Duane’s World Wins 5th Annual JGTAI


Duane’s World pulled off a perfect impossible round to pull off a 133-126 win over the #1 Government Team Competitor, with the Pogs of Tortuga finishing 3rd. It was Duane’s World’s first Autumn Invitational win, and marked the 2nd straight year that a Black Sheep team won the prestigious event (last year it was Blazing Sea Nuggets). It was a spirited matchup, with 11 teams entering the final round within two questions of the lead. The Pogs of Tortuga held the lead after 4 rounds, but missed two questions in the final round to finish in 3rd.

We learned quite a few things at this year’s invitational. We learned that William Shatner covered Pulp, that the first jukebox was installed at a bar in 1889, and that the deepest a human has dived underwater without any aid is 331 feet (here’s a short documentary on that diver, William Trubridge).

Alright, so here are last night’s scores (and each team’s home bar). And congrats to Duane’s World on their huge win.

  1. Duane’s World (Black Sheep) 133
  2. #1 Government Team Competitor (The Vous) 126
  3. Pogs of Tortuga (City Tap/Black Sheep) 125
  4. Encyclopedophiles (O’Neals) 119
  5. Ruby Tuesday (Bards) 115
  6. Boo-Urns (Industry) 114
  7. Jitney Spears (Black Sheep) 111
  8. Imaginary Pablo and the Goat (Industry) 108
  9. Satan’s MInions (Black Sheep) 102
  10. Serbian Donkey Cheese (Bards) 97
  11. The Real Chip K (Sidecar) 95
  12. Exhausted Nihilists (Industry) 93
  13. Inkspot (North Star) 93

Quick Notes on Today’s Event

tap house

Who: All teams invited to the JGTAI. I Believe there are 13 teams coming. If your team got an invite and still wants to attend, that’s fine. Also, if there are any duos out there who want to come through and check it out and don’t mind being put on a random team, you are welcome to as well.

What: The 5th Annual JGT Autumn Invitational

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: City Tap House (3925 Walnut Street)

Why: Why not?

Charge: $10 a pop

Specials: 2 for $20 pizzas. $3 Gansett cans and $5 local drafts.

Prizes: $400 worth of prizes.

Previous Winners:

JGTAI 2010: Exhausted Nihilists

JGTAI 2011: Steak Em Up

JGTAI 2012: Jesters of Tortuga

JGTAI 2013: Blazing Sea Nuggets

See ya tonight!


The Invitational Lineup

tap house

Ok, here’s what we’ve got so far for RSVPs. A few bubble teams earned an invite but I’ve not heard back from most of them. Either way, looks like we’re gonna have a pretty good crowd. Should be a great event.


Jitney Spears

Ruby Tuesdays

Duane’s World


#1 Government Team Competitor


Imaginary Pablo

Real Chip Kelly

Must Love Pogs

Satan’s Minions¬†


Serbian Donkey Cheese

Exhausted Nihilists


Underground Bard

Savage Ear


Missing Heads

Surly Rabbits

D-House Syndicate

New and Improved Team Name

In the Lead

Jayson Stark to Make Appearance at Shibe Sports


Here’s a great opportunity to handle some of your Christmas shopping early for any baseball fan on your list: the best baseball writer in America, Jayson Stark, will coming to Shibe Sports next Tuesday, November 25th at 5:30 p.m. to sign copies of his latest book, Wild Pitches. In addition to signing the book, he’s also going to open up the floor ¬†for questions about the book, baseball, and the Phillies starting at 6 p.m. If any of your friends are big baseball fans, please help spread the word! You can RSVP here.

Quizzo Tonight

We kick off at the Vous at 6:15 p.m. On to the Black Sheep at 8:15 p.m. You know the deal.

The Ronnie Band To Perform on Sunday at Invitational

Ron Gallo of the Toy Soldiers will be rocking the house at the Invitational on Sunday at the City Tap with a rock n roll trio. Action starts at 5:30. Invites going out later today. Gonna be a fun time.

Wild Card Week Continues Tonight

If you’re hoping to earn an invite to Sunday’s Big Event at the City Tap House and didn’t earn an invite, there’s still hope…you just gotta pull off a win this week. There’s no place better to earn a win than at O’Neals, where things have been wide slam open lately. Action starts at 8 p.m. The legendary Mohammad in the kitchen, and a $50 gift card for the winners.

On to Tap House at 10:15. Wanna get a lay of the land for Sunday’s event? Here’s your chance. In addition to quizzo, there is also the ever popular feats of strength. See ya tonight!

Question of the Week


What spectacular river in Colombia is known as the River of the Five Colors?

Wild Card Week Kicks Off Tonight!


One last chance to earn an invite to Sunday’s BIG EVENT at the Tap House. Got a fun band coming to rock your faces off and a lot of prizes to give away. Action will start at 5:30.

With a win this week, you can earn an automatic invite to the shindig. Two good chances tonight. We start at North Star at 7 p.m. Inkspot has been hot lately, but it’s anybody’s ballgame. On to Sidecar at 9:30. Wide slam open. Anyone can win. Best of luck!

JGTAI Final Scores Are Posted!


Here they are, folks! FInal scores to this year’s JGTAI. Teams in Yellow made the first team, and will get an invite and have a chance at a bonus prize. Teams in orange made the cut and will receive an invite. The two teams in red earned an automatic invite a few weeks ago. Teams in light purple are on the bubble…if teams ahead of them decline an invite, they could still get one.

The event will be next Sunday at the City Tap House at 5:30. More details are coming soon. If you have not made the cut, there is still hope. This is wild card week, and teams that win this week earn an automatic invite.

Invites will be sent out on Tuesday…if you made the cut, and are on one of the following teams, please shoot me your email so I can get you your invite (you can contact me at johnny at johnnygoodtimes.com):

Real Chip K

We’re Kind of a Mess

Serbian Donkey Cheese

Winners This Week


  1. Inkspot 123
  2. We’re Kind of a Mess 118
  3. Philliez Nutz 117



  1. Mail Chimp 122
  2. Happy B-Day Carey and Charley 109
  3. 2 Dudes and a Hottie 104



  1. New and Improved Team Name 120
  2. Savage Ear 117
  3. Encyclopedophiles 110


  1. Jesters of Tortuga 128
  2. Arousing Success 117
  3. 3/8ths of an Irishman 114


  1. Hispanic at the Disco 89
  2. Synch Tramp 88
  3. #1 Govt Team Competitor 85
  4. Honey Badger 85
  5. Exhausted Nihilists 85


  1. Duane’s World 110
  2. Must Love Pogs 100
  3. Satan’s MInions 97



  1. Imaginary Pablo and the Goat 102
  2. Why Can’t Us 98
  3. Too Many Cocks Spoil the Broth 92


  1. Philae Cheesesteaks 87
  2. Cat in the Wall 87
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 81

Tripleheader Tonight!

We start things off at the Markets at Comcast at 5:30 p.m. These quizzes are a lot of fun. Laid back, you get $5 off whatever you want to eat at the market there (and they’ve got good food) and it’s BYO (and they’ll provide the ice.)

On to O’Neals at 8 p.m. Been a little quiet the last couple of weeks, leaving open a great opportunity for a win. Not only is that JGTAI points, it’s a $50 gift cert, one of the highest on the scene.

We wrap up at City Tap House at 10:15 p.m. In addition to the quiz, we’ve also got Feats of Strength. $75 gift cert to the winners. Hope to see ya tonight!

Question of the Week


What man is the co-founder of both PayPal and Tesla Motors?

Quizzo at North Star Starting Early Tonight; Sidecar Off for Tonight

Apparently there’s an American football game tonight that involves a team of local youngsters that the denizens of this fine town are just wild over, so we’re going to have to make some concessions. North Star starts at 6:30 tonight, so we can wrap up in time for kickoff. There will be no quiz at Sidecar tonight. We’ll get back in business there next week.

Also, a heads up: the Comcast quiz will be tomorrow at the Market at Comcast Center at 5:30 p.m. GREAT opportunity to earn JGTAI points if you’re so inclined. And it’s BYO, they’ll supply the ice. So bring a bottle of wine or beer and play some quizzo. Plus everyone who plays gets a free $5 to spend at the shops there. It’s a great deal and a fun quiz.