Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 8, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Universities) for Thursday, February 8, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 109):

Famed for its health care system & medical school, it also sold 15 acres for $10 in 1947 to build CDC headquarters

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Alex Hotovy, a student from Omaha, Nebraska
Alex Hotovy on Jeopardy!
Marty Cunningham, an accountant and voice artist from Arvada, Colorado
Marty Cunningham on Jeopardy!
John Giambrone, an investment banking analyst from New York, New York (1-day total: $19,601)
John Giambrone on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Emory University?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1836. Emory’s healthcare system is the largest in Georgia, comprising seven major hospitals. Both the American Cancer Society and the CDC are headquartered near the Emory campus. Robert F. Woodruff, chairman of the board of Coca-Cola at the time, orchestrated the “gift” from Emory to the CDC, as he was concerned about malaria control. Atlanta had been chosen due to its central location in the South (most of the malaria was concentrated in that area of the country at that time).


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Marty $20,400
Alex $10,600
John $800


Tonight’s results:
John $800 + $799 = $1,599
Alex $10,600 – $10,000 = $600 (What is Georgia)
Marty $20,400 – $1,500 = $18,900 (What is University of Georgia?) (1-day total: $18,900)


Marty Cunningham, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 8, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Marty $7,200
Alex $2,200
John $1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) BEASTLY STATE FLAGS $600 (13th pick)
Marty 1800 +1800 (Alex 1200 John 0)
2) ERA OR AGE. PERIOD. $1600 (17th pick)
Alex 6600 +2000 (Marty 15200 John 200)
3) A WIEN-WIEN SITUATION $800 (20th pick)
John 600 -600 (Marty 17200 Alex 8600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100
J! round: ANAGRAMMED WIVES OF HENRY VIII $1000
DJ! Round: THE GRAMMA PHONE $800
Total $ Left On Board: $1,800


Game Stats:
Marty $19,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer
John $1,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 6 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer
Alex $10,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $30,800
Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200


John Giambrone, final stats:
22 correct, 10 incorrect
22.02% in first on buzzer (24/109)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,500


Marty Cunningham, stats to date:
22 correct, 3 incorrect
30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,200


Marty Cunningham, to win:
2 games: 65.24%
3: 42.57%
4: 27.77%
5: 18.12%
6: 11.82%
Avg. streak: 2.877 games.


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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 8, 2018"

  1. Unusual wager by Marty, but he got lucky. Btw, it’s “Marty. not “Marcy” at the scores after the J round??

  2. Nancy Cassella | February 8, 2018 at 10:59 pm | Reply

    I’m looking for the photograph that accompanied tonight’s (2/8/18) response, “What is Chicago?” Sorry, I can’t remember the question or category, but all of the Answers were accompanied by a photo. I think it was a photo taken by my nephew for the Chicago Tribune, but at the time it was shown I didn’t have my glasses on. (!) Can you help?

    • Richard Rolwing | February 9, 2018 at 11:16 pm | Reply

      The category was “What A Crowd” and the question concerned a photo of the official public celebration for the Chicago Cubs World Series win in 2016–Check out (If you haven’t already) “J! Archive”, the link is above…

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