Sports reporter Eddie Timanus, a five-time ‘Jeopardy!’ winner himself, says champ James Holzhauer’s huge winnings put him in a different class. USA TODAY
Eddie Timanus, who compiles the college coaches polls for USA TODAY Sports, was a five-time winner on Jeopardy! in 1999 and a Tournament of Champions semifinalist in 2000. He offers his take on the remarkable run of current “Jeopardy!” champ James Holzhauer:
I’ll admit it: From the moment he was introduced on “Jeopardy!” as (cue Johnny Gilbert voice) “a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada,” I was intrigued. This guy won’t be afraid to bet big, I thought.
Sure enough, when James Holzhauer uncovered his first daily double