And it was okay
Maybe want to un-dox yourself with the check photo. Great piece!
Omar, thanks for this great piece. I was on the 2/10/23 episode of J! and got second place. I kept beating myself up for the moodiness I couldn't shake off after the airing. I was indeed mocked for my lack of knowledge about football, since I had the miserable luck of appearing on the episode right before Super Bowl Sunday, and I know nothing about the sport. Definitely a feeling of "This is it, huh? That was my chance and I sure blew it." Connecting with fans has definitely helped me shake it off!
Omar this was a really great piece. Especially the second half and getting the chance to peer into the emotional element of the experience. Loved it
Great read. 👌
Fascinating story. I also have a friend who was a Jeopardy loser. My theory: we were raised in America to believe being on television in any manner was a worthwhile life goal. So congratulations! The other side is that we are also experiencing the zero-sum game of living in America, few winners and the rest losers. Do not listen to "Deacon Blues" too often!
Failure stinks but I’m sure you learned cool stuff during the brief time. Plus you get that cool check to frame 👍