Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Real People in Poetry) for Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (Season 38, Game 228):
Milton wrote of this contemporary: “When by night the glass of ” him “observes imagined lands and regions in the moon”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Brianne Barker, a biology professor from Madison, New Jersey
|Colleen Birney, a court monitor from Milford, Connecticut
|Ed Coulson, an economics & real estate professor from Dana Point, California (2-day total: $40,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Ed Coulson has played very well over his first two games, but has yet to have a runaway. As always, not having a runaway means a Final Jeopardy clue can always dethrone you! clue that doesn’t hit you very well. If that happens, challengers Colleen Birney and Brianne Barker are certainly hoping that they are able to take down Ed.
For those fans who have been paying attention to their TV listings: Per the Xfinity listings that some fans have researched, the first three weeks of encore presentations have been announced. It appears as though we are definitely seeing “Highlights of the Season” as our rerun schedule this season.
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: Who is Galileo?
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This quote comes from Milton’s famous work Paradise Lost. On a visit to Florence in the 1630s, Milton met with Galileo. As the Guardian put it, “The meeting of two of the finest minds of the 17th century, one from the arts the other from science, left a deep impression on Milton. “It’s such an extraordinary thing to picture, the two of them crossing paths, people who you think of as belonging to two entirely different worlds, especially now, when we tend to separate science from literature so dramatically,” [Dr. Joe] Moshenska [from Trinity College] said.”
(Categories: The Southern U.S.; Fiction; A Prisoner Of Your Own Device; Alliteration; Tennis Aces; Acceptable 2-Letter Scrabble Words)
Brianne definitely had the best Single Jeopardy! round, with 7 correct responses on both halves of the interviews. Ed fell to a distant 2nd after running out of time in trying to respond to the final clue of the round, and Colleen was in third place.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Brianne 7 correct 0 incorrect
Ed 6 correct 1 incorrect
Colleen 1 correct 0 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Brianne 14 correct 0 incorrect
Ed 9 correct 2 incorrect
Colleen 4 correct 1 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Notable Women; Oscar Winners’ TV Roles; The Animal Kingdom; Transportation; “B.C.”; A.D.)
It didn’t take Ed long to make this a game again! He got the first 3 clues correct, including a $4,000 True Daily Double, to take the lead! The rest of the Double Jeopardy! round was an excellent three-way matchup, with all three players over $10,000 late. Colleen had an opportunity to take the lead on the second-to-last clue of Double Jeopardy, but she made a conservative bet (and also got the Daily Double incorrect). Scores going into Final were Ed at $17,600, Brianne at $14,700, and Colleen at $8,200.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Ed 17 correct 2 incorrect
Brianne 19 correct 0 incorrect
Colleen 16 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 83 (0 today).
Final Jeopardy! was a Triple Stumper today, but Brianne made the smart small bet and ends up as Jeopardy! champion because of it! She’ll return tomorrow to defend her title in Season 38’s penultimate game.
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Colleen $8,200 – $2,200 = $6,000 (Who is ?)
Brianne $14,700 – $3,000 = $11,700 (Who is John Donne?) (1-day total: $11,700)
Ed $17,600 – $11,800 = $5,800 (Who is Spenser?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE SOUTHERN U.S. $600 (clue #13)
Brianne 2000 +1500 (Ed 2400 Colleen 600)
2) THE ANIMAL KINGDOM $800 (clue #2)
Ed 4000 +4000 (Colleen 2000 Brianne 8700)
3) TRANSPORTATION $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Colleen 11200 -3000 (Ed 17600 Brianne 14700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 148
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.36 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Brianne $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Colleen $11,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Ed $14,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,400
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Ed Coulson, career statistics:
61 correct, 8 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (57/171)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,500)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,467
Colleen Birney, career statistics:
16 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200
Brianne Barker, career statistics:
19 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800
Brianne Barker, to win:
2 games: 48.547%
Avg. streak: 1.944 games.
Brianne was followed around by a TV crew after a perfect SAT score.
Colleen has a dog with much more Instagram followers than she does.
Ed is writing a detective story based on a possibly apocryphal Chinese voyage to Mexico.
- With Ed’s loss, that definitively locks the field for November’s Tournament of Champions.
- Link to the box score: July 27, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Ed $17,600 Brianne $14,700 Colleen $8,200)
Ed: Standard cover bet over Brianne is $11,801. (Actual bet: $11,800)
Colleen: You’re in a tough spot here. You can’t win a Triple Stumper if Brianne bets rationally; thus, I think I’d have to suggest going all-in and playing to win in a single-get-for-you Final situation at this point, but I also feel like this is a betting scenario that needs to be analyzed with empirical data over the summer break. (Actual bet: $2,200)
Brianne: Standard cover bet over Colleen is $1,701. Limit your bet to $4,098, just in case Colleen bets small to win a Double Stumper with Ed. (Actual bet: $3,000)
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