Professional sports gambler James Holzhauer has been making Jeopardy Great Again for the last month or so, and in doing so has turned it into must see TV. Not only has he won 22 times in a row, he’s facializing the competition, smashing cash winning records, and is on pace to beat Ken Jennings record in half the time.
He’s fun to watch not only because he’s wicked smart, but because his strategy is so flawless. He starts off by going after the bigger value answers so that he maintains control of the board, and when he comes across a daily double he has more money to wager. In the first round of Jeopardy he goes all in on every daily double because he knows the real money is in Double Jeopardy. So if he’s got $10,000 and he loses it all he can make that back pretty quickly in the next round. But when he gets it right, as he’s done over 90% of the time on daily doubles, he builds an insurmountable lead and just cruises through Double Jeopardy, making sure that he at least has double his second place opponent. That way the outcome is already decided before Final Jeopardy.
Thus far he’s only had one game where he actually had to get the Final Jeopardy question right in order to win the game, and that was against a guy from Ashland named Adam Levin who appeared on a CNN panel today with two other losers. Adam was very gracious in defeat, but this woman was not:
Her name is Robin Falco, she’s from Brooklyn, and she was NOT happy about Holzhauer’s strategy.
“He turned it into his job. He took a year off from his job — that’s what he told me — to just focus on and perfect this. This is a game! This is a fun experience! And when it comes to dealing with him, it was not.”
Ummm…he’s won over $1.5 million. Pretty sure it’s not a game to him. And if it’s a game to you, that’s great. But with that much money on the line if you go into it just looking to have a good time then you deserve to get the Holzhauer howitzer special. You got pumped and dumped and can’t get over it. For record, she wasn’t even close:
I remember that episode well. Not to be racist, but you’re dumb if you’re not worried when you see an Asian guy next to him, especially when he’s named Tyler. That’s never a good sign. And the stereotype turned out to be accurate because Tyler was neck and neck with him and was using James’ strategy. He actually got the first daily double and went all in. Granted, he got it wrong, but he actually challenged the man, unlike dumbass Robin who stood there playing nice-nice.
“I made no secret of the fact that James and I did not get on backstage. I did not feel he was respectful to me. He wasn’t respectful to a lot of the other people, to the staff, I felt. And he doesn’t have the respect for the game. It wasn’t what we were expecting. It’s not what we prepared for.”
Newsflash – no one gives a shit if you thought James was a nice guy backstage. He doesn’t have to be nice to you because you are an insignificant peon we will all forget in his march to greatness. You’re like the Washington Generals of Jeopardy. You are there to get dunked on, and no one asked if you liked it.
Turns out Jeopardy isn’t the only time she’s been a sore loser.
A white woman from Brooklyn who called her Senator to ask them not to let Trump be President after he was elected because she’s SCARED!! How original. Almost as scared as she is of James Holzhauer.
I for one hope he never loses, and the fact that these crispy broads hate him makes me like him even more.
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