Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 13, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Academy Awards) for Thursday, July 13, 2017:

He holds the record for time between acting nominations for the same role, 39 years between 1976 & 2015 films

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jill Staunton, an office associate from Springfield, Illinois
Jill Staunton on Jeopardy!
Terry Hanlon, a graduate student from Charlottesville, Virginia
Terry Hanlon on Jeopardy!
Gavin Borchert, a writer & editor from Seattle, Washington (1-day total: $19,600)
Gavin Borchert on Jeopardy!

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Sylvester Stallone received his acting nominations at the Academy Awards for portraying Rocky Balboa in both the 1976 film Rocky (Best Actor nomination) and the 2015 film Creed (Best Supporting Actor). He also was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Rocky.

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26 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 13, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Gavin $19,800
    Jill $13,000
    Terry $199

    Final results:
    Terry $199 + $197 = $396
    Jill $13,000 – $13,000 = $0 (Who is Nicho)
    Gavin $19,800 – $10,000 = $9,800 (Who is Eastwood?) (2-day champion: $29,400)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Terry $7,600
    Jill $5,000
    Gavin $4,800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) ARGUMENT $600 (23rd pick)
    Terry 5200 +2000 (Gavin 4000 Jill 3400)

    2) THAT’S THE SPIRIT $800 (8th pick)
    Gavin 10400 + 3000 (Terry 8000 Jill 5800)
    3) 12-LETTER WORDS $2000 (30th pick)
    Terry 10000 -9801 (Gavin 19800 Jill 13000)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -31

    Unplayed clues: None!

    Game Stats:
    Gavin $17,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
    Jill $13,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
    Terry $8,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600

    Gavin Borchert, stats to date:
    42 correct
    7 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    37.72% in first on buzzer (43/114)
    Average Coryat: $16,100

    Gavin Borchert, to win:
    3 games: 55.32%
    4: 30.60%
    5: 16.93%
    6: 9.36%
    7: 5.18%
    Avg. streak: 3.238 games.

    With a projected 31 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 1.0988 5+-time champions (standard deviation 0.82394).
    An average of 1.7807 4+-time champions (standard deviation 0.993).

    An early cutoff took place 4.697% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Gavin Borchert qualified 18.849% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 58.943% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 13.631% of the time.

  2. I’m not a big fan of the way Gavin bets in FJ! because that was basically almost overkill right there. Jill’s bet didn’t make any sense whatsoever as that could have spoiled her a chance to win if she bet $0 right there. Twice, Gavin went a bit too far by betting a bit more than $2,400 in his 1st win, and here, bets more than $6,200 in this. He’s probably grateful that Terry’s misfire on the DD really worked to his advantage.

    • john blahuta | July 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm |

      Right! And who in hell is Nicho??? Gotta google him. Gavin again bet way more than he had to in FJ. Conventional bet would have been 6.201. Well, there are only 2 “Nichols” on Google, one dead and the other acting on TV, a CW series.

    • Gavin’s bet obscured the fact that he had a crush game over Jill. There was nothing wrong with Jill’s bet — betting everything from second in the crush is he proper play.

      It was Gavin who bet too much for the situation and introduced unnecessary risk, in my opinion.

      • john blahuta | July 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm |

        That Gavin bet more than was necessary is something I mentioned in my previous post. He did the same thing yesterday, although to a lesser extent.

    • john blahuta | July 13, 2017 at 11:22 pm |

      2.601 would/should have been the bet yesterday, 2.400 would have left him 200 short.

  3. Dal Higbee | July 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm |

    We haven’t had an all Friday ladies game this season, so I expected Jill to win today.

  4. Perry Swindle | July 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm |

    What was attached to Terry’s Glasses?

  5. What was the Liebig question again?

    • Think you might be referring to the Leibniz clue. He was a German mathematician who today is credited with having invented calculus independently and simultaneously with Isaac Newton.

      Back in the day, they each claimed credit, and Leibniz might have had the better claim. It led to a bitter dispute. The Royal Society formed a commission, and ruled that Newton was the sole inventor and deserved sole credit.

      The Jeopardy clue referred to the fact that Newton was the president of the Royal Society when that happened. Hope that helps.

  6. The thing on Jill’s glasses is not a flower. Not sure what it is, but on close-up it looks more like a clip. Wonder why Alex didn’t ask her about it.

  7. theresa patella | July 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm |

    so what was on her glasses?

  8. theresa patella | July 13, 2017 at 8:16 pm |

    waiting for answer

  9. theresa patella | July 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm |

    just curious

  10. freddie leonard | July 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm |

    BAM!! Got FJ correct.

  11. theresa patella | July 13, 2017 at 10:16 pm |

    guess we will never know

  12. I think Alex’s characterization of the FJ! clue was accurate – I was fortunate to get it quickly. The key for me was that 1976 triggered “Rocky,” that year’s Best Picture. (… “and for ‘Creed’ in 2015. That’s it.”)

    The J! round Daily Double might be a callback for those with long memories. I was briefly unsure of the title of Darwin’s famed book, recalling how it had tripped up eventual 2016 College Championship finalist Sarah Dubnik in the FJ of her quarterfinal. Like Hannah and Gus (and I) in that game, I put the definite articles where they needed to be tonight.

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