Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Ancient Greek Philosphers) for Friday, February 12, 2021 (Season 37, Game 100):
Asked to describe this 4th century B.C. member of the Cynics, Plato called him “a Socrates gone mad”
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In case you missed it: Jeopardy! announced four more guest hosts this week. Three of those picks are a good idea. The fourth is a nearly unanimously unpopular pick with fans and former contestants alike.
|Lance St. Laurent, a Ph.D. student from Madison, Wisconsin
|Alejandra Oliva, a communications coordinator from Chicago, Illinois
|John Focht, a software team lead originally from El Paso, Texas (4-day total: $103,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: John Focht is now at four wins and over $100,000. Today would be John’s fifth game of the day; fatigue can definitely be a factor here. It’s not an easy feat to run a full tape day, will John be able to do it? Alejandra and John might have something to say about that.
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Correct response: Who is Diogenes (of Sinope)
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After being banished from his home island for debasing currency, Diogenes became well known in ancient Athens as a controversial person who made a habit out of criticizing the city’s cultural conventions, seeing Athens as corrupt. He would also pull stunts like interrupting Plato’s lectures by choosing to eat during the discussions.
I suspect this one will play easier for those who were regulars on the old Sony message boards in the mid-2000s; Diogenes was a frequent topic there. Speaking of those old Sony boards, I still remember how excited I was to be able to archive this Season 1 episode in J! Archive last year.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Alejandra $10,600 – $10,000 = $600 (Who is Zeno?)
John $16,000 – $9,000 = $7,000 (Who is Pythagoras?)
Lance $24,800 – $5,200 = $19,600 (Who is Aristotle?) (1-day total: $19,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GAME THEORY $800 (clue #5)
John 800 -1000 (Alejandra 0 Lance 600)
2) SYMBOLS $1200 (clue #13)
Alejandra 6400 +3000 (John 9200 Lance 12000)
3) IN CONCERT $1600 (clue #24, $8000 left on board)
Lance 17200 +4000 (John 14000 Alejandra 11400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -30
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 152 (1.52 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Lance $22,400 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
John $17,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Alejandra $8,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $48,200
Lach Trash: $2,600 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200
John Focht, career statistics:
117 correct, 11 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
38.25% in first on buzzer (109/285)
7/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $20,300)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,120
Alejandra Oliva, career statistics:
9 correct, 2 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,800
Lance St. Laurent, career statistics:
28 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,400
Lance St. Laurent, to win:
2 games: 72.120%
Avg. streak: 3.587 games.
- Not making the standard cover bet in a “crush game” position like Lance was in is incredibly risky and extremely unrecommended. You are in a dominating position; making less than a standard cover bet gives that advantage away with zero potential upside.
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