Jeopardy! fail: Contestants come up short on football questions

(KSFY) - Jeopardy! contestants are some of the smartest people around, but there are times they come up short.

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On Thursday, the contestants had particular problems with a sports-related category.

The quiz show featured a "Talkin' Football" category ahead of Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis. The contestants avoided picking any of the clues from that category until the end, and it became obvious why.

In a very rare occurrence, they were unable to come up with a single correct answer in the category - no one even ventured a guess. Host Alex Trebek became increasingly exasperated throughout the segment.

"Do you think we should go to commercial?" Trebek asked, only halfway through the questions.

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