Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The 50 States) for Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (Season 37, Game 97):
While it has only 31 miles of coastline on the Atlantic, its shoreline is almost 3,200 miles thanks to a large estuary & its tributaries
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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.
|Myles Nye, a game designer from Berkeley, California
|Morgan Halvorsen, a news editor from Silver Spring, Maryland
|John Focht, a software team lead originally from El Paso, Texas (1-day total: $24,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: John had one of the most impressive games of the season by anybody in his debut yesterday. When the prediction model says a player is 50/50 to win five games after their first win, eyebrows do get raised. I do think that John’s skills are strong enough to get a good run going, but Myles and Morgan have something to say about that, especially if the board is friendlier to them compared to John.
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Correct response: What is Maryland?
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The vast majority of Maryland’s coastline comes as a result of it occupying the north half of Chesapeake Bay. The Congressional Research Service, using measurements from nautical charts, says Maryland only has 31 miles of ocean coastline, whereas the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration counts Chesapeake Bay and accounts for the nearly 3,200 miles of coastline.
Of course, the “coastline paradox” makes any coastline measurements inherently impossible to accurately calculate.
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Scores going into Final:
Myles $5,400 – $5,333 = $67 (What is North Carolina?)
Morgan $16,800 + $1,801 = $18,601 (What is Maryland?)
John $18,400 + $15,600 = $34,000 (What is Maryland?) (2-day total: $58,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NONFICTION $600 (clue #20)
Myles 3800 +800 (John 3400 Morgan 1800)
2) HISTORICAL PAIRS $1200 (clue #3)
John 7600 +3000 (Morgan 4000 Myles 4600)
3) BANKS FOR THE MEMORIES $1200 (clue #23, $9600 left on board)
John 11400 +3000 (Morgan 14800 Myles 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 87
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 152 (1.57 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
John $14,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Morgan $16,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Myles $5,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
John Focht, career statistics:
53 correct, 3 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (46/114)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,200
Morgan Halvorsen, career statistics:
19 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,800
Myles Nye, career statistics:
11 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200
John Focht, to win:
3 games: 76.058%
Avg. streak: 5.177 games.
- Thank you very much to Jay Johnson for his assistance getting the Final Jeopardy! results for today’s game—he lives in a market where it airs at noon Eastern and did not get pre-empted like KTRK did in Houston.
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