All Football Quizzo on Sunday!


Think there’s no football this Sunday besides the lame Pro Bowl? Think again! There’s gonna be an All-Pro football quizzo at Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill at 5:30 on Sunday, hosted by Shibe co-owner Johnny Goodtimes. In addition to testing your pigskin knowledge, there will also be various $4.50 craft beers and $5 Nachos and Quesadillas. Most questions will be from the Super Bowl era. Gonna be a lot of fun, and you might learn a thing or two. (As far as questions asked: almost all NFL, lots of Super Bowl questions, with perhaps a few USFL and “Where did so and so play in college?” type questions. But far and away mostly NFL). See ya Sunday!

$100 for 100 Points at O’Neals; Free Money Faceoff at City Tap

We kick it off tonight at O’Neals, where we’ll be trying something new…instead of our normal $50 gift cert for the winners, we’ll be giving out $100 to the winning team…if they can score 100 or more points. (the double prize activates if we get 25 or more players tonight, so be sure to bring your full squad.) Apps during quizzo are only $5, and Mexican beers are $3.50. Action starts at 8 p.m.

On to Tap House at 10:15 p.m., where we’ve kicked off the New Year with a new game…Free Money Faceoff, where players go head to head to see who can come away with a $10 gift certificate for their team. And of course we’ve got 2 for $20 pizzas and $3 Gansetts. See ya tonight!

Question of the Week

What man was Edgar Allan Poe’s literary executor, who attempted to destroy the great writers reputation after Poe’s untimely death?

Quizzo Tonight!

Yes, we are on for tonight. Action starts at North Star at 7 p.m. On to Sidecar at 9:30.

We’re also having a “100 point challenge” tomorrow night at O’Neals. Any team that scores 100 and wins, wins an extra $50 gift cert, making it “$100 for 100″. The only caveat is: we gotta get 30 people there for the challenge to activate. So get your crew out to O’Neals tmrw night at 8.

Quizzo Bowl Tickets Now On Sale! Motown Throwdown Takes Place on February 21st!

WHO: You, me, and nerds from as far away as Seattle and Denver.

WHAT: Quizzo Bowl XI, the most prestigious quizzo event in the country.

WHEN: February 21st, 2015. 8 p.m.

WHERE: World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street). The Downstairs.

HOW BIG CAN MY TEAM BE? Teams can be up to 8 players each.

WHAT KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT WILL THERE BE BETWEEN ROUNDS? An incredible Motown group, the York Street Hustle (above) will play between rounds. I’m also going to be assisted by one of Philly most beloved comedians, Chip Chantry, and of course my lovely assistant, Fastball Pitcher Bob Gutierrez.

HOW MUCH IS IT? $25 per player.


WHAT IF WE HAVE A TEAM OF 4 OR LESS? Let me know…I’ll team you up with another small team.

WHERE CAN I GET TICKETS? I’ll have tickets for sale on me at quizzo, or you can purchase them online at World Cafe Live.

IS THERE LIKE PRIZES AND STUFF? Yes, winning team walks with $800 worth of prizes. In addition, I am offering a $100 bounty prize as well to any new winners. So if you’re any team other than Sofa Kingdom, Lambda, the Jeopardy Champs, or Where’s Johnny, there’s a bonus prize.

WHAT ABOUT GIVEAWAYS? Oh yeah, plenty of giveaways throughout the night.


THAT WAS PRETTY STUPID, HUH? Yeah, pretty stupid.

WE HATE BOATS. I am aware of that now.

WHAT ELSE? Rumors that Johnny and Chip are going to be bringing back an old vaudeville favorite of theirs from back in the day: the Wheel of Terrific is apparently making a comeback. Also, best dressed team wins a sweet prize.


AND I DON’T HAVE TO GET ON A BOAT? There will be no boat.

SOUNDS LIKE A STEAL OF A DEAL! It is! And get your tickets soon, because once they sell out, they sell out. And when I don’t do them on boats, they tend to sell out quickly. I’ll have them on me starting tonight at quizzo. Get ready. The Motown Throwdown is gonna be awesome!


This Week’s Pics and Scores


2015-01-12 20.44.19

  1. Always Finish 4th 111
  2. We’re Kind of a Mess 109
  3. Inkspot 94


2015-01-12 22.52.59

  1. No I in Quizzo 109
  2. In the Lead 104
  3. Fatty Calves 87


2015-01-13 21.51.19

  1. House Lunch 124
  2. Encyclopedophiles 109
  3. Savage Ear 107


  1. Jesters of Tortuga 116
  2. Underground Bard 109
  3. 2nd Place Rob Lowe 92


2015-01-14 20.14.21

  1. #1 Government Competitor 120
  2. We Prefer to Stand 116
  3. Dr. Julius Strangepork 113
  4. Synchonized Trampoline 113


  1. Must Love Pogs 115
  2. Juanny Bad Times 108
  3. Duane’s World 105


2015-01-15 20.40.09

  1. Self Contained Hootenanny 115
  2. Imaginary Pablo and the Goat 112
  3. Dynamic Duo 111


2015-01-15 23.09.30

  1. Serbian Donkey Cheese 107
  2. Legends of the Hidden Salami 101 
  3. Seal Team 69 100

Ray Didinger to Speak at Shibe Next Saturday


It isn’t often that you get to hang out with a Hall of Fame football journalist the week before the Super bowl. This is one of those times. Ray Didinger will be answering your questions and signing copies of his new book, the New Eagles Encyclopedia at Shibe Sports on Saturday the 24th at 5 p.m. The event is free, and snacks and liquid refreshment will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

Bounty Bowl at Industry

bountyBounty is on for tonight at the Industry, as any team that knocks off Imaginary Pablo wins an extra $25 in addition to the normal gift cert. Action starts at 6:30.

On to Bards at 9:15 p.m. Last week, Gabe won all by himself in a remarkable performance. Can he repeat? Has he made any friends since last week? We’ll find out tonight.


Quizzo Tonight and Camden Hip-Hop

Rendezvous at 6:15. Black Sheep at 8:15. You know the deal.

Also, in things which none of you guys care about but I do, I’ve been all about Camden hip-hop this week. I started by watching this really interesting documentary a few days ago about Camden. Not many people take a good hard look at from this angle. I like that this documentary shows it from the point of view of those who live in the streets of Camden. The fish-eye lens thing is a bit disconcerting, but the doc overall is worth a watch.

And it turned me on to a lot of talented rappers in Camden. One of them, above, is the Legendary Shakil. Really love everything about this video (which is NSFW due to cussing), starting the intro where he points out how people talk all about the negativity surrounding Camden but nobody ever searches for talent there. I love how personal the song is, and how while he expresses how dangerous the city is, he still also expresses pride for where he’s from. Pride for Camden? Who would have imagined such a thing exists. But it does, and it’s real, and it’s in your face. Which, as someone who has been listening to hip hop for almost 35 years, is why I fell in love with this type of music in the first place. It took me places I never would have gone otherwise, and it showed me the world from a point of view different from those I got at home, school, and among my peers. It’s since turned into pop music at a mainstream level, but if you dig through the crates a bit, you can still find plenty of what made the music so great in the first place. The Legendary Shakil is an example of that.

(Relax, there won’t be a music round on Camden rappers coming up soon.)

Tripleheader Tonight Includes Return to the Taphouse

Action starts at the Markets at Comcast Center at 5:30 p.m. OUr first BYO quiz of the year. On to O’Neals at 8 p.m. $2 Iron City cans, $2 Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin, and $5 22oz bottles of Southern Tier Pumking. $50 gift cert for the winners. And we return to Tap House at 10:15 p.m. Free Money Faceoff in addition to the quiz. Hope to see you tonight!

Question of the Week

20206aThis woman from Arkansas was the first woman elected to serve a full term as a US Senator. Who was she?


Let’s Do the Damn Thing

Action starts tonight at the North STar at 7 p.m. On to Sidecar at 9:30. You know the deal. See y’all tonight.

Pics and Scores from This Week


  1. Popesack 105
  2. Stillmaniacs 102
  3. Inkspot 94



  1. Jitney Spears 101
  2. In the Lead 95
  3. There’s No “I” in Quizzo 93



  1. Augustus James is Better Than Lebron 112
  2. Savage Ear 111
  3. Encyclopedophiles 93



  1. Denim Chicken 110
  2. Hispanic at the Disco 107
  3. For Fox Sake 94



  1. Duane’s WOrld 115
  2. Must Love Pogs 112
  3. Tequila Mockingbird 106



  1. Imaginary Pablo and the Goat 119
  2. Sundevils 113
  3. Why Can’t Us 86



  1. Still Not Cold Enough for a Hipster Beard 119
  2. Serbian Donkey Cheese 104
  3. I Wish This Microphone Was a Giant Donkey Dong 103

Comcast Quizzes in 2015


Here ya go, the full calendar of our Comcast quizzes for 2015. These have been a lot of fun. Everyone who plays gets a $5 voucher to use at the surrounding shops, and it’s BYO and buckets of ice are provided to keep your drinks warm. Pretty great deal. Looking forward to doing these again in the New Year. First one is Tuesday, January 13th at 5:30 p.m.