Happy Wednesday! Today’s Day 3 of Robin Roberts’ host stint. Through 2 days, $54,010 has been donated to Be The Match. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category African Monarchs) for Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (Season 37, Game 213):
Some devotees of this emperor who died in 1975 trace his lineage to King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut
|Elizabeth Devereaux, a middle school teacher from Lawrence, Kansas
|Josh Saak, a traffic engineer from Boise, Idaho (3-day total: $66,405)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Josh has bet conservatively on the final Daily Double in all three games and has ended up just missing a runaway three times. This might provide the small opening that either Matt or Elizabeth would need to end Josh’s streak. If Josh can keep going, though, he’s definitely showed that he’s a Tournament of Champions-level player.
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Correct response: Who is Haile Selassie?
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Haile Selassie was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, and traced his lineage to Emperor Menelik I, the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba from the Bible, as part of the House of Solomon. The dynasty ruled Ethiopia with rare interruption from 1270 until Haile Selassie was deposed in 1974. Selassie is also considered to be the Messiah by many members of the Rastafari movement.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Elizabeth $12,400 – $12,130 = $270 (Who is Emperor?)
Josh $19,800 + $5,005 = $24,805 (Who is Haile Selasie?)
Matt $20,200 + $20,200 = $40,400 (Who is Selassie?) (1-day total: $40,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) EXODUS TELLS US… $800 (clue #11)
Matt 1800 +1800 (Josh 1600 Elizabeth 1600)
2) EUROPEAN PENINSULAS $1200 (clue #1)
Elizabeth 3400 +3400 (Josh 5000 Matt 7400)
3) MATH IN THE OLD DAYS $1200 (clue #6, $29600 left on board)
Josh 9000 +6000 (Elizabeth 6800 Matt 7400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 267
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: YOU “PIC” IT $400
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 199 (0.93 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Matt $19,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Josh $15,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 37.50% in first on buzzer (21/56), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Elizabeth $10,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,400
Lach Trash: $5,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200
Josh Saak, career statistics:
95 correct, 14 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
41.41% in first on buzzer (94/227)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,600)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,350
Elizabeth Devereaux, career statistics:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
19 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,200
Matt Amodio, to win:
2 games: 64.647%
Avg. streak: 2.829 games.
- Through Robin Roberts’ hosting stint, $97,410 has been donated to Be The Match. $2,388,826 has been donated in total through all hosts.
- The quality of the closed captioning used by Jeopardy! has decreased significantly over the past few years. Does the captioner even sanity-check? It’s getting so bad—”what is Euro” instead of “what is zero”, to give one example from today’s game—that I might even go so far as to say that it may even fall afoul of Canada’s regulations regarding the quality of closed captions. Jeopardy! needs to do better before its affiliates north of the border (and potentially even south of it) fall into legal trouble.
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