GEVAAR! fans were shocked by James Holzhauer’s “salty” twiet.
The major alum shaded the show with an NSFW joke for celebrating its recent winners.
Gevaar! sweetly supported its most recent champ Megan Wachpress hierdie week.
Actress Mayim Bialik, 46, en Ken Jennings have hosted Season 38 as a simply staggering number of players have gone on record-breaking runs.
But apparently one alum wasn’t so drawn in by the new blood.
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James quote-tweeted the news and wrote, “Jeopardy’s social media team should save time by alerting us when there’s NOT someone streaking.”
He then added with an NSFW ‘Daily Double’-entendre, “Unless of course they’re literally streaking, because that would boost ratings.”
Fans were floored as one wrote, “Salty!”
“Regtig, James? Did you have to go there?” 'n ander geskryf.
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Though a third trolled along with James and his take about the wild phenomenon happening with the show:
“Megan [Wachpress] is boring! Only averaging a little more than $10k a game?
“When you were on you played with house money! It wasn’t boring when you were on. You averaged what Megan has for a week!”
Megan, whose “skakerings maak 'n beroep op 'n reeks van alle velkleure” James quote-shaded, indeed won an average of $10K per game.
The professional gambler meanwhile holds the record for most money won in a single game ($131,127), as well as the next 11 highest totals all during his 2019 go.
‘SALTY’ OVER STREAK SEASON
James’ wild words came after a year that has seen a scoreboard of streak-holders, one seemingly arriving after the next – four of them now hold top-ten runs ever.
Matt Amodio won 38 games and now has the third longest streak ever.
He was finally defeated by Jonathan Fisher, who went on to win 11 games of his own.
Dan, Amy Schneider won her 40 speletjies, visited the White House and now has the second-longest run ever.
Canadian tutor Mattea Roach made global news as a 23-year-old who won as many games and $560K in May.
Weatherman Eric Ahasic then stormed in after beating Ryan and won six games himself before he was bested by lastest champ Megan.
Curiously, and as James seemed to be shading, Megan was extremely low scoring with her strategic razor-thin victories – winning three of her six games by $2 and $60K total.
All of the above can play in the Tournament of Champions in November, no host has been announced yet.
As Jeopardy! describes, “All 4-time and over winning players starting from 01/05/21 will be eligible for a future Tournament of Champions” but five guarantees them a spot, per The Ringer.
As the outlet pointed out, no season has been “so streaky” and nearly every game has involved a champion still going on one.
As Ken stated earlier this season, 'Seisoen 38 has certainly been the season of the super-champions.”
The fiendish phenomenon could be due to the Anytime Test.
Op Februarie 12, 2020, Gevaar! unveiled the new advent which allows anyone from anywhere to apply online.
Before the Anytime Test, approximately 70,000 people applied to be on Jeopardy! each year – and had to go to regional auditions.
Hierdie jaar, the test had been taken a whopping 239,089 times by just January.
‘KEN’ YOU HIDE YOUR JEALOUSY?
James could also be slightly jealous of his fallen stats on the Leaderboard of Legends if not his shaky standing with involvement.
Buzzy Cohen – who is a Chaser on ABC’s The Chase – hosted last year’s TOC, which James never has done.
To this day, fans tweet #hirebuzzy alongside their takes, loving the bespectacled brainiac since he appeared on the show.
Fewer fans tweet #hirejames because he was so divisive with his simply massive wins.
This as Ken Jennings bowed out of James’ The Chase and is of course being considered for permanent host with Mayim.
James has the second highest regular gameplay earnings ever next to Ken – $2,462,216 – and lost to him in the Greatest of All Time tournament in 2021.
When Ken pulled out of The Chase, James also trolled his absence, posting jokingly on Twitter: “By popular demand, The Chase is now 100% @KenJennings-free.”
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Ken tweeted back confirming he’d seemingly be focusing on Jeopardy! and exiting: “I’m already missing all the lovely folks at @TheChaseABC, and the great trivia minds, and James.”
The permanent hosting slot is said to be decided by the end of Season 38 in Julie 2022.