The 17th Annual Bracket-Tacular!

It’s back, and it’s badder than ever! And as always, totally free to enter. Some great prizes this year:

  • 1st place – $100 gift card to Shibe Vintage Sports and two Pro Pack season tickets to the Philadelphia Phoenix. 
  • 2nd place – $50 Founding Fathers Gift Card plus 2 free tickets to Phoenix game of choice
  • 3rd place – $25 gift card to Founding Fathers Bar
  • 50th place – $50 Shibe Gift Card
  • 100th place – $25 Shibe gift card 
  • All participants – Receive 25% off your next purchase at Shibe Vintage Sports

Wanna play? Just go here, sign up, and we’ll give ya the link. Best of luck!

Quizzo This Week

A day late on this, but after a good night at Loco Pez last night, let’s get it rolling. Here’s our schedule for the week. No quiz at Birra this week, will return next week. Just to set the scene: Founding Fathers and Dock Street will probably both be packed, at Deli at Dwell there’s definitely room. Congrats to Bing Bong, who won last night at Loco Pez. See ya this week!

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell (with Taryn) 7 PM

Quick Hits

First of all, there’s just one quiz tonight. No quiz this week or next at Birra due to Restaurant Week. But there is still quizzo at Deli at Dwell with Taryn. That starts at 7. Other news:

The Winter Warz Brackets Are up

I friggin’ love this stuff. The Winter Warz regular season is over and the playoffs start next week. You can check the final standings here. But more exciting to me than the final standings are the brackets. I love brackets. I think they’re sexy. I love some of these first round matchups, and I’m excited seeing some possibilities for Round Two. Some storylines to keep an eye on:

  • A possible Sofa Kingdom vs Cool Cats and Kittens second round matchup? Sign me up.
  • L. Ron has had a disappointing season, but we know what they’re capable of. Are they going to give Boyz II Menehune a fight in Round One?
  • Defending Champs Sons of Sam only outscored their potential 2nd round opponents, Yacht Rock, by .34 points. Will they be able to get past them and into the Finals?
  • Super Spreaders vs Quizteama Aguilera in the 2nd round has Instant Classic written all over it.
  • In the first round, I’m damn intrigued by the battle of the clubs: Babysitter Fight Club vs Texas City Players Club.

Good luck to all of our teams! Looking forward to finding out who our Cinderellas are this coming week!

Quizzo This Week

A few tweaks to our normal schedule. There’s no quizzo on Monday, as a couple of people at Loco Pez got COVID and they don’t have enough staff to cover. Which is a bummer because we’ve been rocking there lately. But we’re back in business on Tuesday at Founding Fathers, and rolling through the rest of the week. Here’s our schedule:

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM

The World’s Greatest Sort-of Super Bowl Trivia

You don’t need to be a football fan to have fun with this one. All of the following answers have an NFL team name in them. They may be singular, they may be spelled slightly differently or add a letter, but they’re all 32 of the NFL teams. If you enjoy it, I just ask that you buy a square in our Super Bowl Squares fundraiser for the South Philly Sharks. You can also take 30% off everything Eagles at Shibe tonight until midnight. Enjoy, and Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

  1. Ryan Gosling and Hayden Panatierre were among the stars of this 2000 film.
  2. This 1999 Destiny’s Child song included the line, “And now you ask to use my car, drive it all day and don’t fill up the tank”?
  3. Hourglass, Dusky, and Spinner are all types of what?
  4. This is the 2nd most widely spoken language in India.
  5. She starred as Nicole Lee on Hangin’ With Mr Cooper.
  6. Billboard calls this the first “country rap” song.
  7. He announced every Final Four between 1975-2008.
  8. This Swedish one-hit wonder had a monster hit in 1997; 9 years after his half-sister had become a one hit wonder.
  9. He is the Arizona Cardinals backup QB.
  10. This English car manufacturer started in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company.
  11. His real name is Keith Cozart.
  12. This has been one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants since 1893.
  13. Sir Henry Morgan is probably the most famous one of these.
  14. When Die Hard was aired on TV in the 1990s, the censors changed the words “Yippee Ki Yay, M****r F****r, to Yippee Ki Yay, _____________.”
  15. This 1980 film starred Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke.
  16. This group’s biggest hit was “Stuck in the Middle With You”?
  17. Mud, Blood, and Gold is a book about these people.
  18. He was the host of the show Man vs Wild.
  19. This team made its only Stanley Cup appearance in 1996.
  20. This bands breakout hit was the song “Chicken Fried”.
  21. Anker’s Power Point 3 is considered the best of these, according to the New York Times.
  22. This was the top grossing film of 1981.
  23. This band was founded in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.
  24. This 1966 John Denver hit was covered by Peter, Paul, and Mary.
  25. This show ran on NBC from 1982-1988.
  26. This 1992 film starred Harrison Ford and James Earl Jones.
  27. This iconic song was originally recorded by a South African musician named Solomon Linda in 1939.
  28. This 1940 film starred Errol Flynn as an English privateer who defends England against the Spanish Armada.
  29. The 14th highest revenue generating company in America, this health care services company is has headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, and Dublin, Ireland.
  30. This pickup was introduced in 1980.
  31. Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, and Jamie Foxx are all these.
  32. This Amazon Prime show follows a character named Ragnar Lothbrok.

ANSWERS

  1. Remember the Titans
  2. Bills, Bills, Bills
  3. Dolphins
  4. Bengali
  5. Raven Symone
  6. Cowboy
  7. Billy Packer
  8. Eagle Eye Cherry
  9. Colt McCoy
  10. Jaguar
  11. Chief Keef
  12. Commander’s Palace
  13. Buccaneer
  14. Mr. Falcon
  15. Bronco Billy
  16. Stealer’s Wheel
  17. 49ers
  18. Bear Grylls
  19. Florida Panthers
  20. Zac Brown Band
  21. Phone Charger
  22. Raiders of the Lost Arc
  23. They Might Be Giants
  24. Leaving on a Jet Plane
  25. Saint Elsewhere
  26. Patriot Games
  27. Lion Sleeps Tonight
  28. The Sea Hawk
  29. Cardinal Health
  30. Dodge Ram
  31. Texans
  32. Vikings

Super Bowl Squares for the South Philly Sharks

The Shibe Sports Super Bowl Squares for the South Philly Sharks (or SSSBSSPS for short) kick off today! A great way to both support our community and take a shot at terrific prizes while doing so. Here’s how it works:

You sign up here. It will give you the link to the signups. You fill out 1-3 random squares ($10 each). You then send your money to @jgtquizzo on venmo, $jgtquizzo on cashapp, or johnny at johnnygoodtimes dot com on paypal. Be sure to include “Sharks” in the note. Then you fill out a random box. There’s really no strategy here. Once we get 100 boxes filled, we pick numbers randomly. We’ll raise $1000 for the incredible South Philly Sharks program, and give some great Shibe prizes to the winner of each quarter. Want to learn more about the program we’re raising money for? Check out this interview I did with two of the men who run the program.

Maybe Next Year at Dock Street South!

Excited to do another movie night at Dock Street. On Sunday, February 6th at 5:30 PM, we’re going to celebrate the Super Bowl with a recent documentary. Maybe Next Year is a look at the 2017 Super Bowl run through the eyes of Eagles fans. You can watch a trailer here. We’ll also have some giveaways from Shibe Sports, a Q&A with one of the participants in the film, and some Super Bowl trivia. Hope to see you at Dock Street South (22nd and Washington) on February 6th!

Quizzo This Week

Quizzo starts on Monday at Loco Pez, where we’ll have $6 nachos and $5 margaritas! On to Founding Fathers on Tuesday at 8 PM. Pretty wide open, 7th Place is establishing themselves as the team to beat. Wednesday we’re at Dock Street, and then Thursday we’re off. Yup, taking the week off at Birra, as Carl and I have a big corporate gig, and you know we’ll sell out on you people for Corporate America every time! Quizzo returns there next week. Hope to see ya this week.

Winter Warz Standings

After a few weeks of the website being wonky, hopefully we’re good to go now. With that being said, here are our standings after three weeks. Boyz II Menehune are in the lead, averaging over 50 points per game. No real surprises on the front end of the standings, but a few disappointments at the bottom half (you know who you are). Regardless, we’re now almost halfway done with the regular season, so better get those brains into midseason form ASAP!

Three Quiz Thursday!

A rare tripleheader on Thursday night, as Taryn hosts at Deli at Dwell, Carl returns to Birra, and JGT hosts a special quiz at Dock Street West! Taryn’s quiz will be part of a BBQ, Bourbon, and Quizzo event at Deli at Dwell, while Carl and I will be hosting at two of the great pizza spots in the city: Carl at Birra and me at Dock Street on 50th Street. (This is in addition to Wednesday’s quiz at Dock Street South at 21st.) Hope to see ya this week!

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street South 8 PM

THURSDAY

Dock Street South 6:30 PM

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM