The following is part of a story that appeared on the main page of Yahoo! Wednesday evening:
With his towering afro and (ahem) informal attire, teen contestant Leonard Cooper didn't look the part of a "Jeopardy!" champion. But he parlayed one big Daily Double gamble into a Teen Tournament win last night, topping it off with what has to be considered the best Final Jeopardy! answer of all time.
Leonard came into Final Jeopardy! with a total of $37,000 -- an impressive sum, though not enough to win outright. But that didn't stop Leonard from calling his shot. Faced with the clue, "On June 6, 1944, he said, 'The eyes of the world are upon you,'" Leonard wagered $0 and responded: "Who is some guy in Normandy, but I just won $75,000!"
Keep in mind, one of Leonard's opponents had enough cash to surpass him if he answered correctly. But he didn't, and Leonard walked off with the win and the $75K awarded to the Teen Tournament champion. Even the normally stoic Alex Trebek was delighted by Leonard's confidence, giggling and exclaiming, "You did indeed! Way to go!"
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Here's another blog detailing Leonard's show appearance courtesy of Grantland.com.