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Joe Ovies

ACC "Jeopardy!"

Posted April 22

Kris Voss of Durham was a contestant on "Jeopardy!" this week and missed what many sports fans would consider a layup from host Alex Trebek.

The answer for $800? "This canine crew plays team sports for North Carolina State." Voss buzzed in and responded with "Huskies" in the form of a question.

Now I'm not naive enough to think everyone in the Triangle follows the local sports scene, but Voss lives in the area and you're bound to see Wolfpack apparel and paraphernalia within a mile radius anywhere in North Carolina. It's even more of a head scratcher considering Voss, currently an Environmental Science PhD at Duke, took a class at NC State.

So what happened? Voss simply froze up.

"I had a vision of the emblem of the Wolfpack," Voss said on 99.9FM The Fan. "What I saw and what I said just came out wrong and I got tongue tied. You're in the lights of the studio, you're thinking fast and it was one of things. I screwed the pooch on that one."

Voss gathered with friends for a viewing party on Monday and he was fully aware he'd get razzed for his nationally televised face palm inducing answer. When the moment arrived, he heard a collective groan from the entire bar. Voss has been taking it all in stride since.

"Hey, I got on the show, which is more than most people can say," said Voss.

Just in case he finds himself in another situation where he has to answer "Jeopardy!" style questions about the ACC again, here's a list of possible answers that describe members of the conference.

North Carolina: The name of this North Carolina flagship creates a sticky situation for podiatrists and academic advisers.

Duke: This football factory is also home to Mike Krzyzewski and his upstart basketball program.

Miami: This university shares a name with a professional hockey team that also hasn’t won high profile games in a very long time.

Florida State: They’re officially back.

Georgia Tech: WANT TO HAVE THIS FLYING INSECT REPRESENT YOUR TEAM? YOU’RE AT THIS ATLANTA BASED TECHNICAL INSTITUTE...YOU CAN DO THAT!

Clemson: Are you sure they’re Tigers? They typically don’t feel very much like Tigers in big games.

Wake Forest: If you’re in Winston-Salem, you might have seen Sherman Helmsley playing an angrier version this man of the cloth.

Virginia Tech: Every Thanksgiving, this group receives a Presidential pardon.

Virginia: This campus was designed by the father of many, including democracy.

Louisville: Riding into their first season in the ACC, this school is bracing for a new challenge.

Pittsburgh: Neither pink nor black, these felines from Pittsburgh are still on a pinnacle.

Notre Dame: Have a few beers in Indiana and you’ll become this school’s ethnic stereotype in no time.

Syracuse: This school’s official color is considered to be the new black.

Boston College: This university is still flying as an ACC member institution, yet nobody seems to remember.

Maryland: Slow and steady wins the race, but this university’s mascot took the money and ran.

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  • 4tarheels Apr 26, 8:39 p.m.

    This ACC school is more concerned with their rival in Chapel Hill and a UNC loss is more cause for celebration than a win over just about anyone.

    What is NC State?

    Correct, you pick again.

  • Ken D. Apr 24, 4:25 p.m.

    The sportscentric media thinks everyone even cares at all about sports. I asked my neighbor who... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    Yes, but people who make it far enough to get on Jeopardy are usually up enough on current... View More

    — Posted by NCCaniac

    Haven't you ever watched Jeopardy and easily gotten a question right immediately when none of... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    When I watched that episode, my first reaction wasn't so much "how could he not know the answer to that?" as it was "why on earth did he buzz in if he didn't know the answer?". The other two contestants didn't know the answer either, but they were smart enough to keep their finger off the trigger.

  • sburks1906 Apr 24, 11:05 a.m.

    Hilarious!

  • ACC EXPERT Apr 24, 7:06 a.m.

    the real sadness is ovies- is woody allen his dad and miss jane his mama.

  • Hammerhead Apr 23, 4:11 p.m.

    I just heard the interview with Voss on the radio. We both have studied aquatic insects. Limnology.

  • UpChuck Apr 23, 11:23 a.m.

    That's sad.

    — Posted by UpChuck

    That I've never seen Star Trek?

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    Yes. You've missed the ham-handed acting that is William Shatner...it was so much better in the... View More

    — Posted by UpChuck

    I'm good. I was more of a Beverly Hillbillies guy. I always wanted to 'rassle Ellie Mae.....and... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    Sounds like we wanted to 'rassle the same ladies back then...perhaps not so much today. See, you missed wanting to 'rassle Lt Uhura!

  • Hammerhead Apr 23, 9:47 a.m.

    Not sure why that makes him a clown, but OK. Sports fans are not unlike Trekkies, the costumes,... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    That's sad.

    — Posted by UpChuck

    That I've never seen Star Trek?

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    Yes. You've missed the ham-handed acting that is William Shatner...it was so much better in the... View More

    — Posted by UpChuck

    I'm good. I was more of a Beverly Hillbillies guy. I always wanted to 'rassle Ellie Mae.....and Barbara Eden, and Michelle Phillips. I was into Science Fact, and am now a scientist. Just didn't watch a lot of TV in my youth.

  • UpChuck Apr 23, 9:43 a.m.

    Based on that photo, this clown is more likely to have attended a Star Trek convention than to... View More

    — Posted by dave437

    Not sure why that makes him a clown, but OK. Sports fans are not unlike Trekkies, the costumes,... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    That's sad.

    — Posted by UpChuck

    That I've never seen Star Trek?

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    Yes. You've missed the ham-handed acting that is William Shatner...it was so much better in the earlier years.

  • Hammerhead Apr 23, 9:29 a.m.

    Based on that photo, this clown is more likely to have attended a Star Trek convention than to... View More

    — Posted by dave437

    Not sure why that makes him a clown, but OK. Sports fans are not unlike Trekkies, the costumes,... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    That's sad.

    — Posted by UpChuck

    That I've never seen Star Trek?

  • UpChuck Apr 23, 9:27 a.m.

    Based on that photo, this clown is more likely to have attended a Star Trek convention than to... View More

    — Posted by dave437

    Not sure why that makes him a clown, but OK. Sports fans are not unlike Trekkies, the costumes,... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    That's sad.

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