Andy back again, and today we get to watch David Menchaca try to make his was up the ToC standings; as I told Jeanie yesterday, with David having passed a few of her favourites on those standings, that we should be hoping for a Ken Jennings-like run that takes out more than a few people that might otherwise make it!
His opponents: Victoria Steinberg and Curt Renshaw (I wonder if he's related to my mom's side of the family!)
One aside: I really dislike when people make a big deal about winning/losing by $1. It's a completely artificial observation -- something that has usually resulted by the leader following strategy and the loser not. But I digress.
J! round categories: IRON, MAN; AMERICAN YEARBOOK; SEEING SHADES OF RED; THE NAME ON THE AIRPORT; BRAND "EX"; NBA MVPs
One thing I noticed, under NBA MVPs 800 (1971: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) -- that specific MVP award in question, he was still Lew Alcindor. The clue writers should have used 1972 or 1974!
Curt had control of the board when he went back into AMERICAN YEARBOOK, and he got the Daily Double. The scores were David 400, Curt 200, Victoria -800, and Curt bet only 500. His clue: In 1867 it cost the U.S. about 2 cents an acre to buy this. His correct response put him at $700.
Though there were a few surprising Triple Stumpers through the round, we did get through all 30 clues. Your scores after 30: Victoria $1,600 David $4,200 Curt $4,700
DJ! round categories: IRON MAN; I HOPS; AUTHORS; ITALIAN FOOD; THE CELEBRITY TWEETS; A CITY ON THE WATER
While David got the $400 clue, Victoria got the next four in AUTHORS to take the lead. Curt did reasonably well in A CITY ON THE WATER, and saw the Daily Double at the bottom of the cateogory. The scores had David $5400 Victoria $7200 Curt $7900, and he bet $3000. The clue: Shelburne, Vermont. His correct response put him up to $10,900.
Much to my chagrin, they put the second Daily Double in a video category, meaning I have to transcribe it from Sarah speaking. Grrrrr. David got to face the clue by himself, though. Victoria still had $7200, where David had $8200 and Curt $10900. David bet only $2500, and the clue: Naples is famous for pizza, including this simple but delicious one named for the queen that visited the city in 1889. I've had it, but could I remember what it was called? Of course not! David could remember it, though, and he's now only $200 behind Curt.
We didn't quite get done all 30 clues, but Victoria's final correct response made this a very close game going into Final!
Scores going into FJ!:
FJ! category: FABRICS
FJ! clue: The name of this fabric includes the initials of the city where it was introduced at a World's Fair site
Curt 10900 + 9000 = 19900
Victoria 11200 + 11000 = 22200
David 12700 + 9701 = 22401
This win should put David into the Tournament of Champions for sure! Jeanie's blogging tomorrow to see if David makes it 5 wins!
My Coryat today: $24,200 (38 right, 2 wrong)
1. Monica Thieu $100,000 (College Champion)
2. Patrick Quinn $100,000 (Teacher's Champion)
3. Jason Keller $213,900 (9 wins)
4. Joel Pool $116,800 (6 wins)
5. Dave Leach $98,054 (6 wins)
6. David Menchaca $91,503 (4 wins)
7. David Gard $84,700 (4 wins)
8. Dan McShane $62,001 (4 wins)
9. Patrick Morrison $80,701 (3 wins)
10. Francis Lansangan $78,401 (3 wins)
11. Joey Falco $53,999 (3 wins)
12. Beau Henson $51,203 (3 wins)
13. Claudia Gray $45,202 (3 wins)
14. Dan Adkison $37,400 (3 wins)
15. Jacob Silverman $35,998 (3 wins)
16. Jessamine Price $26,803 (3 wins)
Recaps and commentary on Jeopardy! episodes, from two devoted fans. Jeanie was on Jeopardy! March 28, 2012!