Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Salute of Champions: Day 2 (#15-#11)

#15: Victor King ("Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?")

This is the other person on this countdown to redeem himself after a sub-par performance on sydnicated "WWTBAM". He appeared on a July 2007 episode of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" and did even better than Barry Lander while on "1 vs. 100"- he wound up winning $500,000.

#14: Christian Saulnier ("Identity")

Saulnier was the last $500,000 winner ever on the short-lived game show hosted by Penn Jillette. What was so amazing about his run was that he used his last help at the $50,000 level. He then took a series of defiant gambles on the advice of his family members. Needless to say, all of those risks paid off big time!

#13: Christina Howard ("Identity")

This lady was the second $500,000 "Identity" winner, and the only female ever to do so. She put on the most brilliant performance on this show that I've ever seen, especially the clever thing she did while going for $250,000, when she asked the experts on who the prison guard was, and saved that for the $500,000 step!

#12: Alex Outhred and John Zole ("Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?")

These two people were the first ones to win $500,000 on "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?". The first one, Outhred, was a poker player, which impressed me, because I watch poker quite often. He could've won $1,000,000, as he knew that Alexander Hamilton was the first treasurer of the U.S. after passing on the Million Dollar Question. Zole showed some enthusiasm in his game, while never getting his Million Dollar Question right about my favorite subject, Math.

#11: Antiah Greer ("Deal or No Deal")

Greer was part of one of the more exciting "Deal or No Deal" games of 2007. With her love of afro hair, she wound up winning $402,000, which was the most won in a regular $1,000,000 game that year, after she had knocked out the big prize in the very first round. Her episode was also the highest-rated "DOND" episode that year!

Tomorrow, we start the top ten.
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