In a dominating performance, a team of 1Ls - Brendan Schlander, Michael da Cruz, Nick Denice, Marc Fialkoff, James Glisson, and Samantha Clarke - cruised to victory over teams representing the 2L class, the 3L class, and the faculty in the 7th Annual Student/Faculty Jeopardy Game last week. Despite the return to action of faculty Jeopardy stalwarts John Chung and Richard Rose (plus the efforts of teammates Tanya Monestier, Larry Ritchie, Andy Horwitz, and Linn Freedman) the 1L team took an early lead and cruised to an easy victory by more than $10,000. The 1L team was urged on by almost 100 of the members of the class of 2014. Their rowdy cheering could be heard throughout the building, culminating when the outcome was clear with a rousing rendition of the humiliation song: “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” led by Josh Xavier, Christopher Young, Garrett Marshall, Nathaniel Peterson, and Tunde Adepegba. Coming on the heels of the 3L victory last year, the faculty now is saddled with their first 2-game losing streak.
A couple of my favorite moments (among many)….
- When Linn Freedman from the faculty team answered correctly “What is beer pong.”
- When the faculty choked Final Jeopardy by writing “Who Is Bill Clinton” (instead of “Who is Barack Obama”) for the category “Famous Left Handers,” and the answer “the 44th President of the US.”
- And my favorite: Richard Rose walking over to his 1L opponents and bowing down in respect to their dominance. (See pic below.)
After the game, everybody enjoyed recapping the exciting competition (such as it was) over beers and munchies in the atrium.
Thanks to Casey Cole and Laura Attley and all the folks from the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for their hard work in making the program a success and to Raj Suraj (class of ‘07), the guy who began the tradition.
Very fun night, with pics below to prove it. .