Bend the knee or die in Final Jeopardy! to James Holzhauer.
Another day, another victory for Big Jimmy. This time, he even made one of his opponents bend the knee! Poor Libby. She was probably so excited to be on Jeopardy! I’m sure she had hopes of going into Final Jeopardy! with a fighting chance before the game started. Then, James “The Night King” Holzhauer said “Not so fast Arya. I’m not dying tonight.”
I’m glad to see James was back on his game after narrowly escaping with a win last night. Do you think he was nervous?
After tonight’s win, James’s 19-day total is $1,426,330. The quest to dethrone Ken Jennings is still alive. Ken won 74 games in a row for a total of $2,520,700. I’m not sure if James can win that many games in a row, but the money total is well within reach. I hope James does it so we can get a dream matchup between Ken vs. James for the true Jeopardy! championship. That matchup would be more must-see than The Battle at Winterfell. Here’s to James ruining more games of Jeopardy!!
Last week, I called James Holzhauer the smartest man in the world after he demolished the single game record on Jeopardy! with $110,914. It turns out that Jeopardy! is not the only game show that James dominated. Back in 2014, James was on a show called The Chase. If you thought this man was just a fluke, think again.
When you get 12 correct answers within 1 minute.
Me when James answers a question about Egyptian politics.
I can’t get enough of this man. Everything he does is electric. What baffles my mind is that this guy is not a villain. He’s cocky, says things like the “window maximum” instead of the Daily Double, and blows on his fingers after a hard day’s work and yet I LOVE him. I should hate this guy, but I can’t get enough of him. Inject James answering questions about 20th century literature into my veins.
It was also great to see Brooke Burns again on a game show. Dog Eat Dog was such a classic mid 2000s game show and yet I still have no idea the show’s presence. Go to training camp, answer questions, and then vote for people to do physical tasks? If I wanted that premise, I would just watch CT on The Challenge.
Introducing the smartest person in the world, James Holzhauer.
I don’t care about astrophysicists or mathematicians. Einstein and Newton don’t belong in the same room as Big Jimmy. If you score over $100,000 points on Jeopardy!, you are officially the smartest dude on Planet Earth. It’s not even that James crushed the competition. My guy was COCKY doing it.
True Daily double? Nah bro. I’ll take the window maximum. I don’t even know what that means. What a flex by James. The cockiness did not stop there. The previous one-game record was $77,000. Going into Final Jeopardy, James needed $4,400. Let’s just say he bet a little more than that.
$38,314! Holy shit. This man breathes cockiness. I haven’t seen bigger nuts since Randy Marsh.
He even blew on his fingers after Alex Trebek said it was the new one day record. Suck it, Trebek!
Let’s also not forget that he has the most forced smile in history.
I love this man. I hope he never loses.
P.S. He’ll probably lose now that I put a jinx on him.
This sucks. Alex Trebek announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death. The median survival rate is between two and six months. I’m not ready for a world without Alex Trebek on my television at 7 p.m. on ABC. For a man that is staring at death, his attitude could not be more positive. In typical Trebek fashion, he turned to humor to lighten the mood, saying he has to beat this disease because he has to “host Jeopardy for three more years.”
I’m a big Jeopardy fan. It’s on my Mt. Rushmore of game shows. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Family Feud, The Price is Right, and Jeopardy!. I’m the biggest loser in the world because I had the Jeopardy! video game on PS2. Honestly, I have no shame. That was an awesome purchase. While you were reading Harry Potter, I was determining how much money to bet in Final Jeopardy. There’s no better feeling in the world than answering the Final Jeopardy question correctly. It’s a high that can’t be explained. You could be the dumbest person in the world, but if you correctly answer Final Jeopardy, you’re smarter than Einstein. I used to crush Jeopardy! M-F in college. It would be my nightly ritual. Start cooking at 630ish so my meal would be ready by 7 so I could sit back, relax, and listen to Alex Trebek make fun of the contestants.
The survival rate is not good, but if there’s anyone who can defy the odds, it’s Trebek. Who is the game show host that beat pancreatic cancer?
Who is Alex Trebek?