Monday, July 28, 2014

Arkansas 'Jeopardy' hero Cooper Lair destined for game show riches

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Not since the glory days of Leonard Cooper and Brock Thompson has Arkansas seen so promising a hometown Jeopardy contestant as 15-year-old Cooper Lair, who will compete in the Teen Tournament semi-finals tomorrow night (July 29) and will almost definitely emerge a very wealthy man. A sophmore at Little Rock Christian Academy, he's also a master of the understated Twitter pun, and at this point all he needs from us is our support and our faith. Check out his contestant intro video below and watch your doubts and fears dissolve away: 


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