Jeopardy contestants don’t know much about football


ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – The three Jeopardy contestants that appeared on the game show during Thursday night’s broadcast came up short when it came to the football category.

At the end of a round, none of the contestants had dared to try out the “Talkin’ Football” category. With only the five answers remaining, contestant Ryan had no choice.

The first answer: “Your choice: Do or don’t name this play in which the QB runs the ball and can choose to pitch it to another back.”

None of the three contestants attempted to guess. The correct response was “What is an option play?”

Alex Trebek goaded the players, saying, “I can tell you guys are big football fans,” before launching into a question about Tom Landry and the Shotgun formation which again elicted zero buzzes from the three players.

“Do you think we should go to commercial?” Trebek asked sarcastically. The contestants struck out on the final three answers.

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