Gosh, where do I start? This weekend was totally awesome, to say the least. Well, first off, like I said before, you won't be getting any spoilers out of me. But first, I'll say a few things about the tournament itself that won't spoil anything.
There were certainly some exciting games. In my opinion, the clues were harder than last year's College Championship, though. I managed to run a few categories about sports (go figure) but other than that, I didn't have much success. Speaking of which, obviously, I won't be keeping Coryats on my score sheet for the College Championship when it airs in November. But considering how hard the clues were for me, that might be a good thing, haha. Now, about Peter (the contestant from N.C. State). Boy, did he get a lot of support. Of course, you all know I'm a UNC fan, so it might surprise you to hear this. Even though we are fierce rivals with State, I've just never really hated them. You'd think I would, but I've always kind of liked them, believe it or not. It's Duke that I hate. So I definitely rooted for him, too, and not just Christopher, my man from UNC. The crowd was going nuts for Peter the whole time. He had such great support. So, how did he do? I'll tell you... in a month and a half. Bwahahaha.
And now, about my experience. Wow. It was completely awesome to watch Jeopardy in person. When the music started playing and Johnny did his thing in the first taping I went to, it was just like, wow, I'm watching Jeopardy live, right in front of me! It was really interesting to see how things worked behind the scenes. There were a couple of things that will get edited out, and I'll talk about those when they air. But it was really neat to see how things really work. From now on when I watch Jeopardy, I'll have a better understanding of everything that goes on. For the most part, though, it's pretty much like watching it on TV, as far as the speed of the game. It's pretty much real time, with the exception of longer breaks, of course. Boy, were the breaks fun, though. Alex is just hilarious. You think he's such a serious person by looking at him on TV, but oh man, he is so funny off camera. He said countless things that had me rolling. It was great to see a different side of Alex that you don't really see on TV.
Now, I know what you all are wondering. "Did you get on camera?!?!" Luckily, I did, and at one point, the camera was practically right beside me. If I remember correctly, the show that that happened on airs November 15, but I'm not 100% sure about that. I know it was one of the semifinal games, though. For the first round games, I was wearing a Carolina blue shirt (good luck trying to find me, considering I certainly wasn't the only UNC fan in the arena, haha). For the semifinals and finals, though, I was wearing a dark blue Red Sox shirt. I think you'll be able to spot me a bit better in those games.
Before I end this gigantic post, I have to give HUGE thanks to Sarah and the rest of the Clue Crew for treating me so well there. Gosh, you guys totally rock, to say the least. It's really nice to know that me being a huge Jeopardy fan is greatly appreciated. Thanks for everything.
So there you have it. There's more I'd like to tell you, of course, but that will have wait until November. I'm so glad Jeopardy decided to come down here, and I really do hope they come back real soon. It was a blast.