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Lovable genius Austin Rogers' reign on 'Jeopardy!' comes to an end

13 October 2017, 08:37 | Glen Norman

Eccentric 'Jeopardy!' champion loses after 12-day winning streak

Lovable genius Austin Rogers' reign on 'Jeopardy!' comes to an end

The crazy-haired, Kramer-esque Rogers won $411,000, gained a legion of fans and received plenty of press during his 12-game winning streak.

The 12-day winning streak for a charismatic "Jeopardy!" contestant came to a close on Thursday night.

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But the episode included something that may have been a little more stunning than the NY bartender's loss after winning $411,000 over 12 days.

A 38-year-old bartender from New York, Rogers lost to stay-at-home mom Scarlett Sims from Oak Ridge, Tenn., who won Thursday's game with a total of $33,201 to Rogers' $33,150 after both answered the Final Jeopardy question correctly. Still, his earnings rank fifth on the show's all-time regular season winnings list.

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While "Jeopardy!" contestants are reliably serious, Rogers reveled in goofy antics and wisecracks.

"I set myself a goal of two wins, and I exceeded that expectation".

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"I mean, I always wanted validation that I'm smarter than everyone, and now, when in an argument, I can just say "SCOREBOARD!" and point to an imaginary jumbotron", he said on the site. No matter what happens, fans won't have to wait long to see him again, as he'll be back on November 6 for the Jeopardy!



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