While it is a trivia show, Jeopardy! attracts seriously competitive contestants. Champion Matt Amodio is a great example of that. So is James Holzhauer, the former champ who won a ridiculous amount of money during his 32-game win streak.
Holzhauer is also known for being quick on Twitter. His jokes and memes have gone viral on multiple occasions. There have been many that have found themselves on the end of one of his jokes including Ken Jennings and Joe Buck. Now, Amodio has found himself in one of the infamous tweets. However, he has found a way to clap back.
It really is amazing watching Matt Amodio go on his 23-day streak for over $800k. Then, we remember back to James Holzhauer’s day 23. At that point, the former professional gambler had won over $1.7 million. Those all-in plays paid off on many occasions for the former champion. Of course, it is also likely the reason he didn’t win more games than he did.
Amodio has proven to be a great contestant and is now getting some gentle ribbing from legends of the game. Getting the Holzhauer tweet is like earning a badge of honor. As Amodio continues his run on Jeopardy! perhaps he will get more love from former contestants and more. It has been a quick trip to stardom for the Yale student.
Only nine games more until Amodio makes his way up to game 32. It isn’t hard to imagine him winning a whole bunch of games. People are already talking about his chances of surpassing Jennings for the No. 1 spot on the all-time wins list. If he is able to keep going through games, he will only further his legend.
Mayim Bialik Starts Jeopardy! Hosting Duties Tonight
Tonight, Mayim Bialik gets her hosting duties started. This will be yet another host that Matt Amodio will play under. When his run is all said and done it will be noted how many hosts he played under. With Bialik taking the podium tonight, a new era begins in Jeopardy! Hopefully, the show can move forward without any complications.
It has been a difficult run over the last few months for the game show. With no hosting stability, the show has obviously suffered. Fans have not been happy. However, Amodio has made his through 23 games so far. He doesn’t look to be slowing down either.
Bialik beginning her hosting duties is sure to make fans happy. It means that there is going to be stability until the end of the year. Ken Jennings will also get his chance to host during this time. It is unclear if they will remain the permanent hosts past this season.