Jeopardy has been on the air for 23 years. And you can probably guess that at some point during those 23 years, an athlete or two has appeared on the show in some way shape or form. That's indeed the case. In fact, a number of athletes have appeared on the show as contestants. Some have done well and some have done horribly. All appeared for charity purposes and most faced off against other celebrities outside of pro sports. And who am I to argue. It's always fun to see Martha Stewart and Charles Barkley square off on an intellectual level. Let's take a look back.
Curt Schilling - Appeared on the show in 2006 and faced off against "Malcolm in the Middle" actress Jane Kaczmarek and "Desperate Housewives" actor Doug Savant. Schilling froze up when he rang in to identify "The San Francisco Treat," which of course is Rice-a-Roni. Schilling also scored a fat goose egg for the entire game after getting the Final Jeopardy question wrong.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Appeared twice, won both times.
Reggie Jackson - Lost to Kareem.
Martina Navratilova - Also smoked by Kareem.
Brandi Chastain - Won and then proceeded to tear off her shirt (later half may not be true).
Charles Barkley - Faced off against Martha Stewart and Survivor host Jeff Probst. Barkley didn't manage to answer a question until late in the second round. "Charles, you knew that -- don't be shy," Trebek admonished him. "Unless I know for sure, I ain't touchin' nothin'," the former basketball player responded.
Mike Piazza - Appeared on the show twice. Won in 2001 when facing Jane Krakowski of "Ally McBeal" and Kevin Sorbo "Hercules." I'm sure you remember both of them extremely well.
Shannon Sharpe - Appeared on the show as a guest once, but then, I shit you not, also appeared on Jeopardy as a contestant. We can't find any video but we know for a fact he was a contestant. If anyone can find this tape, please make 8 million copies immediately.
Carl Lewis - Unsure how he did, but hopefully he did better at Jeopardy than he did singing the national anthem.
Reggie White - Unsure. Probably got every answer on Latinos wrong.
And now why don't you try your luck at some Jeopardy questions brought to you by some NFL players.