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Jeopardy Contestants Bomb on Yankees Trivia

This has happened a number of times in the past, but it’s always kinda jarring when the geniuses on Jeopardy don’t know the answers to a bunch of easy questions about sports. That happened last night, with a category on the Yankees:

After getting a lay-up question about Babe Ruth correct, the contestants bombed on:

  • All-rise and a 6’7 Yankee referring to Aaron Judge
  • Frank Gifford playing for the Giants
  • An obvious Mickey Mantle question
  • Yogi Berra being 60′ 6″ away from Don Larsen in Monument Park

I didn’t watch the show yesterday, but I think I can say with a high degree of confidence I would’ve cleaned up in this category and those contestants would’ve mopped the floor with me on everything else.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. When the NFL decided to add a review for PI penalties, I screamed from the rooftops that nerds ruin sports. This just confirms that theory. Big ups to Alex Trebek though! Keep it pushing! Our prayers are with you!

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