Within the seek for the subsequent full-time host of “Jeopardy!,” one former champion has a solution: Who’s Joe Buck?
Fox Sports activities announcer Joe Buck started his week-long stint internet hosting “Jeopardy!” on Monday and was met with a bevy of reactions, together with James Holzhauer, 37.
Holzhauer — who holds the report for the most important single-night haul on the present with $131,127 — believes that Buck is the suitable man for the job, however not as a result of he’s a fan.
“Jeopardy says whoever hosts full time must stop their different job, so I’m crossing my fingers it’s Joe Buck,” Holzhauer wrote.
Buck, who acquired blended opinions from followers of the sport present, is the lead baseball and soccer voice for Fox.
Holzhauer, an expert sports activities gambler, received 32 consecutive video games of Jeopardy! in 2018, bringing in $2,462,216 in winnings. He additionally received $250,000 after a victory on his season’s Match of Champions, and $250,000 as a runner-up within the Jeopardy! Best of All-Time match towards winner Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Behind Jennings and Rutter, Holzhauer has the third-largest gameshow winnings in American historical past.
Nonetheless, Holzhauer could also be out of luck, since it seems that Jeopardy has a frontrunner for its new host. The present’s govt producer, Mike Richards, will doubtless be the face of the franchise regardless of dealing with allegations of discrimination.