Final Jeopardy: Sports Mascots

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (4/5/2017) in the category “Sports Mascots” was:

The animal on this NBA team’s primary logo peaked about 75 million years ago.

2x champ Abigail Myers brought her winnings up to $39,200 yesterday. Today she takes on these two ladies: Nora Rowaily, from Cincinnati, OH; and Amy Falconetti, from Denver, CO.

Round 1 Categories: Ice Cream Koans – The Country’s President – TV Talk – The World Almanac 2017 – 5-Letter Body Parts – Before & After

Abigail found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “5-Letter Body Parts” under the $1,000 clue on the 14th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $5,400. Nora was at zero and Amy was in the hole for $800. She bet $1,400 and thought it was the mater. That was WRONG.

The epidermis covering the head, excluding the face. show

Abigail finished in the lead with $9,400. Nora was second with $1,800 and Amy was last, in the hole for $200.

Round 2 Categories: Natural Wonders – Avian Literature – German Surnames – Roman Numeral Words – American History – “Before”, No After

Nora found the first Daily Double in “Avian Literature” under the $1,600 clue on the 14th pick. She was in second place with $8,600 at this point, $4,800 less than Abigail’s lead. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.

When this Anton Chekhov play debuted in St. Petersburg in 1896, it was a dismal failure. show

Amy found the last Daily Double in “Roman Numeral Words” under the $800 clue, with 8 clues left after it. In third place with $6,600, she had $9,200 less than Abigail’s lead. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.

Another term for a resume is sometimes abbreviated this way. show

Abigail finished in the lead with $19,000. Amy was next with $17,200 and Nora was in third place with $13,600.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


From 1996 through 2014, the Toronto Raptors’ primary logo featured a basketball dribbling dinosaur, with some color variations in the 2009 edition. In 2015, a new design was introduced featuring “a silver basketball with black lines that resemble the dinosaur claw that’s long been associated with the team.” See them all on Sports Logo History.

Nora bet $10,000, bringing her up to $23,600.

Amy thought it was a timberwolf. She bet and lost it all.

Abigail got it right with “a raptor.” She only bet $2,000, finishing with $21,000. That made Nora today’s winner and the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (4/5/2017) Abigail Myers, Amy Falconetti, Nora Rowaily

A triple stumper from each round:

NATURAL WONDERS ($2000) The spectacular Mapu a Vaea blowholes in this Pacific kingdom create plumes that reach almost 100 feet in height

“BEFORE”, NO AFTER ($2000) To the victor goes this “morbid” 2015 miniseries starring Krisen Wiig & an Orson Welles-like Will Ferrell

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Shakespeare’s Characters”

One of the bard’s few plays with children on stage is this one with 2 brothers who last appear alive in Act III, Scene I. show

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14 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    Heartbreaking loss for Abigail.

  2. VJ says:

    I got a little sidetracked doing some Sporcle quizzes and almost forgot to post the link to the extra clues.

    LINK: 8 clues including the TV Talk category

  3. Louis says:

    Just like with another contestant that did not bet enough to be defeated by Eric from Canada. I was hoping Abby will bet more too I guess we have to see if nora can win tomorrow.

    Vince Carter was playing for the raptors but I wonder if he joined a different team, VJ?

    • VJ says:

      idk on Vince Carter, Lou. I don’t know much about sports and I wouldn’t have bet much on that category either.

  4. aaaa says:

    INoptimal wagering in FJ! kept Abigail from winning,, but oh well. 44/59 here

    • EricS says:

      I’m glad that you’re here to keep it real

    • Tom says:

      Well, the same strategy gave her the game the day before, when she otherwise would have lost it. She has nothing to complain about.

    • Tom says:

      It was kind of odd betting both days – you’d think she’d either bet enough to win if the second person got it right, or bet little enough that she’d win if she got it wrong and the others bet nothing. As it was, she could only win if the others got it wrong and bet something. Shrug…

      • VJ says:

        @Tom, I guess the decision you have to make if you’re not very good with a particular FJ category is bet big and hope for the best, or try to conserve and hope the others aren’t great in the category either.

        • EricS says:

          I think the category lends toward conservative wagering. I guess that it is the default for those who don’t understand basic game theory.

        • VJ says:

          But what is there to understand about basic game theory, Eric, if you think you’re going down no matter what they ask? Do you wanna go down in flames or just little sparks?

          Maybe you told me this before, but I can’t remember game theory any better than sports logos :D

  5. VJ says:

    The way the answers panned out on this one reminded me of that Saints/fleur-de-lis game back in 2014.

    And so much for my hopes for a long streak with Abigail, huh?

    • jacob ska says:

      VJ, I also thought of the Saints/fleur-de-lis fj clue. I think Abigail just got tired from holding her arm up continually to press the buzzer.