Jeopardy contestants go 0-5 in football category

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The contestants also failed to venture a guess for the definitions to "fair catch" or "offsetting penalties".

College football fans - how did you do?

Every time I watch "Jeopardy" I hope there is a sports category so I can feel good about myself.

No one did. The correct response was "Who are the Purple People Eaters?"

Spoiler alert: None of the contestants even attempted to answer any of the five questions.

Throughout, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was not shy about telling the trio just how poorly they were doing.

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When none of the three contestants buzzed to answer, Trebek said, "Dallas Cowboys.do you think we should go to commercial?" drawing laughter from the audience.

After a while, the inevitable silence from the contestants began to draw laughs.

The long-running game show "Jeopardy" got into spirit of Super Bowl 52 by unveiling a football category during Thursday's show.

Host Alex Trebek poses on the set at Sony Pictures for the 28th Season Premiere of the television show "Jeopardy" in Culver City, California, Sept. 20, 2011.

When the final $1,000 clue rolled around, Trebek suggested they look at it, "just for the fun of it".

In the contestants' defense, these questions aren't easy for someone who knows little to nothing about football.

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