Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Places) for Friday, March 12, 2021 (Season 37, Game 120):
8 Pres. have visited this battle site with an Algonquian name about 50 miles from Washington; for McKinley, it was a return visit
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Keith Bednarczuk, a letter carrier from Columbus, Ohio
|Michalle Gould, a librarian originally from Austin, Texas
|Dave Pai, a field application scientist originally from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $28,300)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Dave dominated Double Jeopardy! yesterday and rode them to a runaway victory in yesterday’s match. If he can keep that mojo going, Win #2 should not be difficult for him. But the signalling device is fickle and a lot can happen!
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Correct response: What is Antietam?
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The first of the 8 sitting Presidents to visit Antietam was the very famous visit by Abraham Lincoln to try to prod George McClellan into action; William McKinley served as a sergeant in Company E, 23rd Ohio Infantry, and returned to visit the battlefield as President. The most recent sitting President to visit Antietam in Maryland (50 miles as the crow flies from DC) was Jimmy Carter in 1978. The National Park Service has a page detailing the Presidential visits.
I’d also like to commend the writers for putting “with an Algonquin name” into the clue here in order to pin this correct response; only Antietam fits the entire clue as worded; Antietam is believed to derive from an Algonquin phrase meaning “swift-flowing stream”; the battlefield is named after Antietam Creek.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Dave $4,400 – $0 = $4,400 (What is
Appo) (2-day total: $32,700)
Keith $16,082 – $16,080 = $2 (What is Monmouth)
Michalle $16,800 – $16,700 = $100 (What is Gettysburg)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CAPTAIN $400 (clue #9)
Keith 1000 +682 (Dave 2200 Michalle 800)
2) GRANT WOOD’S AMERICANA $1600 (clue #17)
Michalle 9600 -2000 (Dave 3200 Keith 12882)
3) OVERCOMING OBSTACLES $1200 (clue #25, $8400 left on board)
Michalle 13200 +2000 (Dave 1600 Keith 14082)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 63
J! Round: OF POP CULTURE MICE & MEN $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $1,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 160 (1.33 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Dave $4,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Michalle $18,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Keith $15,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,200
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Dave Pai, career statistics:
37 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
31.86% in first on buzzer (36/113)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,500
Michalle Gould, career statistics:
18 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000
Keith Bednarczuk, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $682)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800
Dave Pai, to win:
3 games: 44.969%
Avg. streak: 2.817 games.
- The show’s writers keep wanting to shoehorn Parson Weems into the game, like GRANT WOOD’S AMERICANA $2000 today. Of course, it fell for a Triple Stumper. Nobody cares about Parson Weems.
- This week’s games raised a total of $112,503 for Stand Up to Cancer.
- I can understand Keith’s Final Jeopardy! wager, as there’s a higher likelihood of a math error from Michalle due to his unusual score.
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