This is Kevin Brown. Kevin is a senior at LSU and one of the contestants on this week’s “Jeopardy!” college championship.

One of the categories on last night’s show was “college football.” You’d think that Kevin — who goes to school at a big SEC football powerhouse like LSU — might do well in that category, right?

Wrong! Kevin actually missed back-to-back questions on the subject. Even worse, both questions were on other SEC schools. Here’s the first one he couldn’t figure out (Who is Steve Spurrier?):

And here’s the second one (Who is Derrick Henry?):

Video here, via ESPN’s Mackenzie Thirkill:

People were quite upset that Kevin couldn’t answer these “easy” questions:

Kevin ended up losing last night to Emily Bingham from Wright State University:

Congratulations Emily!


  • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Gee, I dunno, maybe his school was too busy teaching him things like ACTUAL COLLEGE SUBJECTS…

    • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

      I know. Does his entire college education have to revolve around football? Maybe he, gasp, just doesn’t like the game.

      • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        SHOCK!!! HORROR!!! College Student More Interested In LEARNING!!!

        Film At Eleven…

        • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          What happened to parties and wild casual sex?

          • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Uh, that’s the faculty lounge, 3rd door on the left…

            [Hotties with GPAs above 3.5 only]

      • jeffunde

        Totally agreed. It seems that when you are not a big sports fan, you might as well have leprosy.

        • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          I prefer to think of it as very aggressive dandruff…

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Sigh, only a few comments and I still should have scrolled down.

      • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        Hey, no harm no foul, GMTA, etc. It’s all cool.

    • TugboatPhil

      On the other hand, LSU is the Alma Mater of James Carville, so the kid could just be a dumb @ss.

      • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        He was smart enough to marry Mary Matalin…

        And I think the ONLY reasons she married him are because 1) she won a lifetime supply of paper bags to put over his head and 2) he’s hung like a bear…

      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

        Well, there’s that so….

      • barefooted_rascal

        A possibility, but it’s more likely that all the kids on campus who COULD have answered those sports questions would never have had a chance in hell of ever getting on Jeopardy.

      • Horatius at the Bridge

        Equally: perhaps a journalism major.

    • GirlRaisedInTheSouth

      As an LSU alum with a degree in Computer Science, I must say that football is a religion in SEC territory and missing those questions is on level with committing one of the 7 deadly sins. /sarc

      • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        We get that way up here with High School Basketball (aka “March Madness”), so…

      • Rachel


    • Frogmouth

      Like gender studies and whatnot?

      • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        Free-range Basket Weaving, Zen and the Art of Prius Maintenance, Holistic Proctology, yeah, that sort of thing…

    • interestedobserver2

      That’s a pretty good point. When I was in college (and working full time), I pretty much lost track of everything sports-related, including pro ball. I barely managed to catch the Superbowl!

  • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Bring Back Art Fleming!!!

    I don’t care if you have to dig him up and clone the guy, just please, bring him BACK!

    • TugboatPhil

      I haven’t been able to take Trebek since the Ken Jennings fraud.

      • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        What fraud? I’m pretty sure Jennings was/is a genuine d-bag…

        • TugboatPhil

          In the first round, last names are acceptable questions. Double and Final Jeopardy require a full name. In Jennings first game, the final answer had to do with a female Olympic runner. The correct question was Marion Jones. Jennings wrote for his question, “Who was Jones.”

          I would see maybe letting slide “Kowalski” or “Abramowicz,” but JONES? How many possibilities are there with that name? I questioned it at the time and later saw a replay of that game on Game Show Network. He had given the last name only.

          The fix was in on all his later victories. He never should have won the first game.

          EDIT *** I fully concur on his D-baggery.

      • Burnt Orange

        People I know were going on about Trebek one day like he was Einstein. I pointed out that he is a f*cking game show host with the answers in front of him.
        You would have though I had insulted the Pope or something. TV really confuses some people about reality and fantasy. I find the guy a snarky, pompous, boob who too often is condescending to someone who misses a question. Acts like he knows the answer when he is just reading from a prompter. Wonder if people think that a TV detective is firing real bullets at bad guys.

    • rich614

      Who is Art Fleming?

      • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        I see what you did there…

  • Token White Guy

    I’m going to throw a flag on the play here. Going to a particular college doesn’t automatically make you a college football fan, much less one that would know all the history of the game.

    • CrazyDaze✓veridicous

      But, but, but…he specifically went to an SEC school. That should automatically mean he needs to know every little nuance about the game, especially knowing every detail about the SEC football teams.

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Throw a flag – is that a hockey term? Sorry, was just finishing up my paper on a new state of dimension beyond quantum, so…

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    “One question was about Steve Spurrier and the other was about Derrick Henry…HOW DO YOU MISS THOSE?!”
    Paying attention to classes and course work than bullshit.

    • RepublicanDon

      Uh, yeah. I got straight A’s in my engineering classes. I have no idea who those two guys are.

    • Burnt Orange

      Who the heck is Derrick Henry? Spurrier was a decent pro and good coach so anyone might know him. Henry ???

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    This is what happens when the SJWs interfere with what’s important and college like parties, sex and sports.

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Yeah, but most of those SJWs are also RAs, meaning they confiscate the best weed…

    • Perso Nasplit

      And yet they complain when college tuition is so high. You either want an education based on a football team, or actually something that will give you the skills to earn enough money to pay off your debt. You dont get both.

  • rich614

    I love to watch our local high school sports. Once they move on to college (or Pro) I wouldn’t cross the street to watch them. It is big business but a kid’s game. So, count me among those who don’t know who the perps mentioned above are.

  • RepublicanDon

    I can name some of the teams in the NFL off the top of my head. If I think hard, I can put names on most of the helmets because they use logos that remind me of their names.

    I can tell you nothing about any college teams. When I was in college I could have told you the name of our team, because the cheerleaders used to shout it a lot.

    Not everyone cares about sports, especially college sports. There was a guy who said “It ain’t over ’till it’s over”, and he was/is famous. I don’t remember his name, but I think he had something to do with football.

    Science matters. Engineering matters. Service in the Military matters. Sports? Pffft.

    • TugboatPhil

      The “It ain’t over ’till it’s over” guy was US Navy veteran of WWII, Yogi Berra.

  • Arttie the Deplorable

    It will certainly be better when the tuition is too damn high guy gets elected, free school, so few consequences for goofing off.

  • whatev…✓ yo’self.

    We need free college, so we can learn about important stuff.

  • texastommy

    Give the kid a break. He’s from LSU. He thinks a corn dog is a gourmet meal … and a sex toy.

    • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Fishing lure, lightsabre, replacement for laser pointer…

      • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

        Explosives… Fish dinner tonight!

    • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

      LSU… Indeed.

      I got no Dawg in this hunt. 😉

  • Herman Snerd

    Football, Basketball, Baseball = Pablum for the masses to keep them docile & distracted…………

  • rico4900

    Leave him alone. He has been spending all his time in his “Safe Zone.”

  • thedeplorableblonde


  • Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ


  • JD

    Maybe he didn’t know the answers because he likes girls…?

  • CoastalMaineBird

    It’s almost like you think that nobody will multiply $87/hr * 5 hr/day x 30 days/mo and get $13050 and figure out that you are lying.

    • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

      And… It’s almost as if the SpamMaster providing the scripts to the minions posting the dreck can not suss the obvious, i.e. people who keep up with the minutiae of politics/current-events might not be the most gullible to the siren song of financial shysters.

      • aztectrumpet

        The folks over at breitbart sure are gullible though.

        • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

          I wouldn’t know. I barely have time to do drive-bys at twitchy…

  • LucienCordier

    What does the Securities and Exchange Commission have to do with college football?

    • Guy Dudebreaux

      A lot actually. It’s rife with scandals, kickbacks, and big money.

    • Horatius at the Bridge

      Now THAT deserves a big smile.

  • Guy Dudebreaux

    It actually makes sense. The type of people that go on Jeopardy don’t really seem like sports mavens.

  • NeoDawg

    Actually, Twitchy missed the second question as well – the answer is ‘What is the University of Alabama’ – they were asking where Derrick Henry played – not who he was.

  • JunkMonkey

    On the one hand, who the f cares about football when you have an actual education to worry about? On the other hand, why did he pick that category?

  • Burnt Orange

    Not everyone is interested or informed about the NFL”s farm system masquerading as Universities of higher learning. Just possibly he is studying academic stuff while his peers drink themselves groggy at football games. He might become a doctor and be able to treat the brain damaged results of the money machine known as “college” football.

  • DCB


  • Rachel

    LSWHO?? Come on, man. We’ve got the best conference and you blew it on Jeopardy.

    • Dan Shoop

      Sorry, but looks like SEC dominance is fading.

      • Rachel

        Dominance, perhaps, but Bama ain’t going anywhere.