Welcome to the final day of Season 37. It’s the final day of Joe Buck’s guest hosting stint. $129,400 has been donated thus far to Kidsmart. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century American Women) for Friday, August 13, 2021 (Season 37, Game 230):
2 of the 3 women depicted on the first statue of real women in Central Park, unveiled in August 2020
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Nicolle Neulist, a chart caller and freelance writer from Chicago, Illinois
|Eric Shi, a project manager originally from Houston, Texas
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (17-day total: $547,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: On this final day of Season 37, whoever wins will return on September 13 to defend their title. One thing to keep an eye out for today: if the winning total is $52,974 or higher, the show will have donated $3 million to charity over the course of the entire guest host stint.
Nicolle’s listed their occupation as a chart caller; I think that of all of the guest hosts, Joe Buck is most likely to know what a chart caller is. (A chart caller basically works at a racetrack and watches horse races in detail in order to create the box score, or chart, for each race.)
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Correct response: Who are (2 of) Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton?
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The statue features three famous American suffragettes, Truth, Anthony, and Stanton, in a statue unveiled August 26, 2020. As an article in Smithsonian Magazine mentioned, though, the statue itself was controversial. The original statue was only originally going to honor Anthony and Stanton, both of whom came under criticism for their failure to support the 15th Amendment, which gave Black men the right to vote. Sojourner Truth was added to the monument in recognition of her work in advancing the cause of Black women in America.
Photographs of the monument, which have Truth, Anthony, and Stanton from left to right, can also be found at the above-linked Smithsonian Magazine article.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Eric $2,400 – $0 = $2,400 (Who are :)?)
Nicolle $13,600 – $13,600 = $0 (Who are Tubman + Truth?)
Matt $27,200 + $1 = $27,201 (Who is Anthony & Stanton?) (18-day total: $574,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) IDIOMS $800 (clue #8)
Nicolle 2000 +2000 (Matt 3000 Eric 800)
2) NOVEL VOCABULARY $1200 (clue #5)
Matt 7800 +7800 (Eric 4000 Nicolle 7800)
3) LOST $2000 (clue #15, $12400 left on board)
Nicolle 15800 -5000 (Matt 20400 Eric 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 168
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 211 (0.92 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Matt $20,600 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Eric $2,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Nicolle $17,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,800
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
576 correct, 64 incorrect
27/31 on rebound attempts (on 66 rebound opportunities)
54.35% in first on buzzer (550/1012)
35/40 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $122,000)
12/18 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,222
Eric Shi, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,400
Nicolle Neulist, career statistics:
22 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400
Matt Amodio, to win:
19 games: 90.912%
Avg. streak: 28.004 games.
- $159,601 will be donated to Kidsmart; $2,974,227 is the final season total for all charities.
- Matt absolutely made the correct bet in Final Jeopardy – he is more likely to get Final Jeopardy! correct than he is to win a tiebreaker against Nicolle—who ran him about as close on the signalling device as anyone has his entire run. Matt’s advantage was only 24-20. And, yes, $1 is the correct bet. While Nicolle very likely wouldn’t have, enough challengers historically have failed to make the proper bet from second place to make it very worthwhile to only bet $1.
- This was the first game where Matt did not lead after the Jeopardy! round.
- Counting tournament play, Matt at $574,801 moves to #7 in all-time winnings. Matt Jackson sits #6 at $611.612.
- I like how Joe Buck signed off the way his father Jack Buck used to, “Thanks for your time this time. ‘Til next time, so long”.
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