There are football fans, and there are Jeopardy! fans, and sometimes there is an overlap, but not on this day. Alex Trebek did not hesitate to scorn these nerds about their lack of gridiron savvy. I'm not surprised; I didn't know any of the answers, either. These contestants have spent years learning about authors, geography, and potent potables instead of the NFL.
It's true that American football is losing ground among audiences. I read somewhere that the reasons are mainly 1. that television overall is losing its audience, and 2. concussions and brain damage. -via Tastefully Offensive