Current “Jeopardy!” champ Matt Amodio won’t let clues about rock icons like Bruce Springsteen get in the way of his road to victory.
Amodio just completed his 29th straight win on the legendary game show last night. That means he’s only three wins away from tying second-place record holder James Holzhauer and four wins away from beating him. Then, it’s on to catch up to “Jeopardy!” GOAT Ken Jennings.
But Amodio has many games and many trivia clues to answer before he reaches that point. Last night, the champ had to pull out his music history knowledge to answer a tough question about ‘rock legend’ Bruce Springsteen.
The official “Jeopardy!” Twitter page tweeted out a photo of Amodio along with the “Final Jeopardy!” clue. Per the picture, Amodio looks stumped. The question reads, “A new studio album in 2020 gave him a Top 5 album in 6 consecutive decades, his first in 1975.”
Think you know the answer? Turns out, Amodio did too. He was the only contestant last night to answer it correctly: “Who is Springsteen?”
He bet $5,000 on that answer, bringing his total to $33,000 for the night and $1,037,001 for his 29-day winning streak. To celebrate his victory, the official “Jeopardy!” account congratulated Amodio with a Springsteen reference.
“Matt Amodio is living his glory days!” the game show wrote earlier.
Amodio quote tweeted the post and added his own little message to the legendary rock star. “I love you, @springsteen, but how did you not consult an actual baseball fan before using ‘speedball’ as if it’s a real baseball term? Make you look like a fool boy.”
Clearly, Amodio is more than familiar with the song “Glory Days.” But he’s less familiar with iconic African-American writer Maya Angelou.
‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Matt Amodio Gets Stumped By Maya Angelou Question
Matt Amodio was on a roll in last night’s “Jeopardy!” game, answering several questions across a slew of subjects. But one clue stumped him and the other two competitors who played last night, even when her picture accompanied the clue.
The clue read, “Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas is the title of her third autobiography.” Granted, not every literature fan may be familiar with that specific book, but her picture should’ve been more than enough to go off of for the Yale Ph.D. student.
On the “Jeopardy!” post about Bruce Springsteen, one fan commented, “But he needs to get to know the extraordinary #MayaAngelou.”
Amodio quickly replied, “However mad you are at me for that, I promise I’m madder.”
Even “Jeopardy!” all-stars get stumped by questions they know they should’ve known earlier. But if his success continues, we know Amodio will keep studying and absorbing all the info he can before his next match-ups.