Colby Burnett Wins “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions
Love him or hate him, Oak Park, Illinois, teacher Colby Burnett proved he is the best of the best this year on Jeopardy!. Last night Colby won the 2013 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions and captured the $250,000 top prize. Colby previously won the “Teacher’s Tournament” and claimed $100,000 from that, so he’s well over $350,000 in winnings from the Alex Trebek-hosted quiz show since just November. Colby, essentially, locked up the tournament on Monday night’s first of two Finals matches. Colby ended that game with $22,200. His next closest competitor had $4,800, so it would have taken a freak accident for him not to win. The tournament’s second place finisher, Keith Whitener, left with $100,000 while third place Kristin Morgan pocketed $50,000.
Congratulations to Colby. A few videos. First, here’s an interview he took on the set of Jeopardy right after winning. Second, he made a lot of waves for his…interesting facial expressions. Whether you found it cocky or funny, it got people talking. We were just browsing YouTube and here’s a look at some of our favorites. I’m starting to think that it’s just how his face acts to these situations. I don’t imagine people can have that smug look consistently without at least attempting to fix it. It’s especially endearing when you tell people, whether it was accidental or not, to suck it. Regardless of our jokes, though, congratulations to Colby. He’s incredibly bright, a great player, and we’re glad to see him win so much money.
Photo and video courtesy Sony Pictures.