Meet Yogesh: Jeopardy's Newest Super Player Who May Also Become The World's Greatest Super Villain
Yogesh is his name and trivia is his game. Now, why am I drawing attention to mere two-day Jeopardy! champion? I'll tell you why. Yesterday featured a seemingly normal Jeopardy! contest between Yogesh, a clever gentleman named Kyle, and an intelligent lady who said, out loud, she would use her Jeopardy! winnings to discover the background DNA of her cats. A good, fair, competitive game by all...and Yogesh straight up destroyed them all. Including his buzzer. All game Yogesh beat that click like it owes him money.
So what's the big deal? Yogesh won his second big game of Jeopardy!, cool beans, yo! Well, a few reasons why this could be the start of something huge. Yogesh obviously knows how the game is played. He's one smart cookie. In fact, he stated during his interview he is the only living person (s/o Watson) to ever beat Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a live trivia competition. Impressive. But he also may have been born for this show more than any individual who has ever existed. Why? He's got motive, baby:
Yogesh and pretty boy Jeopardy! James Holzhauer were high school trivia rivals?!?!?!? Yup. Not only that, Yogesh seems to have a boulder on his shoulder for his nemesis:
"He was Jamie Holzhauer in those days."
"My team won two Scholastic Bowl State Championships and his team won…zero."
The hate is palpable. This could be the beginning of the end of Jeopardy! as we know it. Yogesh may never lose out of spite.
Also, just like how Barstool loves Barstool, Yogesh LOVES him some Yogesh. And the masses have already taken notice. The man has 3 full-time professions for fuck's sake - Blogger, Writer, AND Podcaster! Did he steal that from right off Ben Mintz's LinkedIn page??? Nevertheless, we may be watching the birth of an all-time villain.
There's a fine line between confidence and cockiness and Yogesh has already Carl Lewis triple jumped over that border just two games into his potential dynasty run. And do you think he gives a shit? Absolutely not. Yogesh has already declared Prima Nocta on Jeopardy!, the trivia world, and quite possibly the real world itself. And if you don't like it, just stop him. Go on. I dare you. The only man worthy might be is noted Dozen Participation Trophy Winner Brandon Walker, but unfortunately he doesn't know how real Jeopardy! works..
Good luck to Yoge - nay, to the world.
PS - The percentage Yogesh now gets eliminated tonight after this blog is currently set at 1000000000%. WSD and I are live now if you want to come thru and talk Yogesh.