Claire McNear
Claire McNear
"creepy little rat" - Bill Maher | staff writer @ringer | my book about JEOPARDY!, Answers in the Form of Questions, is out nowSource
Washington, DC
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Ken Jennings Is a Permanent ‘Jeopardy!’ Cohost—Don’t Mention That to Everyone He Beat

Ken Jennings Is a Permanent ‘Jeopardy!’ Cohost—Don’t Mention That to Everyone He Beat

Filed under:The GOAT kicks off the new season as the quiz show’s permanent co-emcee, which leaves the dozens of players he offed—dubbed the KJL—watching through their fingersEditor’s note: On Saturday, Ringer senior staff writer Jonathan Tjarks passed away. .On Monday night, Ken Jennings—the winningest contestant in Jeopardy! history—will finally step behind the lectern of the Alex Trebek Stage as an official permanent host. Through a season filling in part time with actress Mayim Bialik, he has served as a comforting bridge to the quiz show’s glory days for viewers and contestants...

Sep 12
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What’s Behind All the Winning Streaks on ‘Jeopardy!’ This Season?

What’s Behind All the Winning Streaks on ‘Jeopardy!’ This Season?

Filed under:From Matt Amodio to Jonathan Fisher to Amy Schneider, this season of ‘Jeopardy!’ has been defined by super-champions. Why have there been so many long winning streaks? And what could come next?Something streaky is happening on Jeopardy! right now.In September, Matt Amodio kicked off the show’s 38th season by tacking another 20 wins onto the streak that he began over the summer, making him the owner of the second-longest winning streak (38 games) in Jeopardy! history. He was finally defeated by Jonathan Fisher, who went on to win 11 games of his own. Fisher fell to Nancy...

Jan 6
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Don’t Dismiss the Washington Football Report as Just Another Problem With the Franchise

Don’t Dismiss the Washington Football Report as Just Another Problem With the Franchise

Filed under:On Thursday, The Washington Post detailed the accounts of 17 women who say they were sexually harassed and verbally abused by senior members of the Washington organization. As the story’s aftermath showed, this is not a unique issue.The whispers started Sunday.Bad news was coming about the NFL franchise in D.C., NFL reporters and local media said. “I’ve been told it has to do with the front office firings of Alex Santos and Richard Mann II,” . “The warped and toxic culture of the Washington Football Team is about to be exposed in a sickening fashion,” . “It’s not going to be...

July 17, 2020
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