Good week o’ quizzin’ last week; big upsets at Dock Street and Deli at Dwell, and all of the Savage Garden questions you could handle (one). You can see last week’s winners here. As for this week, here’s our lineup:
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!
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!
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:
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.
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 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.
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!
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!