Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category British Literature) for Thursday, February 28, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 124):
A chapter of “The Jungle Book” has this double-talk title, echoing the opening line of a Brit’s poem some 100 years prior
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Team Austin, consisting of Austin Rogers (C), Roger Craig (L), and Leonard Cooper (R)
|Team Colby, consisting of Colby Burnett (C), Pam Mueller (L), and Alan Lin (R)
|Team Buzzy, consisting of Buzzy Cohen (C), Alex Jacob (L), and Jennifer Giles (R)
Today’s final score will be added to tomorrow’s final score to determine this match’s winner, who will play Team Brad (Rutter) and Team Ken (Jennings) in the final on March 4 & 5.
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Correct response: What is “Tiger, Tiger”?
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“Tiger! Tiger!” is the third chapter of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the tiger being referred to in the story is Shere Khan.
It gets its title from the William Blake poem of 1794, “The Tyger”, which opens “Tyger Tyger, burning bright, / In the forests of the night; / What immortal hand or eye, / Could frame thy fearful symmetry?”
On a more general note: I thought that this was a very worthy Final Jeopardy! clue for this tournament. While I personally did not get it, it garnered the reaction of “Oh, of course, I should have known that!” as soon as I determined the answer.
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Scores going into Final:
Team Colby (Pam J!; Colby DJ!) $19,600
Team Buzzy (Alex J!; Buzzy DJ!) $17,200
Team Austin (Roger J!; Austin DJ!) $15,600
Team Austin (Leonard) $15,600 – $10,400 = $5,200 (What is)
Team Buzzy (Jennifer) $17,200 – $17,200 = $0 (What is King king)
Team Colby (Alan) $19,600 – $12,000 = $7,600 (What is)
Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Alex Jacob 37
Ken Jennings 31
Colby Burnett 26
Matt Jackson 24
Larissa Kelly 24
Austin Rogers 23
Ben Ingram 21
Buzzy Cohen 19
Monica Thieu 19
Roger Craig 18
David Madden 18
Leonard Cooper 17
Brad Rutter 17
Seth Wilson 13
Alan Lin 12
Pam Mueller 12
Jennifer Giles 8
Julia Collins 2
(As per the Official Rules of the contest: A correct response in Single or Double Jeopardy is worth 1 entry into the Lindblad sweepstakes. A correct response in Final Jeopardy is worth 10 entries into the Lindblad sweepstakes.)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Team Buzzy (Alex) $8,800
Team Austin (Roger) $5,600
Team Colby (Pam) $2,600
Break taken after: 0 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GO PLAY $600 (13th pick)
Alex 2600 +2600 (Roger 2800 Pam 2600)
2) TRIOS $1600 (1st pick)
Colby 2600 +2600 (Buzzy 8800 Austin 5600)
3) UNPHARAOHS $1600 (12th pick)
Colby 9600 +4000 (Austin 12800 Buzzy 7600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 242
Alex $6,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 37.93% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Roger $5,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 37.93% in first on buzzer
Pam $2,600 Coryat, 5 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.24% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Colby $13,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Austin $10,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
Buzzy $8,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $47,000
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600
Team Colby stats:
Pam Mueller, stats to date:
268 correct, 39 incorrect
15/21 on rebound attempts
30.21% in first on buzzer (258/854)
10/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $22,000)
6/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,120
Colby Burnett, stats to date:
237 correct, 23 incorrect
17/17 on rebound attempts
31.56% in first on buzzer (214/678)
11/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,800)
7/12 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,554
Alan Lin, stats to date:
237 correct, 26 incorrect
10/10 on rebound attempts
33.63% in first on buzzer (226/672)
10/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,805)
7/12 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,954
Team Austin stats:
Roger Craig, stats to date:
428 correct, 76 incorrect
18/21 on rebound attempts
46.55% in first on buzzer (439/943)
25/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $117,000)
8/16 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,356
Austin Rogers, stats to date:
424 correct, 57 incorrect
29/30 on rebound attempts
38.86% in first on buzzer (403/1037)
24/31 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $105,700)
14/17 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800
Leonard Cooper, stats to date:
88 correct, 15 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
37.30% in first on buzzer (94/252)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,000)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800
Team Buzzy stats:
Alex Jacob, stats to date:
324 correct, 36 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts
44.56% in first on buzzer (311/698)
16/21 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $78,700)
2/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,157
Buzzy Cohen, stats to date:
298 correct, 50 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts
35.05% in first on buzzer (292/833)
17/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $45,400)
8/15 in Final Jeopardy!
Average Coryat: $13,913
Jennifer Giles, stats to date:
104 correct, 18 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts
33.44% in first on buzzer (105/314)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
3/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,867
- Because tomorrow’s scores can be doubled in Final Jeopardy, Team Colby has an effective lead of $1,200 over Team Austin and $3,800 over Team Buzzy.
- That was a very close, evenly-matched game. A bit closer than I expected to see between Alex and Roger on the buzzer, but then again, Alex was outbuzzed by Brad to open the tournament.
- I like to say that Final Jeopardy! on Day 1 in a 2-game match is like a Daily Double that all 3 teams get to play. Everyone really felt comfortable with that category; the bets just didn’t work out. As I said up top, I didn’t get this one either.
- Expect to see Alex Jacob come out guns blazing tomorrow in Double Jeopardy for Team Buzzy. The scores from today are low enough such that Alex won’t have as uphill a climb as he did in the first game.
- I have to say, Colby was very impressive picking up $17,000 in score during Double Jeopardy!
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Doesn’t look to good for Team Buzzy for a WC.
They’re essentially down $3,800 with Alex Jacob coming on for Double Jeopardy.
It looks fine.
I got it right away! It was the ONLY thing that came to mind. As a student of historical linguistics, I was familiar with the earlier poem, but I did not know about it being a chapter title in Kipling’s book, as I was never a strictly literature teacher.
From your FJ comments: “I thought that this was a very worthy Final Jeopardy! clue for this tournament. While I personally did not get it, it garnered the reaction of “Oh, of course, I should have known that!” as soon as I determined the answer.”
Well put — matched my thoughts and reaction exactly. I personally like “head slapper” FJ clues. Tough clues that are doable are the most fun.
“Because tomorrow’s scores can be doubled in Final Jeopardy, Team Colby has an effective lead of $2,400 over Team Austin and $3,800 over Team Buzzy.”
Do not understand your math. Can today’s scores be doubled tomorrow? Or can only tomorrow’s scores be doubled tomorrow?
I didn’t get it either…I thought in a two day match,the players start at 0 on the second day, and then the two days are added, which would leave Team Colby with a $7600 lead over Team Buzzy. Everybody can double their Day 2 scores.
Everybody can double their scores, but you can only double what you have. If team Buzzy has 15k going into final and team Colby has 10k, Buzzy can double to 30k and Colby can only double to 20k. Hence Buzzy has only a 5k lead going into FJ but essentially has the lead since they can double more and overtake Colby. You have to divide by 2 to figure out what a teams “effective” lead is.
Then shouldn’t Team Colby’s “effective” lead over Team Austin be just $1200?
Math error. I’m sorry. Been corrected.
My thoughts on the final outcome after Tuesday’s game:
Winner: Team Ken
Second: Team Brad (close but still distinct)
Third: Team Austin (distant third, about half of Ken’s team)
Thanks Andy and Andrew for explaining all the above! I hope it’s really close again tomorrow…it would be interesting watching the teams figuring out what they need to wager in such a situation.
We end our first wild card game with a triple stumper.
This was one of those FJs where about 15 seconds in, I found myself shouting “Oh!” out loud.