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February 19, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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It’s gonna get cold again tonight. (Am I talking about the temperature or my analysis?)The Final Wager – February 19, 2015

Once again, the returning champion struggled tonight. Unlike our champs the last two games, however, she’s still in contention.

Christina

McTighe

Sam

Osborne

Diana

Zinser

7,600 13,200 7,200

Had Sam gotten that 1,200 clue instead of Christina, he would have had exactly double Diana’s score. And had we seen the 2,000 clue, and were Sam to have nabbed it, he would have had exactly double Christina’s score.

Either way, could have been really interesting with this Final Jeopardy! category:

POETS

Straightforward, once again.

To cover Christina, Sam will need to wager 2,000.

Christina Sam Diana
7,600 13,200 7,200
7,600 2,000
15,200 15,200

He’ll still have more than either of his opponents if he’s wrong, so both should go all-in.

Christina Sam Diana
7,600 13,200 7,200
2,000
11,200

What actually happened

Poor Sam: it always sucks to come up against an uncomfortable category with a sizable lead.

And, I must say: poor you, too, if you took one of my mnemonics from last week’s Fact Primer too literally. I’ve fixed it; that’ll teach me to rush things.

Christina’s back tomorrow for her third game. We haven’t had a three-time winner since John Schultz lost on January 15. (Granted, we did have a tournament in between.)

The Final Jeopardy! clue

POETS
ON COMPLETING THE “DEATHBED” EDITION OF HIS GREAT WORK, HE WROTE, “L.OF G. AT LAST COMPLETE… AFTER 33 Y’RS OF HACKLING AT IT”
Correct response: Show

 

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One Comment
  1. Blake permalink

    Another 3 timer streak………

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