Wall Avenue Journal sports activities columnist Jason Homosexual famous Thursday how common “Jeopardy” had turn into with star contestant James Holzhauer.
“I really feel like Jeopardy James is the speak of the nation proper now,” Homosexual stated whereas showing on “The Day by day Briefing with Dana Perino.”
“Individuals are tuning into this prefer it’s a serious, likes it a ‘Sport 7’ or one thing,” he added, referring to the ultimate recreation for a number of sports activities leagues. Earlier this week, Homosexual’s column requested “Is a ‘Jeopardy!’ Whiz America’s Greatest Sports activities Story?”
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Homosexual additionally praised Holzhauer, knowledgeable sports activities bettor, for “restrategizing” “Jeopardy” in “actual time.”
“The best way that he’s actually altering the way in which individuals play ‘Jeopardy’ is that he is taken type of this ‘Moneyball’ method — the identical means that the Oakland A’s years in the past revolutionized the way in which individuals take into consideration baseball, he is doing to ‘Jeopardy’. He is discovering hidden worth. It is outstanding to observe,” he stated.
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After 14 video games, Holzhauer, 34 and from Las Vegas, Nevada, broke a report by making greater than $1 million within the shortest time ever. Holzhauer advised host Alex Trebek he’d wish to donate a few of his cash to kids’s charities within the Las Vegas space.
Holzhauer additionally broke the report for single-day money winnings on “Jeopardy,” beating contestant Roger Craig, who made $77,000 in a single recreation in 2010. “I stated all alongside that I needed to interrupt Roger Craig’s one-game report and I did it,” he stated.