I have been watching Jeopardy ever since I was 10 years old. I have an aunt who warns everyone not to call her while Jeopardy’s on. Several of my friends don’t like to play games but they DVR Jeopardy to watch at night. I am grateful to Alex Trebek, and I love him, for the suave and humorous man he is who shows every day of the week that it is a marvelous quality to be intelligent and widely read. I am saddened to often-shed tears that he is combating pancreatic cancer. My hat’s off to the Tournament of Champions contestants for honoring Alex Trebek, Larry Martin, and all those who are fighting against this cancer with purple ribbons. (Photo from the linked article, photo credit: Screenshot)
I am soooo grateful to James Holzhauer, Alex Trebek, and Emma Boettcher for providing so much … jeopardy … for an exciting run of games. I started watching Jeopardy with my grandmother when I was 10 years old. Art Fleming was on hand every weekday to challenge our brains. My grandmother never missed that show. And James read children’s books to brush up his Shakespeare … and thousands of other subjects that he seemed to pull out of his hat. Who defeated him? A librarian! For the win! Very exciting for this Jeopardy fan. I’m so glad it happened on a day I was tuned in, watching as Emma’s score climbed and everything seemed possible!