“For the past week or so, my grandmother wasn’t the only one who made sure to tune in when the trivia show started its broadcast. Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time, which pitted the show’s three most famous competitors against each other in a multinight, prime-time matchup that would award the winner a million-dollar prize, was wildly popular, drawing over 15 million viewers a night, about a 50 percent jump from the show’s usual audience. The tournament also managed to outdo some of the biggest non-football games in American sports. Revenge of the nerds, indeed.” The Ringer: This Man Just Won the First-Ever ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’ Tournament: Who is Ken Jennings?

+ Independence Day: This week, Bruce Springsteen showed up for his son’s swearing-in as a firefighter. Sam Springsteen’s career choice may have been motivated by his father’s lyrics, some of which, upon reflection, seem like a cry for help: I walk streets of fire. Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire. You can’t start a fire without a spark. Senorita, come sit by my fire. Out by the gas fires of the refinery. I’m caught in a crossfire. Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe. Outside the street’s on fire in a real death waltz, and perhaps most notably, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, I’m on fire. (Whenever I’m on fire, I always go down to the river and into the river I dive. Funny that Bruce never thought of that…)