Final Jeopardy: Colleges & Universities
The Final Jeopardy question (6/3/2014), in the category “Colleges & Universities” was:
Team nicknames of the 8 Ivy League Schools include 4 animals, 3 colors & this Christian denomination.
New champ Brian Loughnane defeated 20x champ Julia Collins yesterday, winning $22,600 in the process. Today he takes on these two players: Peter Dyakowski, from Hamilton, ON, CA; and Sarah Fremgen, from Carrollton, TX.
Alex Trebek said that Brian “admitted” he might not have come up with the right answer if he did not live in New England, “but there’ll be a new category today.” Yes, well, today’s FJ has to do with Northeastern schools.
Round 1: Sarah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Founders Day” under the $600 clue. She was in second place with $2,400, $5,200 less than Brian’s lead. She bet $1,000 but couldn’t put her finger on the answer. She said Jobs, knowing it was WRONG.
He didn’t have the nicest things to say about Bill Gates in “Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft”. show
And the round ended right then with two $800 clues left on the board. Brian finished in the lead with $7,600. Sarah was second with $1,400 and Peter was at negative $1,400.
Round 2: Peter found the first Daily Double in “The Leader Who…” under the $1,600 clue. He was still in third place but he and Sarah had done some respectable catching up while Brian pretty much just stood there. At $4,200, he now had half of Brian’s lead. He bet $3,000 and came up with Hernandez. That was WRONG.
fled Cuba for the Dominican Republic on Jan. 2, 1959. show
Brian found the last Daily Double in “Rodgers & Hammerstein” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $10,000, he was $1,000 ahead of Sarah in second place. He bet $4,000 and came up with Carnival. That was WRONG.
Brian finished in the lead with $13,200. Sarah was next with $11,000 and Peter was in third place with $1,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
As Alex noted, there’s (Columbia) Lions and (Princeton) Tigers and (Brown) Bears, oh my! And there are Yale Bulldogs. The colors are (Cornell) Big Red, (Dartmouth) Big Green and (Harvard) Crimson. (Trivia Bear: Ivy League)
Peter thought it was the Orangemen. He bet nothing and remained at $1,200.
Sarah got it right. Her $10,000 be brought her up to $21,000.
Brian just had a blank line after “What is”. Alex explained that Brian grew up in Ireland (although yesterday it was mentioned that he has been in the USA for 20 years). He lost his $9,000 bet and finished in second place with $4,200.
So Sarah Fremgen, who is a microbiologist, is our second new champ this week. Wow, that was a crazy game.
This ended up being a triple stumper in “Nice ‘Rug'” in the first round: “Lester Flatt & this banjo virtuoso performed the theme song for “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Peter rang in, then couldn’t answer it. Sarah and Brian didn’t try.
Here’s one from “Grab Bag” in Round 2: Barry & Garry (Goldwater & Shandling, respectively) are alums of the university of this state.
2 years ago:: BOTH of the players eligible to play got this FJ in “Africa”
Very different places, the first 2 African nations to gain independence from a European power were Egypt and this one. show