Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is planning a cool tribute to “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek for Monday night.
Mache, who does custom artwork for many NFL players’ cleats, posted an image of Thielen’s footwear on social media. The shoes feature Trebek’s face, a message from Thielen, and even replaces the “Adidas” name with “Trebek.” Thielen will wear the shoes prior to the game during warmups.
Trebek was an American TV icon who hosted “Jeopardy!” since 1984. He died Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
We’re guessing that, like many of us, Thielen enjoyed watching Trebek roast contestants when their sports knowledge was lacking, like he did here.
One of the most recognizable faces in US television history has died, as Alex Trebek lost his battle with pancreatic cancer early Sunday morning.
The official Twitter account for “Jeopardy!” confirmed on Sunday that Trebek has died. He was 80.
Trebek had hosted “Jeopardy!” since 1984. He announced last March that he had been diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer.
Trebek treated sports fans to some great moments over the years, one of which was when he hilariously zinged contestants for their lack of football knowledge (video here). He’ll be greatly missed.
Alex Trebek is known for his stoicism as the longtime host of “Jeopardy,” so to see him break character was unusual, but great to see.
During Monday’s episode of the long-running quiz show, a contestant did not know the answer to “Final Jeopardy” and decided to write in “What is we love you, Alex!” The host’s voice quivered as he was clearly moved by the sweet answer.
Trebek, 79, has been the host of “Jeopardy!” since 1984. In March, he announced that he had been diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. He has since shared that he has responded positively to treatment.
Trebek was no doubt touched by the gesture and is feeling the love as he battles cancer.
If you can’t trust a man who you have seen on TV your entire life hosting a show that makes you feel dumber every time you watch it, whom can you trust? Alex Trebek has been hosting Jeopardy since 1984. He has learned more random facts over the past 28 years than any of us would learn in 28 lifetimes. But does he know sports? If the people of Washington, D.C. trust Trebek’s opinion of their teams, 2012 is going to be a phenomenal year.
Trebek sat down for an interview with ABC7’s Alex Parker this week and shared his thoughts on the Redskins, Nationals, and other D.C. teams. One of the subjects he touched on was the Redskins potentially drafting Robert Griffin III, whom Trebek can envision leading the Skins to a 12-win season.
“(Robert) Griffin is going to be something special,” Trebek said. “He is something special because he is multi-talented. He can pass, he can run, he can do a lot of things. I think Washington is going to be very happy if they get him.”