During Wednesday night’s episode of Jeopardy, a contestant’s answer to a question shocked host Alex Trebek, and gave him some ammo for a sly insult.
The question came from the “Sports Superstars” category and read: “100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player.”
Joe’s answer: Magic Johnson. Apparently, he thought that the legendary basketball star was also an accomplished hockey player. While host Alex Trebek is normally very good at maintaining his composure during the game, he did slip in a remark as a response to Joe’s answer. “Oh no,” he said. “We’re talking about hockey, not the NBA.”
Joe immediately realized that he had screwed up, and you could see the instant look of regret on his face. After managing a win against the other contestants, Joe took to Reddit to attempt to explain himself. “I totally missed the NHL part and focused on the assists,” he said. “Just a terribly embarrassing answer all around.” He posted a picture of his priceless face and wrote, “You can see me mouth the word ‘s**t’!”
So, what was the correct answer? Wayne Gretzky. Fox Sports had some fun with this as well. After hearing Joe’s answer they wrote, “After doing some research we learned that Magic Johnson never played in the NHL. He was a basketball star.” It looks like Joe will never be able to live this one down.
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