It's not often you see a bunch of NFL questions on the game show "Jeopardy!" (fine, it's answers, and you answer in the form of a question) but they recently popped up.
You never know how sports questions will go over on the show, known for much more high-brow categories than guessing quarterbacks' names. The category of "Touchdowns" was going pretty well, until the contestants blanked on the easiest answer.
Of course, Tim Tebow was one of the answers. Of course. How could the history of the NFL be written without Tebow? The question (answer, whatever) in the $400 slot in the category, was "In overtime of a 2012 wild card game, this then-Bronco quarterback threw an 80-yard touchdown to Demaryius Thomas ... A miracle?" Well, who do you think it was going to be, Brian Griese?
Joe Montana was another answer, asking who threw the game-winning touchdown to John Taylor to beat the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. Regular readers of Shutdown Corner could have gotten that in their sleep, and added when Montana was drafted and with what pick (1979, 82nd overall).
A contestant named Brad was cruising in the category, and it seemed like he was going to run the table as the two other contestants looked on. Then there was this softball for $800:
"Ahmad Bradshaw fell butt-first into the end zone to give this team a Super Bowl-winning TD against New England in 2012."
Easy peasy. Except Brad didn't ring in. Nobody did. What the heck? IT'S THE GIANTS! This wasn't ancient history or some obscure question about who Joe Pisarcik was handing off to when the Giants lost the "Miracle at the Meadowlands" (Larry Czonka), this is who won the Super Bowl just a couple years ago!
Ah, hey, whatever. At least they got the Tebow question right.
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