Update: ‘Jeopardy’ aces say they couldn’t name John Bryson either


John Bryson (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

We only spoke rhetorically Wednesday when we asked how many readers could have named the current commerce secretary — “if a Jeopardy Daily Double were on the line” — before John Bryson’s unusual traffic accident and leave-taking this week. But “Jeopardy” freaks took it as a challenge! Andy Gefen, a Bethesda financial consultant, posed the question to the denizens of JBoard, the Web forum he oversees for fans and fellow former contestants. A full 91 percent admitted they would have blown it. One former champion insisted that she would have nailed it, “but only because of Jeopardy. The Cabinet was one of the topics I crammed on the flight to L.A.”

Read earlier: John Bryson’s accident brings sudden fame for the unknown Cabinet secretary, 6/13/12

Related: Is there a commerce secretary curse? (In the Loop)

Related: Alex Trebek, thinking deep after 28 seasons of ‘Jeopardy!’, 4/29/12

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