Some thrillers in the semis, and we’re down to our Final Four…and you’re welcome to play along. Doing it a little differently this time. If you wanna play on Sunday night at 7 PM, just sign your team up here. You’ll join us in the zoom with the four teams actually competing. We’ll set you up on playbigquiz and the whole works, with the winning non-finalist team winning some Philadelphia Phoenix tickets! Just sign up here. It’s free to play (though you’re welcome to tip) and if we have enough teams signed up we’ll do a 50/50 raffle for PPEHRC.
Congrats to our four finalists! Covid Isn’t Real Continued their incredible run with a 43-41 win over the Very Stable Geniuses. Meanwhile, the Underground Bard held off the Sons of Sam, 45-43. Boyz II Menehune lose in Overtime AGAIN, getting stunned by Au Bon Pandemic after the two teams finished tied at 42. And the Cool Cats and Kittens continued their hot streak with a 46-40 over FFSF. We’ll determine a champion on Sunday night, and we hope you’ll join us!
A shocker in the Sweet 16, as #16 Covid Isn’t Real stunned Quarantine Spirit, 48-46. Their victory has sent shockwaves through the quizzo community, and left things wide slam open in our Elite 8. It’s truly anybody’s ballgame. Here’s the Vegas odds for each team to win it all:
Cool Cats and Kittens 5/1: Averaged 48 PPG in the regular season and have stormed through the playoffs so far. Their path is about to get a lot bumpier though, with a match vs FFSF this week.
Sons of $am 12/1: Our #4 seed has had a tremendous regular season and seem poised to go to their first finals. But first they’ll need to get past Underground Bard, who knocked them off in the Elite 8 of the World Cup last summer.
Boyz II Menehune 14/1: Not their best regular season, but after finishing 3rd in the Winter Warz this team is hungry for their first title.
Very Stable Geniuses 18/1: 3rd place finishers in Fall Brawl, the Geniuses have what it takes. Will this be the season they break through?
FFSF 20/1: A team that seems to improve just a bit each season, FFSF is a team on the rise. They got a taste of the big time in Fall Brawl with a 5th place finish, and this time they’d like to do even better. But they’ve got to get through Cool Cats in the Elite 8, which is a brutal matchup.
COVID Isn’t Real 22/1: Coming off their SHOCKING upset of Quarantine Spirit, is this a team of destiny? Perhaps, but first they’e got to get past Very Stable Geniuses, no easy task.
Au Bon Pandemic 24/1: Don’t let the #30 seed fool you…they were an 8-seed in last year’s Summer Slam and missed the Finals of Fall Brawl by a tiebreaker.
Underground Bard 30/1: You may be surprised to see them ranked this low. They certainly would not be, but most of the team will miss the finals if they make it that far due to a stage performance.
Best of luck to all of our final 8 contestants and we hope to see everyone on Sunday night when we air the finals live on Facebook!
Alright folks, after a thrilling 5 week regular season, we’re on to the playoffs (See our playoff preview above). And here’s how it breaks down:
May 3rd-7th: Week One are the play-in games. These will be played as usual, with the QM of your choice. If you haven’t signed up already, you can do so here.The teams with a first round bye are still welcome to play this week, but they’ll be helping us experiment with some new tech…Carl sent them an email Sunday to explain.
May 10th-14th: Next week we move into Phase 2 of the playoffs. Those games will be played once or twice a night in group sessions (On either Zoom or Luna Park). You’ll be able to pick your night, Monday or Tuesday, for the Round of 32, then pick your night, Wednesday or Thursday, for the Sweet 16. The teams that lost in Week 1 are welcome to play along as well.
May 17th-23rd: The next week we’ll break it down for our Final 8..we’ll give them two different options to play that week. The rest of our teams: you’re welcome to buy in for a session that week as well. Our Finals will be our Final Four teams playing on Sunday night the 23rd, and we’ll be carrying that game live on Facebook. Best of luck to all of our teams. Let the Madness begin!
Here they are, our scores with one week left to go in the regular season. Those brackets at the bottom are starting to get interesting. SLTS takes the top spot back over, and a couple of new teams hop into the Top 14: FFSF the Jawns, while Super Spreaders and Pop Fit drop into the hoi polloi. One final week to play before the playoffs, might try to make this one a bit tougher so we can see if we can make some of those numbers bounce around.
Congrats to the Cool Cats and Kittens, who become our third different team in three weeks to take their turn at the top of the leader board. A tough week 3 quiz saw quite a bit of movement in the rankings. Want to see where your team ranks? Go here to find out. And remember you can check “Bracket” at the bottom to see where your team would be if the season ended today.
Quite a bit of movement on our leaderboard after a tough Week 2 quiz. That includes a spectacular collapse for the Super Spreaders, who went from our Top Score to out of our First Fourteen (the teams that would have a first round bye if the season ended today). Congrats to Quarantine Spirit, who have taken over the top spot. And remember, you can click on brackets at the bottom to see what the tourney would look like if the season ended today. (Shout out to Carl for making that page happen…really freaking cool).
April Madness is here, folks, and things have worked out quite nicely. We hit our goal of 48 teams, all of them vying for the prestigious tourney title. Here’s everything you need to know:
WHO: 48 of our most illustrious teams. Well, actually 49, 48 of whom will make the tourney.
WHAT: The second annual April Madness Tourney.
WHEN: March 29th-May 23rd.
WHERE: On Zoom.
WHY: Why not?
HOW: 5 weeks to accumulate points, then we seed based off of those points. All regular season games will be your team in zoom with your quizmaster. Top 16 teams will get a first round bye, the next 32 teams will have a first round game….then 16 of them that win move into the next round. The 16 that lose start the losers bracket. Of the final 32, the losers in that first round will also go to the losers bracket. So everyone is guaranteed at least 7 games.
WHAT’S UP WITH PAYMENT: Pretty simple, half of payment is due on April 1st, the other half on May 1st. (Cost is $350 total per team for the season). You can venmo payment to @jgtquizzo or paypal it to johnny at johnnygoodtimes dot com.
WHERE CAN WE SIGN UP FOR THE REGULAR SEASON QUIZZES?Here.
IS THERE A CHARITY COMPONENT? Yes, $10 of each teams fee goes towards the Poor People’s Army’s ongoing struggle to house families.
WILL CARL BE THE DE FACTO LEADER OF THIS LEAGUE, WITH JGT JUST A DELUSIONAL FIGUREHEAD: Yes.
ANY “EXTRAS”? Yes, I am still working on putting an All-Star game together, and if my idea comes to fruition it’s gonna be awesome. Hope to have it locked up in the next week. Also, put it down in your calendar: we’ll be doing a giant movie quiz on April 25th, before the Oscar’s begin.
Hard to believe, but we’ve been doing this thing for a year now. Which means that tournament time is here! In what we suspect will be our final “full scale” season before returning to some semblance of normal, we’ll determine if Social Distance Warriors can repeat as champions (don’t worry, out-of-towners and suburbanites…we’ll still be running leagues online forever, as longs as there are teams that want to play them). Here’s how it’s going to be set up: