Danger! Fan-favorite champion Ben Chan shares a rare offstage photo as he celebrates a major milestone on a “perfect day”.
DANGER! Fan-favorite champion Ben Chan has shared a rare photo of himself on social media.
He celebrated a major milestone on a “perfect day”.
Ben shared a photo of himself on Twitter on Saturday.
He wore a jeopardy! Hat, hoodie and baseball glove.
The champion put a title on that post: “I’m excited to be throwing out the first pitch for the @TimberRattlers today!”
“A perfect day to watch a game and hang out with @Fang_T_Rattler.”
Ben has won eight games in a row for a total winnings of $227,800.
He won the game Friday in an away game against Erica Johnson, a homemaker from Greenbelt, Maryland, and Chris Hammer, a teacher from McKinney, Texas.
ALL HE DOES IS WIN
Ben caused a stir when he revealed his other wins outside of the famous game show.
While Jeopardy! on Friday! In this episode, Ben made it known that he was a star on TV and on the sports field.
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Host Mayim Bialik shared a fun fact about Ben after announcing him as the returning Jeopardy! Champion.
“I’m kind of surprised and not surprised to learn that you’re also an ultimate Frisbee champion,” admitted Mayim, 47.
Ben confirmed that he is in fact the defending Frisbee champion, adding that he may be known to audiences because of the team he plays for.
“If I look familiar, it’s because I’m a key role player with the Green Bay City League Champs [and we’re] “2X Masters,” he added.
Mayim jokingly replied, “Indeed, I thought I recognized you there.”
Although Ben may not be known as a Frisbee champion, he is known for playing at Jeopardy! Winner who secured his eighth victory on Friday.
The repeat offender finished the game with $14,800.
On Thursday’s episode, during the match, Ben also shared a success story about the ’80s Rolex he inherited from his father — which Reddit pundits say is worth $5,000.
He is a philosophy professor at St. Norbert College and is from Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Ben returned last week after abandoning his series after contracting Covid-19 in episodes that aired in April, which may have been the reason some fans were confused about seeing him again.
However, he has returned in good form and has become a potential Super Champion that no one has come close to beating yet.
He met Kristen Beck, a doctor from Seattle, Washington, and John Groves, a legislative engineering specialist originally from Labrador, Canada.
During the Q&A session, Ben revealed, “If I hold my buzzer, you can probably see my watch.”
“I inherited it from my father. I didn’t actually know much about it, but about a month after inheriting it, I watched the show Antiques Roadshow, which I’ve been watching for 20 years.
“And for the first time, an item I owned turned up and was rated!”
Ben said while showing off his gold Rolex watch that comedian Ronnie Cheing brought his father’s used hand to the arts TV show and that they had “very similar stories”.
“So it was really wonderful,” the contestant concluded sweetly.
“Well it is Time to return to the game,” host Mayim said.
“Homage to my father”
It wasn’t long before the knowledge-hungry Jeopardy! fans found that clip– The same Rolex model owned by the comedian’s father was reviewed at $5000.
Ben wrote on Reddit: Yes, it is. It also came from Hong Kong (as a gift from my mother’s family to my father).”
“A note about my father: he was the hardest-working person I’ve ever known (and possibly the hardest-working person I’ve ever heard of).
“He opened a take-away restaurant in Upper Manhattan in the early ’70s — a one-man operation — and literally worked 365 days a year, 12 hours a day, for about five years. *Five years without a day off. *”
PS I loved that the hugging buzzer pose meant there was always a part of my dad on display.”
Ben added on the internet forum: “I forgot one more funny note. *My* mom was like, “Of course you should wear it.” It’s not that special. Everyone in Hong Kong has one.”
Another fan on Reddit appreciated the story: “Ben’s anecdote about his watch is so good! I can’t believe you saved them until game 7, who knows if we would have ever heard them otherwise…”