Alex Trebek is, in our estimation, the greatest living Canadian that never played in the NHL nor was a featured player on a sketch comedy program. So why does he allow “Jeopardy!” to continue to troll the coolest sport on Earth?
Yet another case in point: This week, a contestant on the esteemed syndicated quiz show was given was should have been a layup:
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Look, the “Jeopardy!” producers aren’t naďve. They know they’re dealing with a collection of eggheads, bookworms and Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory.” The only time you’re going to see an in-depth sports question is during College Week, because those contestants have yet to replace the athletic trivia in their brains with nonsense like “17th Century Cabinet Making.”
So most sports questions are begging for the obvious answer – save for ones about baseball and tennis, because “eggheads” – and hence any question about hockey stats will have an answer of “Wayne Gretzky.”
Which brings us to this week’s disaster
So please, Trebek, no more hockey questions. It pains us they know more about supporting characters in Dickens novellas than who the Minnesota Wild are.
We see another hockey question botched, we send Sean Connery after you. That’s the Chicago way, laddie.