Sports Jeopardy! Recap – September 21, 2016

This is the first game of Season 3! As it turns out, the board-fill sound effect has not changed on Sports Jeopardy!

You can watch this game on Crackle!

Today’s contestants:

Raquel Matta, a copy editor from San Pablo, CA
Brad Levin, a student of computer science from Farmington Hills, MI
Terry Kent, a real estate attorney from Los Angeles, CA (1-day total: $5,000)

Proof as to how quickly one of these games can turn: Clues 14 through 17 of Double Jeopardy: Terry picked up 6,000; Brad lost 1,500. That right there turned a close game into a runaway for Terry!

Final Jeopardy! category: COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECORDS

Final Jeopardy! clue: The NCAA’s all-time rebounder since the division into 3 divisions, he played for a school in Kentucky & went west in the 2011 draft

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Who is Kenneth Fareed?



Scores going into Final:
Terry 18,000
Brad 5,000
Raquel 5,000

Final Results:
Raquel 5,000 – 4,998 = 2 (Who is DeAndre Jordan?)
Brad 5,000 – 5,000 = 0 (Who is DeMarcus Cousins?)
Terry 18,000 – 0 = 18,000(Who is Festus Ezeli?) (2-day total: $10,000)

Daily Double locations:
1) DUNK DYNASTY 750 (22nd pick)
Terry 5000 +3000 (Raquel 3000 Brad 2500)

2) EXHIBITIONISM 1000 (4th pick)
Raquel 6500 -2000 (Terry 9000 Brad 3750)
3) THE RECRUIT 1000 (20th pick; 4,000 left on board)
Brad 8750 -3750 (Terry 20000 Raquel 5000)

On the scoreboard:
20 – 16
10 – 98
Pat Summitt, who passed away on June 28, 2016, won 1,098 career games while coaching the women’s basketball team at the University of Tennessee.

Game stats:
Terry 15,750 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.22% in first on buzzer
Raquel 7,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer
Brad 8,750 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.11% in first on buzzer

Terry Kent, stats to date:
39 correct
7 incorrect
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 6,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
41.11% in first on buzzer (37/90)
Average Coryat: 16,500

Terry Kent, to win:
3 games: 64.39%
4: 41.46%
5: 26.70%
6: 17.19%
7: 11.07%
Avg. streak: 3.808 games.

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5 Comments on "Sports Jeopardy! Recap – September 21, 2016"

  1. Good News: Terry Kent is the 1st repeat champion since 6-time champ Eric Park was defeated several weeks ago.
    Bad News: For the 4th day in a row, a bad Final Sports Jeopardy! clue.

    • Andy Saunders | September 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm |

      I’m sorry. In what way was this Final Sports Jeopardy “bad”?

      I’d call it many things: “difficult” and “outside of my knowledge base” among them. But I certainly wouldn’t call it “bad”.

      And the past three before that, too? I’m sorry, but I think you’re using the wrong word here.

  2. Andy, by bad, I meant tough. Sorry!

  3. I saw that the clue said “a school in Kentucky,” but didn’t think the writers would have us consider all the KY schools only to have the answer direct us right back to someone who went to the obvious choice of UK. I thought of DeMarcus Cousins about halfway through but dismissed him for that reason. Had 8 Western U.S. teams to consider, and I hadn’t gone through Utah, Phoenix, or Denver after about 20 seconds, so I went with a person I hadn’t eliminated yet. Turns out he went to Texas A&M and entered the league in 2008.

    One thing that I kept in mind with my “not all-in” bet is that had Brad and I both reached $10,000, he would have been awarded 2nd on the tiebreaker, since he was ahead of me going into the Double Jeopardy round. My best chance to finish 2nd was to have something left in case Brad didn’t, and the game worked out that way. Too bad I didn’t have better buzzer timing; I was buzzing in like crazy on many of the DJ clues. Had a blast nonetheless. 🙂

    • Andy Saunders | September 28, 2016 at 9:55 am |

      You looked like you were having fun, Raquel!

      (And I completely understand what you did, there with your final bet. I also noticed that Brad had the tiebreaker advantage when watching!)

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