'Jeopardy!' champ Yogesh Raut takes aim at the relevance of the very game he won 3 times

He's a three-game ‘"Jeopardy!" winner who has a curious beef with the show that brought him a measure of TV fame and fortune. Who is Yogesh Raut? The trivia savant,

blogger and podcaster has been on a weeks-long social media rant against the show, asserting that it's not a real quiz contest, questioning its value to society and accusing it of

being "fundamentally incompatible with true social justice." Raut said Monday that his critiques of "Jeopardy!" are not poor sportsmanship and he pushed back on anyone who

calls him a sore loser. "I don't know if there's any way it could not come off that way to someone who wants to read it that way," said Raut, a 38-year-old resident of

Vancouver, Washington. "People who know me know that long before I was ever called to be on the show I was saying the exact same things, the exact same sentiment, the exact

same words." Fans of the venerable answer-and-question show were introduced to Raut on Jan. 11 when he won the first of three games, which were taped in

mid-November. Raut, a well-known figure in quizzing circles, won $96,403 in prize money before being knocked out by a museum interpreter Katie Palumbo in a spirited contest

that aired Jan 16. Raut's ongoing rants generated renewed interest Monday when former Deadspin editor-in-chief Megan Greenwell mocked the "Jeopardy!" champion's "multi-week

Facebook meltdown" to her 31,000-plus Twitter followers. Although Raut didn't compare himself to Muhammad Ali, as Greenwell said, he cited the famed boxer as an example of a

non-white American who stood up to powerful interests.