Concept Album Tells the Story of the First Jeopardy! 3-Way Tie
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#1 Dec 3, 2009
“On March 16, 2007, a great thing happened in Culver City, California. For the first time ever, all three contestants of the game show Jeopardy, without ending in a score of zero, tied. At the time, at least two incorrect interpretations of this event were made; one being that it was a chance occurrence, the other that it was caused by mistake.
In fact, this tie was purposefully created by the episode’s returning champion Scott Weiss, a puzzle-lover who must have been thrilled when he saw the opportunity arise (in the form of his tailing opponents being tied) in the Final Jeopardy round. Instead of wagering the customary one dollar extra needed to win, Weiss bet the exact amount required to tie, should all three contestants question the answer correctly, which they did.
When I saw this happen– coincidentally I was watching the show that evening, something I did rarely before and have barely since– it struck me as a profound gesture of good sportsmanship. All three got to keep their winnings and play again on the next episode.
Drawing on an amount of gathered research as well as formulated opinion on the event, we organized this twelve-song interpretation of the story, which takes place in ancient Greece. The album is entitled (a telling of) The Greatest Event in Sports History. As you might be able to guess by now, there is a fair amount of humor in this album. But also, I hope, a good and resounding lesson to be learned.”
Learning Music is a band from Los Angeles. They release an album every month through their subscription series called Learning Music Monthly. Listeners can donate any amount for digital access to the band's entire catalog - or order physical versions in 3, 6, and 12 month bundles. All the music is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, meaning you can share and remix all of their work for non-commercial purposes.
The band is offering the Jeopardy inspired album for free! Download it here:
LMM 2.10 -(a telling of) The Greatest Event In Sports History
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