You Can Thank Twitter for the Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament

January 9, 2020
James Holzhauer

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My husband and I have been loving the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time tournament this week, especially when we both got to feel EXTREMELY smart for knowing an answer none of the potential GOATS did:

Twitter was all over that one. And it turns out that Twitter may be responsible for the tournament happening at all! A Jeopardy! executive producer told Vulture that all the social media discussion about James Holzhauer's epic performance last year turned a long-gestating idea into reality. In addition to watching the already epic battle between James, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, spending more time with the legendary Alex Trebek is a welcome bonus for all of us longtime Jeopardy! fans. Look at that! Social media doing some good! The best of seven tournament continues tonight on ABC. Read more about the making of the tournament here.