Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Landmarks) for Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (Season 38, Game 8):
96 miles in total during its 3-decade existence, the most well-known part of this was about the same length as an Olympic marathon
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Christopher Stucky, a communications specialist from Bloomington, Illinois
|Paula Scheider, an ROI trainer from Tulsa, Oklahoma
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (25-day total: $893,201)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jeopardy! is a capricious game. Trying to predict when the nearly unpredictable will happen is difficult, but fun. At this point, per my prediction model, Matt has about a 1.6% chance of breaking Ken Jennings’ record and winning 75 games. He also has about a 7% chance of losing today. However, the prediction model does think that the two likeliest times for Matt to lose are either at the end of a taping week, when has become more tired from already taping four games, or at the start of the week, before he’s had a chance to fully regain his buzzer timing. The unpredictability of when the streak will end, though, is one reason why so many fans get invested in these streaks and make sure to watch every day.
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Correct response: What is the Berlin Wall?
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The Berlin Wall, which was standing for most of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, spanned 96 miles around the outer border of what was West Berlin in Germany (the half of the city given to the UK, US, and France following World War II. The most famous part of the wall, the easternmost, separated West Berlin from East Berlin and was between 26 and 27 miles—nearly the same distance as an Olympic marathon (26 miles, 385 yards).
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Paula $3,000 – $2,999 = $1 (What is the Appian Way?)
Christopher $13,800 – $5,000 = $8,800 (What is the Appian Way?)
Matt $33,200 + $3,000 = $36,200 (What is the Berlin Wall?) (26-day total: $929,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS $800 (clue #16)
Matt 8000 -8000 (Paula -400 Christopher 1600)
2) INSPIRED CHARACTERS $1600 (clue #2)
Matt 4800 +4800 (Paula 600 Christopher 3400)
3) THE FACT OF THE MATTER $1600 (clue #13, $16400 left on board)
Matt 17200 +10000 (Paula 600 Christopher 8600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 58
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Matt $29,600 Coryat, 32 correct, 2 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer (29/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Christopher $13,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Paula $3,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $46,400
Lach Trash: $2,800 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
836 correct, 84 incorrect
43/50 on rebound attempts (on 91 rebound opportunities)
53.41% in first on buzzer (784/1468)
51/59 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $188,400)
19/26 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,054
Paula Scheider, career statistics:
8 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,000
Christopher Stucky, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 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: $13,800
Matt Amodio, to win:
27 games: 92.401%
Average streak: 38.060 games.
- Both Chris and Paula were doing a lot of self-promotional work on social media before today’s game. After the Jeopardy! round, I get the sense that a lot of people will be thinking mid-match that tonight will be the night that Matt loses.
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