Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Inaugural Balls) for Friday, July 22, 2022 (Season 38, Game 225):
At the 1993 Tennessee inaugural ball, Paul Simon performed this song, his most recent Top 40 hit
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Gunan Ganju, a radiation oncologist from Atlanta, Georgia
|Karla Fossett, a content administrator from Saco, Maine
|Emmie Trammell, an operations specialist from Jacksonville, Florida (1-day total: $21,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Emmie Trammell picked up a victory over a very strong champion in Matt Mierswa thanks to very strong play at the bottom of the board. Now that she’s got a game’s practice on the signalling device, it would not surprise me if she outperformed her prediction from the prediction model. (I felt the same way after Matt Amodio was very strong last year on $2000 clues at the start of his run.) As always, though, if you don’t have a runaway going into Final, that last question always has the ability to trip you up.
On a more personal note: For the past two and a half years, I have often raised money for the MS Society of Canada through their “Gamers vs. MS” program. This July, Gamers vs. MS is running a month-long fundraising campaign called “Boss Battles.” In an attempt to raise $25,000, the Gamers vs. MS team has designed a “fundraising adventure” to defeat eight evil bosses. (Much like a Mario game might have eight bosses to defeat.) You can get more information about the program at https://www.gamersvsms.ca/bossbattles, and if you’d like to donate, you can do so via Tiltify!.
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Correct response: What is “You Can Call Me Al”?
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Paul Simon playing “You Can Call Me Al” at the Tennessee inaugural ball in 1993 is incredibly fitting, as Al Gore represented that state and was first inaugurated as Vice-President in 1993. The song was Simon’s biggest hit single from his 1986 album, Graceland (ironically enough, a major Tennessee landmark very much associated with the state).
Something to keep an eye out for today: I wonder how many viewers (or even players, potentially) are going to trip up accidentally and give the album title instead.
(Categories: A Month Of History; British Folklore & Legends; Words With Double Letters; Expensive Foods; At Cross Purposes; The TV Title Character Speaks)
Karla had the best time of things in the Jeopardy! round, picking up 10 correct responses in the round, including the Daily Double as well. Emmie struggled as well on the signalling device, picking up only 6—none at the bottom of the board.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Karla 5 correct 0 incorrect
Gunan 6 correct 0 incorrect
Emmie 2 correct 0 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Karla 10 correct 1 incorrect
Emmie 6 correct 0 incorrect
Gunan 8 correct 2 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Books Of The Civil War Era; Spelling Their EGOTs; Metallic Expressions; The Life Of Pablo; Colleges & Universities; Places From A To A)
Karla’s strong game continued, picking up another 9 correct! Gunan had a chance to pull himself back into the game, but dropped $4,000 on the last Daily Double. From there, it was a runaway for Karla! Scores going into Final were Karla at $17,600, Gunan at $7,600, and Emmie at $5,800.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Karla 19 correct 1 incorrect
Gunan 18 correct 4 incorrect
Emmie 10 correct 0 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 83 (0 today).
Final was a Triple Stumper; Karla made a nominal $1,000 bet and is now Jeopardy! champion! She’ll return Monday to start the final week of the season next week!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, July 22, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Emmie $5,800 – $4,000 = $1,800 (What is ?)
Gunan $7,600 – $4,001 = $3,599 (What is Walking in Memphis)
Karla $17,600 – $1,000 = $16,600 (What is Me and Julio Down by the School yard) (1-day total: $16,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BRITISH FOLKLORE & LEGENDS $800 (clue #14)
Karla 3200 +1000 (Emmie 800 Gunan 2200)
2) COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $1600 (clue #20)
Karla 14400 +2000 (Emmie 5400 Gunan 5200)
3) BOOKS OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA $800 (clue #23, $9600 left on board)
Gunan 5600 -4000 (Emmie 5400 Karla 16400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -26
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.37 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Karla $17,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Gunan $11,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Emmie $5,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,400
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800
Emmie Trammell, career statistics:
24 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (24/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800
Karla Fossett, career statistics:
19 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000
Gunan Ganju, career statistics:
18 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600
Karla Fossett, to win:
2 games: 57.254%
Avg. streak: 2.339 games.
Gunan once saved someone’s life at a basketball game.
Karla tried out for Jeopardy! immediately after visiting Gettysburg.
Emmie was a coxswain.
- Link to the box score: July 22, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Karla $17,600 Gunan $7,600 Emmie $5,800)
Emmie: If Gunan covers you and is incorrect, he falls to $3,599. Thus, I would suggest limiting your bet to $2,199. (Actual bet: $4,000)
Karla: Bet between $0 and $2,399 and enjoy your victory! (Actual bet: $1,000)
Gunan: Standard cover bet over Emmie is $4,001. (Actual bet: $4,001)
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