Did he get the job because he was smart at all? I don’t know anything about his background. Surely after having hosted the show for so long he’s probably learned a ton of stuff.
But I don’t know how often old Jeopardy clues get reused. Assuming he was able to remember many of the clues, would he be able to do well?
Would he be able to go up against the absolute masters, perhaps even Watson itself?
I think he’s probably a pretty smart guy, but would get his clock cleaned against the Jeopardy pros. He’d probably be able to win against the vast majority of players though.
Then again, I hear Jeopardy is all about the timing of buzzing in. He’s not exactly in the prime of his life, so I’m not sure if he’d have the reaction time necessary to win.
What do you all think?