Final Jeopardy: Sports Term History
The Final Jeopardy question (12/11/2013), in the category “Sports Term History” was:
After throwing a long last-second touchdown in 1975, Roger Staubach said: “I closed my eyes and said” this.
New champ Meredith Larson won $19,900 in yesterday’s game. In her second game, she takes on these two players: Sam Bernhard, from Blacksburg, VA; and Donna Fairweather-Foley, from Huntington, NY.
Meredith found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Caesar.” She was in third place with $1,800, $3,600 less than Donna in the lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
If he’d been emperor of Egypt, his name would have been Nileius. show
Donna finished in the lead with $5,400. Meredith was second with $4,600 and Sam was last with $3,400.
Donna found the first Daily Double in “‘P’s on Earth” on the second pick of the round. She was in the lead with $5,800, $1,200 ahead of Meredith in second place. She bet $1,800 and she was RIGHT.
The grave of this founder of a U.S. State is at Old Jordans Cemetery, Buckinghamshsire, England. show
Meredith found the last Daily Double in “Audio Book Performers.” In the lead with $19,400, she had $8,200 more than Donna in second place. She bet $1,000, and she was RIGHT.
Andrew Sachs, who played a Spaniard among Brits on “Fawlty Towers” reads this 1859 “Tale” of a Brit among the French. show
Meredith finished in the lead with $21,600. Donna was next with $11,200 and Sam was in third place with $5,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS A HAIL MARY?
“In the closing seconds of a 1975 NFC divisional playoff game, the Cowboys and Roger Staubach found themselves down 14-10, at midfield with 24 seconds left. Previously, the last-ditch desperation heave had been known as an “Alley-Oop.” But when Staubach heaved the ball in wideout Drew Pearson’s direction, he closed his eyes and said a Hail Mary.” (Sports Illustrated)
Sam bet it all and finished with $10,800.
Donna bet $11,000, finishing with $22,200.
Meredith bet $1,201 so she won the match with $22,801. Her 2-day total is $42,701.