Basketball blog Dribble Penetration’s David Aguilar wrote a highly entertaining sports recap of Joon’s Jeopardy! run thus far (his fifth match airs today). Joon is compared to Kobe Bryant and Muhammad Ali, which (correct me if I’m wrong) I don’t think is too commonplace among Jeopardy! contestants.
I’ll go ahead and spoil the closing sentence of the essay: “With his reckless style of play, Joon might not make it past Friday, but he has forever carved out a place in the American cultural tapestry as a modern day nerd-cowboy—as well as a place in our hearts.”
Both Aguilar and Alex Trebek have alluded to Joon’s youth but you know what? He’s a respectable 32. He’s not some punk kid. Is he still “the madman genius of his generation of Jeopardy players” if he isn’t, say, 22? I vote yes.
After Joon’s third win, instead of just setting the DVR to record Thursday’s episode, my husband set up a season pass for all subsequent episodes of the show. Hey, you never know how long Joon’s streak will continue.
Thanks for entertaining us on TV all week, Joon!