JGT Power Rankings, Week of September 9th


1. Jesters of Tortuga (City Tap) At least they blew a lead and lost the Lebowski quiz on Sunday. Last week: #1

2. Sharktoberfest (Industry) How does a team launch from out of the rankings to the #2 spot in just a week? Well, when the Underground Bard, Duane’s World, Savage Ear, and the Jams all lose, and you pull off a come from behind win at Industry and then come from behind to beat the Jesters at the Lebowski quiz, anything can happen. Last week: NR

3. Blazing Sea Nuggets (Black Sheep) What a way to go out, with two wins in Woody’s last three weeks, to end up with the highest ranking in team history! Last week: #18

4. Hooter and Chuff (O’Neals) An explosive 15 point win over the Savage Ear for their 2nd win in 3 weeks vaults Hooter and Chuff up 9 spots. Dames still needs a haircut. Last week: #13

5. Synchronized Trampoline (Locust Rendezvous) Two wins in the past three weeks at the Vous, this one in OT. Since Magnus ver Magnusson’s retirement, there hasn’t been a team to consistently push the Jams. We may have just found one. Last week: #10

6. Inkspot (North Star) Cruise to an easy win at North Star to jet up the rankings. Will Careless Fister make a return to the Star soon, or will Inkspot have the top of the mountain all to themselves? Last week: #9

7. Duane’s World (Black Sheep) Have lost the last three weeks by a combined total of 11 points. THe last time Duane’s World lost in 4 straight weeks? March, 2012. Gotta think they get back on top this week. Last week: #4

8. Underground Bard (City Tap House) Once you hit a 130, as they did two weeks ago, there is only one way to go. A 107? Pssshaw. Last week: #3

9. Sidecardigans (Sidecar) Finally! Last week: NR

10. Savage Ear (O’Neals) Might a Savage Ear-Hooter and Chuff rivalry be heating up at O’Neals? Last week: #2

11. Jitney Spears.

12. Popesack.

13. Twerkin for the Weekend. 

14. The Jams.

15. Missing Heads. 

16. Mysterious Mr. Mapother.

17. Cat’s Pajamas.

18. Always Finish 4th. 

19. 300,000 Twerks.

20. The Missing Heads. 

JGT Power Rankings


As we head into Fall, things on the JGT Power Rankings are pretty wide open. Lots of upsets and good new teams lately.

1. Jesters of Tortuga. A 2nd place finish at the JGTSI followed by a 2nd place finish at CTH. Hold onto the top rank thanks to a Duane’s World loss and an idle Popesack. Also maintain top spot in “Scourge of Humanity” rankings.

2. Popesack. A huge win at the Invitational, and would have been easy to take the top spot with the loss JoT sported last week, but didn’t follow up with a regulation appearance.

3. Underground Bard. Set a new JGT quizzo record with a 130 to propel themselves up the charts.

4. Duane’s World. Also had a shot at the top spot, but an upset loss to the Missing Heads has catastrophic consequences.

5. The Savage Ear. After a prolonged slump, get back on top at O’Neals this past week. Can they get the ball rolling again, or have they passed their prime?

6. Missing Heads. This is where the standings get a bit murky, but any team that goes into the Black Sheep and knocks off Duane’s World has to get props.

7. 300,000 Twerks Per Minute. A Sidecardigan offshoot wins big at Sidecar this past week. Is this a flash in the pan or the team to fill the power vacuum at the Car?

8. The Jams. Only two wins in the past six weeks have the Jams tumbling from the top.

9. Inkspot. An impressive 4th place finish at the Invitational puts the quizzo world on notice, but they fail to capitalize the next night at North Star.

10. Synchronized Trampoline. Won at the Vous last week, then was in the mix after 4 rounds at the Invitational with only 3 players. A DNP this past week at the Vous keeps them from moving up further, but certainly have seem to have the talent to be a top 5 team.


12. Twerkman’s Comp.

13. Hooter and Chuff.

14. Kitty Bombardment.

15. Mapother.

16. Jitney Spears. 

17. L. Ron Hubbard.

18. Blazing Sea Nuggets.

19. Exhausted Nihilists.

20. Ghoul McLanahan.

JGT Power Rankings

#1. Jesters of Tortuga (City Tap). Ugh. Last week: #1

#2. Duane’s World (Black Sheep). Total domination at the Sheep. 8 wins in the last 10 weeks has them in the drivers seat at #2. Last week: #2

#3. Savage Ear (O’Neals). 3 wins in the past 4 weeks keeps them nipping and Duane’s Worlds toes. Last week: #3

#4. Careless Fister (North Star). Dominate at the North Star…when they show. This team has the talent to make a run at the top. But do they have the heart? Last week: #8

#5. Underground Bard (CTH). Another week, another one question loss to the Jesters. last week: #4

#6. Sons of Oligarchy (Sidecar). A 115 at the Sidecar means these oligarchs are cooking with oil. Last week: NR

#7. Happy Birthday to the Ground (Locust Rendezvous). Make the pilgrimage from their former haunt (North Star) into Center City, where they knock off the Jams and the Diabetics. Huge win for the Ground. Last week: NR

#8. Sidecardigans. (Sidecar) An emotional roller coaster for the Sidecardigans right now, as the Skins farewell tour begins. A respectable 103 still lands them in 2nd last week. Can they send Skins out with a win tonight? Last week: #6

#9. The Jams. (Locust Rendezvous) Something you almost never see at the Vous last week…the Jams finishing out of medal contention. Can they bounce back? Last week: #5

T-#10. Popesack (Industry) Get a win at Industry. Can these former Invitational winners get on a roll and earn an invite this season? Last week: #19

T-#10. Inkspot (North Star). Tough when you score a 107 and still finish 2nd. They are so close to Careless Fister, but can’t quite get over the hump. Last week: #9

12. Hooter and Chuff.

13. Exhausted Nihilists.

14. Tempura House.

15. L. Ron’s Diabetics.

16. Ghoul McLanahan.

17. Hindi Beatles.

18. Jitney Spears.

19. Ruby Tuesday.

20. Sex Bob-omb.

JGT Power Rankings

1. Jesters of Tortuga (CTH). Meh. Last week: #1

2. Duane’s World (Black Sheep). ALmost lost the #2 spot last week, but wrangle it back with another win at the Sheep. Last week: T-2

3. Savage Ear (O’Neals). One dominant performance away from a solo #2 ranking, but lose a heartbreaker at O’Neals and drop to the #2 spot. Last week: T-2

4. Underground Bards (CTH). Incredible how evenly these guys match up with the Jesters. In the past four weeks, they’ve won once by 1 point, and lost twice in OT. Last week: #5

5. The Jams (Vous). After a recent slide, they return to the Top 5 with a big win at the Vous. Last week: #6

6. The Sidecardigans (Sidecar). Two straight at the Sidecar has these guys rocketing up the charts. Last week: #7

7. Hooter and Chuff (O’Neals). Big upset win over the Savage Ear. This team desperately needed this. Questions were being asked about their recent slide. Last week: NR

8. Careless Fister (North Star). They haven’t learned yet: this isn’t a hobby. It’s a cult. And if you want the oracle who runs this ranking system to respect you, you can’t be taking “weeks off”. Last week: #4

9. Inkspot (North Star). They tend to clean up the mess when Careless Fister doesn’t show. We’re on the brink of a rivalry at the North Star, if only Fister comes to the light. Last week: #15

10. Pawnee Goddesses (Industry). Where did these ladies come from? Are they destined to become real contenders or one hit wonders? Time will tell. Last week: NR

11. Exhausted Nihilist.

12. Ruby Tuesday

13. Italian Beatles

14. Why Can’t Us

15. L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics

16. Ghoul McLanahan.

17. Minge

18. Blazing Sea Nuggets

19. Popesack

20. Hot Mess

JGT Power Rankings

These do not include Monday night’s contests. Picture above is one I took last week that for some reason cracked me up. Follow me on Instagram @johnnygoodtimes.

1. Jesters of Tortuga. They lose a controversial one at City Tap, then cruise at Bards on Thursday to hold on to the top spot. But the next two teams are starting to breathe down their necks.

T-2. Savage Ear (O’Neals). 121 points last week at O’Neals. 3 wins in last 4 weeks. Really making a serious run for the top spot. Can they keep this hot streak going? Last week: #3

T-2. Duane’s World (Black Sheep). Fight off the elements to secure a hard fought win at Black Sheep and keep at least a tie on the #2 spot. Last week: #2

4. Careless Fister (North Star). Another week, another win at North Star. 4 wins in the past 5 weeks. This team is on fire. (However, a no-show at the Star last night is bound to hurt them unless they show up elsewhere later this week). Last week: #5

5. Underground Bard (City Tap). Knocking off the #1 team on the circuit is sure to boost any team up the rankings, and no exceptions this week, controversy or no. Last week: #11

6. The Jams (Vous). Playing with a skeleton crew this past week, they take it on the chin, and leave their fans wondering, “Where in the hell is Jam Master Phil? And why hasn’t Darth Ern called Johnny a ‘shitbird’ in over a month now?” Last week: #4

7. Sidecardigans (Sidecar). Finally make a move back into the top 10 after last week’s win at Sidecar. And after, SPOILER ALERT, a win again last night you have to think they’ll continue to climb the charts. Last week: #16

8. L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics (Vous). Yeah, they got a big win last week. They tend to do that from time to time. But something is missing. This team used to have a heart the size of…that…giant…heart at the Franklin Institute. But lately, they seem to just throw things together when they need a quick pick me up and then disappear for a few weeks to their “lives”. Nothing kills a quizzo team quicker than “getting a life”. Why do you think the Jesters or Tortuga have been so succesful for so long? Last week: NR

9. Ghoul McLanahan (Industry). While no team has come to dominate the Industry yet in the few months we’ve been there, the team formerly known as Hobo Cop has certainly staked a claim. Can they go on a run and make it undisputed? Last week: NR

10. Exhausted Nihilists (O’Neals). As a former Invitational winner, this is a team we know can get hot in a hurry. They just haven’t done it yet this season. Could this be their week? Last week: #9

11. Minge

12. Ruby Tuesday.

13. Popesack.

14. Tempura House.

15. Inkspot.

16. Why Can’t Us.

17. No-One Walks Alone.

18. Mr. September.

19. Australian Beatles.

20. Specific Jawns.


JGT Power Rankings

1. Jesters of Tortuga (City Tap House). Whatever. Last week: #1

2. Duane’s World (Black Sheep). 2 losses in a row have the World hanging on to the two spot by a thread. Last week: #2

3. Savage Ear (O’Neals). 3 wins in the past five weeks at an increasingly competitive O’Neals have the Ear knocking on Duane’s World’s door. Last week: #4

4. The Jams (Locust Rendezvous). A rare off week coupled with a Savage Ear win drops them a spot. Last week#3.

5. Careless Fister (North Star). 3 wins in the past 4 weeks have Twisted Fister making a name for themselves on the Summer tour. Last week: #17

6. No One Walks ALone (Black Sheep). Wanna make a splash on the local nerd scene? March into the Black Sheep and beat Duane’s World by 17. Last week: NR

7. Ruby Tuesday (Sidecar) Say what you will about Ruby Tuesday, don’t ever say that they don’t know their Gettysburg trivia. Tore the roof off the sucka at Sidecar with a 114. Last week: NR

8. Popesack (Locust Rendezvous). Is the the beginning of the return to the top for Popesack, who won the Spring Invitational in 2012 in dramatic fashion? Last week: NR

9. Exhausted Nihilist (Rendezvous). A 2nd place finish at the Vous keeps them in the Top 10. Last week: #5

10. Minge (Bards). These guys are a renowned team of yesteryear who have joyfully made a comeback at the Bards. Good to see them get a win to close out the week. Last week: NR

11. Underground Bard.

12. Specific Jawns.

13. Australian Beatles.

14. Why Can’t Us.

15. South East

16. Sidecardigans.

17. Hooter and Chuff.

18. Blazing Sea Nuggets.

19. Feeder Secretaries.

20. Ink Spot.

JGT Power Rankings

No scoreboard quite yet for the JGTSI (We’ll post one next week.) In the meantime, here are your JGT Power rankings. Still wide open starting at the #3 spot.

1. Jesters of Tortuga (CTH). Finally move into the top spot with a win over Duane’s World at the Black Sheep on Wednesday. On the bright side, we didn’t have to deal with them at the Bards on Thursday. Last week: #2

2. Duane’s World (Black Sheep). Tough loss at home drops them a spot in the rankings. Last week: #1

3. The Jams (Locust Rendezvous). A 2nd place finish at the Vous, coupled with mostly new teams earning Ws this week, edges the Jams back up into third, though they hang there precariously.

4. We Got Nothin’/Savage Ear (O’Neals). A tie for 2nd at O’Neals keeps them in the Top 5.

5. Exhausted Nihilists (Rendezvous). A win over the Jams at the Vous launches the Nihilists into the Top 5. Last week: #11

6.Specific Jawns (Bards). Celebrate Pat’s departure with a big win at Bards. Last week: NR

7. South East (Sidecar). These guys bounce between Sidecar and Bards, and are always in the mix at both. This week, they recorded a 45, our 2nd highest score.  Last week: NR

8. Underground Bard (CTH). Their frustration at City Tap continues, as they tie the Jesters for first, but lose in OT. Last week: #9

9. Feeder Secretaries (O’Neals). An all-new team brashly walks into an O’Neals packed with wily vets like Hooter and Chuff, We Got Nothin’, and  Mapother. We’ve seen a few one-hit wonders come and go lately. Will this be another, or do we have a new contender on the scene? Last week: NR

T-10. Inkspot (North Star). A one-point win over the Stillmaniacs gets the Inkspots outta the teens and into the Top 10. Last week: #14

T-10. Sharktoberfest (Industry). About damn time do they show up at Industry. And whattya know? They come away with a win on the strength of Jen’s literature knowledge! Last week: NR

12. Tempura House.

13. Penis Penis Vagina Butts.

14. L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics.

15. Why Can’t Us?

16. Hooter and Chuff.

17. Careless Fister

18. New and Improved Team Name.

19. Sidecardigans.

20. Formerly Known as School District Employees.

JGT Power Rankings

Ok, so they’re two days late and numerous dollars short. Sorry. I was outta town on Monday and spent yesterday playing catchup. So here ya go. These do not include this week’s quizzes thus far.

1. Duane’s World (Black Sheep). 5 wins in a row keep them on top. A major test tonight, as the Jesters come to town. Last week: #1

2. Jesters of Tortuga (CTH/Bards). Lost at City Tap, but a win on THursday coupled with a Jams loss keeps them in the 2-hole. Last week: #2

3. We Got Nothin’/Savage Ear (O’Neals). A win in Double OT at an O’Neals packed with top teams get vaults the into the #3 spot.

4. Jams (Locust Rendezvous). A devastating loss at the Vous drops them a spot in the rankings. Last week: #3

5. Penis Penis Vagina Butts (City Tap House). A 10-point win over the Jesters launches them onto the national consciousness. Last week: NR

6. L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics (Locust Rendezvous). Are the Diabetics back? A perennial Top-5 team, they had fallen on hard times recently. But a blowout win at the Vous last week has caused other teams to take notice. Last week: NR

7. Careless Fister (North Star). Two straight wins at North Star. This is a team to keep an eye on. Last week: #6

8. New and Improved Team Name (O’Neals). Lose a heartbreaker in OT at O’Neals. Still think this team has the talent to make a run at the Top 5. Last week: #7

9. Underground Bard (CTH). A third place finish knocks them well out of the Top 5. Be interesting to see if they make a move to Industry to get their rep up. Last week: #4

T-10. Laika, the First Dog in Space (Sidecar). Return from South America to get a win at Sidecar and rocket into the top 10. Last week: NR

T-10. Why Can’t Us? (Industry) The former top team at Ugly American is looking to make a run at the new Pennsport spot. Can they keep it going?

12. Exhausted Nihilists.

13. Hobo Cop

14. Sidecardigans.

15. Inkspot

16. Popesack

17. Jitney Spears.

18. I Am a God; Where Are My Damn Croissants?

19. Blazing Sea Nuggets.

20. Tempura House.

JGT Power Rankings

Our Top 3 just keep on rolling, but after that, things are really wide slam open. Anybody could crack the Top 5 with an impressive performance this week.

1. Duane’s World (Black Sheep). A 26 point win at Black Sheep makes it 4 in a row. Last week: #1

2. Jesters of Tortuga (CTH/Bards). 4 in a row at City Tap House. 3 in a row at Bards. Will they take on Duane’s World this week in an effort to gain the top spot? Or are they still yellow bellied crumb bums? Last week: #2

3. The Jams (Locust Rendezvous). Escape with a one-point win at the Vous on Wednesday. 4th straight win at Vous. Last week: #3

4. Underground Bards (CTH/Industry). The Four-spot is wide open. This is the 4th team to get the #4 ranking in 4 weeks. It hasn’t worked out so well for the previous occupants. Can the Bards record another win this week and stay in the Top 5? Last week: #8

5. We Got Nothin/Savage Ear (O’Neals). They brought a skeleton crew to O’Neals on Tuesday, and took a pounding. But with most of the rest of the Top 10 either losing big or taking the week off, they don’t fall too far. Last week: #4

6. Careless Fister (North Star). Will Careless Fister return to defend their title this week? Could we have our first rivalry at North Star (Always Finish 4th vs. Fister, with Inkspot looking to cause trouble for both?) Last week: NR

7. New and Improved Team Name (O’Neals). These guys have won under a different team name. But now that they’re new and improved, can we expect more victories? Last week: NR

8. Sidecardigans. Take a ass-whoopin’ last Monday. Can they rebound tonight? Last week: #6

9. Formerly Known as School District Employees (Sidecar). The bad news is they’re out a job thanks to…uh, ok, we won’t go there. The good news is that their new profession (professional quizzo players) is off to a flying start! Last week: NR

10. Always Finish 4th (North Star). Catch a beatdown at North Star last week to take a tumble in the rankings. Last week: #5

11. Tempura House.

12. Ink Spot.

13. Jitney Spears.

14. Hobo Cop.

15.  Go Ahead Hater.

16. I Am the Nucleus.

17. Ruby Tuesday.

18. Exhausted Nihilists.

19. No-Names.

20. Hooter and Chuff


JGT Power Rankings

A lot of people ask me, “Johnny, how do you come up with these rankings?” I laugh, because it’s such a stupid question. Here’s how it works: I hand the scores over to my assistant Kenneth (above). He then plugs them into the JGT Supercomputer, located in the Super-secret JGT Lair deep within in the bowels of the city. The computer performs a series of mathematical equations that take into account a variety of factors (opponent strength, amount of beer consumed per team, weather conditions inside bar) and calulates them, then spits our Top 20.

So if you made the Top 20, you can rest assured that it’s because of a supercomputer that crunched all of the numbers, not because I just sat in front of a computer and just randomly selected teams. Ha! What kind of quizmaster would do that? Especially when he had a Super-computer at his Secret Lair deep within the bowels of the city?!

And please click “like” below if you’re team is in the Top 20. That way our supercomputer can follow your every move and report those moves back to the Federal Government. Thank you.

1. Duane’s World (Black Sheep). Only missed one question at the Black Sheep to maintain a razor thin lead over Jesters of Tortuga. If only the Jesters had any guts, they’d come out to the Sheep and try to take on the Duane’s World and claim the title. I wouldn’t expect to see those yellow-bellied cowards do such a thing, however, since they were born without spines. Last week: #1

2. Jesters of Tortuga (CTH/Bards) This team knows so little about saint dogs. Last week: #2

3. The Jams (Locust Rendezvous). Keep on rolling at the Vous with their 4th straight win, just waiting for one of the top 2 teams to fall. Last week: #3

4. We Got Nothin/Savage Ear (O’Neals). Knock off four ranked teams at O’Neals on Tuesday, rocketing them up the rankings. But can they get consistent turnout from the Toddfather? He’s been a big question mark this season. Last week: #13

5. Always Finish 4th (North Star). A blowout win at the North Star makes it 3 wins in the past 4 weeks for the red hot 4th. Last week: #9.

6. Sidecardigans (Sidecar). A 4th round choke and a devastating OT loss at the Sidecar. Can they bounce back? We’ll find out tonight. Last week: #4

7. No Names (Industry/O’Neals). They tie for 2nd at O’Neals. I want to talk to team member and CSN Hockey writer Sarah Baicker how we can incorporate the “Penalty Box” into quizzo. I want more Power Plays on the Quizzo Scene. Last Week: #5

8. Underground Bard (City Tap House). Another week, another 100+ performance…and another loss. Have to think this would be a Top 5 team if they occasionally took the show on the road, somewhere far away from the No-saint- dog-knowing-cowards. Last week: #7.

9. Narcotyzing Dysfunktion (Bards). Believe it or not, the Bards used to be home to the most intense quizzo competition in the city. Hurtin Bombs, Western Omelette, and Narcotyzing Dysfunktion could all take the Sofa Kingdom on on any given week. So it was exciting to see Narcotyzing Dysfunktion, or at least a few members of that squad, back in the house this Thursday. And they nearly pulled off a win over the Jesters, losing in OT. And even though he’s moved down South, it’s nice to know that Dysfunktion member Matt still makes off-color jokes that are followed by awkward silences. Last Week: NR

10. Look Up Look Down, I’m On a Horse. (Bards) These guys were once a thorn in Steak Em Up’s side at the Bards, and made an impressive return this week, losing to them by only 4. Could Pong be putting the band back together? Might things get competitive at the Bards again? Stay tuned. Last week: NR

11. Hobo Cops.

12. We Drink Your Sizzurp

13. Exhausted Nihilists.

14. Hooter and Chuff.

15. Blazing Sea Nuggets.

16. Ink Spots.

17. Jitney Spears.

18. Electric Mayhem.

19. Tempura House.

20. L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics.