Aaron Rodgers' tenure as guest host of "Jeopardy!" just started today – and it's already off to an entertaining start. (Maybe not so entertaining for Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, though.)
For the Final Jeopardy question on Monday's episode, the NFL MVP and former "Celebrity Jeopardy!" champ asked the three brainy contestants: "Accepting a lifetime achievement Emmy, he said, 'Just take ... 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are.'"
The answer was beloved childhood television host Mr. Rogers. But defending "Jeopardy!" winner (and apparent football fan) Scott Shewfelt must've been stumped because he decided to go in a different direction with his question of an answer – one that Green Bay fans have been asking for the past several months as well.
Early look: a contestant’s answer during Final Jeopardy: “Who decided to kick that field goal?”
Aaron Rodgers takes it in stride: “That is a great question.”
ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/Wd0vFZiL6I — Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 5, 2021
Indeed, Shewfelt's question pokes fun at the Packers' admittedly strange decision to kick a field goal on a critical fourth down near the end of the NFC Championship game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The field goal would close the margin to 31-26 ... but the Packers would never get the ball back on offense, losing the game with Rodgers on the sideline for the offense's final play.
Rodgers took the joke answer in stride (especially considering the episode was recorded just after the loss earlier this year, making the wound pretty fresh) with a laugh and a suitable response: "That is a great question. It should be correct, but unfortunately for this game today, that's incorrect."
Anyways, much like Rodgers and the Packers that fateful day, Shewfelt lost – but while he's gone from the show, the Packers quarterback will remain behind the podium as "Jeopardy!" interim host through April 16, airing each day at 6 p.m. on CBS. Tune in to see how he does (day one went awfully smooth, and according to this interview with The Ringer, he'd love to do it again – and for good) and if he says anything else that keeps tensions high with the Packers' brass.
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.