Sports Jeopardy! Recap – October 12, 2016

On last week’s Sports Jeopardy, Earl Holland took out Terry Kent! Will Earl repeat as champion this week?

You can watch this game on Crackle!

Today’s contestants:

Austin Pfundheller, a business intelligence developer from Madison, WI
Tim Margolin, a rapper from Setauket, NY
Earl Holland, a sports copy and web editor from Newark, DE

A Triple Stumper made reference to a Tommy Lasorda rant about Dave Kingman. However, because I like to keep the content here family-friendly, I’m not going to link to it!

Final Jeopardy! category: MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Final Jeopardy! clue: This franchise announced its name Oct. 8, 1997, the 126th anniversary of the event that inspired it

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is the Chicago Fire?


Scores going into Final:
Earl 12,500
Austin 7,000
Tim 2,750

Final Results:
Tim 2,750 – 0 = 2,750 (Who is the)
Austin 7,000 + 4,001 = 11,001
Earl 12,500 + 1,501 = 14,001 (2-day total: $10,000)

Daily Double locations:
1) THIS IS HOCKEY 750 (16th pick)
Austin 500 +500 (Earl 4250 Tim 1750)

2) THE DAYTONA 500 2000 (14th pick)
Earl 8500 +1500 (Austin 6000 Tim 4750)
3) COUNTRIES’ OLYMPIANS 1500 (18th pick)
Austin 9000 -4000 (Earl 10000 Tim 4750)

On the scoreboard:
08 – 99
30 – 00
On August 6 and 7, 1999, Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs reached the 3,000 hit club on consecutive days. Gwynn went first with a single on the 6th, and Boggs hit a home run for his 3,000th on the 7th. Boggs was the first player whose 3,000th hit was a home run, a feat later matched by Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.

Game stats:
Earl 13,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrct, 44.44% in first on buzzer
Austin 11,250 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer
Tim 2,750 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer

Earl Holland, stats to date:
37 correct
5 incorrect
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 4,500)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
36.67% in first on buzzer (33/90)
Average Coryat: 14,250

Earl Holland, to win:
3 games: 49.66%
4: 24.66%
5: 12.25%
6: 6.08%
7: 3.02%
Avg. streak: 2.986 games.

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1 Comment on "Sports Jeopardy! Recap – October 12, 2016"

  1. Earl Holland | October 14, 2016 at 7:52 pm |

    I think the biggest thing that helped me this game was the fast start. After getting off to the slow start in the first game, I felt it was key to keep the rhythm going.

    As for the “Final Jeopardy!” question, I was doing the historical math to figure out the it was the Great Chicago Fire. I thought initially “Earthquakes” and the “Fire” as the disasters and narrowed it down form there.

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