‘Jeopardy!’ contestants fail to provide question to seemingly simple Andy Reid answer
Andy Reid is arguably one of the more recognizable faces in the NFL, but even an image of the Kansas City Chiefs head coach could not help “Jeopardy!” contestants answer a relatively easy clue about him during a recent episode.
During an edition of the iconic quiz show that aired Tuesday — featuring Katie Couric as quest host — an answer about Reid failed to elicit even a guess at a question from the episode’s three contestants.
Apparently going to back-to-back Super Bowls gets you to be an answer to a @Jeopardy question but not famous enough for three random people to know who you are. Sorry, Big Red! #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/jI6jFiqDUO— Jonathan Kaplan (@happykappy7) March 10, 2021
“After 21 seasons as a head coach, in 2019, this Kansas City Chiefs leader finally got to enjoy the last game of the season,” the question read — along with an image of Reid — for $1,200 in the “Good Day, Sir” category.
Nitpickers have rightly pointed out that the clue was a bit misleading, as the date referenced is 2019. The Chiefs of course won Super LIV on Feb. 2, 2020 following the 2019 NFL season.
#Jeopardy Andy Reid. But he won in 2020 not 2019. Yes it was the 2019-2020 season but category was "Good Day, Sir" referencing specific dates. pic.twitter.com/QqLb95pLY1— Jamie Tweedy (@jamiedtweedy) March 10, 2021
It is typically quite comical whenever a sports topic makes an appearance on “Jeopardy!” as it oftentimes results in contestants being left completely baffled by clues that most casual sports fans could provide the correct question with relative ease.
Perhaps one of the contestants would have correctly identified Reid had the show used a photograph of the Chiefs head coach rocking his iconic Hawaiian shirt look. Difficult to say for certain, though.
What’s more, let’s hope contestants are properly prepared for any sports-related trivia when Green Bay Packers quarterback and “Jeopardy!” superfan Aaron Rodgers serves as guest host later down the road.