‘Jeopardy!’: Matt Amodio Says ‘Perspective Is Important’ After His Win Streak Finally Ends

by Taylor Cunningham

Yesterday, after 38 game wins on Jeopardy!, Matt Amodio was de-throned. But the historic champ wants everyone to know that we don’t need to grieve his loss.

On October 11th, Matt Amodio said his final farewell to Mayim Bialik and fans after he gave an incorrect answer during the Final Jeopardy! round. And everyone was devastated to see him leave. It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Jonathan Fisher ended Amodio’s run, but he’s still managed to receive a lot of sad messages on social media. So Amodio posted a Tweet letting us know that everything is ok.

“People saying to me ‘I’m sorry for your loss’ has a different meaning than usual today,” he wrote. “Perspective is important. I may not be gracing the #Jeopardy stage every day, but I’m still here!”

And he’s right about the whole perspective thing. Because if you really think about it, Amodio has had more success than every Jeopardy! player but one. 

With 38 wins on Amodio’s record, he’s the second most winningest player in the gameshow’s 37 years. The only contestant to outplay him was Ken Jennings, who won 74 times. And Amodio left Jeopardy! $1.5 million richer. So while it’s sad that all good things must come to an end, we should look at the positives. Matt Amodio made history and we all had a lot of fun watching it happen.

‘Jeopary!’ Champ Matt Amodio Speaks Out After Ending His Recording Breaking Win Streak

Matt Amodio’s Jeopardy! chapter may be closed, but he’s not too upset. In fact, he’s thrilled to have had so much success during his 39 rounds with the game show. And in a press release, Amodio spoke about his loss with pure class.

“I always wanted to be a Jeopardy! champion and I accomplished that,” he said gratefully. Then he added some good ole’ Matt Amodio charm and humor.

“I know going into every bar trivia game that I play that I’m going to come in with a little intimidation factor. But also, I just like the badge that it represents,” Amodio Continued. “As somebody who prioritizes knowledge and knowing things, this is really a good one to have following me everywhere.”

And Amodio further proved that he’s a good sport when he posted a congratulations Tweet to his two challengers.

“Congrats to today’s two brilliant challengers for making it an exciting game of #Jeopardy today! Let’s celebrate a match well played by Jonathan and Jessica!”