Last I heard from Jeanie, we still have codes available for the iPhone and iPad Jeopardy! game. I believe we have 1 iPad code and 5 iPhone codes left! Let us know if you want one!
Onto Friday for the Battle of the Decades! I believe this means that Arthur Chu returns on Monday...
Our first Tweet of the Night:
*drooling over Brad Rutter on Jeopardy*
— Emily Spaulding (@misfitglory182) March 8, 2014
I don't think that Emily was the only person thinking that!
J! round categories:
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB
THE WORLD WIDE "WEB"
ALL SORTS OF SPORTS
THE NEW YORK TIMES THE 1990s
HAIL TO THE CHEF
Going into the game, against Brad and Mike, I probably would have set the over/under on "number of times Jill rings in" at 2.5 -- and taken the under. Brad dominated the buzzer over the first 15 clues, getting in 10 times. Mike got in 5 -- with 2 negs. Scores after 15:
Brad $5,600 (10 right)
Mike $400 (3 right, 2 wrong)
Brad had tried out for the College tournament but didn't get on. I'd say that worked out pretty well for him!
Mike's mother told him to wait until he was 30 to try out for Jeopardy!, as apparently 30 is the perfect age for a Jeopardy! contestant. I'm 30 this year... (hint hint!)
Jill was pregnant with her daughter the last time she was on Jeopardy!; her daughter is now watching her play in the audience!
Coming out of the break, it was Mike who got to play the first Daily Double, under NEW YORK TIMES $1000! Scores:
Mike bet $1,500. His clue: "Accord reached to end the war in Bosnia" in a 1995 story datelined this Midwest U.S. city. His correct response put him at $3,100!
It took Jill until the 22nd clue of the round to get in on the buzzer; she picked up $400 in THE WORLD WIDE "WEB".
Brad took a couple of negs on the way into the turn, bringing Mike a little bit closer after 30 clues! Scores:
Brad $7,200 (15 right, 2 wrong)
Mike $5,100 (9 right, 2 wrong)
Jill $1,200 (2 right)
DJ! round categories:
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
CAUSES & EFFECTS
TELL US WHAT HE'S WON!
Brad started hunting down Daily Doubles and his first selection of the round, AMERICAN REVOLUTION $1200, had one! Scores:
Brad bet $3,000. His clue: On Dec. 16, 1773 members of this 8-year-old group left a meeting to board British ships & dump tea. His correct response put him at $11,000!
And, as it always seems to, the $1600 clue on the leftmost category on the board had the other Daily Double. Brad's again. Scores:
Brad bet $2,000, claiming that the Daily Double was going to be "evil". His clue: Kotte, a suburb of this city, was once a capital of Sinhalese kings. His correct response put him at $14,200!
An interesting occurrence late: in CAUSES & EFFECTS $1200, Brad first said "streptolococcus", and when asked to change his answer, said "streptococcus". This is the second time this has happened recently, when a contestant changed his answer when asked to repeat. Remember that Chip was allowed 3 attempts at "Narragansett Bay"! However, I commend the judges for ruling on them both the same way! You may disagree with the rule itself, but the judges are consistent!
Brad got the final $2,000 clue of the game correct, ensuring he had a lock game!
Scores going into Final:
Brad $30,600 (17 right, 1 wrong)
Mike $14,300 (10 right)
Jill $0 (1 right, 1 wrong)
FJ! category: BIBLICAL NAMES
FJ! clue: In Genesis 4 this name is chosen because God "hath appointed me another seed"
Mike 14300 + 14000 = 28300
Brad 30600 - 0 = 30600
So the "streptolococcus" thing ends up being huge and puts Brad through to the quarterfinals!
And our second tweet of the night:
My all-time Jeopardy fave @bradrutter just won again!! I love every time he comes back!
— Kate. (@RedHeadedScot) March 8, 2014
See you next week!