Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Colleges) for Monday, July 24, 2017:
When this school opened in 1845, the curriculum for the class of 50 had math & navigation, chemistry & gunnery & steam
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Shannon Hindahl, a pharmacist from Collinsville, Illinois
||Emily Bridges, a communications instructor from Laurel, Maryland
||Justin Vossler, a high school history teacher from Homer, New York (2-day total: $54,500)
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What is the United States Naval Academy?
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This clue should be a gimme for one of our Gold-level Patreon supporters, Matt Carberry, who spent six years in the “World’s Finest Navy”. The United States Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland on October 10, 1845, and opened on the grounds of the former Army post Fort Severn, with 50 midshipmen and seven professors.
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Scores going into Final:
Shannon $8,100 + $8,000 = $16,100 (What is the Naval Academy – I ❤ Eddie Vedder!)
Emily $11,600 – $11,600 = $0 (What is MIT?)
Justin $14,000 + $4,000 = $18,000 (3-day total: $72,500)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SHOE NAMES $800 (24th pick)
Shannon 3400 -1500 (Emily 4200 Justin 1000)
2) EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY $1200 (3rd pick)
Justin 1600 +1600 (Emily 7200 Shannon 2500)
3) ANIMAL FARM $1200 (23rd pick)
Justin 7200 +2000 (Emily 12000 Shannon 8100)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 64
Unplayed clues: None!
Justin $12,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Shannon $9,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer
Emily $11,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Lach Trash: $13,200 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800
Justin Vossler, stats to date:
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,600)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
29.24% in first on buzzer (50/171)
Average Coryat: $13,533
Justin Vossler, to win:
4 games: 43.55%
Avg. streak: 3.771 games.
With a projected 24 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 0.8708 5+-time champions (standard deviation 0.74927).
An average of 1.5332 4+-time champions (standard deviation 0.91478).
An early cutoff took place 1.760% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Justin Vossler qualified 26.420% of the time.
Tim Kutz qualified 69.592% of the time.
Todd Giese qualified 17.232% of the time.
Gary Tse goes to United States Naval Academy.
Not good wagering by Justin in today’s game. On many occasions, the leader going into FJ hasn’t been betting enough to secure victory with a right answer.
Well, with Justin as a High School History teacher, I was kind of hoping he would have went the extra mile. But, maybe this FJ! clue wasn’t something very familiar to him. That’s why he took a wild guess and hoped that everybody was gonna get a triple stumper.
Andy, perhaps you have a better reason behind Justin’s bet?
How do you guys watch the games early. I’m never home at 7 and would like to do the same. Thanks.
There are some television markets where the show airs as early as 10:30 AM Eastern.
Even earlier. WAKA, the CBS affiliate in Selma, Alabama airs J! at 9:30 AM Eastern.
WAKA is on Central time.
My bad. That might have been one of the markets. Still, I can’t imagine anybody watching it at that hour.
Lookout Mountain is not in Tennessee. It’s in Georgia.
A cursory Google shows this:
“Lookout Mountain is a mountain ridge located at the northwest corner of the U.S. state of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the Tennessee state line in Chattanooga.”
Sounds like it’s enough in Tennessee to me!