Good morning! Today is Friday, April 16, 2021 (Season 37, Game 145). Today is the last day of Aaron Rodgers’ host stint, I thought he has done a much better job than anybody expected! $219,726 has been raised so far for the North Valley Community Foundation; Anderson Cooper begins hosting next week. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Names):
One of the luminaries who drove in the “Golden Spike” in Utah in 1869 was this man who later founded a university
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Danielle Henry, a marketing professional from Seattle, Washington
|Dakota Lupo, a documentary filmmaker originally from Baldwin, New York
|Patrick Hume, a project manager originally from Stoneham, Massachusetts (2-day total: $46,501)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Patrick has made it to 2 wins; he wasn’t quite as dominant on the buzzer on Day 2 than he was on Day 1, though. If his performance continues to fall on the buzzer, though, he’ll certainly be vulnerable to having his streak snapped. Also, as you’ll see below, today is the sort of day where second place might have the advantage going into Final.
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Correct response: Who is Leland Stanford?
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Leland Stanford was the President of the Central Pacific Railway in 1869 at the time of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, and was later the founder of Stanford University (ironically, the arch-rival of the University of California, Berkeley—Aaron Rodgers’ alma mater).
My prediction is that at least two, if not all three contestants are going to see “Utah” + “University” and immediately write down Brigham Young, and Aaron will make a joke about nobody really knowing about Stanford.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Dakota $7,800 – $7,800 = $0 (Who is B. Young)
Danielle $10,600 – $7,001 = $3,599 (Who is Brigham Young?)
Patrick $17,600 – $3,601 = $13,999 (Who is Brigham Young?) (3-day total: $60,500)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORY ON ICE $600 (clue #14)
Danielle 1200 -1200 (Patrick 2800 Dakota 1400)
2) CHAPTERS IN NONFICTION BOOKS $2000 (clue #20)
Danielle 8600 +2000 (Patrick 6000 Dakota 6600)
3) LATIN PHRASEBOOK $800 (clue #27, $4800 left on board)
Patrick 11200 +4000 (Dakota 7800 Danielle 10600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -41
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 171 (1.18 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Patrick $14,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Danielle $11,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Dakota $7,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $14,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Patrick Hume, career statistics:
70 correct, 6 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
37.43% in first on buzzer (64/171)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,500)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,267
Dakota Lupo, career statistics:
13 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,800
Danielle Henry, career statistics:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Patrick Hume, to win:
4 games: 61.796%
Avg. streak: 4.617 games.
- After watching these two weeks, I really think that Jeopardy! would not be making a mistake if Aaron Rodgers were to be named Alex Trebek’s replacement.
- $236,725 has been raised for the North Valley Community Foundation.
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