“Jeopardy!” will premiere next week with Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, as the guest host.
While “Jeopardy!” fans and possibly football fans are excited for his two-week appearance on the show, “Jeopardy!” is also excited about celebrating National Library Week starting today.
‘Jeopardy!’ Library Week
The show posted an Instagram photo informing people on how to protect books over time. The photo says, “To protect their books, medieval libraries would put curses on them. One book belonging to the UK’s monastery of Rochester said, ‘anyone who takes it from here, hides or keeps it, or damages or erases this inscription, or makes or causes it to be deleted, may his name be deleted from the Book of Life.'”
Sounds pretty serious. While most people probably don’t put a curse on their books to protect them from theft or damage, it certainly is a possibility.
If your knowledge of curses is low, there are other ways to protect books. For example, a good way to protect books over time is to minimize their exposure to any kind of light. This especially includes direct sunlight. Books should also be regularly dusted to help keep them in their best overall condition.
“Jeopardy!” covers a huge assortment of different trivia categories. Classic literature, or any kind of book, is a common question to look out for.
Aaron Rodgers as Guest Host
Fans haven’t gotten to see Rodgers as host yet, but the NFL quarterback has already recorded episodes in the studio.
An exclusive interview with “Jeopardy!” revealed that Rodgers has a specific breathing exercise he does before walking onto the stage to settle his nerves. He also leaves little notes for himself on the podium to remind himself to stay calm and not to speak too quickly.
An interview with ESPN also revealed that he studied Alex Trebek and the show before stepping into his role. That is proof of his competitive side.
“I took pages and pages and pages of notes…wrote down every affirmative that he said to any type of clue… I wrote down beat points of the show…wrote down all the different ways he would take it to break. [Also} wrote down the stuff that he said coming out of break,” Rodgers said to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
Rodgers is Book Smart
In an older episode of Rodger’s ex-girlfriend and former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick’s podcast, “Pretty Intense,” Rodgers revealed several things about himself. From having a sweet tooth to wanting to skydive to thinking mustaches are creepy, Rodgers really opened up. Even in 2019, Rodgers was a huge fan of the show.
He was first on the show for “Celebrity Jeopardy!” in 2015 and won $50,000 for charity. He recalls how his love for the show started.
“If it was weekdays, Grandma and Grandpa were watching ‘Jeopardy!,’ so we were watching ‘Jeopardy!’ So you got used to seeing Alex up there. Can’t say I would have got any of the questions right, but I do remember enjoying listening and learning and trying to follow what the questions were and why they were asking them in a silly way and why you were answering in the form of a question. And from that point forward, I wanted to be on ‘Jeopardy!'” Rodgers said, according to USA Today.
Rodgers is known for being pretty smart. He is obsessed with crossword puzzles and took “gifted children” classes as a child.