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July 22nd, 2004

Ken Jennings: Unstoppable

I’m now convinced: Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, whose winnings currently top $1.1 million, is unstoppable.

The thing is, I like the guy too. There are a few who dislike Ken, but come on. He’s a total geek (works in software, collects comic books, has pop culture knowledge that would fit in well with both Ryan’s and mine, even posts at the Jeopardy! forum on Television Without Pity,) he has a ton of knowledge on useful and useless stuff, and has an incredible command of the Jeopardy! buzzer. He even signs his names differently every day. Generally by the time Final Jeopardy! rolls around, the game is a done deal… there’ve been just a few times when Ken was actually in a potential losing situation.

My prediction: Ken will continue unchallenged through at least half of the next season of Jeopardy! (The current season ends this Friday.) He’ll lose on a day where all the categories are sports-related, and the other two contestants are sports geniuses. Then, Ken will replace Alex Trebek as host of Jeopardy!

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