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Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:54 am
by Archivists
Game Recap for Show #7995, 2019-05-17

2019 Teachers Tournament final game 2.

CONTESTANTS
Sara DelVillano, a middle school instrumental music teacher from Lanham, Maryland (subtotal of $4,800)
Francois Barcomb, an 11th grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York (subtotal of $20,400)
Conor Quinn, a high school world history teacher from Albany, New York (subtotal of $5,600)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Well, this is it, ladies and gentlemen, the deciding game of the Teachers Tournament, the second half. The dollar figures you see in front of the contestants right now will be removed from those screens. Sara, Francois, and Conor, good luck. Here we go into the Jeopardy! Round. And now, these categories are in play...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
MVP! MVP! (5/5)
AND A BOOK (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
FILL IN THE STATE (5/5)
SOMETIMES CAPITALIZED (5/5)
THE 2010s (5/5)
NOT THE MAMA! (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Conor: 14 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Francois: 10 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Sara: 7 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 0
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $0



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Conor: $3,600
Francois: $2,600
Sara: $1,400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Welcome back. There are a couple of traditions that have been consistent on Jeopardy!. One of them is that if we make an incorrect ruling, we clear it up during the commercial break. And Sara, our writers have discovered that there is a drink called the metropolitan. It has cranberries, and it's a magazine.

Sara: Whew!

Alex: And so you're picking up some cash. You're at plus-$1,400.

[Applause]

Alex: Now, the other tradition, as you know, on the last day of our tournaments, the players get to talk about anything they want to talk about.

Sara: I wanted to talk a little about dogs, Alex. My wonderful boyfriend, Warren, and I have been foster parents for dogs for about four years now. We've fostered between 25 and 30 dogs for City Dogs Rescue in D.C. And it's the second most fulfilling thing I do in my life next to teaching.

Alex: Okay, good for you.




Alex: Francois, what about you?

Francois: I just wanted to say hello to my daughter, Madeleine. She's nine years old at home. And my wife, Sujatha, will be watching.

Alex: Okay, good.




Alex: Let me move on to Conor Quinn.

Conor: I just wanted to thank some of the people who came and helped me to get here today. My mom, Julie; my wife, Brittany, who are both here today. My friends Greg and Josh. My dad back home. My two sisters, Bridget and Eileen, both of whom just helped me study.

Alex: Okay. Good for you.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Francois found the Daily Double on the 30th clue. Conor had $5,800, Francois had $6,000, and Sara was at $4,200. Francois wagered $1,000.

AND A BOOK $1000: His 1913 novel "Sons and Lovers" was daring but not banned like a later work

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Francois: $7,000
Conor: $5,800
Sara: $4,200

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:54 am
by Archivists
DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
V.I.P.! V.I.P.! (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ART: THE LAST 150 YEARS (5/5)
FIRE & ICE (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
GET "SET" (5/5)
THE WAR ON BACTERIA (4/5)
CELEBS ON SOCIAL MEDIA (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Francois: 12 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Sara: 9 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 1 W
Conor: 7 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Sara snagged the next Daily Double on the 12th clue. Conor had $9,000, Francois had $9,800, and Sara was at $8,600. Sara wagered $3,000.

V.I.P.! V.I.P.! $2000: 3 North American bodies of water--a strait, a bay & a river--are named for this English captain last seen in 1611

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Francois who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 20th clue. Conor had $12,600, Francois had $13,000, and Sara was at $12,400. Francois wagered $1,000.

FIRE & ICE $2000: The patron saint of Mediterranean sailors gave his name to this phenomenon seen on the masts of ships in stormy weather

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
CELEBS ON SOCIAL MEDIA $400: You can "Ask (this) Amy" about love, exams, volunteering & just about anything else on her "Smart Girls" channel on YouTube

THE WAR ON BACTERIA $1600: Sulfa drugs kill bacteria by preventing the production of this B vitamin acid that's crucial to life

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Francois: $21,200 (lock tournament)
Sara: $14,800
Conor: $13,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PHOTO SHARING

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds for first place. Stratton's Dilemma.
Francois: Wager $8,401 to cover Sara.
Sara: You ought to wager to cover Conor, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings by betting all $14,800. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $12,000 (to shut out Conor) or less than $2,000 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Conor). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Francois.
Conor: Consider risking $600, thereby beating Francois on the Triple Stumper (should Francois wager to cover Sara's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Publishing its first photo in 1889, today it has more than 4 billion likes & 100 million followers on Instagram

FINAL SCORES
Conor: $13,400 + $13,000 = $26,400 = $32,000 cumulative (What is National Geographic?) (1st runner-up: $50,000 (or the player's 2-day finals total, whichever is larger))
Sara: $14,800 + $0 = $14,800 = $19,600 cumulative (What is The National Geographic?) (2nd runner-up: $25,000 (or the player's 2-day finals total, whichever is larger))
Francois: $21,200 + $0 = $21,200 = $41,600 cumulative (What is National Geog.?) (Tournament champion: $100,000 (or the player's 2-day finals total, whichever is larger))
[Amazon Alexa reads the Final Jeopardy! clue.]

Total Potential Lach Trash: $2,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Francois: $22,200, 22 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
Sara: $13,800, 16 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Conor: $13,400, 21 R, 2 W
Combined Coryat: $49,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Francois: 23/60 = .383
Conor: 22/58 = .379
Sara: 17/59 = .288
Team: 62/63 = .984

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MVP! MVP! $600: This Patriot is seen here soon after being named Super Bowl MVP in 2019

MVP! MVP! $800: In 2012 the L.A. Kings' Jonathan Quick lived up to his name playing this position to bag the Conn Smythe trophy
(Sara: What is running back?)
...
(Alex: We're talking hockey.)

MVP! MVP! $1000: We get a kick out of Wayne Rooney, D.C. United's 2018 team MVP & also winner of the squad's coveted "Golden" this
(Conor: What is Golden Ball?)

SOMETIMES CAPITALIZED $800: Capitalized, it's a magazine; lowercase, it's a cranberry cocktail its readers might sip
(Alex: [Calling on Sara] Sam?)
(Sara: What is Metropolitan/metropolitan?)
(Alex: No.)
(Sara: Sorry. Cos--)
[Originally ruled incorrect; ruled correct during contestant interviews.]

AND A BOOK $200: This author introduced the Pevensie children in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
(Alex: With less than a minute to go.)

ART: THE LAST 150 YEARS $1200: Mexican muralist José Orozco depicted this feathered snake god in monumental human form

ART: THE LAST 150 YEARS $1600: The 1913 portrait of Eugenia Primavesi is by this Austrian artist

ART: THE LAST 150 YEARS $2000: Neo-plastic is one description of the works of this Dutchman

ART: THE LAST 150 YEARS $400: Berthe Morisot, whose work is seen here was par of this group that in 1876 was called "five or six lunatics, one of whom is a woman"
(Conor: Who are post-Impressionists?)

FIRE & ICE $1200: Dry ice is this gas in its solid form
(Sara: What is nitrogen?)

GET "SET" $1600: The man seen here minding his P's & Q's has this old occupation

THE WAR ON BACTERIA $400: A guy named Louis came up with this process of heating & rapidly cooling liquids to kill disease-causing bacteria
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
D.H. Lawrence
(Henry) Hudson
St. Elmo's fire
Amy Poehler
folic acid
National Geographic
Julian Edelman
goaltender
Golden Boot
Cosmopolitan/cosmopolitan (or Metropolitan/metropolitan)
C.S. Lewis
Quetzalcoatl
Klimt
(Piet) Mondrian
the Impressionists
carbon dioxide
a typesetter
pasteurization

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:56 am
by seaborgium

Code: Select all

Conor:     5600 13400 19000 32400
Francois: 20400 21200 41600 62800
Sara:      4800 14800 19600 34400
Francois: Wager less than $7,200, and enjoy your victory.
Sara: Bet $12,801 to cover Conor.
Conor: Bet less than $12,600 to stay ahead of Sara if you both miss, and keep in mind you can clear the $25,000 minimum for third place.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:04 am
by theFJguy
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PHOTO SHARING

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Publishing its first photo in 1889, today it has more than 4 billion likes & 100 million followers on Instagram

Conor Quinn: 13400+13000=26400 (+5600) = 32,000 ($50,000)
Francois Barcomb: 21200+0=21200 (+20400) = 41,600 ($100,000)
Sara DelVillano: 14800+0=14800 (+4800) = 19,600 ($25,000)

Correct response:
Spoiler
National Geographic

Daily Doubles
Francois: 6000+1000
Sara: 8600+3000
Francois: 13000+1000

Coryats
Conor: 13400
Francois: 22200
Sara: 13800

Combined: 49,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Conor: 5800
Francois: 7000
Sara: 4200

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:06 am
by MarkBarrett
Funny that a Derek Jeter clue came up today.

The writers got thrown for a curve with Sara finding an alternate acceptable response that matched a cranberry drink and magazine.

The FJ! clue was not for me as I wrote “NYT” to have something on my paper. It seems obvious after watching it go 3/3 while during think music I was no closer than dismissing Life and Look. I failed to process just how big those numbers of likes & followers were to think more globally.

[Joke] What did Francois say after realizing he would return for the ToC?

Sara, Conor, I’ll be back.

Looks like there could be some number crunching Monday morning quarterbacking for Sara at DD2 and Sara not trying for second place in the FJ! round.

Conor had plenty of clue calls yet found no DDs. He needed to try some better hunting.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:28 am
by OntarioQuizzer
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:06 am
The writers got thrown for a curve with Sara finding an alternate acceptable response that matched a cranberry drink and magazine.
Don't you mean Sam? ;)

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:52 am
by StevenH
The year in the FJ clue actually led me to Nintendo. It didn't make sense, but I had nothing better.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:35 pm
by RobW
What an outstanding FJ question. So extremely gettable, but only in hindsight for me. :)

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:06 pm
by RKane
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:06 am

[Joke] What did Francois say after realizing he would return for the ToC?

Sara, Conor, I’ll be back.
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Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:46 pm
by floridagator
Not much DD action. Sarah bet low on her dj. And what an easy q. That was her chance to make a move in the game.

And Francois only risked $1000 on his last chance DD. He is playing it conservatively.

I know 1889 was the year The Wall Street Journal was founded and I had trouble moving past that for about the first 15 seconds then I decided National Geographic better fit the category of photo-sharing and so went with that. If I had actually been there, I'm not sure how much I would have had time to write, but notice that Francois abbreviated National Geog. And nothing was said about that.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:28 pm
by TenPoundHammer
MVP was an automatic 0/5 for me. Also didn't recognize anything in 2010s. Syria?!?

And the Books category was yet another 0/5. Blanked on C. S. Lewis, no hope on the rest.

Ran Sometimes Capitalized.

VIP! was another 0/5 for me.

I thought "Impressionist" was tough for $400. I got 3/5 in that category.

I knew that "catholic" means universal because whenever we did the Nicene Creed at my home church, there was a footnote indicating that "catholic" meant "universal" in that context.

Interesting double-display for the score. Nice touch.

No guess on FJ! It could be anything. If NatGeo had entered my brain, I would have rejected it as I didn't think it went back that far, nor did I think it was still being published.

Lach Trash: Amy Poehler

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:30 pm
by econgator
First thought was Time Magazine, but Nat Geo came to mind after a few seconds and I liked that one better.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:32 pm
by Ironhorse
floridagator wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:46 pm
If I had actually been there, I'm not sure how much I would have had time to write, but notice that Francois abbreviated National Geog. And nothing was said about that.
Maybe the fact that he wagered nothing played into not making an issue out of it?

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:11 pm
by opusthepenguin
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:06 am
[Joke] What did Francois say after realizing he would return for the ToC?

Sara, Conor, I’ll be back.
I just read that to Mrs Penguin. She's still laughing.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:13 pm
by Category 13
MarkBarrett wrote: Looks like there could be some number crunching Monday morning quarterbacking for Sara at DD2 and Sara not trying for second place in the FJ! round.
Shame, she seemed to be oblivios to the importance of her final wager, and how it could effect her winnings.
Without doing the crunching, I believe she could have had a lock on 2nd place for the tournament, had she gone big on the DD bet.
Probably wouldn't have gotten her a big enough lead to overtake Francois.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:15 pm
by threearruda
Francois was head and shoulders above the rest of the field, many congrats on a fine victory! He had a lot of success toward the bottom of the board over his four games; that said, I would not be surprised if he plays his way into the second week of ToC competition.
RobW wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 12:35 pm
What an outstanding FJ question. So extremely gettable, but only in hindsight for me. :)
Agreed, though my end result was luckily the opposite of yours. Definitely some potential detours this time.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:16 pm
by opusthepenguin
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Sara, Sara, Sara. After Francois built up that lead yesterday, she had ONE chance to get back in the game: go all-in with her $8600 when she landed on the DD. A little bit of me died when she risked only $3000 and sealed her fate. Francois got FJ right, so she would have lost anyway, but at least she'd have given herself a CHANCE.

Congrats to Francois for four well-played games. If he has any luck (which remains to be seen since he has yet to need it), Holzhauer will still be the reigning champ when the next TOC comes up and he won't have to face him.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 pm
by DBear
Something I never expected to see again...a Daily Double on the last clue of the round. :geek:
If I ever see a Celebrity tweets category again, it'll be too soon. WGAF?
Wasn't too sure about Nat Geo but had nothing else, so I got FJ. 8-)

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 1:14 am
by Vowela
I guessed Kodak for FJ! I seemed to have completely misunderstood what the clue was asking :oops:. Those numbers seemed too big for Kodak, but I couldn't think of another photograph company where 1889 seemed reasonable.

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:24 am
by Fleeboy
Vowela wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:14 am
I guessed Kodak for FJ! I seemed to have completely misunderstood what the clue was asking :oops:. Those numbers seemed too big for Kodak, but I couldn't think of another photograph company where 1889 seemed reasonable.
I thought of Kodak first because the year sounded right -- in fact, the company was founded in 1888 -- but the word "published" in the clue wasn't a good fit. Couldn't pull the Geographic in time. Nice FJ for a Teachers Tournament, though.