I really want to take shots at my man Titi Alailima for missing such an obvious answer as identifying the logo of the damned NBA champions. Especially when the category is “California Pro Sports Teams” and the fricking Golden Gate Bridge is right in it. But like he said, the brain is a funky machine. And the trivia brain is even funkier.
Believe me, no one loves bar trivia more than me. And I’ve formed a superteam that basically steals money every time we play. But sometimes you find yourself nailing questions you have no business knowing the answer to, like something about the Dauphins of Auvergne (which I’ve done). Next you’re blowing a question about how many yards you’re penalized for a false start penalty (which I’ve also done). So yeah, sometimes you miss the tap-in putt, then you’re holing out from the fairway.
Trivia is a tricky business, and “Jeopardy!” is infinitely harder. So let ye who has never missed an obvious answer cast the first stone at Titi Alailima. But those of us who pride ourselves on our vast reservoirs of useless knowledge know what he went through. No need to apologize, Titi.