Archie Griffin and Eddie George: Georgia Football Legends

July 9, 2013 at 11:01a    by Kyle Rowland    
Brutus on a hot summer's day.

Jeopardy! is fun to watch. We all do it from time to time (or every night), and it's at its best when categories like "College Football" or "Sports Mascots" pop up. No one likes the dreaded "Shakespeare" or "18th Century Literature." That is, unless you are an actual Jeopardy! contestant. 

On a recent episode, college football legends were part of the answer with the contestants needing to identify their respective colleges. What ensued was utter failure.

Take a look, and enjoy. 




AndyVance's picture

I literally came off my couch last night when this moose-twit said "Georgia." As the kids say these days: SMH.
On the plus side, this is twice in recent history that Jeopardy has featured a clue/question related to Ohio State, and in both cases Alex has appropriately appended the "The."

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Oyster's picture

I trust you were not holding your new born when this happened? 

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AndyVance's picture

Ah, no, thankfully... The Fetching Mrs. Vance was fielding the hatchling at that point :)

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Oyster's picture

Just keep this incident in mind once football season starts.  You will thank me later, trust me.

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AndyVance's picture

Sound advice, my friend. Thanks for the warning.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Yes; keep that advice in mind. One of the worst moments in all of my Ohio State fandom was my (at the time) baby fighting me at bedtime, and I am trying to rock her to sleep while we were getting our collective a$$es kicked by FLA. My wife walks in, sees the score and gives an awkward laugh, grabs my daughter and went to another room; all the while my phone is getting blown up by guys on the ship.
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jeremytwoface's picture

I'll have to use that sometime.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Doc's picture

That's a classic Buford T. Justice-ism.

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AndyVance's picture

One of the greatest movies ever made.

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andyb's picture

hahaha!!! "Let's take a break shall we"? ...while these morons compose themselves and talk about how unfair and lame that category was to them....

AndyVance's picture

Alex's response to that category was priceless. While I don't picture Trebek being the biggest sports fan in the world, he did seem to be thinking, "You hapless rubes."

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MackRM408's picture

If that was what Jeopardy always was you could call me Ken Jennings

Earle's picture

That reminds me of the Cheers episode when Cliff goes on Jeopardy and he wipes out the competition when the categories all line up with his limited expertise (beer, the postal service, etc.).  That is, until Final Jeopardy...

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Scott K's picture

"Who are 3 people who have never been in my kitchen"

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buckeye_heart's picture

I'm surprised that the category wasn't left until last because that is like me wanting to do a category on 16th century poets.....I mean come on!

Hovenaut's picture

I'll take Donna shouldn't have buzzed in for 1000, Alex.

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FROMTHE18's picture

They missed OSU, Texas, and Nebraska...they must have been sheltered as children and now as adults 

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

This makes me think Jeopardy should have sports themed episodes, like the Teen and College Tournaments. They could call it something like "Jock Jeopardy"

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awarren84's picture

Come on...his last name is George...he has to be from Georgia.

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Doc's picture

Archie was from Griffindor, wasn't he?!?!?

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hail2victors9's picture

Brady Hoke knew the correct answer but was not awarded the money as the judges did not accept Ohio as the proper response.

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awarren84's picture

Answer: Brady Hoke
Question...What is too fat to hit the buzzer on the podium?

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

Oyster's picture

Question:  Why is there icing on the  buzzer?

You cannot cut a diamond with a sledgehammer...

southbymidwest's picture

Ding ding ding Hail! You sir, even though you are from the state up north, can be quite funny at times. Kudos to you.
Oh, and I missed the $1000 answer with the Rodgers guy-didn't guess Nebraska. For some reason I guessed Georgia. Ehh.

SaltyD0gg's picture

The Jeopardy writing staff had to be laughing to themselves when they included that category.

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umbyosu's picture

Only Sean Connery or Burt Reynolds should have missed that question

Oyster's picture

Yea but Sean makes up for it with his knowledge of 'THERAPISTS'

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chitownbuckeye's picture

My wife sent me a text that she got that answer right because I talk about them so much

Grayskullsession's picture

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

BUCKfutter's picture

love that Trebek pulled out the "the" in front of ohio state

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spqr2008's picture

I'm reasonably sure that in about 2004, an Ohio State student was on College Jeopardy with a Miami of Ohio student, and the Miami of Ohio student corrected him about the THE and made a joke about it, and Trebek has been using the correct term every since.

Knarcisi's picture

At least someone tried to answer that one.  See dorks, you don't know everything.  We sport slugs with useless trivial knowledge still have something to hold onto!

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Donna it's hard enough in this world for women who love sports. Thanks for that.


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buckeyedude's picture

First off: I never knew that is how you keep a bulldog cool.
Second: +1 to Mr. Trebek for accentuating the "The."



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pjtobin's picture

Didn't see it. Thank you for sharing. 

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I actually wouldn't have gotten the Nebraska question.  They should at least throw up a Tommy Frazier if they want you to answer Nebraska.

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unholy bucknut's picture

I can't believe they missed them all.