Final Jeopardy: Sports Rules
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/1/2015), in the category “Sports Rules” was:
The Syracuse owner created this in 1954 and it may have helped his team succeed the Lakers as champs the next year.
4x champ Dan Feitel returns to try for a 5th win after racking up $99,999 last week. His challengers today are: Victoria Machado, from Burlingame, CA; and Randy Pike, originally from Louisville, KY.
Round 1: Victoria found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Law of the Land” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. She was in third place with $1,000, $1,400 less than Dan’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double but could not come up with an answer so she was WRONG.
Tennessee bars holding office if you take part in these, though Tenn.’s Andrew Jackson took part in as many as 100. show
Dan finished in the lead with $6,400. Randy was second with $3,600 and Victoria was last with $3,000.
Round 2: Victoria found the first Daily Double in “Historic Mottoes & Slogans” under the $1,200 clue. Still in third place, she had $3,800, $2,600 less than Dan’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Huey Long adapted this slogan from a speech by William Jennings Bryan that goes on to say “but no one wears a crown”. show
Randy found the last Daily Double in “Canadian Cities” under the $1,200 clue with just 3 clues to go. He was in third place with $5,600, $8,400 less than Dan’s lead. He bet $5,400 and thought it was Edmonton. That was WRONG.
The swan is a symbol of this Ontario city; each year, white & black swans are released into the Avon River. show
Dan finished in the lead with $14,000. Victoria was next with $7,600 and Randy was out of the game, after digging himself into the hole with wrong answers to 2 of the last 3 clues to the tune of negative $2,600.
Only ONE of the two players left got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The 24-second shot clock is used to time possessions by the offensive team. If a team does not attempt a field goal within 24 seconds of gaining possession of the ball, a violation is committed and possession is awarded to the other team. The clock is also reset anytime the following occurs: illegal defense violation, personal foul, fighting foul, kicked ball, punched ball, ball hits the rim of the team which is in possession. Danny Biasone, the late owner of the Syracuse Nationals, invented the shot clock following the 1953-54 season to try to speed up the game and prevent teams from stalling. ” (History of the Shot Clock)
Victoria didn’t have an answer but she didn’t bet anything either, so she remained at $7,600.
Dan got it right, including the 24-seconds. Alex recalled saying last week that when it’s not a runaway, Dan bets everything but $1.00. That’s not exactly what he said (see last Friday’s game) but it was exactly what happened today. Dan bet $13,999 and won the game with $27,999. His 5-day total is $127,998.
During the chat, Dan talked about his hobby of blind wine tasting. His father is an expert at it and is teaching Dan to be able to identify the grapes a wine was made from, when it was made and where just by the taste.
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Notable Names”
In August 2012 the Telegraph of London ran the headline “Paralympics 2012:” he “opens ceremony with a ‘Big Bang'”. show