Matt Amodio may not be gracing the Jeopardy! stage every day, but at least he graces us all with his hilarious comments on social media.
If you haven’t heard yet, Matt Amodio walked off the Jeopardy! stage for the last time at the end of Monday night’s episode. It was definitely a bittersweet moment for him and for all fans of the popular game show. Amodio went on an insane streak winning 38 games in a row. That goes down as the second-longest streak in the show’s history, only behind Ken Jennings’ No. 1 spot with 74 wins in a row. Not only that, but Amodio racked up more than $1.5 million in total earnings.
So, instead of competing on Jeopardy! on Friday night, the 30-year-old Ph.D. student from Yale University got to do something he’s been missing — watch baseball. And it was there he heard a familiar voice in MLB and NFL announcer Joe Buck. Buck also did a stint as a guest host on Jeopardy! during Amodio’s impressive run, so the two have some shared ground.
As a result, Matt Amodio is getting Jeopardy! and baseball a little mixed up.
“Watching the #ALCS, and I keep waiting for @Buck to ask Xander Bogaerts how much he wants to wager on his Double today.”
‘Jeopardy!’ Star Answers Questions from Fans During the Game
By the way, if you aren’t already following Amodio on Twitter then you are missing out. The Jeopardy! star has some hilarious things to say and he replies to nearly all of the people who mention him in a tweet. That was the case yet again on Friday evening when someone asked what he thought about the call at the end of the Giants and Dodgers game on Thursday night.
“It wasn’t correct, but Max Scherzer was on the mound…they weren’t going to score anyway,” Amodio replied.
He also answered one fan’s question who asked who he is rooting for during the game.
“I’m just watching to see who I’ll be rooting against in the World Series.”
Meanwhile, Amodio — who took home a total of $1,518,601 during his time on Jeopardy! — turned down one fan who asked him for a friendly wager.
“Matt — I’m the gal who wanted you to round up that dollar. Boston gal and a Red Sox fan. How about a friendly $1 wager that the Sox win this series??”
The Jeopardy! sensation responded by saying, “Just like @James_Holzhauer, I don’t like betting on sports.”
Another fan suggested that Joe Buck should bring Amodio up to the broadcast booth for an inning. And by the sounds of it, Amodio would be all for it.
“That would be so amazing!!!” he replied.