Ken Jennings is a Win Away From Being the Jeopardy! GOAT
It's rare that I watch more than one episode of Jeopardy! in a week, but this week was one of those weeks. The show is exciting right now, because history is being made right now.
Ken Jennings beat out everyone on the third night of Jeopardy!'s dream showdown between its three most celebrated players, moving the all-time great to within one win of being crowned the game show's greatest champion of all time.
The New York Times reports that Jennings was so far ahead heading into Final Jeopardy on Thursday that his opponents, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter, wrote out intentionally wrong answers meant to honor host Alex Trebek, as well as the Philadelphia Eagles-- totally proving that the show was taped before the Eagles were eliminated from the NFL playoffs this past weekend.
Jennings, who holds the Jeopardy! record for longest winning streak, now leads the high-rolling Holzhauer by a margin of two wins to one; if Jennings wins on Tuesday's game, he'll be declared the champ.
"It really feels like Ken morphed into some kind of super-Ken between now and the last time I saw him," Holzhauer joked after Thursday's loss.