Jeopardy! Who is the GOAT?

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  1. daca

    daca Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Title says it all. Note, this poll applies to regular season play only. Your choices:

    Ken Jennings - 74 wins - $2,520,700

    James Holzhauer - 32 wins - $2,462,216

    Note: if you say Brad Rutter in the comments, you obviously believe Maxwells Silver Hammer is the greatest Beatles song, Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here is the worst album ever recorded, and Steve Hoffman created the loudness wars.
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  2. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    I have to go with Holzhauer because he applied gambling strategies on top of trivia knowledge to maximize his winnings.

    I think he would beat Jennings in a tournament.
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  3. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

    I have to guess that the producers of Jeopardy are already trying to arrange a showdown between these two guys, plus a third former champion (or Watson?).
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  4. daca

    daca Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Personally, if Alex Trebek decides to call it quits in the near future (I pray that he does not), for Alex’s final week; I would personally like to see an entire week of Jennings vs. Holzhauer, head to head, with a ridiculous grand prize to the person who amasses the most cash in 5 games.
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  5. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident

    Jennings for the most wins in a row.
  6. Jocko

    Jocko Forum Resident

    James by far! They had to bring in a ringer to stop him.
  7. daca

    daca Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Although I believe James would beat Ken in a head to head match, I’ll have to give the nod to Ken. At least at this point in time.

    74 wins in a row is DiMaggio impressive.
  8. njwiv

    njwiv Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
    Chuck Forrest will always be my favorite.
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  9. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    I liked the guy a few years back who said he used to be in a punk band called "Vomit Government".
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  10. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    Phil Connors.

  11. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    The GOAT (Greatest Of All-Time) is Sir Alex Trebek himself ...

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  12. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    I was thinking of “GOAT” like Charlie Brown is always the goat. Lol.

    I vote James because he won more in a shorter time.
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  13. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!


    I can't believe that I have to admit this, as I have always felt that Pat Sajak is a bit of a boring game show host, but feel free to see the moment that Pat recently stole this award from Alex ...

    Spin ahead to the 1:53 mark of the following clip ...

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  14. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    this is aaron vs maris… going aaron. (Jennings. twice as many victories)
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  15. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

    I think Brad Rutter should be added to the list of Jennings and Holzhauer. Overall, while Jennings is my sentimental favourite, I think Rutter is a slightly better player than Jennings. A match with the three of them would be exciting. And since Holzhauer's tactics are now obvious, it would be interesting to see how two of the best players would play against him.

    However, I think the best Jeopardy player ever (although she holds no records) is Larissa Kelly.
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  16. daca

    daca Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    +2 for the correct comparison of the All Time HR leader and the individual with the Most HR’s in a single season.
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  17. Deep Blue.
  18. For my money, it's Turd Ferguson...

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  19. daca

    daca Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Turd Ferguson is a great character; however, “Sean Connery” is the greatest. (Clip maybe NSFW. Im not sure if your employer has an AN ALBUM COVER.)

    Suck it Trebek

    Joking of course Alex. You are truly the GOAT. We all love you. Best wishes to you for a full recovery!
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  20. Damien DiAngelo

    Damien DiAngelo Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    I'm going with Holzhauer because he won more money per episode.
    Although 74 games in a row is very very impressive!
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  21. Related question: When did "GOAT" become the acronym de jour??

    Like I've literally seen GOAT on Reddit 10+ times (in different threads, including a bunch of thread-titles) in just the last 3-4, maybe 5 days -- along with this thread -- and I don't think I'd EVER seen that acronym before last week.
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  22. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Hot Take Resident®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Quite awhile now. Several years in fact. I first saw it referring to Tom “Tom Terrific” Brady.
  23. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    After all the years here and getting used to 'the goat' meaning Stevie, now I have to re-learn things. Sheesh! You young whipper snappers!
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  24. daca

    daca Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    In sports parlance, I first recall it being the nickname given to Jerry Rice. I’m sure that was not the first time, nor will it be the last time it will be used. It seems now there is a GOAT for everything, and why should Jeopardy! be any different?

    Sorry @GodShifter , can’t give a like to a cheater.
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  25. daca

    daca Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Jeopardy! “randomly” put James Holzhauer in the #1 slot in the GOAT Tournament.

    Edit: Very impressive first game by Ken Jennings. He out “Holzhaured” Holzhauer.

    Also, of course a Shakespeare category would turn up. Alas, enough of this.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2020
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