Danger! Player rips host as ‘inexperienced’ and ‘inconsistent’ in shocking statement after beating champion Troy Meyer
The danger! The contestant, who defeated 6-Day Champion Troy Meyer, has clarified to the board his personal preference to host.
Jake DeArrudda claimed “everyone cheered” when Ken Jennings took the stage in place of Mayim Bialik in a scathing post about the competition.
Jake, a Vermont delivery handler, defeated Jeopardy! Master Troy on January 27th.
Prior to the surprising turn of events, Troy had become a household name and the show’s youngest big winner with a total of $214,802.
Jake could be seen pumping his chest as he started building steam and ended up taking down Troy, who is set to return for the 2023 Tournament of Champions.
Jake talked about his Jeopardy! experience on his personal website.
He admitted it was “going to be tougher than he thought” when he found out he was going to face Troy after eight years of auditioning.
The previous winner is a big name in the trivia world, and Jake knew his name “from high-end quiz websites” before they competed.
Jake then revealed that, however, he felt he had a much better chance of doing well with Ken, 48, as the host – not Mayim.
In fact, he spent a few paragraphs explaining why and his opinion was heated.
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“SHE IS NOT EXPERIENCED”
Jake wrote on his Tape Day (when five episodes are taped in one tape), “We are also told who our host will be.”
“I’m NOT going to share my thoughts on the hosting debacle, but everyone cheered together when Ken Jennings was announced as our host.”
“I prepared for this by mostly watching Mayim Bialik episodes to become familiar with her… ‘timing’… and cadence of reading clues.”
“It was tough. She’s not an experienced presenter.”
“It’s obvious to an observant observer that she’s mispronouncing words, blowing through punctuation, and really being inconsistent in her pacing.”
Jake added to Ken, who is the all-time winning contestant with 74 wins in 2004:
“Ken, on the other hand, has been dealing with little things most of his life, so he knows the right words to emphasize and generally seems to match his pace.”
“This is important for the timing of the buzzer.
“You can at Jeopardy! don’t ring in until a human pushes the button to activate the signaling devices on stage.
“If the host’s pace is consistent each time they read the clues, it can be easier to learn how to ‘time’ the buzzer’s activation and ring it in before their opponents.
“Any additional advantage you can get will undoubtedly increase your chances of winning. You can’t win if you can’t pitch in.”
Other stars like Mattea Roach and Amy Schneider have made it clear that they prefer Ken, but it was quite surprising that a 1-Day contestant would take such a firm stance while still on the air.
Meanwhile, contestants seem less afraid to speak their mind as 3-day winner Yogesh Raut made national headlines after blasting the entire operation when he lost.
HOST WITH THE MOST PRESSURE
Over the summer, Ken and actress Mayim, 47, were announced as permanent replacements for the late longtime presenter Alex.
Alex tragically died of pancreatic cancer in 2020 at the age of 80, leaving huge footsteps to fill, and it took two dramatic years to fill them.
Ken’s first hosting list is coming to an end as Mayim comes on mid-February.
She was originally scheduled to host starting mid-December, but her schedule on the sitcom Call me Kat was long, so Jake may not have known who would be hosting.
Ken recently officiated the largest Tournament of Champions in the show’s history, which Amy Schneider won.
He also handled record runs this season like those of Cris Pannullo (21 wins) and Ray LaLonde (13 wins), all with aplomb.
Almost no game in Season 39 went with a clue on the board.
Additionally, Ken’s nimble moderation style is taking shape, and many fans agree that Mayim – previously only Celebrity Jeopardy! in the last six months – has a tough act ahead of him.
Mayim has also had more comments for improvement as far as executives and even they have said, and it’s no secret.
“Mayim said one of the things [producers] One thing I had to help her with was that she got too excited when a contestant got a correct answer,” TJ Holmes recently told ABC News.
When Mayim gets her due date, she will start a teenage tournament, which will then lead to more regular episodes.
Fans will get more from Ken as he releases the new Jeopardy! Masters spinoff set to air in prime time in the spring.
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