FINAL SPORTS JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BOXERSFINAL SPORTS JEOPARDY! CLUE
The only 2 men to win an Olympic gold medal as a heavyweight & and world heavyweight title, they fought each other in 1973
Earl Holland: 16500-13501=2999 (7x = $35,000)
Rich Konopka Jr.: 7750-7750=0
Dustin Kuras: 15000-14599=401
Joe Frazier & George Foreman (Earl - Ali & Frazier) (Rich - Ali & Liston) (Dustin - Ali & Frazier)
Hint 1: (towards one possible solution)
At Wimbledon on July 3, 2016 Serena Williams defeated Annika Beck 6-3, 6-0 for the 300th victory in a major by Ms. Williams.
Earl: 1000-1000 (did not properly phrase his correct response)
Episode title: "His Name Is Earl"
The FJ! had me taking a jab with Ali & Foreman to pick the names of two classic fighters. Because the Olympics in the 1960s are before my viewing time my knowledge of those games is very hit and miss.
I had Frazier in the mix for consideration, but I could not recall with certainty that he won gold while being sure that Ali & Foreman had won gold. Somewhere in the back of my head I do know that Ali was not in the heavyweight weight class at Rome. The nugget I had floating around somewhere was a famous boxer in the 1970s that had not been in the Olympics and I suspected that was Frazier, while research shows it to be Ken Norton.
Recalling specific years for famous bouts is spotty as well and I did not know enough to rule out 1973 as the year for Ali vs. Foreman. It's the kind of clue that seems more likely to produce a contestant half right than nailing both names. Usually that would favor a player in the trailing position. In this game Earl was down for the count, but the wagering by his opponents set him up for the 7th win.
Season 3 leaderboard:
Earl Holland - 7 wins & $35,000* (14999+14001+22000+24488+16000+32001+2999)
Terry Kent - 3 wins & $15,000 (19250+18000+27500)
* still active