I wrote a post last week, Jeopardy Disappointment, in which I expressed disappointment because I thought that Julia Collins would not be going up against Arthur Chu in the Tournament of Champions, since Julia had lost the night before. But, perhaps because of her impressive record, she was allowed to compete again, and she won. So, tonight and tomorrow, the match will include Julia, Arthur Chu, and a third guy who won yesterday, but whom I only vaguely remember. I remember Julia and Arthur Chu, though: Julia because she was on for so long, and Arthur Chu because he was in the news for selecting across the board and thereby allegedly annoying Alex Trebek.
Who will win? I have no idea. In watching Jeopardy, I’ve seen both Julia and Arthur Chu at their best and their worse. Julia did not know that Habeus Corpus was one of the latin terms in the U.S. Constitution. That, or she did not remember it. Arthur Chu has made some mistakes. To be honest, I can see the game going either way. Julia dominates categories when she is on a roll, but there are plenty of times when she is conservative—-she does not ring in unless she is sure that she knows the answer. And, during that time, the other contenders often answer incorrectly and bury themselves deeper. Arthur Chu will be a tougher opponent, though.
In terms of whom I want to win, I’m on Team Julia!