These Jeopardy contestants have no respect for the NBA.
Jeopardy!, a game show for the at least somewhat intelligent, often veers into hilarious territory when it comes to sports questions.
There’s a reason why there is a sports-specific version of the show. It’s because of incidents such as someone mixing up Alabama with Auburn, or tonight, when no one could name the Golden State Warriors based off their logo. (Notice how empty the rest of the board was before this question.)
I mean, not only are the Warriors the defending NBA champions, Stephen Curry is the reigning MVP, and the team is in the midst of a historic run that could end up being one of the greatest seasons in American sports history. They are widely covered nationally and fairly popular.
Alas, breaking the 72-win mark may be an easier task for the Warriors than breaking the Jeopardy! barrier.
UPDATE: The contestant who picked the logo has apologized on Twitter.
Not much I can say about the Warriors thing, except the brain is a funky machine. I had the info but just couldn't get to it in the moment.— Titi Alailima (@tigregeek) March 2, 2016
Titi, no need to apologize. Seriously. Now I just feel bad.
– Rohan Nadkarni