Happy Tuesday! Today is Day #2 of LeVar Burton’s hosting stint. $24,000 was raised yesterday for Reading is Fundamental! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Mythological Animals) for Tuesday, July 27, 2021 (Season 37, Game 217):
After being born this creature would bring the remains of its forebear to Heliopolis & put them on the altar of the sun god
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jon Waters, a contracts manager & political consultant from Mukilteo, Washington
|Barb Fecteau, a high school librarian from Beverly, Massachusetts
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (4-day total: $122,400)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt survived a bit of an awkward game yesterday to pick up his 4th victory; I’d be very surprised if Matt didn’t qualify for the Tournament of Champions at this point. I thought that LeVar started out very nervous; I also think that he’ll very likely improve considerably from today onwards.
In terms of the permanent host search? About four hours after I reported on the Vegas sports books, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers appeared to have done a bit of an about-face. But, these are all just rumours.
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Correct response: What is the phoenix?
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The phoenix is a famed mythological bird well-known for consuming itself in flames at the end of its life, with a new phoenix rising from the ashes. Then, the new phoenix would embalm the previous one in an egg of myrrh, fly it to Heliopolis (the Egyptian City of the Sun), and deposit the egg on the temple of sun god Re. The Egyptians associated the phoenix with immortality—each phoenix was said to live for 500 years.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jon $7,200 – $7,150 = $50 (What is Cyclops?)
Barb $12,400 + $12,210 = $24,610 (What is a phoenix?)
Matt $24,400 + $1,000 = $25,400 (What is phoenix?) (5-day total: $147,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) YOU’VE GOT SOME NERVE $800 (clue #13)
Matt 4400 +4400 (Barb 2800 Jon 1600)
2) SCIENCE FICTION $1600 (clue #8)
Matt 8400 +8400 (Barb 7600 Jon 5200)
3) WORLD OF JOBS $1200 (clue #10, $23600 left on board)
Matt 18000 -2000 (Barb 7600 Jon 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 189
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: WORLD OF JOBS $400
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 209 (0.96 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Matt $16,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.86% in first on buzzer (24/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Barb $12,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56), 1/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jon $7,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 16.07% in first on buzzer (9/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,600
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
131 correct, 21 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts (on 20 rebound opportunities)
47.45% in first on buzzer (130/274)
9/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $33,800)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,720
Barb Fecteau, career statistics:
20 correct, 3 incorrect
1/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400
Jon Waters, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
16.07% in first on buzzer (9/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,200
Matt Amodio, to win:
6 games: 80.304%
Avg. streak: 9.077 games.
- $52,400 has been donated thus far to Reading is Fundamental; $2,508,226 has been donated on behalf of all hosts.
- I would say that LeVar did a much better job today than yesterday, and I would not at all be upset if he was given the permanent hosting job. I would also say that the lack of seeing all 61 clues is a result of Matt’s more methodical play—all five of his games have seen unplayed clues—rather than anything to do with the host.
- Taking doubled dollar values into account, $147,800 is the 25th-best 5-game total of all time on Jeopardy!
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