The New Year started with a bit of a whimper. I left Virginia sunsets like the one above to roll into Philly on Sunday, just in time to make it down to the Eagles game. It was fun, though they replaced their starters so it was sort of an exhibition. After the game, I was exhausted (sort of like Britney on New Years), so I headed home and was in bed by 10:30 p.m. I’ve never been that big on New Year’s Eve anyway. I was pumped for the Mummers on New Year’s day, but that was a washout, so I just watched a lot of football instead.
Enough about me, let’s talk about quizzo. We got the New Year started on Tuesday at a surprisingly full O’Neals. January 2nd is usually the slowest day of the year, but you wouldn’t have known it on 3rd and South. Dork Sided cruised into the New Year with an impressive performance, finishing with a 107 and edging Saddam’s Last Dance by a single point..
There was another blowout later that night, as the Sofa Kingdom crushed the opposition, missing only one question on their way to a 113. The question: Who made Virginia’s state motto famous by yelling it at an historic moment? The answer: John Wilkes Booth, who yelled “Sic Semper Tyrannis” (Thus always to tyrants) as he jumped on stage after shooting Lincoln.
No surprise at the Vous, as The Jams (aka Saddam would Rather Be In Jersey) cruised to a 111-90 win over Andrew J. Solo. Things at the Black Sheep were a little closer, as the WTF edged It’s Crotch Angels, Johnny, 107-103. The Rocket Scientists posted an impressive 101.
MAGMA rolled at the Good Dog, blowing out their primary rivals (and quite frankly the best current rivalry in JGT quizzo other than everyone vs. Sofa Kingdom), the Axis of Evil Knieval, 108-90. It took us till our final quizzo of the New Year to get our first upset. I Just Farted Again was able to knock off Your Mom Smells Like a Bum, 107-99. The Kingdom finished 3rd with a 93.
In the team name department, Saddam was the choice du jour, as in addition to Saddam Would Rather Be In Jersey, we had Hangin’ With Saddam and It’s Saddam Shame, There’s Nothing in the Noose among numerous others. Nice work. Timely team names are always encouraged.