Ken Jennings, who took a turn being a guest host on “Jeopardy!”, sent out a humorous dig at the current guest host, NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers, in case you didn’t know, plays quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. He’s also a former winner on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” and admits to being a fan of the show. That’s one thing that landed him in the rotation of guest hosts for the show.
In a tweet, Jennings admitted that he went to a similar guest host combine as Rodgers. Jennings uses the term “combine” as a reference to the NFL Scouting Combine, where college players display their skills before the NFL Draft.
Here’s Jennings sharing some words of humor as “Jeopardy!” welcomes Rodgers to the podium this week.
Rodgers will host the popular game show for two weeks starting Monday. His last show will be on Friday, April 16.
CNN anchor and “60 Minutes” correspondent Anderson Cooper follows Rodgers, starting April 19. Other guest hosts will include “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker, actor and real-life neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, and NBC “TODAY” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie.
‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Jennings Shows Seattle Mariners Some Love
Jennings, who is a native of Seattle, Wash., is an unabashed supporter of his hometown Seattle Mariners.
On Opening Day of the 2021 MLB season, Jennings put on some Mariners gear to kick off the day right.
The Jeopardy! champion shared a great pic of himself standing outside while wearing a Mariners hoodie and baseball cap.
As it turned out, his Mariners pulled off an amazing comeback in beating the San Francisco Giants 8-7. They won two of three games in their opening series against the Giants. After a rare Sunday off, Seattle prepared to host the Chicago White Sox.
Jennings’ Son Asks Father About Going To Team’s Home Opener
Before Opening Day, Jennings’ son Dylan asked Ken Jennings if they could go to the Mariners’ home opener. Ken Jennings asked about Seattle’s game-day protocols because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ken asked Dylan if the Mariners are allowing 25 percent so fans can spread out. Dylan said that the team is allowing 9,000 fans to attend the Opening Day game. Additionally, Dylan added, “So 100%,” making fun of the team’s typical poor attendance even in non-COVID times.
Dad jokingly responded that his son would be banished from the family. That didn’t happen, but father and son appeared to be ready for their Mariners to succeed this season.