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January 24, 2014

Daily analysis, Friday, January 24

Something hilarious happened to me tonight. Watch the video to find out what.The Final Wager - January 24, 2014

OK, embarrassing slips and trips aside, we’ve got another weak game to send us off.

Chip Bell: 6,000
Joe Thomas: 11,600
Dana Murray: 4,600

The Final Jeopardy! category: GROUNDBREAKING NONFICTION

Joe almost has it locked up, but not quite. I can tell you from personal experience that this is a scary situation. All of that hard work could end up for naught.

Joe should wager between 400 (to cover Chip) and 2,400 to stay above Dana).

Chip needs to wager at least 5,200, but might as well go all in.

Dana is out of contention, so she should focus on second place. Anything leaving her at least 801 is good.

The Final Jeopardy! clue for January 24, 2014 (GROUNDBREAKING NONFICTION):

CHAPTERS IN THIS 1962 CLASSIC INCLUDE “EARTH’S GREEN MANTLE”, “NEEDLESS HAVOC”, “RIVERS OF DEATH” & “AND NO BIRDS SING”

Correct response: What is Silent Spring?

2 Comments
  1. I feel sorry for someone with a not-quite-lock going into FJ, too! Philosophical question- if you’re going to lose, is it preferable to have it come in fast and quick? Guess losing in FJ is better than being locked out going into it!

  2. Keith Williams permalink

    I don’t think there’s any “easy” way to lose a game! But since you asked, I’d be leading a close game going into Final, and face an obscure triple stumper.

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