James Holzhauer is on the brink of history, but not everyone seems so thrilled about it. The current Jeopardy! champion needs one decent payout in a winning effort on the show to break Ken Jennings’ record for all-time regular season earnings on the show. It’s almost certain to happen on Monday, as he’s less than $60,000 away from the mark and averages well over that during his 32-game run on the show.
As Holzhauer’s time in the spotlight has waned and that spotlight has grown, there’s been plenty of talk about just how his time on the show has impacted Jeopardy! and just how long he can play his hyper-aggressive game. But as it turns out, there’s one notable person who’s firmly rooting against him.
But first, it’s time for another fun Jeopardy! video montage.
Not everyone is rooting for him to break his record, though Jennings himself seems to be excited about it. Holzhauer shared a story about people rooting against him on Twitter, adding a story about his daughter, who he says is now rooting against him on the show.
It’s funny to think about his daughter eagerly hoping he stops winning money just so he can throw a party, but it seems to be the case. Holzhauer has shouted out his daughter on the show with his wagers before, noting her birthday and the birthdays of his nephews as well. He’s done pretty much everything he can to appease the young people in his life, but at least we know there’s a big party coming to the Holzhauer household whenever he’s done on the show.