Steven Plotnick, a bartender from Charlotte, North Carolina, was a contestant was a contestant during the NFL Super Bowl themed episode of season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on January 29, 2000. He walked away with $16,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following players in the order in which they were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, from earliest to latest.
• A: Y.A. Tittle • B: Joe Greene
• C: Mike Singletary • D: Dick Butkus

From the 8 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Steven (with a time of 5.13 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-D-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Steven's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the 12-minute intermission between the 2nd and 3rd quarters of a football game?
• A: Overtime • B: Halftime
• C: Nap time • D: Miller time
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is it called when a quarterback calls a play change at the line of scrimmage?
• A: Audible • B: Hand-off
• C: Shotgun • D: Panic
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
During the '60s and the '70s, what team's defensive line was known as the 'Purple People Eaters'?
• A: Philadelphia Eagles • B: Dallas Cowboys
• C: Minnesota Vikings • D: Detroit Lions
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What kicker, who shares the NFL record was born with half his kicking foot?
• A: Jason Elam • B: Pat Leahy
• C: Garo Yepremian • D: Tom Dempsey
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What team played in three consecutive Super Bowls during the 1970s?
• A: Minnesota Vikings • B: Dallas Cowboys
• C: Miami Dolphins • D: Pittsburgh Steelers
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
If a coach makes an instant replay challenge to an official's call and is wrong, what does the coach lose?
• A: A down • B: A time-out
• C: A substitution • D: Possession
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following athletes has not played in both the NFL and the United States Football League?
• A: Herschel Walker • B: Doug Flutie
• C: Steve Young • D: Jerry Rice
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following sports announcers is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Frank Gifford • B: Dan Dierdorf
• C: John Madden • D: Terry Bradshaw
Steven did not feel 100% sure on this question, so he decided to his 50:50, eliminating A and D. He was leaning towards Dierdorf, but decided to call his friend Tim, who said John Madden, but was cut off before he could tell him how confident he was. Steven changed his mind, and decided to go with him, and won $8,000.
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What NFL franchise has retired #12 as a tribute to their fans, 'the twelfth man'?
• A: Seahawks • B: Vikings
• C: Chargers • D: Lions
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What player holds the record for the most NFL games rushing over 200 yards?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Jim Brown • B: Earl Campbell
• C: Barry Sanders • D: O.J. Simpson
Ask the Audience Results: A: 40% • B: 10% • C: 30% • D: 20%
The answer did not come to him, so Steven decided to poll the audience, from which the top answer was Jim Brown with 40%, followed closely by Barry Sanders with 30%. Considering that it was not a good enough spread, he decided to walk away with $16,000. The correct answer was O.J. Simpson.


Preceded by
Don Rohan
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Steven Plotnick
Succeeded by
Patti McGrath