Once again readers it’s time to play…FINAL JEOPARDY!

Haven’t done this in a long time.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, yes it’s that time…..time once again for another This Just In edition of:

FINAL JEOPARDY!

Are you ready?

Well then, let’s play!

Today’s Final Jeopardy category is:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Now, you know how this works.

In a moment, I’ll give you the Final Jeopardy clue.

You will have 30 seconds (if you play fair, that will be when the music runs out) to come up with an answer and remember, players……… your answer must be in the form of a question.

Ready.

Here’s your clue.

On ESPN’s College GameDay program, this university’s flag has been seen 223 consecutive weeks.

Good luck. Please click.

Alright players, time’s up.

Again, today’s Final Jeopardy category is:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The Final Jeopardy answer was:

On ESPN’s College GameDay program, this university’s flag has been seen 223 consecutive weeks.

The correct question is:

What is Washington State?

The streak started on Oct. 18, 2003.

Two weeks earlier, GameDay was in Austin for a Kansas State-Texas game. The WSU logo was first shown during GameDay that day. The first flag-waver was Tom Pounds, a WSU alum whose wife, Syndie, made the first flag. Pounds took it to the GameDay set. Someone saw the flag and asked Pounds for it, and he sent it in time for it to fly at the Purdue-Wisconsin game in Madison two weeks later.

Two flags are part of this ritual. The flags get shipped by UPS every week, as part of a “flag kit.”

The kit has both flags, poles for them, and instructions on how to run through the entire flag-waving operation. Ol’ Crimson (a nonprofit WSU booster group) gets free shipping from UPS, and CJ McCoy, one of the coordinators of the group, “quarterbacks” the distribution of the flag each week.

The recipient is always a WSU alum, but the three-hour show length means 500 or 600 people have waved a WSU flag at GameDay at some time or another, McCoy estimated.

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