a massive fail by Jeopardy contestants on a recent football category.
None of the befuddled three could nail a single clue in the category, which they wisely left for last in the round. This has occasioned much mirth, because apparently all Americans are supposed to be football experts when the Super Bowl rolls around. I dunno, a lot less people are watching the NFL these days, so maybe the cluelessness is not so amazing.
Jeopardy itself took the occasion to fire a shot at the winless Cleveland Browns. That's really kicking somebody when they're down, as in fourth and long. Alex Trebek also piled on (sorry) the hapless contestants with snarky remarks and grimaces.
True confession: I knew most of the clues. "Fair catch" isn't exactly a tough catch. But different contestants know different things.