SUMMER SLAM! Scores After Week 1

Here they are folks, our rankings after Week 1. Shout out to Expired Walmart Meat, the only team with a perfect score and the lead after one week. A few other things to note:

Average Tie-breaker differential is some crazy ass thing Carl came up with to be a tiebreaker in our standings. A 0% tiebreaker differential is the best you can get…it means you got the tiebreaker exactly right. So last week a few teams were right that Roy Sullivan got struck by lightning 7 times. On the opposite end of that spectrum, There’s No I guessed that he got struck 77 times, which I can’t stop laughing about.

One thing that you’ll see when you click on the standings is a team logo and a link to a bunch of the teams. That’s because most of the teams in our World Cup created team pages and logos. If you’re playing in the Summer Slam and wanna create a team page…great! Just create a logo (I find canva helpful) and send me an email at johnny at with your team bio. For an example, check out the Cracked Eggheads.

Alright, look forward to seeing you this week!

Updated Top 20

Wanna see your team on the Top 20 list? Join the SUMMER SLAM! and see how you fare from week to week. Shout out to our six teams who make their first appearance on the Top 20 this week.

  1. Social Distance Warriors (same). Tied for the 5th highest score this past week. A finalist in both of our tourneys, they head into Summer Slam as our top seed.
  2. Underground Bard (same). Their win in the World Cup keeps them at #2 for now, but after a 13th place finish this past week, the #3 team is breathing down their necks.
  3. Cool Cats and Kittens (+3). They’ve dominated many Sunday nights, and now they’ve been #1 on back to back weeks of regular season games. They could be #1 within a week.
  4. Boys II Menehune (-1). Took the week off, but finished 3rd last week.
  5. Zodiac Killer (+1). Second highest score last week, 9th highest this week.
  6. Expired Walmart Meat (-2). Tied for 4th last week, tied for 10th this week.
  7. Lambda (+1). An impressive 2nd place performance this week.
  8. Yacht Rock (+2). Tied for 4th last week, 4th this week.
  9. Careless Fister (-2). Tied for 5th this past week.
  10. Au Bon Pandemic (Previously unranked). Tied for 4th last week, tied for 5th this week.
  11. Covid’s Metamorpheses (Previously unranked). Tied for 5th this week, and tied for 7th last week.
  12. Hot Bleach Injection (Previously unranked). These New Kids on the Block have a bunch of hits! 7th place last week, 3rd Place this week.
  13. Duane’s World (-1). Tied for 13th this past week.
  14. Super Spreaders (Previously unranked). Tied for 16th this past week, 10th last week.
  15. Sofa Kingdom (-4). Slip slidin’ away.
  16. Pop Fit Studio (previously unranked). 21st last week, 10th this week.
  17. Branch Covidians (-8). Didn’t play this week, 14th last week.
  18. L Ron Hubbard (-3). 15th last week, 29th this week.
  19. Babysitter’s Fight Club (-2). 16th last week, a complete train wreck this week.
  20. Stately Plump Buck Mulligans (Previously Unranked). 13th last week, 21st this week.


For those of you who have signed up and made a deposit for SUMMER SLAM! feel free to sign up for the first four weeks of SUMMER SLAM! You can pick your QM and your time for each week. No signing up for a slot until you’ve signed up and made your teams deposit. Sign ups are here.

Wanna know more about SUMMER SLAM!? You can find more info here.

Please note, I’m on vacation for Week 3, so teams can sign up for me for weeks 1, 2, and 4 but grab someone else for Week 3.

Time for The SUMMER SLAM!

Alright folks, time to move on to our next hare-brained scheme! It’s called SUMMER SLAM 2020 and the breakdown is as follows:


  • GAMES: 8-week regular season, starting the week of June 22nd. You can play every week, but only need to play 5 times to qualify for regular season prizes and/or the culminating event on Sunday, August 16th.
  • FORMAT: All regular season games will be in the single-team format- just you and your quizmaster, at evening times of your choosing Monday through Friday. The August 16th SUMMER SLAM! event will be in the breakout-room format.
  • PRICE: $280/team for the 8-week regular season (which averages out to $35 per game). 
  • SIGN-UPS: quick & easy via this Google form.


  • The average of your team’s top 5 scores will determine your regular-season ranking. 
  • We’ll keep track of rankings on the website as we go, as well as an ongoing Top 20 list…if you missed it last week, we’ve got a top 20 posted now.  We’ll have a new one posted Saturday.  
  • After Week 7 of the regular season, the top 30 teams will earn a spot in SUMMER SLAM! on August 16th (see below). Week 8 will be a wild card week: the top 6 teams who haven’t earned an automatic bid will receive an at-large one.
  • Carl and I will host an occasional live show on Facebook on Sunday nights discussing our top teams and inviting some team members onto the show for interviews.
  • PRIZES will be given for various regular-season categories, including our top 4 regular season teams and some funky ones beyond just the top teams in the rankings.
  • SUMMER SLAM! will be a full 5-round quizzo event, featuring entertainment between rounds and CASH PRIZES- think Quizzo Bowl gone virtual. The winner receives the Cliver Cup (named after Andy of L Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics, who inspired this whole idea). And yes, we promise that Carl will run the tech.
  • Payment details:
    • You don’t have to pay all at once; just get us $100 by this Sunday and the rest by July 6th.
    • Of the $280, $20 will go to the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights campaign. If we get, for example, 50 teams, that’s $1000 for a terrific local charity.
    • If you play fewer than 7 times, we’ll send you back you back $35 per game fewer than 7. But you have to play 5 times to be eligible for the big event. 
    • There will be an extra buy-in to the ultimate SUMMER SLAM! event, hence the cash prizes.

And yes, all things SUMMER SLAM must be capitalized and said with enthusiasm. Otherwise, don’t say it at all. Hope to see you this summer!