Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Civil War People) for Monday, April 27, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 166):
Before they were photographed together in 1862, Lincoln wryly noted this general “should have no problem” sitting still for it
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Matt Ribel, a speechwriter from Washington, D.C.
|Lauren D’Souza, a sustainability analyst from Los Angeles, California
|Sarah Jett Rayburn, a writer & stay-at-home mom from Hutto, Texas (1-day total: $31,000)
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Correct response: Who is George McClellan?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Abraham Lincoln, growing frustrated with Gen. McClellan’s reluctance to pursue and fight the Confederacy after the Battle of Antietam, went to visit McClellan at the site. He wrote of the October 3, 1862 meeting to his wife Mary: “We are about to be photographed if we can sit still long enough. I feel Gen. M. should have no problem”. When McClellan claimed his horses were too tired to move later that month, Lincoln telegraphed back “Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam that fatigue anything?” As it turned out, McClellan was less than thrilled with the Emancipation Proclamation of Lincoln and McClellan was removed from his post in charge of the Army of the Potomac on November 5 of that year. McClellan later ran for President against Lincoln in the 1864 election but was soundly defeated.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Lauren $8,700 – $5,701 = $2,999 (Who is Sherman?)
Matt $9,800 – $9,798 = $2 (Who is… She ?)
Sarah $14,400 – $6,000 = $8,400 (Who is Grant?) (2-day total: $39,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CITY HOMOPHONES $1000 (clue #20)
Matt 1200 -1200 (Sarah 3200 Lauren 2800)
2) ARCHER $1200 (clue #28)
Lauren 8200 +2500 (Sarah 14400 Matt 9000)
3) GENERAL HOSPITAL $1200 (clue #29)
Lauren 10700 -2000 (Sarah 14400 Matt 9000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -88
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 356 (2.14 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles
Sarah $14,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Lauren $9,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Matt $11,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,800
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,400
Sarah Jett Rayburn, career statistics:
34 correct, 5 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
30.63% in first on buzzer (34/111)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,200
Lauren D’Souza, career statistics:
21 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400
Matt Ribel, career statistics:
11 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000
Sarah Jett Rayburn, to win:
3 games: 49.307%
Avg. streak: 2.973 games.
- While the Final Jeopardy! betting looked sloppy on its surface, in actual fact, I really only take issue with Sarah’s bet. Her overbet in Final Jeopardy! could have given Lauren an extra path to victory that she might otherwise not have had. Had Sarah bet the normal cover bet of $5,201, she falls to $9,199, causing Lauren to require a correct response in Final Jeopardy! in order to win. Because Lauren has occasion to bet everything, it means that Matt’s best course of action is to also bet everything (or close to it), as he can’t both cover Lauren and win a Double Stumper with Sarah.
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