Ken Jennings Is ‘The Greatest of All Time’!


(audience cheering) – Is that for me?
– The Greatest – For Me?
– Of All Time. Ken Jennings.
– Thank you guys! – You are now officially
Jeopardy!’s Greatest of All Time, how are you feeling? – I’m just shell-shocked,
like I’m bewildered. After finishing second place
in three or four of these, I just kind of thought I missed my prime, this is maybe not gonna happen to me. I’ve had such a great time, played against the best, but, maybe I don’t get one of these. I can’t believe what just happened. – This tournament didn’t
work out in your favor, but what’s on your mind now? – The first thing I think of is like, the best player clearly
won this tournament. I think that if I had really played the other two,
I would’ve lost to just some terribly bad breaks that would bug me, but no, Ken’s performance out
there was just otherworldly. He like entered some new
mode I’ve never seen before and there was just no beating that. – Brad you’re still Jeopardy!’s
all-time money winner, but this tournament just wasn’t yours. Now that it’s all over, what’s
going through your mind? – Disappointed, I would’ve liked to have given a better showing than I did. Although it did give me the
chance to shout some people out in Final Jeopardy! which
I’ve never done before so, there’s a silver lining to everything.

89 thoughts on “Ken Jennings Is ‘The Greatest of All Time’!

  1. There's Ken Jennings and everybody else. You look at great streaks in history. Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak. Brett Favre starting 297 straight games as a quarterback in the NFL. Ken Jennings winning 74 straight Jeopardy! games. They'll all never be broken

  2. Although I am strongly for James, I applaud Ken for his amazing and impressive run through this tournament. Brad wins the sharpest dressed award by far. James and Brad show good sportsmanship. These three men are all great champions!

  3. Congratulations, Ken Jennings! My great-grandmother would've been very happy to know that you've been crowned the Greatest of All Time Jeopardy! champion after watching you on your original run on Jeopardy! 15 years ago. Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, well done. Great matches. All three of you are the greatest Jeopardy! players in my book.

  4. Clue: "This Term for a Greatest of All Time Winner, can also mean a 74-Time Consecutive Winner"
    Response: What's a Ken Jennings?
    Congratulations, Ken! And to Brad and James, it was a good try, and you both should be commended for it. Great tournament, ABC and everybody!

  5. I was pulling for James but I knew deep down Ken was going to take the crown. My favorite part about this tournament was seeing how happy it made Alex. For him, watching the two best players(and Brad) go head to head was an absolute thrill. I wanted it to last longer but I'm glad it happened in the first place.

  6. FINALLY, Ken wins a tournament. Take THAT, Brad Rutter! Your streak is SNAPPED! But in all honesty, these guys deserve to be congratulated for their accomplishments.

  7. Brad what happened?!?! But honestly Ken and James played in the era of super players so it made sense that they ran the show. I did think James would come back at the end for and win, to play one more match. But alas, Ken won, and it seemed fitting that he did. Nicely played Jep team. Wonderfully produced epic battle. And might I add…Mr. Trebek you were awesome as well.

  8. Ken deserves the title after 15 years of his streak, losing to Brad in every single tournament, and previously was the only person who could not say he won a tournament lol. All jokes aside, thank you Jeopardy for giving us the opportunity to see the three of them again in what was possibly the greatest game show tournament period.

  9. Sorry, but Ken Jennings is NOT the greatest of all-time because he risked without any help from James. This #JeopardyGOAT event was supposed to be epic, but with that event…

    IT WAS ALL FOR NOTHING!
    NOTHING!

  10. This was not only Brad’s first Jeopardy loss to a human opponent, but also being a nonfactor throughout the tournament.

  11. Not to take away any shine but I think Ken knew this would be quite possibly the last time he would see Alex. We all know his health is turning for the worse (you could even see his wig on in the episode) and I think this tournament solidified Ken as the next jeporady host. I hope Alex gets better and continues to host Americas favorite gameshow.

  12. I’m mostly thankful Alex fought so hard to stay as healthy as he could for this very special tournament. It just wouldn’t have been the G.O.A.T. with anyone else hosting. He had a brave and happy face, but I could see he seemed somewhat tired.
    I will keep wishing, hoping, praying for a miracle to restore his health. I sure wouldn’t want that treasure of a man to suffer. 💜
    I believe Ken would be the perfect choice to follow in Alex’ footsteps as host. Certainly Alex would give his stamp of approval. A very entertaining and and educational battle of the brainiacs, but Ken was next level. Congratulations to all of them. 🐐🎊🏆🥇🥈🥉🥂🍾🤓

  13. 74 Jeopardy wins in a row can be beaten. 56 consecutive games with a hit can be beaten. What will not be beaten: two MLB grand slam homeruns in the same inning off the same pitcher. An even more certainly unbeatable feat: being the first person to walk on the moon— but even then one must be careful to define the relevant terminology. Which moon?

  14. Damn it, the leaker was right. Whoever leaked this result in advance, fuck you to hell!

    On a more prevalent note though, excellent job Ken! I may dislike your character but I can't deny that you are indeed a behemoth of a champion, and that you didn't just win 74 games for nothing! Great job to James too for a respectable second place finish and for coming close to pulling off the biggest comeback in Jeopardy history this match (Seriously, just ONE FJ clue tonight was the difference between a match 5 and Ken's coronation!).

    As for Brad, I truly do feel bad for the guy. The internet's gonna shit all over the guy now after this tournament, but whether his skills are as good as they used to be or not, he is still a hell of a player, and the fact that it took a brutal buzzsaw combo of Ken and James to finally defeat him is a testament to how fantastic he truly is as a contestant. You gotta give the guy respect, even if he isn't quite at the level of Ken or James.

    In the end, Ken may be "the Greatest of All Time", but James will always be my favorite player of all time. Too bad we won't be seeing him or these other two guys again until at least after Trebek leaves the show.

  15. I applaud Ken for his victory and I commend all three players on a fantastic job with the game. Best tournament ever. Ken deserved it after such a long time

  16. Congrats to Ken! I was going for James but Ken, man!, that guy deserves that win. He was unstoppable and not sure how James even won a game. Ken was a man on a mission and he accomplished that mission like a true champion! Ken truly deserve that GOAT trophy! There were times there that I didn't even remember Brad was there, it was just all Ken and James, and mostly Ken! Feel badly for Brad, what the heck happened?

  17. Now Ken must defeat the final boss, revealed to be the host himself, Alex Trebek! To be the man, you've got to beat the man…to be the new host!

  18. This tournament boiled down to Ken and James, Brad was never a factor in any of the matches. Congrats to Ken on winning, all three were great champions, and had their moments during their championship runs to get to this point.

  19. Well, my favorite player Brad Rutter went undefeated for 19 years, and won all four major Jeopardy tournaments, including three wins over Ken Jennings. However, he was much slower on the buzzer than usual, and strangely he missed a lot of questions. Sometimes life makes no sense at all. However, congratulations to all three contestants, Alex Trebek, and the entire Jeopardy staff that made this another exciting event.

  20. "For me?"… Ken is so likeable, so humble and kind. Love KJ. Personally, I did not like the zero-score comment from James. I hope Ken is the next host, sorry to even be thinking that way, as Alex is beloved, and the reason I watch in the first place. This was fun and so fitting and timely for Alex.

  21. I get the feeling that the underlying purpose of this showdown was to determine who would replace Alex once he's gone.

  22. I'm glad Ken won smart and has a good personality. Brad was like a deer in the headlights for most of the tournament and James just comes off as a jerk with an insincere smile.

  23. If anybody wants to research and watch old clips from the legendary Jeopardy tournaments, they are the 2002 Million Dollar Masters Tournament, the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions, the 2014 Battle of the Decades, and the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games.

  24. ken should for sure host jeopardy after alexs retirement. he is the perfect foil for jeopardy as the most famous player for years and now finally has proven hes the great one.

  25. Ken is 45 years old, Brad is 41 years old, and James is 36 years old. It is sort of strange that Ken can still play at that level, but Brad is not nearly the player he was in previous years.

  26. While I like the idea of a 'Jeopardy Greatest of All Time with Ken Jennings vs James Holz': 💲💵💰 1. The actual winnings should be posted alone to the overall Jeopardy historical score (not the agreed upon $1 million or $250,000) in fairness to those who played before. 🧐🤔2. Jeopardy matches are always sudden death and last only one day. The winner should face all the top winners from each year throughout the history of the game and from all the tournaments including collegiate until only one person is left alone. 🤫3. The format used in the Greatest is not fair to those who have lost before in matches, especially by a few dollars. 📱📱 4. Let social media and those on apps pick the categories and control the daily doubles. Why not add extra daily doubles?? Take away the randomness of game and let the players get a full opportunity to showcase their strengths. 🤫💲💲💲5. What you win is what you win! No agreed upon anything. If the champion wins $1, that's it. That will make it less safe, more unpredictable and more competitive like regular episodes. 😁🤗6. Make the strength of questions all very difficult and some requiring more than one answer. (This they did at times). 🤫🤔7. Everybody knew that Ken Jennings is the most popular person to ever come on Jeopardy!!! Do a behind the scenes to show there is no conspiracy in him winning. Since Jeopardy knows weaknesses and strengths of all contestants, here and past, prove that winners are not a conspiracy for ratings. I honestly believe we don't have a Greatest of all time and never will!!!! Let the winners be based not on matches but earnings like every other Jeopardy episode. While this was fun, this was not like the other Jeopardy Shows we are accustomed to. And is winning the money greater than longevity of winning even by a few dollars???? 74 wins vs winning the most or single day records???? For example, if someone comes on Jeopardy for 100 days and wins an average of $1,000 per game vs another who comes on for 10 days and wins a $1 million by daily doubles whose the greatest??❓❔❓? We still don't know who the Greatest is but what I do know is that we are 🙏praying for Alex.

  27. I like how James seemed genuinely impressed with Ken and sincerely rooted for him and congratulated him many times thru the tournament. Great sportsmanship!

  28. Anybody wonder why James gambled everything on the second final Jeopardy? A bit unusual for final. Wonder if he took a chance and just threw in the towel for KJ's sake!

  29. Ya that was great. I remember his run years ago. I watched them all. This was super cool and poor James bo ho 🙂 ha ha ha

    Congrads Ken!

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