Jeopardy! has been on TV for quite a while.

For as long as I can remember the show has been part of my life.

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It's one of those shows that, if it's on, I'm watching.

I've considered trying to get on the show only to realize I have absolutely no shot at winning the game.

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If I was going to embarrass myself and my family and friends, then yeah sure, I'm in. However, I'm there to win, and again, I don't stand a snowball's chance in hell.

So there I was looking at J! Archive, an entire website devoted to cataloging every single clue, question, and contestant on Jeopardy, when I found something rather interesting.

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Since the show debuted way back in 1984 there have only been five clues featuring Rockford.

For a show that has been around for almost 40 years to only have five Rockford clues was kind of a surprise.

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The very first Rockford clue is from 1990 under the category U.S. Cities for $600.

This state's second-largest city is Rockford.

If you're reading this in Illinois, I sure hope you know this one.

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Six years later, in 1996, the second Rockford clue was announced in Awards for $400.

Rockford College in this state awards outstanding women a medal named for alumna Jane Adams.

Again, you better know this one.

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The third is from 2003, and probably another one most people from Rockford should know. From the category "C" in Rock for $600:

It's the rockin' group from Rockford, Illinois heard here.

Without hearing the audio clue, is there any other answer?

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The 4th question, from 2007 and in the category Illinois, Iowa, or Indiana for $600 gives this clue...again.

Rockford is its third-largest city.

Technically, it's a new clue, because Rockford's population has declined. Jeopardy! apparently wanted to call out the Forest City.

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The last and most recent Jeopardy! clue to feature Rockford was in 2010 in Schools of Rock for $1000.

Jane Addams was one of the first to receive a B.A. degree at Rockford College in this state.

How did you do? Can you imagine how easy the show would be if it was all clues like the ones above? I think I'd totally not embarrass family, friends, or myself.

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