‘Jeopardy!’ Legend Ken Jennings Slams James Holzhauer in Hysterical Exchange about NCAA Championship

by Joe Rutland

While watching Baylor beat Gonzaga 86-70 for the NCAA men’s basketball title, “Jeopardy!” legend Ken Jennings dunked on James Holzhauer.

Holzhauer started it on Monday night with a tweet about small-conference schools getting NCAA bids. Jennings responded to that with some cogent words of his own.

Take a look at the exchange between these two smart guys.

Gonzaga, the No. 1 seed, was prepared to post an undefeated season before running up against the Big 12 Conference champion Bears. It was not to be, though, as Baylor becomes the first Big 12 school to win the NCAA men’s title since Kansas in 2008.

Meanwhile, Jennings and Holzhauer have been actively a part of “The Chase,” a game show on ABC. Those two, along with Brad Rutter, are stars on the show.

But “Jeopardy!” is never far away from the discussion with these three grand champions from that show.

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Sends Birthday Wishes To Peter Marshall

In late March, Jennings, after taking his turn as “Jeopardy!” guest host, wanted to honor a former popular game-show host on his birthday.

Peter Marshall, who many generations know as the host of the “Hollywood Squares” game show, turned 95 on March 30. He even sent out a tweet with a picture of him and a birthday cake.

Jennings responded with the words, “Happy birthday to an absolute legend.”

Legend indeed. Marshall’s career before he started peppering questions to Paul Lynde, Charlie Weaver, and Wally Cox included being a Big Band singer and having his own Las Vegas act. Marshall also appeared in a few movies during his career.

Ken Jennings Did Six-Week Stint As Guest Host On Show

But Jennings, who has learned about being both a contestant and host on “Jeopardy!” and “The Chase,” knows that Marshall was one of those hosts people never forget.

Jennings did a six-week stint as a guest host on “Jeopardy!” He was the first host after the death of Alex Trebek last year.

No permanent host has been named for the game show. There are still guest hosts lined up with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers handling those duties in early April.