Since I was a middle-school student in Chicago, I had an unhealthy obsession with trivia. Box scores, football and baseball almanacs … and Alex Trebek were part of my daily existence. I read the backs of trading cards to learn players’ hobbies and hometowns. Mr. Trebek was like that crazy uncle in the corner spouting […]

Tell me that you haven’t watched an episode of “Jeopardy” and mocked the contestants after they missed an “easy” question. Tell me that you didn’t hear a question and say, “Don’t pretend that you knew the answer to that one, Trebek!” Several of my friends have been through the “Jeopardy” process and have appeared on […]