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#pounditWednesday, December 1, 2021

‘Jeopardy!’ ran Aaron Judge category

Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge has made his way from the diamond to Alex Trebek’s lips.

An episode of iconic quiz show “Jeopardy!” that aired on Friday featured a category in the Double Jeopardy round that was named after the New York Yankees slugger.

Alas though, the category was not actually “Aaron Judge” but rather “Aaron, Judge.” So instead of getting clues about the 2017 AL home runs leader, the College Championship contestants got ones about hypothetical courtroom scenarios starring a judge named Aaron. A couple of examples: “As Judge Aaron enters the courtroom, the bailiff gives this two-word command to those seated in attendance,” and “Jail awaits, as you disrespected Aaron in the open court and the judge held you in this, a synonym for scorn.”

So while Friday’s episode may have disappointed sports fans who had gotten excited after seeing Judge’s name at the start of the round, perhaps it was all for the best considering the show’s history with sports-themed categories.

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