Tony reminded me very much of the Dean from Community
, played by Jim Rash: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0711110/
Anyone else notice the resemblance?
The FJ wagers by both trailing players were pretty poor, as neither one left herself enough money to win if Tony had missed. Julia could have bet enough to cover Jennifer's doubled score and still left enough behind to beat Tony assuming he made the standard shutout bet.
I was in panic mode for much of the FJ think time, trying to fathom how my streak of 7 consecutive FJ gets could come to an end on a sports question of all things. After stumbling through famous "Cups" like the Stanley, Davis, and America's Cups, all team sports, I then went to golf, tennis, boxing, horse racing, cycling, all sports that date back to the 1800s. Single-handed eventually got me to consider tennis, and Wimbledon was the obvious answer. I wrote it down before time was up but had very little confidence that it was correct. I paused the dvr to give some more consideration to make sure that I wasn't overlooking another obvious answer, but after reconsidering the clue I became more and more confident that Wimbledon was correct, as the winning male player does receive a large cup as a trophy. It only dawned on me later that single handed was referring to singles tennis, rather than doubles, as opposed to meaning the players could only use one hand. I was previously thinking that the two-handed backhand must have been a 20th century innovation, but if so then why would they have called it the single handed champion?
The Tour de France would have been a funny answer, but I think they had to cancel the single handed event after the first year as all of the cyclists kept falling off the mountains, or getting disqualified for putting their second hand on the handlebars.