Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Americans) for Monday, October 5, 2020 (Season 37, Game 16):
Will Smith & Lennox Lewis were pallbearers at this man’s 2016 funeral
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Melissa Smight, a retired history teacher from Thousand Oaks, California
|Garrett Marcotte, a software engineer from Santa Monica, California
|Phillip Howard, a Naval officer from Santa Clarita, California (2-day total: $43,000)
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Correct response: Who is Muhammad Ali?
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When famous boxer Muhammad Ali died in 2016, the pallbearers at his 2016 Louisville funeral included former heavyweight champions Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson, as well as Will Smith, who portrayed Ali in the 2001 biopic Ali. (I have always had trouble spelling Ali’s first name here at The Jeopardy! Fan as I remember the ’90s Sports Jeopardy! PC game not spelling it correctly, and of course, I’ve struggled with the spelling for the last 25 plus years. If I remember correctly, it was spelled Muhamad in the game for some reason.)
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Melissa $4,600 + $2,600 = $7,200 (Who was Muhammad Ali?)
Phillip $5,600 – $4,600 = $1,000 (Who was Kobe?)
Garrett $17,000 – $3,000 = $14,000 (Who E?) (1-day total: $14,000)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) YOUR HEART’S CONTENT $1000 (clue #20)
Phillip 3600 -3600 (Garrett 4800 Melissa -200)
2) AT THE AIRPORT $2000 (clue #12)
Phillip 3000 -2000 (Garrett 7800 Melissa 3400)
3) HEADS UP! & OFF! $2000 (clue #17)
Phillip 2600 -2600 (Garrett 10200 Melissa 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -267
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 34 (2.13 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Garrett $17,000 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Melissa $4,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Phillip $13,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800
Phillip Howard, career statistics:
53 correct, 10 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
29.94% in first on buzzer (50/167)
3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,200)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600
Garrett Marcotte, career statistics:
23 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000
Melissa Smight, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,600
Garrett Marcotte, to win:
2 games: 54.594%
Avg. streak: 2.202 games.
- Phillip’s individual Daily Double efficiency of -267 equals Peter Guekguezian’s -267 from June 19, 2017 (the game which inspired the Daily Double Efficiency statistic’s calculation in the first place) as the lowest in my data set (dating back to October 4, 2004.).
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