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!

Final Jeopardy (9-30-16) Seth Wilson, Walt Livingston and Erica Dreisbach

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

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15 Responses

  1. Leena says:

    Man, he proved my prediction right with a total BANG! Hopefully, he wins a lot more. I like seeing people in winning streaks.

  2. lou says:

    Congrats on winning 10 games Seth. Keep this up and you might surpass Matt Jackson. I also loved that galoot category and how Kangaroot was said and that made me laugh too

    • rhonda says:

      It was funny when she said kangaroot, reminded me of another answer a contestant gave not at all that long ago when he didn’t know the answer. It might have been in response to a daily double. I’m sure VJ will remember.

      • Richard Corliss says:

        You mean when Kara Spak said “What is a threesome?” and when Ken Jennings said “What’s a hoe?” and Per Gunnar said “What’s your behind?”

      • VJ says:

        Right now, the one I’m remembering is the Annapolis / Bannapolis one, but that was from 3 years ago. I mentioned it in the comments on Seth’s 2nd game, that’s why it’s front and center in my memory bank. LOL!

      • rhonda says:

        None of those, Richard. VJ, I don’t think it was the Bannapolis one. It doesn’t seem like it’s already been 3 yrs. since someone answered that, wow. Thanks, though.

        • Cece says:

          Back in June, I think, there was a clue which asked what Peter Rabbit’s mom gave him when putting him to bed. A contestant (Jeremy?) answered “carrot beer”.

          Even if that’s not the one you thought about, petit lapin, you may want to try some of that…

        • VJ says:

          LOL, Cece, that one was hilarious too. Good memory — it was on June 3rd and the player was Jeremy. It was a regular clue but I did put it in the recap at the end (LINK)

        • Cece says:

          Aw, VJ, thanks for the link to that June game. I wasn’t sure of the date, and I had meant to read an article you had linked to at the time but I never got around to it. Voilà.

  3. aaaa says:

    Ken Jennings, David Madden, Julia Collins, Arthur Chu, Matt Jackson, and Seth are the only people to win at least 10 games in regulation. 46/60 here.

    • VJ says:

      Thanks aaaa. Maybe Alex was comparing them at the 10-game mark. Here is what I came up with for each one at 10 games, Seth came in ahead of Julia Collins

      Ken Jennings $341,158
      Matt Jackson $289,411
      Arthur Chu $277,200
      Dave Madden $239,100
      Seth Wilson $231,801
      Julia Collins $220,610

  4. lou says:

    Congratulations Seth. Keep this up and you might surpass Matt Jackson.

  5. VJ says:

    Well, that was certainly something else! Big congrats to Seth on this 10th win by a runaway . I liked the boards in this game and got a kick out of the “big galoot” clue, an expression I have actually used, though I probably wouldn’t have if I had read its origin first .

    Here are 10 clues from this match including the Qwitter category

  6. patty1930 says:

    Yes, indeed, Congratulations, Seth.

  7. jacob ska says:

    Seth continues his dominance. What a nice haul for a champion.

    Congrats Seth.