Even though I've been home this weekend and got to watch Jeopardy! with my family, I wound up taking a little break from the blog. Unfortunately the break was a little longer than I expected: As has happened before, for some reason the recording I made of the show (on the VCR) didn't record sound. >:-( To make matters worse, for some reason the closed-captioning wasn't working during the show, but it worked during the commercials! Very helpful. So as you can imagine, watching the show was a challenge, and so was taking notes on it. I had to wait til I got home to watch the show again on my almighty and heaven-sent DVR. I'm newly thankful for it!
Before I get into today's show, here are some scores from episodes that aired last week and on recent weekends. (I record weekend episodes at my mom and dad's.) Thanks to j-archive.com, I can know what the real contestants' Coryat scores were. For the weekend episodes, I'm posting Coryat scores, since that's the method I used:
Paul Lavrakas 13800 Angie Harrison 11200 Dave Belote 18200 Me 16600
Jeffrey Niblack 4000 Pat Spangler 5600 Andy Srinivasan 14600 Me 19800
Stephanie Gumble 8500 Rebecca O'Brien 15999 Bob Kennedy 16100 Me 16402
I screwed up somehow on Final Jeopardy wagering. As happened the previous day, Bob wagered more than was necessary to beat his nearest opponent had he/she doubled. I wagered (or meant to, anyway) as though Bob would wager to win by a dollar. So my only explanation for my final score (unless I just did the math wrong) is that I misread it: My Jeopardy Challenger's readout has a part that doesn't light up, which makes it difficult to tell what the score is supposed to be.
Laura Button 28800 Matthew Warren 9200 Bob Kennedy 2200 Me 3598
Speaking of Coryat scores, I am considering switching back to that method during the week, too. You might recall that I didn't love it because I didn't get to practice wagering and I couldn't tell if I won the game. Well, I am considering Coryat again because I'd then be able to participate in a thread on the Jeopardy! message boards where people post their scores. And I'd still be able to compare my Coryat scores to the contestants', once j-archive.com had them posted. I still hate not being able to practice wagering, though, but no one else seems to care. Do you guys have an opinion?
I didn't keep track of my score Friday, simply because I just felt like watching it. Judy Shewmake won that day, and was back today, with these two challengers:
Recaps and commentary on Jeopardy! episodes, from two devoted fans. Jeanie was on Jeopardy! March 28, 2012!