Dodgers: Alex Trebek reveals he clearly hated Giants in Jeopardy! clip
By Adam Weinrib
Los Angeles resident and beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was like any Dodgers fan — he hated the Giants, and leaked it on national television.
America lost a legend this weekend when Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer, just about 10 days after he left the studio for the final time, showing extreme dedication to his craft until the very end. But what you might not know is that Trebek was a dedicated Dodgers fan, too, and probably felt the same elation at the tail end of the World Series as you and I.
Trebek loved our boys in blue, but he also passed the trademark test of a die-hard Dodgers fans — he was an avowed hater of the San Francisco Giants. And he did not run and hide from his anti-Giants impulses.
Don’t believe us? Just watch Trebek take the bait on television and react with clear hatred towards a fan who name-dropped “Hunter Pence” during his mid-game interview.
Yes, that’s Dodgers fan energy right there. Who wants to hear about the Giants’ unprecedented and extremely lucky run of success in the early part of the decade? Especially when we’re supposed to be focusing on other things, like the entire breadth of trivia questions? Trebek has no time for troll-esque anecdotes like this. Let’s get back to the game.
What is: “No Patience for The Bay Area”?
Haters should be thankful that no one behind the podium ever decided to chirp about the Clippers, though. That could’ve been ugly. In addition to his Dodgers fandom, Trebek was a Lakers diehard who could drop his own Lake Show Mount Rushmore at the drop of a hat.
Look at how relentlessly positive he was! Heck, he probably believed in Julius Randle far longer than the rest of us.
America will miss Alex Trebek tremendously, but Dodgers fans can never forget he truly was one of our own. We’ll miss his sardonic anti-Giants references in the heat of trivia battle.