We had a thriller on Monday night, as the Underground Bard and Social Distance Warriors went into OT tied at 48 apiece. (Amazing, in the pregame show Carl predicted a 49-49 tie and Underground Bard upset). The question in OT: how old is Herb Alpert? The Social Distance Warriors guessed 86, the Bard guessed 85, and the answer was 85. The upset was complete.
The Bard had gone on a hell of a run, stunning the Sofa Kingdom, edging the Zodiac Killer, and then winning both their Final Four game and their championship game in OT. The Social Distance Warriors, meanwhile, put on another clinic, going to the title game now in back to back tournaments, scoring a perfect 52 in two tourney games and 51 in another. It’s safe to assume that they’ll be the number #1 ranked team when our initial team rankings come out.
In the NIT, it was the Texas City Players Club shocking the Jawns in the finals, 52-39. The TCPC, who had finished 0-3 in the regular season, were considered an afterthought going into the tourney, but played inspired quiz once they got there, knocking off quizzo stalwarts like the Axis of Evil Knieval and the Synchronized Trampoline along the way.
We’ll see where the wins put the two teams on our top 20 rankings, out later today. We haven’t planned our next season yet, but will soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, feel free to play a game with us this week!