29 Eagles Questions Featured on Jeopardy!

It was announced Sunday afternoon that legendary Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away after a nearly two-year battle with stage four pancreatic cancer.


Trebek was a nightly presence in millions of homes across the country, and on rare occasions through the 8,275 total episodes of the show, the larger-than-life host would ask a question about our favorite football team.


Thanks to the J! Archive, here is a look back at the 29 times the Eagles were part of a question/answer on the show:


Episode: September 25, 1984

Category: SPORTS$300 (Daily Double)

Question: "Because of WWII, these 2 NFL teams combined squads in '43 to become the 'Steagles'"

Answer: Eagles & Steelers


Episode: January 4, 1989

Category: SPORTSCASTERS $400

Question: "Hey! Wait a minute! He was drafted by the NFL Eagles but never played due to a knee injury"

Answer: John Madden

Episode: April 3, 1998

Category: THE PENN. $400

Question: "Philadelphia's major league teams included the Phillies, Eagles, 76ers & this hockey team"

Answer: Flyers


Episode: November 7, 2000

Category: THE STUD "E"$400

Question: "Far-flung Philly fans are fanatical for this football franchise, the pro champs in '48 & '49"

Answer: Eagles


Episode: May 3, 2001

Category: PHILADELPHIANS $200

Question: "In Philly in 1974 Dr. Audrey Evans & the Eagles' Fred Hill built this fast-food character's first 'House'"

Answer: Ronald McDonald


Episode: May 14, 2001

Category: THAT'S SNOW FUN$300

Question: "In December 1968 Philadelphia Eagles fans pelted this usually-beloved personage with snowballs"

Answer: Santa


Episode: June 29, 2001

Category: FEATURED CREATURES$400

Question: "Swoop is the mascot of this Philadelphia NFL team"

Answer: Eagles

Episode: January 1, 2002

Category: NFL HOME STADIUMS$1200

Question: "Veterans Stadium"

Answer: Eagles


Episode: September 23, 2002

Category: NO. 1 IN THE NFL DRAFT$2000

Question: "1949 by Philadelphia: this man, "Concrete Charlie", the NFL's last 60-minute player"

Answer: Chuck Bednarik


Episode: March 21, 2005

Category: -SKI$400

Question: "National Polish-American sports hall of famers include Ted Kluszewski, Pete Stemkowski & this former Eagles QB"

Answer: Ron Jaworski


Episode: May 3, 2005

Category: MY FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM$600

Question: "I'm glad I traded for this flamboyant receiver who went from Frisco to Philly in 2004"

Answer: Terrell Owens


Episode: July 13, 2006

Category: MEATY WORDS$400

Question: "It precedes wagon, Bednarik or Yeager"

Answer: Chuck


Episode: December 20, 2007

Category: BETHLEHEM$600

Question: "For a dozen years, Bethlehem's Lehigh University has been home to this NFL team's summer training camp"

Answer: Eagles

Episode: December 2, 2008

Category: TEAMS' RETIRED JERSEYS $600

Question: "Reggie White, Chuck Bednarik"

Answer: Eagles


Episode: February 18, 2010

Category: AD MEN$400

Question: "In Nov. 2009 Eagles tight end Brent Celek celebrated a TD by striking the pose of this rum ad man; the NFL was not amused"

Answer: Captain Morgan


Episode: July 27, 2010

Category: SPORTS QUOTES$400

Question: "This ex-Falcon QB who returned with the Eagles said, 'I have two weapons--my legs, my arm, and my brains'"

Answer: Mike Vick


Episode: February 10, 2011

Category: THERE'S A DRAFT IN THE ROOM$200

Question: "The first NFL draft was held in 1936 at the Ritz-Carlton in this city, & the hometown Eagles had the first pick"

Answer: Philadelphia


Episode: June 12, 2013

Category: MOVIES BY COUPLE$1600

Question: "2012: depressed young widow Tiffany & recent mental patient & Philadelphia Eagles fan Pat"

Answer: Silver Linings Playbook


Episode: June 25, 2013

Category: KICKING AROUND FOR A WHILE$600

Question: "Jeff Feagles lasted until 44 at this job due to his skill in downing balls (554 of them) inside the 20"

Answer: Punting

Episode: December 6, 2013

Category: CHIPS$600

Question: After going 46-7 as Oregon's head football coach, he was named coach of the NFL's Eagles in January 2013

Answer: Chip Kelly


Episode: October 2, 2014

Category: NFL THURSDAY: THE STARTING LINEUP$800

Question: "He played for the Browns and Eagles before turning coach and winning a Super Bowl with the Steelers"

Answer: Bill Cowher


Episode: April 17, 2015

Category: COLORFUL ENTERTAINMENT$2000

Question: "The natural combination of dancing & the Philadelphia Eagles loomed large in this 2012 film"

Answer: Silver Linings Playbook


Episode: September 30, 2015

Category: THE PRO SPORTS TEAM & BAND NAME$1200

Question: "One had Ron Jaworski; the other, Don Henley"

Answer: The Eagles


Episode: December 23, 2016

Category: NFL CHEERLEADING SQUADS$200

Question: "The Liberty Belles"

Answer: Eagles


Episode: February 10, 2017

Category: "FEE", "FI", "FO", "FUM"$200

Question: "Doing this as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles will lose possession for your team & get you booed"

Answer: Fumble

Episode: March 20, 2017

Category: NFL EN ESPAÑOL$1600

Question: "Las Aguilas"

Answer: Eagles


Episode: September 18, 2017

Category: NFL RHYMES$1000

Question: "The Philly team's attorney assistants"

Answer: Eagles Paralegals


Episode: June 11, 2018

Category: AROUND THE U.S.A.$200

Question: "The 2018 Super Bowl victory parade ended at the museum steps made famous in this 1976 movie"

Answer: Rocky


Episode: June 17, 2019

Category: 2018 ESPY WINNERS$1000

Question: "Once the backup, this Eagles QB won Best Championship Performance for his work in Super Bowl 52"

Answer: Nick Foles


As an added bonus, two contestants referenced the Eagles in part of their wagers.

R.I.P Alex Trebek.


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