Jeopardy! should retire this category judging from the reaction of fans. Fans lambasted the popular game show online after producers asked contestants five easy-to-answer questions on retired jerseys. And it’s not the first time the show has whiffed on creating a hard sports category.
The most recent one aired on Friday. Each of the questions revolved around jerseys teams have retired over the years. The issue is, however, if a team has retired a jersey, chances are that player was or is wildly popular and well known. Most people will recognize the player or the team easily. And they did.
Well, sort of.
Contestants got 4 out of 5 right. The only one someone got wrong was the $600 question, which wasn’t about a person or former player.
Think you can co better?
$200: After they retired Derek Jeter’s No. 2 in 2017, the only single-digit number left for this team was 0.
$400: Every team in the NHL has retired No. 99 in honor of this “Great One”
$600: The Seattle Seahawks retired this number to honor the extra player, the fans
$800: To honor Jackie Robinson, in 2014 UCLA retired this number in every sport
$1000: In 2013 Da Bears said this coach’s No. 89 would be the last number the Chicago NFL team would ever retire
Answers at the bottom of the story
Fans mocked Jeopardy!, which is known for its difficult questions, for the softballs lobbed in this round. Amid the comments from people claiming they got all of the answers correct was a bit of jealousy.
“I always get these categories right and think I’m a genius then the category switches to like 18th century British literature and I’m done for,” one person wrote on YouTube.
Not the First Time Sports Fans Have Called Out ‘Jeopardy!’
Over the summer, Jeopardy! invited five NASCAR drivers on the show to grill contestants about the sport that left fans of the sport yelling at their TV screens. Contestants left the series of questions until last and could only get three out of the five correct.
Drivers William Byron, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, and Aric Almirola all asked questions in the “NASCAR in Las Vegas” category of questions. The clips were filmed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the Cup Series’ recent playoff round there, Fox News said.
Answers to the Retired Jersey Questions
$200: Who are the Yankees?
$400: Who is Wayne Gretzky
$600: What is Number 12?
$800: What is Number 42?
$1000: Who Is Mike Ditka?