Friday, 28 March 2014

I Lost On Jeopardy!

If you missed last night's episode of The Hockey Show, you missed a good one. Brody Jackson and Samantha Stevens of the QX104 Winnipeg Morning Crew came in, and they were awesome. Go download the episode now. It was too much fun. Almost as much as whiffing on the easiest question you'll ever see on Jeopardy!, and then realizing moments after that you gave the wrong answer to perhaps the easiest hockey question ever on national TV. The statue above? That's Magic Johnson outside Staples Center, and someone threw a Kings jersey on him before the Stanley Cup Playoffs. To my knowledge, he has never played professional hockey.

Let me repeat that: he has never played professional hockey.
Ouch. Joe's reaction after realizing what he did tells you that he probably wasn't listening to the question very closely. Listening is a skill. Joe is probably a pretty decent listener most time, but that was a gaffe that shouldn't have happened. Yikes!

We'll move a slightly harder question now. It's a well-known fact that the Pittsburgh Penguins have a pretty lethal one-two punch in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Or at least I assumed it was a well-known fact.
Look, I get that hockey may not rank highly on a university student's list of interests. And I know that Crosby is probably the most famous of Penguins thanks to him being the face of hockey. The problem I see here is that this gentleman - hailing from Tufts Univeristy - is smack-dab in the middle of one of America's most hockey-mad regions, and he seems to only know "Penguins = Crosby".

Tufts University is routinely hailed as one of the country's best schools after transforming itself in the 1970s and rapidly becoming an "internationally renowned research university". Three of the four campuses reside in or around Boston, Massachusetts. You know, that place that is home to the Boston Bruins, Boston College, and Boston University, not to mention the myriad of NHL, AHL, and NCAA teams scattered through the region. In other words, Tufts is basically in hockey country in the northeast.

In saying this, I am not condemning Jed for not knowing Evgeni Malkin. Hockey may not be a priority to him. However, depending on what his major is at Tufts University, he may want to get a little more familiar with his surroundings if he plans on staying in or near Boston.

Got a minute? Ok, got 44 minutes? This NHL expansion documentary is a must-watch for any hockey fan.
Wow. Consider me stunned with that look at NHL expansion. Incredible info there!

And just to bring this video entry around full circle, here's Weird Al Yankovic with his tune to the Greg Kihn Band's "Our Love's In Jeopardy". Classic Weird Al never gets old.

Tonight, I'll be out at the MTS IcePlex as Beans and I cover the Juno Cup! I'll have lots of info on that tomorrow, so tune in to see your favorite Canadian music stars take on a pile of former NHL and Olympic stars! Should be a beauty!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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