This is Matt DeTura. You might remember him from the 2009 Walkoff Walk Field Trip: the Citizens Bank Heist or the 2010 Walkoff Walk Field Trip: the PNC Park Heist. But after tonight, he'll be far more memorable for either winning a massive amount of scratch or disappointing millions with a distant third place finish when he appears on the popular syndicated quiz show "Jeopardy!".
Matt actually flew out to Los Angeles from Pittsburgh just a day after the 2010 Heist to tape his episode(s), so if he wins big bucks, we can slap each other on the back here at the Walkoff Walk offices knowing that we helped Matt relax and prepare for his big day. Of course, if he falls flat on his face and flops, we'll take credit for that, too, and send him a bouquet of dead flowers to apologize.
Tune in tonight (check your local listings) to see Matt aka MDT test his mettle against two chuckleheads and the non-mustachioed Alex Trebek. Check out his "Hometown Howdy" video over at the Jeopardy site and then enjoy the special message Matt recorded specifically for the Walkoff Walk readers.
So hit the bricks, Phil Catelinet. There's a new #HEIST attendee to make a splash on television and, hopefully, he'll walk away with a gigantic bag of Money Baby.
UPDATE: He won!