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.
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!
The Finals of the World Cup of Quizzo are tonight, and you are welcome to play along! Just go to playbigquiz.com, enter your team name and the Event Key june8 to sign in. You’ll be able to watch LIVE on the Johnny Goodtimes Facebook page at 8:30 tonight so that you can play along. See ya tonight!
OK, I think we could all use a deep breath here. The seasons and tournaments and so forth have been a lot of fun but also kind of insane and the last thing any of us needs right now is more insanity. So this week let’s take it easy: one quizmaster, one quiz, one team. Cost is $35, with $5 of each sign up going straight to the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. To sign up, just put your team name, captain’s name and email into our Google signup sheet.
Hey guys, hope everyone is hanging in there. Wanted to send out a note about upcoming quizzes: we’ll be continuing our tournament for the rest of this week. Anyone who lost last week is welcome to play the regular quiz.
Next week, we’re going back to what we started with: one host, one team, and anyone can play. No tourneys, no season, let’s just get back together and hang out a bit and play some quizzo. For teams that already signed up, we’ll probably still do it in a few weeks, so we’ll hold on to your info for now. (If you paid already, I’ll pay you back.) I’ll have that sign up sheet ready in a few days. Thank you!
Hey gang, we’re doing sign ups now for Sunday night quizzo. Free to play, and 50% of all tips go to Nourished, a program to get food to front line workers while also helping our friends at local restaurants. Hope to see ya on Sunday!
Things started pretty mellow on Monday, but got wild on Tuesday night. A member of Careless Fister closed out their victory over the Super Spreaders by hollering “Spread em for the Fister!” and a rivalry was born. The Fister will take on the winner of Pop Fit Studio and DelCoOVID 19.
Things got interesting in the Sweet Hats vs Boyz II Menehune matchup, as the Boyz II Menehune returned from their first breakout room imitating the Sweet Hats trademark of wearing sweet hats. The Sweet Hats then returned from the second breakout room wearing no shirts. The psychological chess game was a draw, but the Menehunes won the quiz, 49-45. B2M will face off against the winner of Duane’s World and In the Lead.
In a matchup of the wily veterans of the Missing Heads and millenials of FFSF, the Heads struggled with clock management and fell in OT to the spry young FFSF crew. FFSF will play the winner of Cool Cats & Kittens vs Queso Regionale.
The L Ron Hubbard vs Mad Princes matchup came down to the very last question, as the two teams were tied through 23. But L Ron was able to get all 6 points on the double and squeak out a 44-42 win. They’ll go up against the winner of Lambda and I Shaved My Legs.
There’s No I, who only made the tourney by virtue of a coin toss, came away with a 49-47 win over hard luck El Tigre, who they had also narrowly defeated in group play. They’ll move on to play the winner of Social Distance Warriors vs Pearls of Wisdom.
Carl and I unveiled the brackets last night and discussed our picks in both brackets. We also broke the tie between Queefer Sutherland and There’s No in Quizzo, talked with Boys II Menehune team member Taryn Kutish, and chatted a bit with Chip Chantry.
So here are the all important brackets, both for Serie A and the NIT. Also click the tab at the bottom for the schedule, so you can see what time your team plays. We’ll start sending out invites today. We’re counting on the games lasting slightly longer than a regular season game, so the times might be slightly different than what you’re used to, but within 20 minutes of what .
I’ve made my picks below, going pretty heavy on the chalk.
Carl isn’t playing it so close to the vest, he picked some major upsets.
This week will be all of the first round games, then next week we’ll do the Sweet 16, then we’re thinking of doing something interesting for the Final Eight. We’ll keep ya updated.
We’ll also be doing sign ups for our next league starting this week. We’ll keep ya updated.
Thanks to quizzo regular Craig, we’re going to have some fun with some of our previous quizzes. You can play this quiz from last month, then you can check out below what percentage of teams got each individual question correct. Feel free to play along at home for fun if you didn’t play the quiz. Questions in Round 1 are worth 1, Round 2 are worth 2, and Round 3 are worth 3. Questions with stars beside them are worth double.
ROUND ONE: THE EASY ROUND
1. Often seen on TV, Mike Lindell is the inventor of what product?
2. Remember going to the movies? The top-grossing one of 2020, which has the subtitle “for Life“, is the third installment of what franchise?
3. In what city was the fashion house Armani founded?
4. According to Google, the most common internet “how-to” search has to do with this article of clothing.
5. What car part is often stolen for the precious metals it contains, such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium?
***6. Who was the first person born in the 21st century to have a #1 Billboard hit?
7. What primetime TV drama set a record last fall when it entered its 21st season?
8. What women’s wrestling league debuted in 1986?
ROUND TWO: The Picture Round. Flags: Name the Country.
1. Stevie Wonder’s best-selling single was released in 1984. What was it called?
2. What historic river will you find in Northern Italy, just south of the city Ravenna?
3. Cindy Lauper wrote the lyrics for what musical that debuted on Broadway in 2013?
4. It’s a fabric made from silk, often found in ball gowns and wedding dresses, and starts with the letter “T”. What is it?
5. Sculling and the eggbeater are moves found in what Olympics sport?
6. In what state do the three most populous cities all begin with the same letter?
7. Music in 3/4 time is known by what 5-letter term?
***8. In the continental US, what’s the largest state by land area entirely east of the Mississippi River, and the smallest state entirely west of it?