‘Jeopardy!’ mastermind Matt Jackson loses in classiest way possible
He’s good even when he loses.
Matt Jackson, the 23-year-old D.C. paralegal who took Jeopardy! by storm with his awkward smiles, Daily Double catchphrases and 13 consecutive victories, finally met his end on Wednesday. He finished with $411,612 in cash, good for fourth place on the all-time regular season winnings chart (behind Ken Jennings, Dave Madden and Julia Collins).
Somehow, after having crushed so many previous opponents, Jackson entered Wednesday’s Final Jeopardy with only a $200 lead over Michael Baker, a travel media editor from New York City. The clue was: “For its 50th anniversary in 2012, the roof of this landmark was temporarily repainted its original color, Galaxy Gold.” Read more…
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