Today is Joe Buck’s first day as guest host! This week’s charity is Kidsmart; all contestant winnings are being matched by the show and donated. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Beastly Eponyms) for Monday, August 9, 2021 (Season 37, Game 226):
A penguin species found in southern South America is named for this 16th C. man whose crew were the first from Europe to see them
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Brian Cordova-Brookey, an attorney from Pasadena, California
|Kristen Nagle, a public servant from El Paso, Texas
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (13-day total: $430,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Coming into this final week of the season, Matt Amodio is sitting at 13 wins; his performances rank him amongst the game’s all-time greats. How long will the streak last? Let’s enjoy this positive part of the game for as long as it lasts.
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Correct response: Who is Ferdinand Magellan?
More information about Final Jeopardy: (The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2021 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)
Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (sailing for Spain) is best known today for his early 16th century voyage in which his boats and crew circumnavigated the globe; Italian explorer Antonio Pigafetta is credited with actually sighting the penguin species in South America. Interestingly, Pigafetta was one of the few crew members who remained loyal to Magellan in the face of the mutiny that his crew faced on the trip.
Magellanic penguins are larger than African penguins or Humboldt penguins, species which they are often confused with. The species is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species; some studies have reported that the population of Magellanic penguins in the Falkland Islands has decreased by nearly 50 percent.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kristen $1,800 – $1,799 = $1 (Who is Empire?)
Brian $5,000 – $1,399 = $3,601 (Who is Admundsen?)
Matt $44,400 – $34,000 = $10,400 (Who is Drake
Magellan?) (14-day total: $440,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AROUND THE USA $1000 (clue #10)
Matt 4400 +4400 (Kristen 0 Brian -600)
2) DEM BONES $1600 (clue #4)
Matt 18400 +4000 (Kristen -200 Brian 1000)
3) “A” MOVIE $1600 (clue #6, $27600 left on board)
Matt 24000 +2000 (Kristen -200 Brian 1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 130
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 209 (0.92 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Matt $38,200 Coryat, 40 correct, 2 incorrect, 60.71% in first on buzzer (34/56), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Brian $5,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer (10/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Kristen $1,800 Coryat, 4 correct, 2 incorrect, 10.71% in first on buzzer (6/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,000
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,800
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
446 correct, 53 incorrect
24/28 on rebound attempts (on 55 rebound opportunities)
54.07% in first on buzzer (425/786)
27/31 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $100,000)
9/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,857
Kristen Nagle, career statistics:
4 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
10.71% in first on buzzer (6/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,800
Brian Cordova-Brookey, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
17.86% in first on buzzer (10/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000
Matt Amodio, to win:
15 games: 89.587%
Avg. streak: 22.604 games.
- $13,400 has been donated thus far to Kidsmart; $2,828,026 has been donated on behalf of all hosts.
- $38,200 is tied for the 3rd-highest known Coryat score of all time.
- I personally didn’t mind Joe Buck’s hosting cadence; that being said, if there others who didn’t like it, I certainly won’t begrudge them.
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