Pics and Scores From this Past Week

NORTH STAR

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  1. Go F%&$ Yourself 89
  2. Stillmaniacs 80
  3. We’re Kind of a Mess 78

(In their fall return, Always Finish 4th finished 4th)

SIDECAR

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  1. The Real Chip Kelly 95
  2. Ray Rice’s Undershirt 86
  3. Cambodian Sex Hut 85

O’NEALS

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  1. Stately Plump Buck Mulligans 110
  2. Chicken in a Bisquit Cat 107
  3. Encyclopedophiles 91

CITY TAP

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 116
  2. Blinds and Co 97
  3. Cusps of Carabelli 89

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. #1 Government Team Competitor 100
  2. Gentile Stab 99
  3. Turd Birds 91

INDUSTRY

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  1. Duane’s World 108
  2. Why Can’t Us 102
  3. Jitney Spears 94

BARDS

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  1. Ruby Tuesday 103
  2. Jesters of Tortuga 101
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 95

JGT Power Rankings

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They’re back! After a long hiatus, it was time to give some teams the respect they deserved. And also, regretfully, to include the Jesters. These rankings do NOT take into account last night’s results.

1. Jitney Spears (Black Sheep). Have answered 78 of their past 80 questions correctly, and also won at Sidecar last week. This team is on fire.

2. Jesters of Tortuga (City Tap). Their lack of New Jersey knowledge was exposed last week, but they did win twice the week before.

3. Savage Ear (O’Neals). Two straight wins at O’Neals sends the Ear flying up the charts.

T-4. #1 Government Team Competitor (Locust Rendezvous). Tied with Superfluity the past two weeks at the Vous. Tie again in the standings.

T-4. Superfluity (Locust Rendezvous). Tied with #1 Government Team Competitor the past weeks at the Vous. Tie again in the standings.

6. Must Love Pogs (Black Sheep). Kenney of the Jesters has assembled a crack team at the Sheep, and they were giving Duane’s World fits before Jitney ran wild these past two weeks.

7. Surly Rabbits (Industry). Two wins in a month gets the rabbits into the Top 10.

8. Ruby Tuesdays (Industry) A win at Industry this past week coupled with a 115 last week at the Sheep (in a 3rd place finish) puts the Tuesdays on the map.

9. Duane’s World (Black Sheep) After a 54-point win in late August, these perennial top-fivers have been struggling at the Sheep.

10. Synchronized Trampoline (Locust Rendezvous) Two wins in the past five weeks have the Trampoline rounding out the top 10.

Others receiving votes: Encyclopedophiles, Inkspot, Stillmaniacs, Underground Bard, Hooter and Chuff, Why Can’t Us, Exhausted Nihilists, In the Lead, We’re Kind of a Mess

Question of the Week

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What company launched the first email service in 1979, called MicroNET?

Double Points Night Tonight

Things have been a little crazy the past few weeks with Eagles and Labor Day, but now we’re back in the swing of things on Mondays. Action starts at North Star at 7 p.m. Great chance to get a win and get on the board.

On to Sidecar at 9:30 p.m. Great bar, and probably a great night to get a win (and earn 10 points). Let’s go!

JGTAI Scores After Two Weeks!

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Here ya go! Our scores after two weeks of quizzin’. Lots of points were given away with our Bonus question this past week. Well, there is a new one up. Great way to earn points, and to get to know a bit more about each other as well.

Teams in yellow and orange would make the cut if the season ended today. But the season doesn’t end today. Lots of time left to play. So get your team in gear and get out to quizzo, so you can earn an invite to the JGT Autumn Invitational!  

Action starts again on Monday at 7 p.m. at North Star and 9:30 at Sidecar. Since both were cancelled last week, both will be double points quizzes this week.

 

Last Weeks Results and Pics

O’NEALS

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  1. Savage Ear 105
  2. Encyclopedophiles 95
  3. We are Trenton 77

TAP HOUSE

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  1. Jesse No 96
  2. Jesters of Tortuga 83
  3. Underground Bard 81

RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Superfluity 105
  2. #1 Government Team Competitor 105
  3. Synch Tramp 91

BLACK SHEEP 

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  1. Jitney Spears 118
  2. Duane’s World 102
  3. Must Love Pogs 97

INDUSTRY

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  1. Ruby Tuesdays 105
  2. MIssing Heads 101
  3. Surly Rabbits 99

BARDS

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  1. Loose Stools 84
  2. Vinegar Strokes 82
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 80

 

News and Notes

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  • First of all, have a very cool event going down on this evening (Saturday) at our store; Jack Rooney, who grew up next to Shibe Park in the 1920s and 30s, recently wrote a book about his experience called Bleaches in the Bedroom. He’ll be in the store to talk about growing up next door to Shibe Park and about the 1929 A’s.
  • We’ll also have Scott Alberts of the Philadelphia Athletic baseball club talking about baseball in Philly in the 1860s. We’ll also have free beer and snacks. You can read more and RSVP here. 
  • We had a first this week, as #1 Government Team Competitor and Superfluity  tied for the 2nd straight week. Never had that happen before with the same two teams on consecutive weeks.
  • Pics will be posted later this weekend. JGTAI scores will be posted Monday. We’ll also have the return of the JGT Power Rankings this week as well.
  • We’re having an OKtoberfest Day of Games at City Tap House next Saturday. More details coming Monday.

 

Jersey Quiz Tonight

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Interesting quiz. Tough impossible round. One team blew a 10 point lead in the last round at O’Neals and the Jesters improbably blew a 2-point lead and lost by 13 at City Tap House. So it’ll be interesting to see how the quiz plays tonight.

We start at the Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 p.m. Always a great deal, always great service, and things have been a little quieter lately so you should call and make a reservation. 215-985-1163.

On to the Black Sheep at 8:15 p.m. And I’ve got some bad news to share: no mas Eileen. After a decade, she’s moving on from the Sheep. We’ll try to do our best without her. Gonna be pretty weird…she and I have been teammates since the days of Doc Watson’s. (She also served Tuesdays at O’Neals before moving to the Black Sheep.) I’ve always enjoyed working with her. Not gonna be the same without her there. The quiz must go on, though with heavy hearts.

A quik ntoe about THursdays quiz: the quizzo at Industry will be a double points quiz in the JGTAI, meaning the winning team will get 10 points.

 

Question of the Week

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Richard Hollingshead unveiled the first one of these in Camden, NJ on June 6th, 1933. It was a huge hit.

New Jersey Week at Quizzo This Week!

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What the heck? Let’s dedicate a whole week to our neighbor to the East. All questions this week will be on the armpi great state of New Jersey! From famous Jersey natives to Jersey music to Jersey smells culture, we’ll be covering all the bases that make Jersey so hairy terrific! Only one quiz this week…and it’s all about Jersey. Should be interesting.

No Quizzo Tonight Due to Birds Game

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No quizzo tonight due to the Eagles game, but we still have some fun stuff going on. Come by the store (13th Street, between Walnut and Sansom) at 6ish to see a really cool presentation from former Mitchell and Ness owner Peter Capolino. We’ll then be doing a Chinese auction at Field House for the game at 8 p.m. Free to play, and lots of free giveaways. Hope to see ya tonight!

We’ll be back in action tomorrow night. Only one quiz this week. But there is an easy way to earn JGTAI points. Just post your favorite poem on the JGT Quizzo Facebook wall.

Last Week’s Pics and Scores

NORTH STAR

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  1. We’re Kind of a Mess 97
  2. 179 More to Go 94
  3. Stillmaniacs 92

SIDECAR

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  1. We Want Eileen 111
  2. In the Lead 102
  3. Sidecardigans 91

COMCAST MARKET (Next one is October 28th)

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  1. No Boys Allowed 102
  2. Brown Girls 92
  3. William’s Pen 83

O’NEALS

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  1. Savage Ear 107
  2. Kevin Barber Project 106
  3. Encyclopedophiles 92

CITY TAP HOUSE

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 117
  2. Sugar Ray Rice 102
  3. Underground Bard 90

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. #1 Government Team Competitor 97
  2. Exhausted Nihilists 97
  3. Superfluity 97

BLACK SHEEP

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  1. Jitney Spears 130 (Perfect Score)
  2. Must Love Pogs 117
  3. Ruby Tuesday 115

INDUSTRY

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  1. Surly Rabbits 91
  2. Boo-urns 71
  3. Jayhawk 62

BARDS

  1. Jesters of Tortuga 123
  2. Don’t Get in an Elevator with Ray Rice 103
  3. Serbian Donkey Cheese 99

 

 

History of Eagles Jerseys and Eagle Watch Party on Monday Night

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There is no quizzo on Monday night. The Eagles game will be on and everyone in Philly will be watching it, no matter how distraught they are about Shady McCoy’s tips at burger joints. But just because we called off quizzo for the night doesn’t mean we called off the fun. We’ve got a really cool event going down before the quiz, as Peter Capolino, the former owner of Mitchell and Ness, is going to show us various uniforms the Eagles have worn through the years. We did one of these in August with Phillies jerseys and it was awesome.  So we’re extremely excited to have Peter back to talk Birds.

After the talk, we’re going to head over to Field House to watch the game on their big screen TV and do a Chinese auction, where we’ll be giving away shirts and other prizes when the Eagles score. We did it for the WOrld Cup and had a lot of fun, and it will be similar for the Birds game. That will kick off at 8 p.m. So let’s get together on Monday night, even when we’re not answering questions, and watch the Birds. Hope to see ya then!

Sandman to Host Tonight


The Sandman is gonna fill in for me tonight. As some of you have noticed the past few nights, I’ve been shuffling around rather slowly. I have a condition the professionals call Ole Slew Foot, which has made walking painful. Anyways, I’m gonna stay off my feet tonight and the Sandman will fill in. Meaning no French Fry face-off, but there will still be JGTAI points on the line. So get your butts to the Industry at 6:30 p.m. and the Bards at 9 p.m. The Sandman does a good job. You’ll dig it. And hopefully my enormous Hulk Foot will reduce in size in time for next week.