Final Jeopardy: College Football Team Nicknames
The Final Jeopardy question (11/2/2012) in the category “College Football Team Nicknames” was:
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7-day champ Keith Whitener matched the very recent 7-day record of Stephanie Jass yesterday and even topped her winnings by $27. Today he’ll go for an 8th win against these two new players: Paul Nelson, from Iowa City, IA and Ariane Helou, from Santa Cruz, CA.
Keith found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Crosby.” He was in second place with $3,600, exactly $3,000 behind Paul in the lead. He bet $1,000, but did not know. He took a guess with “What’s My Line,” but that was WRONG.
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Paul finished in the lead with $7,800. Keith was second with $3,000 and Ariane was last with $2,400.
Paul found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Science ‘C’ Stuff.” He had a commanding lead with $11,400, $5,200 more than Keith in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
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Keith found the last Daily Double in “19th Century America.” He was in last place with $7,000, $8,200 behind Paul in the lead. He bet $6,900, noting that he might regret it, but he did not because he was RIGHT.
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Keith finished in the lead with $16,300. Paul was next with $14,000 and Ariane was in third place with $10,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 29 varsity athletic programs and various club teams of the University of California, Berkeley. Referred to in athletic competition as California or Cal, the university competes in the NCAA’s Division I primarily as a member of the Pacific-12 Conference, and for a limited number of sports as a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF).” (wikipedia)
Ariane got it right (she went to school there) but she bet nothing so she finished with the same $10,000 she began with.
Paul didn’t have a clue so he used the opportunity to express his filial gratitude: “Thanks Mom & Dad.” He also bet nothing so he finished with the same $14,000 he began with.
Keith wrote down the Trojans. He lost his $11,701 bet, winding up with $4,599, losing the game to Paul and landing in third place.
It was an exciting game with Keith making that bold comeback against Paul, and then Ariane being the only one to get the final clue right!
Paul is a stellar player and we wouldn’t be surprised if he sticks around at least as long as Stephanie and Keith.