What is football? Category stumps 'Jeopardy!' contestants

Trebek: 'I can tell you guys are big football fans

By Kaitlyn Walsh
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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was baffled by Thursday's contestants, who weren't able to respond to any clues in a category about football.

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek poked fun at Thursday's contestants when they left a category on football for last -- and then weren't able to tackle a single clue.

The first clue in the "Tacklin' Football" category was met with complete silence.

"I can tell you guys are big football fans," Trebek joked.

The $400, $600 and $800 clues came and went, with zero answers and zero money won.

"Let's look at the $1,000 clue -- just for the fun of it," Trebek said. "If you guys ring in and get this one, I will die."

Surprise! Trebek is still very much alive.

The clue tried (and failed) to get the contestants to name the defensive line that took the Minnesota Vikings to four Super Bowls.

The show teased the episode in a tweet:

Below is the full segment:

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