Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Teachers and power people
First is the teachers tourney starting May 2. The main point of this exercise, besides plugging Sony's deep love for educators everywhere, is to pick an entrant for the tournament of champions, the only Jeopardy stunt that means much.
Next is the power players week beginning May 16. Some of these power folks don't look all that almighty to me. There are some comedians, for instance, both in and out of politics. But the names may attract a few extra viewers.
In unrelated Jeopardy news, a much-hyped contestant named Jerry Vinokurov sadly faltered on his first (and only) episode. Jerry had compiled a sensational record in Quizbowl competitions, but as the posters on JBoard.tv point out, Alex's quizzer is a different animal.