The Editorial Board, USA TODAY Published 3:57 p.m. ET June 4, 2019

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James Holzhauer and Emma Boettcher never would have gotten so far without having a lot going on between their ears: Our view

As devotees of the 1978 cinematic masterwork “Animal House” know, the motto of the film’s fictional Faber College was: “Knowledge is Good.” While perhaps a bit unspecific and lacking in the usual feigned gravitas, the motto does go a long way in explaining our world today, particularly as it relates to the popular game show “Jeopardy!” 

Before Monday night, James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, seemed unbeatable. Night after night he

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