Jeopardy question featuring SEC East program trips up contestants
Sports questions are often trouble for Jeopardy contestants, and the latest episode continued that theme.
The clue was about a nickname for Thomas Sumter, but also the well-known mascot for South Carolina football fans.
“For his leadership in the war, Thomas Sumter as known as “The Carolina” this bird known to South Carolina football fans.” Of course, the answer was Gamecock, and more than one fan gave them an eye roll.
According to the National Park Service, Sumter is the namesake of Fort Sumter, was a patriot general during the American Revolution. Born in Virginia in 1734, his first military experience came with the Virginia militia during the Cherokee War, 1759-1761. In 1762, he accompanied the Cherokee leader Ostenaco to London where the chief had an audience with King George III. After returning to Virginia via Charleston, he was imprisoned for indebtedness but escaped and fled to South Carolina.
He was the last surviving American general of the Revolution, dying in 1832 at the age of ninety-seven.
👀 (They didn’t know the answer). pic.twitter.com/oNiYAh6fXY
— GoGamecocks (@gogamecocks) July 9, 2021
Nobody on Jeopardy knew Thomas Sumter or @UofSC was a Gamecock. 😂
— Cris Johnson (@FCrisJ) July 8, 2021
No one knew what Thomas Sumter’s nickname/ University of South Carolina’s mascot was on Jeopardy 🙄
— Queen of Wands (@nikkiaredhead) July 8, 2021