I saw Jacob Silverman's third win while I was at the unofficial J! reunion! Here he is, with his opponents:
|Cindy Hager of Banner WY|
|Jacob of Brooklyn NY (He looks so much like Ken Olin today!)|
|Joel Pool of Oakland CA|
I swept Sounds Like 2-Letters. Cindy would've swept but Joel picked up this last clue in the category, also the last one before the first break: "Shaq knows it precedes 'hot' in the name of a pain-relieving cream." He had 800 then (2 right and 1 neg), and Jacob had 3200 (6 right and 1 neg). Cindy had 3400 (6 correct).
Jacob found the Daily Double of the round in 3-Named Authors. He had 4600 (2 right since the break), Joel had 1200, and Cindy had 3600 (each with 1 right since the break). Jacob wagered 2500 on this clue: "Her final resting place is a Missouri cemetery where she shares a headstone with husband Almanzo." I knew this one cold, but Jacob guessed Nebraskan Willa Cather.
I also knew this triple-stumper cold, in S'Moors: "This Portuguese town where visions were seen in 1917 was named for a count's wife, a Moor who became a Christian."
I also got this triple-stumper in Girl Scout Cookies: "New for 2012, Savannah Smiles are this fruit flavor, reviving the 'coolers' of a few years back."
At the end of the round, Joel had 600 (2 right and 2 negs since Jacob's Daily Double), Jacob had 3700 and Cindy had 4200 (each with 2 right since Jacob's Daily Double).
I was pleased to get this triple-stumper in "Big" Movie Quotes: "1985: 'Be sure and tell 'em Large Marge sent ya.'" I'm so curious as to how many people got this one that I'm going to make a weekly poll of my own from now on, starting Friday!
Cindy found the next Daily Double in American Nicknames. She had 6600 (2 right and 1 neg since the end of the J round), Joel had 3800 (7 right and 1 neg), and Jacob had 5300 (3 right and 1 neg). Cindy wagered 1600 on this clue: "The Department of State & an area of Washington, D.C. are nicknamed this." I didn't get this one, and Cindy didn't either.
Joel found the next Daily Double in Weather History. This snuck up on me; there was only one clue on the board after this one. Joel had 5400 (like Jacob, 3 right and 1 neg since Cindy's Daily Double), Jacob had 9700, and Cindy had 7800 (3 right since her Daily Double). Joel wagered 3000. (Should he have wagered more?) This was the clue: "In 1944 bombers at high altitude were speedily propelled forward -- what's now called this 2-word phenomenon." Joel got it right! Jacob got the last clue right, giving him 11700 going into the final while Joel had 8400 and Cindy had 7800.
The Final Jeopardy category was Drama. This was the clue: "This play that came to Broadway in 2005 is set in the autumn of 1964 at St. Nicholas Church school in the Bronx." This one was an instaget for me. Cindy did not have it right and lost 3901. (I think I'd have wagered 1200.) Joel got it and added 8300. (I might've wagered 1800.) Jacob missed it and lost 5200. He would've won by 200 then, if he'd gotten it right. We'll see Joel tomorrow. My Coryat today was 24400.
At the last second I checked to see if Ursula has posted anything new on her blog about her J! experience, and she has. (Don't miss her on the show Thursday!)
So here's the ToC list (I gathered this info from the archive.):
Jason Keller/9 wins/$215900
Dave Leach/6 wins/$100054
David Gard/4 wins/$85700
Dan McShane/4 wins/$64001
Patrick Morrison/3 wins/$82701
Francis Lansangan/3 wins/$80401
Joey Falco/3 wins/$55999
Beau Henson/3 wins/$53203
Dan Adkison/3 wins/$38400
Jacob Silverman/3 wins/37998
Jessamine Price/3 wins/$28803