Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 15, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Wednesday, March 15, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: WORLD AIRPORTS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: This city’s international airport is named for Antonio Carlos Jobim, who co-wrote a 1964 hit song

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Today’s contestants:

Brendon Stanton, an investigator from Binghamton, New York
Elisabeth Lancaster, a stay-at-home mom from Winter Park, Florida
Grant McSheffrey, a software developer from Ottawa, Ontario (1-day total: $23,400)


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What is Rio de Janeiro?


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Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim, after whom Rio de Janeiro’s airport was named, was the co-writer of “The Girl from Ipanema”. Still popularly known as Galeão, it was named after Jobim in January 1999.

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9 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 15, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | March 15, 2017 at 12:12 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Grant $23,200
    Brendon $6,900
    Elisabeth $3,300

    Final results:
    Elisabeth $3,300 + $3,300 = $6,600
    Brendon $6,900 – $299 = $6,601 (What is Brazil?)
    Grant $23,200 + $6,800 = $30,000 (2-day total: $53,400)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Grant $7,200
    Brendon $2,800
    Elisabeth $2,800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) WE’VE GOT COMPANY $600 (18th pick)
    Grant 4200 +3000 (Brendon 2600 Elisabeth 1600)

    2) THE 1940s $1600 (5th pick)
    Brendon 3600 +2500 (Grant 7600 Elisabeth 7200)
    3) ART $1600 (29th pick, $2000 left on board, minute-to-go signal given)
    Elisabeth 10800 -7500 (Grant 23200 Brendon 6900)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: THICK AS A BRICK $800, “B”OOK REPLACEMENTS $200 & $400
    DJ! round: ART $2000
    $ Left on Board: $3,400

    Game Stats:
    Grant $20,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.17% in first on buzzer
    Brendon $6,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer
    Elisabeth $10,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $7,600
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $5,400

    Grant McSheffrey, stats to date:
    40 correct
    2 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    31.19% in first on buzzer (34/109)
    Average Coryat: $15,800

    Grant McSheffrey, to win:
    3 games: 53.88%
    4: 29.03%
    5: 15.64%
    6: 8.43%
    7: 4.54%
    Avg. streak: 3.168 games.
    Average Total Winnings (including possible ToC berth): $83,437

    With a projected 87 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 3.2941 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4082).
    An average of 5.1016 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7196).
    An early cutoff took place 19.070% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
    Grant McSheffrey qualified 20.375% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 54.476% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 15.675% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 3.196% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.677% of the time.


    • $53,400 USD is worth between $71,000 and $71,100 Canadian at current exchange rates.


    • In PRO TEAMS FOR THE BIRDS $400, the clue claimed that Jose Bautista’s “iconic bat flip” occurred in 2016. It, in fact, took place during Game 5 of the 2015 American League Division Series.
  2. Brendon’s wager is $299, not $201.

  3. Something is amiss with the formatting on this post; the text below the word “Errata:” is showing up in the gray space below the comment box, and other comments are showing up at the top right. I’ve checked this in multiple browsers and it appears in all of them; the issue is also confined to this post.

  4. Can anyone remember the wording of the answer about Canada easternmost province?

  5. What was the question tonight about nihilistic art and Du Champ? Didn’t catch the whole thing or the answer.

    • Andy Saunders | March 15, 2017 at 10:58 pm |

      The name of this nihilistic art style of Marcel Duchamp was picked at random from a French-German dictionary.

  6. How would they know that? That was before their time. Alex always says that. I knew the song the clue alluded to because I’m ancient. I am become History, the Chronicler of Time…

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