The co-author of this blog, Ken Nail appeared on "Jeopardy" this week. And while he didn't win, I, for one, still regard his appearance as a major accomplishment.
If you missed the show, you can view the stats of the game at J! Archive.com. This fan-run site meticulously records all the questions (and answers) for each game, tracks what each player won or lost and provides the kind of rigorous statistical analysis usually reserved for major league baseball.
There were a couple of places where Ken could have turned the game around -- even in Final Jeopardy (where it was clear only Ken knew the answer, but lost on a technicality). And if you're inclined to sniff at his performance, just try the board yourself at J! Archive. Chances are you'll gain some respect for what he and his fellow contestants were faced with.
Although he didn't fare as well as another Ken on "Jeopardy," we're still very proud of our own. Ken's posts are usually the most popular on the site, he's maintained an impressive exercise regimen and competes regularly, and has many more accomplishments as well. Winning's great, but so's qualifying for competition -- just ask those sitting on the sidelines.
Congratulations, Ken! (If nothing else, you've appeared on "Jeopardy" more often than I have.)
Day 232 of the WJMA Web Watch.