Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 28, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, February 28, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: RELIGION

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Famous Catholics who’ve publicly answered this question include Susan Boyle (sweets) & Paul Ryan (beer)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Leanne Vincent, a geospatial analyst from Calgary, Alberta
Rob Liguori, a research editor from Brooklyn, New York
Kirstin Cutts, a graduate student from Austin, Texas (4-day total: $49,403)

Kirstin Cutts is now on Page 1 of our ToC Tracker, though she needs a fifth win to clinch her spot. Will she get it?


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What is “What are you giving up for Lent”?


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A very topical subject for Final Jeopardy, this is one that would play tougher in-studio, as contestants may not remember that tomorrow is the start of Lent when this episode taped back on November 29.

Also, with the TALK LIKE A CANADIAN category in Double Jeopardy, this is a good time to remind everyone that contestants and categories are selected randomly and independently of each other, and yes, coincidences like this show up sometimes, where a Canadian gets to play a Canadian-themed category.

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12 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 28, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | February 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Rob $12,600
    Kirstin $9,800
    Leanne -$600

    Final results:
    Leanne -$600
    Kirstin $9,800 + $2,801 = $12,601
    Rob $12,600 + $7,001 = $19,601 (1-day total: $19,601)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Rob $7,000
    Kirstin $4,200
    Leanne $0

    Opening break taken after: 14 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) VALLEYS $800 (29th pick)
    Leanne 1600 -1600 (Rob 7000 Kirstin 4200)

    2) ANCIENT BATTLES $1600 (17th pick)
    Leanne -400 +1000 (Rob 9800 Kirstin 7000)
    3) TALK LIKE A CANADIAN $1600 (20th pick)
    Leanne 600 -2000 (Rob 9800 Kirstin 7000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: VALLEYS $1000
    DJ! round: ON YOUR LEFT! $1200, $1600, & $2000
    $ Left on Board: $5,800

    Game Stats:
    Rob $12,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 37.74% in first on buzzer
    Kirstin $9,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 20.75% in first on buzzer
    Leanne $3,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 8 incorrect, 33.96% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $11,000
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,200

    Kirstin Cutts, final stats:
    75 correct
    9 incorrect
    4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,500)
    3/5 in Final Jeopardy
    25.09% in first on buzzer (69/275)
    Average Coryat: $11,400

    Rob Liguori, stats to date:
    22 correct
    2 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    37.74% in first on buzzer (20/53)
    Average Coryat: $12,600

    Rob Liguori, to win:
    2 games: 41.65%
    3: 17.35%
    4: 7.22%
    5: 3.01%
    6: 1.25%
    Avg. streak: 1.714 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC berth): $36,466

  2. Curious to know if anyone today will answer without double-barrelling the question in their response, as above, since it’s not necessary if it’s in the form of a question already.

    • Andy Saunders | February 28, 2017 at 5:04 pm |

      My thoughts going in were that the contestants probably would in order to play it safe.

    • fedcamper | March 5, 2017 at 4:29 am |

      They actually have you write the word ‘what’ or “who” during the break so no one wipes out on Final due to not phrasing in the form of a question.

      • Andy Saunders | March 5, 2017 at 11:41 am |

        Very true, but “What did you give up for Lent?” would still be able to be written just fine under those circumstances.

  3. Zosimo Ompoc | February 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm |

    Sorry to hear my favorite champion Kirstin Cutts loses. Missed you girl.

  4. Andy Saunders | February 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm |

    Speaking as a Canadian:

    We generally don’t use the term “hoser” in any sort of serious context up here.

    I genuinely feel bad for Leanne and that TALK LIKE A CANADIAN category tonight.

  5. As a Canadian, and a Calgarian, the only term I had ever heard was stagette. Bunny Hug!? I have never, ever heard this term before in my life. And the only place I know the word “hoser” from is SCTV in the early 80s. Nobody uses the term hoser in either of the contexts listed in the quiz.

    • Andy Saunders | March 1, 2017 at 12:06 pm |

      “Bunnyhug” is Saskatchewan slang. When I saw the clue I thought “I guess Calgary is getting lots of Saskatchewan expats”.

  6. If this American may take a shot at clue writing in that category:

    The Supreme Court of Canada has eight “Puisne Justices”; their U.S. counterparts are known by this term

    I’d say suitable for the first or second row.

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