Jeopardy contestants were left scratching their heads by a question on last night’s episode, but a major hint was standing right in front of them all along. In the second week of NFL star Aaron Rodgers‘ interim hosting gig, Jeopardy competitors found themselves faced with a football clue, but nobody could seem to land the right response, Fox News reports.
During a segment on yesterday’s show, contestant and returning champion Dennis Chase, a biotech project manager from Massachusetts, selected the Title Waves category for $400 and was presented with the following clue read by Rodgers: “In the 1960’s these midwesterners earned 5 NFL Championship trophies.”
When he was met with crickets from all three contestants, an exasperated Rodgers held his hands out by his sides and gave the players the answer that was standing there all along: “Green Bay Packers!” In the next clue, which was also sports-themed, the contestants had a bit more luck. When Erick Loh, a pastor from California, correctly answered the Boston Celtics, Rodgers joked, “Oh, you know that one, huh?”
While he’s getting plenty of attention for his gig behind the Jeopardy podium, Rodgers has had a longstanding relationship with the Packers, the NFL team he’s been playing for since 2005. He currently serves as the team’s quarterback, a position he’s held for years now. Although we’re used to seeing him on the field and not on the Jeopardy stage, his turn as interim host isn’t the first time he’s been featured on the game show. In 2015, he competed on Celebrity Jeopardy and beat out Mark Kelly and Kevin O’Leary.
Rodgers’ Packers clue from last night’s show is only the latest in a string of memorable moments from his time as host. Last week, he slipped a Turd Ferguson reference into the show, and on his first night he played along with a contestant who gently roasted him in Final Jeopardy.
Jeopardy airs weeknights at 7/6c on ABC. Watch the Green Bay Packers segment from last night’s episode in the video above.
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