Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 7, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Authors) for Monday, August 7, 2023 (Season 39, Game 31):

When Esquire began as a men’s lifestyle magazine in the 1930s, he was asked for manly content and wrote in 28 of the first 33 issues

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Sadie Goldberger, an interpreter from Columbia, Maryland
Sadie Goldberger on Jeopardy!
Jeff Smith, a music educator from San Diego, California
Jeff Smith on Jeopardy!
Sarah Snider, a middle school humanities teacher from Fishers, Indiana
Sarah Snider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s Second Chance game features Sarah Snider, Jeff Smith, and Sadie Goldberger. Sadie’s the sentimental favorite this week after she ran out of time to complete her response in Final Jeopardy. Sarah came incredibly close to ending Mattea Roach’s streak. However, I would say that Jeff is one of the favorites stat-wise to take the whole week — especially if we get some regression to the mean in terms of Daily Doubles. But, as we saw last week, absolutely anything can happen!

In the Jeopardy!-verse today, it’s going to be an interesting one: Michael Davies is scheduled to appear on this week’s Inside Jeopardy, set for release shortly after noon Eastern. In it, he is expected to outline the show’s plans for Season 40. As things stand now, though, On Camera Audience is offering audience tickets for tapings beginning Tuesday, August 15, so I still absolutely expect the show to confirm a delayed postseason and that the opening weeks of Season 40 will be regular play. However, we will see later today what gets announced.

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Correct response: Who is Ernest Hemingway?

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Founding editor of Esquire, Arnold Gingrich, referred to Ernest Hemingway as “one of the best friends this magazine ever had”. The famed author’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” was also originally published in the magazine.

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, August 7, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: I Played A Real Person; Children’s Literature; Double Double Letters; Cereal Mascots; Captain; Crunch)

Sarah had a torrid start to today’s game, picking up 5 clues near the bottom of the board to start. Jeff continued with his struggles on Daily Doubles, missing another just before the opening break. He recovered very well in the back half of the round, though, and it was a very closely-contested three-way match going into Double Jeopardy!

Statistics at the first break (14 clues):

Sarah 5 correct 0 incorrect
Sadie 3 correct 0 incorrect
Jeff 3 correct 2 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Sadie has been coached on betting strategies by her husband.
Jeff is really happy to be back and meet Ken Jennings.
Sarah watched her episode in a school assembly.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Sarah 9 correct 1 incorrect
Sadie 9 correct 0 incorrect
Jeff 8 correct 2 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah $5,600
Sadie $3,600
Jeff $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Destination Europe; Say What?; Math Class; News Makers & Writers ’22; Plantcraft; “C” Band Lyrics)

Sarah’s buzzer mojo almost completely went away in Double Jeopardy, as both Jeff and Sadie were very strong. It was Sadie who found both Daily Doubles, splitting them with conservative bets. Jeff clawed back more of his deficit late, so things were relatively close going into Final today!

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Sadie 21 correct 3 incorrect
Jeff 18 correct 4 incorrect
Sarah 12 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 8 (0 today).

Scores going into Final:

Sadie $13,400
Jeff $10,600
Sarah $5,200

Sadie got her redemption — all three players were correct in Final today, even though she still went for the full name. (Even Ken pointed it out.) Sadie moves on to Thursday’s and Friday’s game!

Tonight’s results:

Sarah $5,200 + $5,198 = $10,398 (Who is Hemingway?)
Jeff $10,600 + $2,801 = $13,401 (Who is Hemingway?)
Sadie $13,400 + $7,801 = $21,201 (Who is Ernest Hemingway?) (1-day total: $21,201)

Sadie Goldberger, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 7, 2023 game.)

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) CAPTAIN $400 (clue #14)
Jeff 600 -1000 (Sarah 4400 Sadie 1000)
2) PLANTCRAFT $1200 (clue #21)
Sadie 12400 -1000 (Sarah 2400 Jeff 6600)
3) NEWS MAKERS & WRITERS ’22 $1200 (clue #22, $9600 left on board)
Sadie 11400 +800 (Sarah 2400 Jeff 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -101

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Sarah 4 5 3 5 5 5 4 3
Jeff 1 1 2*
Sadie 2 3 4

DJ! Round:
Sarah 5
Jeff 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 5 4
Sadie 4 5 2 4 5 3 1 2 3 4 3* 3*

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Sadie 3.20
Jeff 2.17
Sarah 4.33

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.26 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Sadie $14,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $11,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $5,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,600
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,000

Player Statistics:

Sarah Snider, career statistics:

34 correct, 7 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,300

Jeff Smith, career statistics:

44 correct, 8 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (46/114)
0/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400

Sadie Goldberger, career statistics:

39 correct, 8 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
30.70% in first on buzzer (35/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,300

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I’m quite glad to see Sadie get redemption after the circumstances of her initial defeat.
  • Today’s box score: August 7, 2023 Box Score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Sadie $13,400 Jeff $10,600 Sarah $5,200)

Sarah: You have to bet at least $400 to pass Sadie’s total if she bets to cover Jeff. (Actual bet: $5,198)

Jeff: Sadie talked about being coached on betting strategy; she’s going to bet to cover. You might as well bet to keep Sarah locked out; limit your bet to $199. (Actual bet: $2,801)

Sadie: Standard cover bet over Jeff is $7,801. (Actual bet: $7,801)

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