Good morning! Today is Thursday, April 15, 2021 (Season 37, Game 144). In case you missed it, the field for the next Tournament of Champions was confirmed yesterday. I’m incredibly excited to see Buzzy Cohen host! That said, here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Physics):
Modern formulations of Newton’s 2 most famous equations both begin with this quantity that’s measured in Newtons
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Lindsay Wilcox, a teacher from Louisville, Kentucky
|Mark Dorosin, a civil rights lawyer from Carrboro, North Carolina
|Patrick Hume, a project manager originally from Stoneham, Massachusetts (1-day total: $24,401)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Patrick had a very strong game yesterday with a Coryat score north of $20,000; he’s got a better than average chance of defending. The carousel of champions has been spinning faster as of late, though — both Mark and Lindsay are sure to put up a good fight!
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Correct response: What is force?
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Newton’s two most famous equations would certainly be the Second Law of Motion (force equals mass times acceleration) and his law of universal gravitation, also described in terms of force.
As someone who bought a new steering wheel base and rim for sim-racing recently, this was a very easy clue for me — the strength of force feedback wheels are measured in Newton-meters.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Lindsay $7,800 + $2,401 = $10,201 (What is force?)
Mark $10,200 – $10,000 = $200 (What
Patrick $22,100 + $0 = $22,100 (What is force?) (2-day total: $46,501)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) & I FEEL ALL RIGHT $600 (clue #13)
Patrick 3000 +1500 (Mark 2000 Lindsay 1000)
2) GEMS & JEWELRY $1200 (clue #25)
Lindsay 6600 -4000 (Patrick 19700 Mark 10200)
3) CAPITAL “C” $1200 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Lindsay 5800 +2000 (Patrick 20100 Mark 10200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 24
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 171 (1.19 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Patrick $21,200 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Lindsay $11,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Mark $10,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,400
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600
Patrick Hume, career statistics:
49 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (44/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,700
Mark Dorosin, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200
Lindsay Wilcox, career statistics:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000
Patrick Hume, to win:
3 games: 65.171%
Avg. streak: 3.871 games.
- One thing that I suggest that future contestants do in their preparations: on Daily Doubles, make a bet as though you’re in that contestant’s position. That way, when you get on the show, you’ve had some practice “under pressure”. Daily Double betting is an underrated art.
- To that end, remember that being “under the lights” can be a stressful experience for many; remember that it’s always better to be kind to people.
- Thus far, $219,726 has been raised for the North Valley Community Foundation.
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