Brad Rutter — who used to live in Lancaster — is the all-time Jeopardy! money winner and has never lost on the show, except in a game involving Watson. Wednesday night, he competed in a quarterfinal game of the Jeopardy! all-stars “Battle of the Decades” tournament.
Unlike another local-ish contestant, Rutter wore shoes for his game. He also dominated, finishing with $32,400 before Final Jeopardy! and betting zero. He advances to the semifinals next week.
Rutter is active on Twitter, and so during his game on the East Coast last night he began retweeting his haters! While he has plenty of fans, including baseball player Dexter Fowler and actress Kali Hawk, he also receives a decent amount of Twitter hate. Apparently, when you appear on national syndicated TV, people tweet mean things about you. It happened with Arthur Chu, too!
This dude brad on jeopardy is a dweeb
— JP (@joeperito) May 7, 2014
Really not liking this Brad dude.. Act like you've been there. #Jeopardy
— Jason Merkle (@_MerkCity) May 7, 2014
— Roger Craig (@rogcraig) May 8, 2014
This one is Roger Craig, who won Monday’s Jeopardy! game. So he’s kidding! And maybe these other people are, too.
Brad from Jeopardy I hate you, not because you are smart and rich, because you are a sore winner.
— Maddi Bailey (@maddi_baylay) May 7, 2014
Brad Rutter on Jeopardy is the embodiment of pure evil
— Ryan the Lion (@rlegrid) May 7, 2014
— kbsmith34 (@kbsmith34) May 8, 2014
— James Darr (@SnoopDarr) May 8, 2014
Aw, man, don’t drag Ken Jennings into this.
Finally had to unfollow Brad Rutter. Yeah, I won on Jeopardy! too, but I wouldn't livetweet my own games. Geez. #twomonthtapedelay
— Jeff (@JT__Orlando) May 8, 2014
Amazingly, this hate was mostly from the East Coast!
Almost no haterade this time around. Good on ya, #BestCoast .
— Brad Rutter (@bradrutter) May 8, 2014
What? Wow, people on the West Coast really are nicer than everyone else.