INDIANAPOLIS —Congrats, Tony Dungy. You've finally done something worthwhile.
He's a Super Bowl-winning head coach, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and, most importantly, has long been regarded as one of the greatest people on this planet. But on Monday night he learned he had finally made his mark.
He was the question to an answer on Jeopardy!
And, by that, you know what I mean; the longtime popular game show, hosted by noted Washington Redskins fan Alex Trebek, features a format in which the contestants are given clues in the form of answers, which must be responded to in the form of questions.
And on Monday night, one of the categories was "African-American Sports Firsts," and the final answer in the category — worth a whopping $2,000 — was as follows:
"THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEAD COACH TO WIN A SUPER BOWL WAS THIS MAN WHO LED THE COLTS TO VICTORY IN 2007"
Fortunately, unlike a recent infamous episode in which all three contestants knew nothing about football — during Super Bowl week, of all weeks — contestant Gary was quick to chime in on Monday night:
"Who is Dungy?"
That is correct.
Dungy, himself, was thrilled to have finally reached the summit of a life spent in sports and entertainment:
Gary, unfortunately, would not go on to claim Monday night's game, however.
Josh, who answered the "Final Jeopardy!" answer correctly to get to $19,644, came away with the victory for a fourth straight day. He's now up to a combined $102,530 heading into tonight's episode.
And now you're all caught up on* Jeopardy!*