• Yankee Fan Is Champion

    Posted by on March 23rd, 2011 · Comments (9)

    …on JEOPARDY! , that is.   My niece, Megan Barnes, is a big Yankees fan (she likes Derek Jeter, of course) and lives in Baltimore.  My brother usually co-ordinates his Summer visits to her with the Yankees away schedule so the two of them can catch a game or two at Camden Yards—much cheaper than Yankee Stadium you know.

    Well, last night Megan was on JEOPARDY! facing off against a 5 time Champion and another challenger AND SHE WON!!  $37,000+ in fact.  What sealed it for her was Final Jeopardy.  The category was “Garments of the World” and the question (or answer rather) was a type of veiled article of clothing mentioned by Rudyard Kipling.  Now Megan’s father (my brother) served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and while he was in the former he sent his wife (Megan’s mom) a veiled outfit worn by Muslim women called a “burqa.”   So Megan wrote down “What is a burqa?” for her response AND SHE WAS RIGHT!   The other challenger wrote down “What is…?” and lost everything but $2.   And the reigning champ,  WHO IS A MUSLIM, wrote down “What is a sari?” (a garment worn by Hindu women, I believe) AND HE WENT “ALL IN!”  Yup, he lost EVERYTHING.  So the final score was:

    My Niece …….$37,000+

     Challenger 1………… $2

     Returning Champ……$0

    I don’t know about you, but I’m counting this as a good omen for the coming season.

    Comments on Yankee Fan Is Champion

    1. March 23rd, 2011 | 6:42 am

      Jim – this is awesome! Thanks for sharing. And, congrats Megan!

      Rudyard Kipling? Wasn’t he a St. Louis Cards farmhand in the ’50′s?

      Just kidding…

    2. Raf
      March 23rd, 2011 | 7:31 am

      Nice!

    3. March 23rd, 2011 | 7:53 am

      It would have been cool if the Final Jeopardy “answer” was:

      The fourth and fifth members of the Yankees 2011 Starting Pitcher rotation.

      …uh, who is….crap, not even they know yet!

    4. MJ Recanati
      March 23rd, 2011 | 7:57 am

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      The fourth and fifth members of the Yankees 2011 Starting Pitcher rotation.

      Ivan Nova is #4, we know that much.

      #5 is either Colon or Garcia, based on experience, track record, and the fact that Mitre got lit up yesterday.

      Also, did anyone see Joba Chamberlain? Honestly, he looks fatter now than he did when camp started five weeks ago. He’s disgusting.

    5. Jim TreshFan
      March 23rd, 2011 | 10:20 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      He used to be “Joba the Hut.” Now he’s “Joba the Barn.”

    6. MJ Recanati
      March 23rd, 2011 | 10:37 am

      Jim TreshFan wrote:

      He used to be “Joba the Hut.” Now he’s “Joba the Barn.”

      LOL! :-D

    7. 77yankees
      March 23rd, 2011 | 8:06 pm

      Jim TreshFan wrote:

      @ MJ Recanati:
      He used to be “Joba the Hut.” Now he’s “Joba the Barn.”

      I would have said he’s now “Pizza the Hut” to quote the Spaceballs parody. :-)

    8. Raf
      March 24th, 2011 | 1:04 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      It would have been cool if the Final Jeopardy “answer” was:
      The fourth and fifth members of the Yankees 2011 Starting Pitcher rotation.

      Who are Ivan Nova (#4) and Freddy Garcia? (#5)

      :D

    9. Raf
      March 24th, 2011 | 1:06 pm

      Colon to the pen, don’t know what they’re going to do with Mitre. I suppose if he passes through waivers he could be stashed @ AAA. If Oliver Perez can be claimed by the Nationals, I’m sure Mitre could find work somewhere.

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