Man this is a tough pill to swallow. I’ve been watching Jeopardy for as long as I can remember (they just wrapped up their first ever All-Star Tournament and it was dope as heck — I gave up swearing for Lent but that’s another blog for another day). In high school, I used to actually take out a piece of paper and a sharpie and keep score with my dad. I’ve even taken the online test around half a dozen times to try and get on the show (it’s really hard, cut me some slack). So hearing that my idol, Alex Trebek, not only has cancer but one of the most aggressive, terminal cancers hit me really hard in the feels today. I’m not kidding — I was on the elliptical when I saw it on the news and my heart sank.

Not only does Alex have one of the coolest jobs in the world (telling people they are wrong on a nightly basis) but he is the best in the biz. Sure, Sajak has been around longer but that guy is a dud with bad hair and no pizazz. Trebek is over here answering in sweet accents, laughing at fools, and putting losers on posters just for fun.

But if you watched the video at the start of this blog, you know it’s not all doom and gloom. Alex is taking this in stride, playing the hand he is dealt, and even cracking contract jokes while staring down an almost certain death sentence. Can’t imagine a cooler guy in the world. I have faith in Trebek, I know he’ll beat it, and I’m definitely going to send my prayers his way. But let’s be honest, the guy who really needs prayers is the poor schmuck who is going to inherit this job — that is one heck of a set of shoes to fill.

True thoughts and prayers to Alex Trebek and if you need your spirits lifted further, please enjoy the all-time Trebek moments…