If you read the Michigan media reports, one of their own represented the state well on national television:
(Aaron) Goetsch, a law student from Macomb, Michigan played extremely well during his appearance, but found himself trailing heading into Final Jeopardy. Goetsch entered the round with $12,400 and an outside chance to win the game. Jones entered the round with $11,400 while the third player, Allison Cuyjet had a commanding lead, entering with $21,000.
Jones wagered enough to overtake Cuyjet by $1. Goetsch answered next and was also correct, however he wagered his entire total, giving him $24,800 and the lead.
*cue The Victors* How exciting!
A man from Michigan is winning!!!!! #Jeopardy— Matthew Antonio (@KaraokeMattSays) February 29, 2020
Awesome! Goetsch bested his opponents. HOWEVER:
Alex Trebek roasting Michigan football on Jeopardy, god bless— Lamar Jordanson (@NaturallyKatz) February 29, 2020
Oh no. It couldn't have been that bad, could it?
TREBEK: Aaron Goetsch is our champion, a law student and a loyal fan of University of Michigan athletics who got smoked in college football this year by...Tide, Alabama.
Oof. Hopefully for Aaron it got better. Aaron?
GOETSCH: It's been a rough decade. The very first Michigan sporting event I saw was the historic loss to Appalachian State, so it can only go up from there.
Few clarifications for the reigning Jeopardy champion:
- The Appalachian State loss was in 2007. Michigan's coach was Lloyd Carr. It can only go up from there suggests that things have gotten better since Lloyd retired.
- This decade just two months ago. Michigan did not win a B1G title in football during the decade just closed.
Congratulations to Aaron, who will take Wishful Thinking for $200, Alex.
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