Morning sports update: James Holzhauer made a Super Bowl LI joke about Jeopardy’s ‘Tournament of Champions’

James Holzhauer made a Super Bowl LI reference about Jeopardy's 'Tournament of Champions'

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn watches during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl LI.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn watches during the second half of Super Bowl LI. –AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

The Bruins are in Toronto tonight for a high-profile clash with the Maple Leafs (7 p.m.), while the Celtics are in San Francisco to play the Warriors (10:30 p.m.)

On Thursday night, the Browns beat the Steelers 21-7. A fight broke out late in the fourth quarter with Browns defensive end Myles Garrett striking Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet:

James Holzhauer made a Patriots-Falcons joke: With one game to go, longtime Jeopardy winner James Holzhauer has a commanding lead in the show’s “Tournament of Champions.” Holzhauer, who won 32 times in a row earlier in 2019, made a reference to Super Bowl LI in a tweet after Thursday’s show aired:


Dan Quinn is the coach of the Atlanta Falcons, and presided over his team’s Super Bowl LI demise after amassing a 28-3 lead in the third quarter. The Patriots rallied to win in overtime, 34-28.

Trivia: In the 2001 NFL draft, the Patriots selected future All-Pro defensive lineman Richard Seymour with the sixth pick. A quarterback was taken first overall in the first and second rounds that year. Name those two quarterbacks

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: One played in the Big East (though the school now plays in the ACC), while the other came from the Big Ten.

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On this day: In 1959, the Celtics beat the Cincinnati Royals 134-128. Boston was paced by two outstanding performances from its guards. Bob Cousy led all scorers with 38, while Bill Sharman added 35 points of his own. Tommy Heinsohn contributed 26 points and 15 rebounds, while Boston collectively hit 36-41 free throws (87.8 percent).


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Trivia answer: Michael Vick and Drew Brees.

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