I'll take "Things That'll Upset Bears Fans" for $800, please. What is "Aaron Rodgers is going to guest host 'Jeopardy!'"? Correct!
Indeed, the Packers star quarterback and likely 2020-21 MVP winner announced today during one of his regular appearances on "The Pat McAfee Show" that he will serve as a guest host for the wildly popular trivia game show.
The game show is utilizing several guest hosts to temporarily fill the void left behind by the late great Alex Trebek, who passed away in November due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. Past winner Ken Jennings was the first to take over interim duties on Monday's episode of the long-running trivia competition, opening the game by paying tribute to the late beloved host.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Katie Couric will also take a turn behind Trebek's famed podium for a week.
Fans of the show and of the Packers know Rodgers' guest hosting gig isn't some random celebrity selection. The star quarterback – who called Trebek "one of my idols growing up" during his interview with Pat McAfee – claimed victory in a 2015 episode of "Celebrity Jeopardy!" over "Shark Tank" judge and entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary as well as astronaut-turned-senator Mark Kelly, earning $50,000 for the MAAC Fund. He even got Trebek to do his signature Championship Belt celebration move.
No official confirmation or air date has been released by the show, so stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for updates on when you'll be able to watch Aaron Rodgers take to the podium and see if he's as good at hosting the game as he is playing it. In the meantime, you'll just have to tune in for his day job this Saturday at 3:35 p.m. on FOX as Rodgers and the Pack will hit Lambeau Field against the Los Angeles Rams for a chance at a repeat visit to the NFC championship game.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.