Monday, July 26, 2004

I lost on Jeopardy, baby...

I hope everyone had a chance to see Ken Jennings on Jeopardy! at some point over the past two months, rapidly becoming the most infamous computer geek in the world outside of Bill Gates.  He has won 38 straight games, won over $1.3 million, and completely dominated most of his 76 opponents during that stretch.

I hadn't watched much TV over the past couple of years, so I didn't even know that they had stopped automatically retiring 5-time champions.  The guy is a machine.  Even if you haven't seen him, but especially if you have, check out The Sports Guy's take.  Sample, regarding Jenning's likeability:

"Watching him pocket a million-plus during his astounding 35-game winning streak -- still going as I write this -- we alternately revered him and hoped Alex Trebek would punch him in the face."

Or about his dominance:

"Not since the pre-nanny Tiger has somebody laid the smack down like this. He doesn't beat people, he dismantles them."

The Sports Guy, as always, is highly recommended, but he's probably at his best like this, when he veers away from sports "analysis", and just uses sports for similes.


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