Final Jeopardy: Corporate Logos
The Final Jeopardy question (9/30/2016) in the category “Corporate Logos” was:
Created in 1971, this company’s logo has been likened to a wing & was supposed to connote motion.
9x champ Seth Wilson went over the $200K mark yesterday by $9,801. In his 10th match, he takes on these two players: Erica Dreisbach, from Chicago, IL; and Walt Livingston, from Essex, MD.
Round 1 Categories: Qwitter – Books & Authors – The Civil War – Big City Newspapers – “oot” & About – Sweeping The Nation
Seth found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Civil War” under the $600 clue on the 10th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $1,600, $400 more than of Walt in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
These mountains divided the war into 2 main theaters: east to the Atlantic & west to the Mississippi River. show
Seth finished in the lead with $10,000. Erica was second with $1,600 and Walt was last with $1,000.
Round 2 Categories: Alliteration All Around – Biology – Canadian Provinces – History As Theater – Eponymously Yours – We Sell Fun
Seth found the first Daily Double in “History as Theater” under the $600 clue on the 11th pick. At $13,200, he had a stupendous lead over Walt, in second place with $2,200. He bet $3,200 and he was RIGHT.
Sara Jane Moore & John Hinckley show up & sing in this Sondheim musical. show
4 clues later, Seth found the last Daily Double in “Eponymously” under the $2,000 clue. In the lead with $20,000 now, he had $17,800 more than Walt in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
These are the 2 South American countries named for a real person. show
Seth finished in the lead with a runaway $26,000. Walt was next with $6,200 and Erica was in third place with $2,400.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The origin of the Nike Swoosh is recounted in Nikebiz’s Heritage section: Company founder Phil Knight recruited graphic design student, Carolyn Davidson, to come up with a design that suggested movement. She presented various designs, none of which really grabbed Knight. However, due to time constraints, he had to choose and settled on the Swoosh, deciding that even though he didn’t love it, “it will grow on me.” Originally paid $35 for the design, when the company took off, Davidson was rewarded with a gold Swoosh ring, shares of Nike’s stock and more design work.
Also, see the Daily Mail article featuring Carolyn Davidson: “I never get tired of looking at it.”
Erica wrote down Apple. She lost her $2,399 bet and finished with $1.00.
Walt came up with Boeing. It didn’t cost him anything and he remained at $6,200.
Seth went to the airlines too with Delta. He lost his $4,000 bet and won the match with the $22,000 he had left. Before revealing Seth’s bet, Alex said Seth was “about to become the fifth winningest Jeopardy! player, but with how much?” Seth’s 10-day total is $231,801. Spectaculaire!
A triple stumper from each round:
BOOKS & AUTHORS ($1000) “The Mufti who Tried to Close Our School” is a chapter in the memoir “I Am” this person
I SELL FUN ($1200) The social games Farmville & Words with Friends were developed by this end-of-the-alphabet company
The “OOT” & ABOUT $800 clue — An Australian mammal — produced a lot of laughter when Erica got brain freeze and blurted out “kangaroot”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “TV in the 2000s”
A key scene of this sitcom’s 2014 finale after 9 seasons was actually filmed in Season 2. show