•   
  •   
  •   

EntertainmentKen Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'

20:11  06 june  2019
20:11  06 june  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

How Alex Trebek Became the Face of ‘Jeopardy!’ and Earned an Insanely High Net Worth

How Alex Trebek Became the Face of ‘Jeopardy!’ and Earned an Insanely High Net Worth The legendary host has led the game show through 35 years of success.

" Jeopardy !" legend Ken Jennings selected that response when asked if he would ever face off against the recently-unseated champ " It ' s got to be inevitable ," Jennings , 45, said in an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America" when asked if there would ever be a Jennings - Holzhauer

Face - Off Against James Holzhauer Is ' Inevitable '. Eric Todisco. “I think it ’ s inevitable ,” Jennings , 45, said of the possibility of him taking on Holzhauer , 35, at some point in the RELATED: Jeopardy Champ James Holzhauer Continues His Hot Streak — and Even Ken Jennings Is Cheering Him On.

If you ask Ken Jennings, a throw-down with James Holzhauer is not in jeopardy.

Jennings described the face-off as a sure thing during an interview with "Good Morning America" that aired Thursday.

"It's got to be inevitable," Jennings said of going head-to-head with the man who came within $58,484 of his cash record set in 2004. Jennings holds the record of biggest winnings in regular-season play ($2,520,700) and consecutive games won (74). Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, bet big and holds the record for single-game winnings ($131,127).

James Holzhauer’s lastest ‘Jeopardy’ win saved Tom Brady from eating a strawberry

James Holzhauer’s lastest ‘Jeopardy’ win saved Tom Brady from eating a strawberry Tom Brady was ready to eat a strawberry if Jeopardy James lost.

Ken Jennings is ready to face off against ' Jeopardy !' champ James Holzhauer : It ' s ' inevitable '. Erin Jensen. If you ask Ken Jennings , a throw-down with James Holzhauer is not in jeopardy . Jennings described the face - off as a sure thing during an interview with "Good Morning America"

When it comes to one of the most anticipated match-ups '' Jeopardy !'' fans could imagine, it seems Ken Jennings has accepted the " inevitable ." President-elect Joe Biden' s victory over President Trump can't be ascertained until General Services Administrator Emily Murphy signs off on it , but she is

Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable' © Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

"But 'Jeopardy!' only does those special tournaments every so often," Jennings, 45, told "GMA," "and obviously I can't get 29-year-old Ken to show up with his sleek, 29-year-old brain. It's got to be me, with my broke-down brain."

More: 'Jeopardy!' champ Ken Jennings salutes James Holzhauer's 'reign of destruction'

Jennings said he rooted for Holzhauer, despite his cash record being at stake.

"It seemed like he might be the guy, the chosen one, so I was very excited," he shared. "I wanted to see it come down to the wire, I wanted to see if it could be beaten because I think it can be done."

"He was so close to the cash record," Jennings continued. "And it just shows how fragile a 'Jeopardy!' streak is."

'Jeopardy!' legend Ken Jennings admits this one thing about James Holzhauer's run bugs him

'Jeopardy!' legend Ken Jennings admits this one thing about James Holzhauer's run bugs him Ken Jennings is "excited" for current "Jeopardy!" champ James Holzhauer, now within $325,143 of the former star's cash record. But this gets to him.

Now that James Holzhauer ’ s “ Jeopardy !” winning-streak has come to an end just shy of Ken Jennings ’ cash record As for someday playing against Holzhauer in one of the show’ s “ Champions Tournament” rounds, Jennings said he would love the opportunity to go up against the Las Vegas

“ Jeopardy !” champion Ken Jennings — who awed audiences when he won 74 straight games in 2004 — is ready for the next challenge. The tournament structure — where Holzhauer will face Rutter and Jennings for the very first time — is different from a standard one-night “ Jeopardy !” game

Jennings believes a battle with Holzhauer would compare to his 2011 showdown with IBM's Watson computer, which ended in defeat.

More: James Holzhauer names his favorite (albeit wrong) conspiracy theory about 'Jeopardy!' loss

"Watching James on that show, he feels as close to Watson as you can get and still have a pulse," Jennings said. "His accuracy is just unbelievable."

Jennings reiterated how he's had to come to terms with no longer being the lone big name in "Jeopardy!"

"It hit me all at once, I'm not that 'Jeopardy guy' anymore," he explained. "He's that 'Jeopardy! guy,' I'm like your dad's 'Jeopardy! guy.' "

More: 'Jeopardy!' legend Ken Jennings admits this one thing about James Holzhauer's run bugs him

Jennings said he and Holzhauer have exchanged emails, in which he's doled out advice.

"I just told him take some time to think about what it is you want, 'cause you do have a window," Jennings said. "Do you have a book idea? Do you have a podcast idea? Do you want to give a TED Talk? Because now's the time."

Holzhauer's run on ‘Jeopardy!’ finally ends

Holzhauer's run on ‘Jeopardy!’ finally ends Holzhauer's run on ‘Jeopardy!’ finally ends

As Holzhauer rapidly approached Jennings ’ record, it felt like a new champion was inevitable . But even though the gambler fell just short, Jennings says he was blown away by Holzhauer ’ s impressive gameplay. “Watching James on that show, he feels as close to Watson as you can get and still have

Ken Jennings : First of all, I’m just gobsmacked by James . It ' s absolutely insane what he's doing. That was the only time that Jeopardy ! contestants could show up and see the returning champion Do you anticipate facing off against James in a tournament? What happens when everyone he’s

Jennings said he returned to his old stomping grounds in April, venturing to a taping to check in on host Alex Trebek, who revealed his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March.

"He was in good spirits, and he showed me some of the letters – the hundreds of thousands of letters he's been getting, and it was touching how much it meant to him," said Jennings.

Jennings, a full-time author, who will serve as an expert for Game Show Network's "Best Ever Trivia Show" debuting Monday, reflected on the unexpected success resulting from his time on "Jeopardy!"

"It was such a weird accident, that I could've had a mid-life crisis, and instead I went on a game show," he said. "And I accidentally got to write the books and to spend more time with my kids. Like, what could be better than that?"

More: James Holzhauer is (finally) unseated as 'Jeopardy!' champion; how did it all come down?

Jeopardy!'s James Holzhauer Speaks Out About Losing After 32 Straight Wins

Jeopardy!'s James Holzhauer Speaks Out About Losing After 32 Straight Wins Jeopardy!'s James Holzhauer Speaks Out After Losing

More: James Holzhauer explains why he wagered just $1,399 in his last Final Jeopardy

Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'
Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'

Read more

'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer donates to pancreatic cancer walk in Alex Trebek's name.
James Holzhauer, the Jeopardy! champion who won 32 straight games, has donated a portion of his winnings to a pancreatic cancer walk. And he did so in Alex Trebek's name. The popular "Jeopardy!" host publicly announced the diagnosis of his stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March. He's since said he's in near-remission. Here's how it happened: During what would be the contestant's final episode, Trebek praised Holzhauer's daughter for a handmade card. "I want to express my thanks to your beautiful little daughter, Natasha, for having made this get-well card for me," Trebek said in the beginning of the show.

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!