Just a little palate cleanser of a narrative on the finish of an extended day. On Monday Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers started a two-week stint as guest host on Jeopardy!. Just a little enjoyable was had at his expense in the course of the Closing spherical query. The 2-day returning champ, Scott Shewfelt, took a not-subtle-at-all jab at Packers coach Matt LaFleur. LaFleur’s decision-making was known as into query by Shewfelt, particularly in January’s NFC championship recreation.
The Closing spherical query was about Emmy lifetime achievement winner Fred Rogers. (Completely different spelling than the host’s final identify.) Shewfelt didn’t know the reply and as a substitute of guessing, he wrote, “Who determined to kick that area aim?” Rodgers good-naturedly performed alongside. He chuckled and stated, “That could be a nice query. It ought to be appropriate, however for this recreation as we speak, that’s incorrect.”
The contestant to Aaron Rodgers 💀💀💀… and Rodgers agreed with him!! pic.twitter.com/ST5OZtbRms
— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) April 5, 2021
Aaron Rodgers is making an actual play to turn out to be Jeopardy!’s permanent host. He stated he can proceed to play soccer and do the internet hosting gig, too. The sport present solely tapes 46 days a yr. There could be time for him to do each jobs. He thinks he can deliver new viewers to the present and possibly a youthful demographic, too.
“On the similar time, I really feel like I may host Jeopardy! I’d like to,” he stated. “I believe I deliver one thing completely different to the present. I used to be the youngest guest host. There’s a unique viewers that possibly I may deliver together with it; hopefully the numbers present it the subsequent two weeks. However I do benefit from the present. I’ve a ton of respect for the present. The way in which that Alex (Trebek) had a clean hand on the present for three-and-a-half many years is one thing that may’t be understated, and I believe he held the present in such a excessive esteem that it made everyone actually respect and admire him and the present. Even if you happen to weren’t like a fan of the present and watched it commonly, you simply type of knew who he was and knew he carried himself with plenty of integrity and that’s what I might like to deliver, proceed to deliver to the present. And I really feel like I may do each, which might be plenty of enjoyable and an amazing problem.”
We get pleasure from Jeopardy! in our home. I’ve to say that Rodgers is a favourite of the guest hosts thus far. He appeared relaxed and assured. The guest hosts earlier than him had been ‘Jeopardy!’ champ Ken Jennings, govt producer Mike Richards, journalist Katie Couric, and speak present host Dr. Mehmet Oz. My least favourite thus far is Katie Couric. Like plenty of different conservatives, it’s exhausting for me to have a look at her and never take into consideration a number of the ugly issues she has stated about Republicans. She tended to make the questions on herself as she guest hosted, providing too many sizzling takes and private references. Jenning was okay however a little bit of a know-it-all. He’s a wise man with tons of random data in his mind. Richards was good. He’s calm however a bit of stiff. I believed Dr. Ozdid an okay job however apparently, the liberals who had been protesting the selection of Ozhelped drive down the present’s ratings throughout his two-week stint. To be truthful, although, the sport present’s scores have been falling since Alex Trebek’s loss of life. These are large footwear to fill.
He has some experience with tv and recreation exhibits. And, he ready for his time as host.
However Rodgers, whose TV credentials additionally embrace a triumph on The $100,000 Pyramid, a cameo on the penultimate episode of The Workplace, a nonspeaking half in Sport of Thrones and numerous business breaks each NFL Sunday, blended into the acquainted rhythms of the present. His Superstar Jeopardy! look in 2015 was largely about him and his fellow contestants, with classes related to every of them. From what’s typically the champion’s podium, the NFL MVP had first alternative on a board that included Quantity 12 and Bible MVPs. He picked a query about his uniform quantity to start out.
Rodgers, in his media tour to advertise his residency on the present, spoke persistently of his reverence for Trebek, and the present normally, in addition to his want to carry out properly in tribute. No stranger to preparation, he stated he studied Trebek’s phrases in numerous conditions and made certain he had the beats of the present down chilly, in a extra deliberate manner than even a lifetime of watching from a fan’s perspective had allowed.
Different guest hosts are lined up within the upcoming weeks. It’s apparent that the present’s executives aren’t dashing into a call on who would be the everlasting host. The good cash might be on Ken Jennings, he could be a pure alternative. Within the meantime, it appears to be like like Aaron Rodgers will give him some actual competitors for the job.