Final Jeopardy: The 1960s

The Final Jeopardy question (2/28/2012) in the category “The 1960s” was:

On nominating this man in 1967, LBJ said “It is the right thing to do, the right time to do it, the right man & the right place.”

Today one of the finalists in the 2012 Teachers Tournament will walk away with 100 grand. Will it be Patrick Quinn, Brooks Humphreys or Justin Hofstetter? After yesterday’s game, no one has a significant lead. Brooks is bringing the most money into today’s match, but it ain’t much ($5,800). Patrick and Justin fared even worse. Let’s see how they made out today.

Justin got the Jeopardy! Daily Double in “City Folk.” He was in the middle with $2,800, $800 more than Brooks and $800 less than Patrick. As you probably anticipated, he made it a true Daily Double, noting “I got in trouble for this before but fortune favors the bold.” That Latin proverb wasn’t working for him today. He guessed Johnson (he was a Democratic but he wasn’t elected) and he was WRONG.

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Patrick finished in the lead with $4,200. Brooks was second with $3,000. Justin really got clobbered in this round and came in last with $600.

In Double Jeopardy, Brooks got the first Daily Double in “Poetic Last Lines” after snatching up the last clue in “Canada’s Walk of Fame” and getting it right. He was in third place with $4,600, $1,200 less than Justin and $2,000 less than Patrick.  He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

“Poems are made by fools like me,” Joyce Kilmer justly wrote. “But only God” can do this. show

Patrick got the last Daily Double in the category “Works of Art.” He was in second place with $9,400– $2,400 more than Brooks and $2,000 less than Justin. He bet $1,000. He had no idea so he was WRONG.

Like a Rodin work, a carving by Brancusi of 2 lovers embracing is called this show

Justin finished in the lead with $11,400. Brooks was next with $8,600 and Patrick was last with $8,400.

Just like yesterday, there was only one correct Daily Double today but, unlike yesterday, ONE contestant got Final Jeopardy! right.


On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Marshall to the Supreme Court following the retirement of Justice Tom C. Clark, also saying that he was the most qualified man for the post.

Patrick was correct and bet $8,311, finishing today with $16,711. After adding his $5,589 from yesterday, his grand total was $22,300.

Brooks picked Abe Fortas and bet $2,000. He was left with $6,600 to add to his $5,800 from yesterday. His grand total was $12,400, but it got him second prize of $50,000.

Justin wrote down Robert Kennedy and bet $10,000. That left him with $1,400 to add to yesterday’s $4,799. His grand total was $6,199 and he won $25,000.

So even though fortune didn’t favor the bold today, another quote can be said to apply: “The last shall be first and the first shall be last.” That came true twice in this game when Patrick and Justin reversed their Jeopardy! round positions at the end of Double Jeopardy! and then they were reversed again in Final Jeopardy!

Patrick Quinn is the teacher taking home that 100 grand and we return to regular Jeopardy! tomorrow. Our returning champion is a Patrick, too.

Patrick Morrison from Northville, MI won the last regular game on 1/31/2012.

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