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February 20, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Thanks to several warnings about tonight’s wagers, I was able to record my reaction in real time.The Final Wager – February 20, 2015

Christina trailed big in her first two victories. How will she respond from the lead?

Christina

McTighe

Dava-Leigh

Brush

Ashley

Singh

13,900 11,000 7,400

OK, just watch the video. The category:

WORD ORIGINS

First-order calculations

Second doubles up

Christina Dava-Leigh Ashley
13,900 11,000 7,400
8,100 11,000
22,000 22,000

If Christina misses…

Christina Dava-Leigh Ashley
13,900 11,000 7,400
8,100 5,200 1,600
5,800 5,800 5,800

Third doubles up

Christina Dava-Leigh Ashley
13,900 11,000 7,400
900 3,800 7,400
14,800 14,800 14,800

If Dava-Leigh misses…

Christina Dava-Leigh Ashley
13,900 11,000 7,400
3,800 200
7,200 7,200

Putting everything together…

Second-order calculations

Second’s max vs. first

Christina Dava-Leigh Ashley
13,900 11,000 7,400
2,300 5,200
16,200 16,200

And if Christina misses…

Christina Dava-Leigh Ashley
13,900 11,000 7,400
2,300 600
11,600 11,600

Third’s max vs. second

Christina Dava-Leigh Ashley
13,900 11,000 7,400
3,400 200
7,600 7,600

If Ashley’s scared that Dava-Leigh will go small, she could go big – everything.

Now let’s tack on…

Zero wagers

What actually happened

I don’t understand.

While technically this wasn’t a Cliff Clavin, the color scheme is much more deserved than Julia’s miscalculation or Jennifer’s oops-I-would-have-gotten-a-wild-card-anyway.

Uh… see you Monday.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

WORD ORIGINS
DESCRIBING ANYTHING VERY SHOWY, IN ARCHITECTURE IT REFERS TO A STYLE USING CURVES LIKE TONGUES OF FIRE
Correct response: Show

 

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One Comment
  1. Looking at a couple of Christina’s tweets after last night, it seems she might have been just happy to be there in game 3, if not all of her games. She clearly lost sight of the Herm Edwards Rule… “Hello? YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5-iJUuPWis

    Based on this season so far, we might also refer to this principle as the “Christine Kim rule” or the “Lydia Cuffman rule.”

What do you think?