Gotta ask the tough questions when you have the opportunity.
And one Jeopardy contestant found the opportunity during last night’s Final Jeopardy round to ask guest host, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, about a controversial decision by the Packers to kick a field goal late in this year’s NFC championship game.
Rodgers and his Packers were down by 8 points, but late in the fourth quarter he had the team lined up for a first-and-goal at the 8 yard line. But after three straight incomplete passes from Rodgers, head coach Matt LaFleur sent in the field goal unit to get three points instead of giving Rodgers the opportunity to potentially tie the game with a touchdown and two point conversion attempt.
The field goal was good, but the Packers couldn’t get a stop to get the ball back and ended up losing the game 31-26 to find themselves one game shy of the Super Bowl.
The decision to kick the field goal so late in the game instead of going for the tie left many fans scratching their heads – including, apparently, Jeopardy contestant Scott Shewfelt.
So when the Packers quarterback just happens to be hosting the episode of Jeopardy that you’re competing on, you have to ask him about it, right?
Well that’s exactly what Shewfelt did.
During Final Jeopardy, instead of answering the question, Shewfelt wrote on his screen “Who wanted to kick that field goal?”
Aaron Rodgers' stint as the host of 'Jeopardy' is off to an amazing start:
Rodgers was left speechless at first, but had a nice laugh from the good-natured trolling, telling Shewfelt that his answer “should be correct” but in this case, unfortunately, it was not.
(The answer to the question was, coincidentally, Mr. Rogers).
Rodgers will be guest hosting Jeopardy for the next two weeks as the show rotates host in the wake of Alex Trebek’s passing last year. And he also has experience as a contestant, winning an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy back in 2015.
You’ve gotta give props to Scott for seeing an opportunity and going for it.
Unlike the Packers…
And we also need to give props to Rodgers, who’s a lot better at hosting Jeopardy than he is at chugging a beer.