All 3 ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants Failed To Buzz In For Football Round And Alex Trebek Was Dismayed

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

If you’re an avid Jeopardy! watcher like I am, you’ll know that it’s pretty common to get completely stumped by some of the categories.

However, the tables turned on the Jeopardy! contestants during the episode aired February 1, 2018.

To celebrate the upcoming Super Bowl, the contestants had a category dedicated to football. As it happened, the players weren’t quite versed in the sport.

“I can tell you guys are big football fans,” host Alex Trebek joked.

After no one buzzed in after the second answer, Alex asked if they should go to commercials. With each new clue, not one Jeopardy! contestant was able to ring in with an answer. All five ended up going unanswered.

Alex quickly realized the three players lacked any football knowledge, and he made sure to have a little fun with it. As you’ll see in the footage below, even the audience was getting a kick out of the contestants’ awkward silence after the clues were read.

In many cases, players will buzz in with a guess, but neither Ryan, Sara, or Justin even attempted it! This will definitely make any fan of the show feel slightly better about themselves knowing even the smartest people in the world don’t know everything.

Watch the entire segment below. Then, please SHARE this funny post on Facebook with family and friends!

Footage and photos provided by KTLA Los Angeles

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