRETS, I’VE HAD A FEW 1500 (8th pick)
    Mike 2750 +1250 (Vinny 9500 Tom -250)
    3) SEC FOOTBALL 1500 (21st pick; 5500 left on board)
    Mike 7500 -4000 (Vinny 17500 Tom 250)

    On the scoreboard:
    19 – 80
    04 – 03
    This is a reference to the 1980 Miracle on Ice, which saw the US men’s Olympic hockey team defeat the USSR 4-3 en route to the gold medal.

    Game stats:
    Vinny 17,500 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 53.33% in first on buzzer
    Mike 6,750 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer
    Tom -3,250 Coryat, 5 correct, 5 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer

    Vinny Varadarajan, stats to date:
    255 correct
    30 incorrect
    14/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 20,519)
    7/12 in Final Jeopardy
    43.52% in first on buzzer (235/540)
    Average Coryat: 17,396

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