Saturday, July 29, 2017

Oz in Jeopardy!

Okay, the technical issues are cleared up, so I'm going to plow through and get the rest of these up as fast as I can, and we should be done with the season (which, on television, just wrapped up yesterday) within the next couple of weeks. Today, we're going to look at the January 18, 2017 game which had this clue for $1600 in the category Sports Nicknames in the Double Jeopardy! round:

The challenger in the middle, Aaron, correctly responded, "Who is Ozzie Smith?" and increased his score. He went on to win the match. Yeah, I know, it doesn't actually have a lot to do with The Wizard of Oz, but they'll get better as the year progresses. Incidentally, I discovered something intriguing when reading Smith's Wikipedia page. He has a son who competed on American Idol a few years ago. That son's name? Nikko. It could be a wild coincidence, but it's an unusual enough name that I've got to wonder if Ozzie named him after the chief of the winged monkeys in The Movie!

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