More hotly anticipated than Shark Week, the Jeopardy College Championship is upon us once again. The Daily Doubles will be flying, Alex Trebek, drunk off his ass (a well placed source tells us he hides it well), and the Ivies, very well represented. Tune in (or Tivo/Torrent) to watch your ivory tower buddies take on the state-schooler hordes!
We’ve got Rebecca Maxfield (Brown) and Ashley Walker (Dartmouth), for a start. Representing the Bulldogs will be Yale Political Union President, New York Times-enthusiast and future world-despot Leah Libresco. Penultimately, UPenn will be fielding none other than IvyGate contributor (!) Robbie Berg. How can this get any better?
I’ll tell you how: Renaissance man, cool-cat Columbian, stud-muffin, and beloved IvyGate co-Editor-in-Chief Dan D’Addario will be pounding the buzzer to glory, TONIGHT AT 7PM. Commenters, tune in and hurl insults at his smiling visage; fanboys, fawn, scream, throw your bras. Regardless, this proud colleague has a good feeling that Dan’s near-encyclopedic knowledge and winning demeanor will elevate him to certain victory. Or at least to beating the spread (I’m still taking bets). Here’s what everyone’s favorite adorably dorky media maven had to say:
When my first grade teacher asked what was significant about the number thirteen, I replied that it was the first year of eligibility for the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament.
Aw. Also, apparently the contestants are still friends, despite their absolute destruction and humiliation at the hands of Dan’s tremendous intellect. (We can only assume; he’s been contractually sworn to secrecy regarding the outcome of the competition). According to Robbie, the competitors
have a vibrant Facebook group and lots of commonalities.
Who are “major nerds”? Just kidding. Good luck Ivy Leaguers, and keep an eye out for Team IvyGate: we play dirty.
(Dan D’Addario’s episode of Jeopardy! airs tonight at 7pm on ABC or your local station.)