Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Mythology) for Wednesday, September 29, 2021 (Season 38, Game 13):
The Hippocrene Spring, sacred to the Muses, was so named because this offspring of Medusa brought it into being
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Adriana Granados, a student advisor from Fontana, California
|Daniel Pecoraro, a nonprofit manager & tour guide from Brooklyn, New York
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (30-day total: $1,107,401)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt picked up his 30th win yesterday; he’s just two wins behind James Holzhauer for #2 all-time. Tuesday and Wednesday are Matt’s strongest days of the week, and I would be absolutely shocked if Matt didn’t get to win #31 today.
One thing that I don’t understand about people: What do people have against excellence these days? You’re getting to watch one of the greatest players of all time play Jeopardy!, and your reaction is “Miss me with this”? No. Moreover, I have found that Matt has been one of the nicest champions, in the echelons of Buzzy Cohen in terms of just how great of a person he is. Just ask any of the people Matt has defeated; every single one of those players that I have spoken to have had nothing but kind things to say about Matt.
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Correct response: What is Pegasus?
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The Hippocrene Spring, in Greek mythology, was created by the hooves of Pegasus on Mt. Helicon; drinking its water was said to give the drinker poetic inspiration.
The Pegasus, one of the most famous creatuers in Greek myth, was the famed winged horse that, in some myths, was born when Perseus decapitated its mother Medusa. It has also been said that springs would generally burst forth whenever the Pegasus’ hooves struck ground.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Adriana $1,800 – $800 = $1,000 (What is)
Daniel $15,000 – $9,622 = $5,378 (What is a centaur?)
Matt $42,600 + $8,000 = $50,600 (What is Pegasus?) (31-day total: $1,158,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE NON-COASTAL U.S. $600 (clue #8)
Matt 3800 +3800 (Daniel 1200 Adriana 0)
2) SOUTHERN LITERATURE $1600 (clue #4)
Matt 15200 +6000 (Daniel 5000 Adriana 2200)
3) I NOMINATE YOU FOR A NOBEL PRIZE! $1200 (clue #12, $18000 left on board)
Matt 26400 +5000 (Daniel 8600 Adriana 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 158
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 $31,200 Coryat, 36 correct, 1 incorrect, 57.89% in first on buzzer (33/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Daniel $15,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Adriana $1,800 Coryat, 4 correct, 1 incorrect, 8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $48,000
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,400
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
1003 correct, 97 incorrect
49/56 on rebound attempts (on 109 rebound opportunities)
53.79% in first on buzzer (943/1753)
60/69 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $242,000)
23/31 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,032
Daniel Pecoraro, career statistics:
17 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000
Adriana Granados, career statistics:
4 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,800
Matt Amodio, to win:
32 games: 91.983%
Avg. streak: 43.167 games.
- $50,600 is the 48th-highest regular-play one-day total of all time. The full top 100 will be updated once the full country has had today’s episode air.
- Another reminder to viewers who may not be aware of the show’s rules: Leading articles may be added, dropped, or changed with another article with impunity, unless ambiguity is created with another well-known work. Thus, with regards to today’s Daily Double in SOUTHERN LITERATURE, “The Color Purple”, “Color Purple” and “A Color Purple” are all considered equal (and equally correct) in the eyes of the show.
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