“Jeopardy!” super champion Matt Amodio, like every other diehard baseball fan, tuned into the World Series last night for the Atlanta Braves win. But one part of the broadcast deeply upset him.
Many Atlanta fans celebrated last night’s victory over the Houston Astros because the Braves hadn’t won a World Series since 1995. The different networks broadcasting the series ended up playing several clips and reels from that triumph 26 years ago. A triumph against none other than Amodio’s favorite MLB team, the Cleveland Indians.
The “Jeopardy!” champ grew up in Medina, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. As a huge baseball fan, it makes sense that his favorite team would be the Indians. But last night, he got to watch one of their worst defeats over and over and over again.
“I strongly dislike how many clips of the @Indians losing in 1995 have been played in this World Series broadcast,” Amodio wrote on Twitter earlier yesterday. He followed it up by saying, “And no, John Smoltz, you were not ‘supposed to win’ that year. The Tribe won 10 more games than your sorry team featuring hitters like *checks notes* Mark Lemke and Jeff Blauser.”
Like any good trivia player, Amodio clearly did his research. Which he would have to do, considering he was only five years old when that disastrous World Series happened. One of his followers even asked him, “It shouldn’t bother you that much. I assume you were too young to remember that ’95 WS?”
“Yea I was too young to remember it, but it feels like living history,” the “Jeopardy!” champ replied.
Hopefully, the Cleveland Indians — now named the Cleveland Guardians — will have better luck next season.
‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Matt Amodio Makes Dig At Facebook and Zuckerberg After Name Change
Earlier this week, Facebook announced that its overarching company would change names to Meta. The new name would encompass Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and all its other properties.
When Facebook emerged with the new name though, many other brands used the opportunity to poke fun at the new name. Now, “Jeopardy!” champion Matt Amodio has joined the mix too.
“To reflect who I am and what I hope to build, I am hereby changing my name to #Matta. Over time, I hope young people stop thinking I’m ruining everything,” Amdoio tweeted. He followed the original tweet up with, “I thought about going as Zuckerberg for Halloween one year but decided I couldn’t convincingly pull it off because I would be hanging out with friends.”
Ouch, that’s gotta burn for Zuckerberg. But Amodio doesn’t sound sorry about any of it.