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Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 9:37PM EDT
Austin Rogers is among 15 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions players
The top 15 players from the past two seasons will compete starting on Nov. 6.
Posted Tuesday 10/24/17 at 9:08PM EDT
Austin Rogers helped deliver big ratings to Jeopardy!
The game show jumped to a seven-month high the week Rogers’ 12-show winning streak came to an end.
Posted Monday 10/16/17 at 6:18AM EDT
What’s next for Jeopardy!’s Austin Rogers? Will he become an author?
The Jeopardy! champion has been getting hosting offers — and book offers.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 4:15AM EDT
Jeopardy!’s Austin Rogers got Alex Trebek to say a naughty word
Even Trebek ended up liking the oddball contestant, saying: “He was fun to be with and slightly irreverent.” ALSO: Jimmy Fallon and Rogers have been friends for 15 years.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 11:15PM EDT
Austin Rogers admits he’s been a “disruptive” Jeopardy! player, but he hates using that word
“It’s not a hearing at the Hague,” says Rogers in explaining his unusual behavior. “It’s not a session of the NATO joint chiefs. It’s a game show meant to entertain. So why not have fun on it? I set myself a goal to win my first game. When I won it so convincingly, my motivation was not to keep accruing crazy money. My motivation was to enjoy myself in the moment now that I already set my own goal. So every subsequent game was, ‘Let’s have fun with this, I don’t care if I lose now!’ From day two onward, I never cared if I lost.”
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Austin Rogers says nine years of bar trivia nights prepared him to dominate Jeopardy!
“I write all my own questions,” Rogers -- who insists he’s not a hipster -- tells The Huffington Post of his involvement in bar trivia nights. “I research all my own questions. I write my own rounds. I write my own themes and several times, questions I’ve written ― because I’ve written tens and tens of thousands of questions, I mean, 60 questions a week over nine years or whatever ― several times questions I’ve written have come up. And it helped me, literally like, I would not have known this had I not written that question three months ago.”
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 10:24PM EDT
Austin Rogers is precisely the person who isn’t supposed to win Jeopardy!
The unusual Jeopardy! contestant — who was recently spotted partying with Jimmy Fallon — is “a showman,” says Lawrence Selden. “When he had to reply to a clue with ‘the Eagles,’ he grumbled. When he aced a Daily Double, he punched his arm across his body in exaltation And then there’s his banter with host Alex Trebek. Clearly each has boundless contempt for the other. Trebek can’t stand Austin’s jokes. Austin can’t stand Trebek’s presentation. When a sneering Trebek asked Rogers how he ‘got to be so smart,’ Rogers deadpanned: ‘Genetics. Luck. Karma’ What about school?, Trebek asked. Pfft, Austin replied.” ALSO: Rogers’ commitment to the bit is impressive.
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 9:47PM EDT
Jeopardy!’s newest sensation is a “sassy bearded man”
Zany, unkempt New York City bartender Austin Rogers has become a hit on the internet after earning $257,700 in winnings and inspiring numerous memes. ALSO: Rogers says “I take the Haterade with a grain of salt.”