We had a great time with SUMMER SLAM! and we thank everyone who played. 35 teams, all of them trashing JGT in the chat room while praising Carl. Jerks. Our finals were an instant classic, as Smells Like Quarantine Spirit emerged with a thrilling overtime win over Boyz II Menehune. Lambda Lambda Lambda finished in 3rd, a single point behind the top two. Here are the final scores:
This week, to wrap up the JGT SUMMER SLAM, we honor those who ALMOST made it to the top. We honor those who won the pennant, but lost the World Series. People who won their primary, but lost the general election. Couldn’t quite pull off the win in some crappy reality show? We’ll see ya on this week’s quiz! Should be a fun quiz.
And then, on Sunday, we wrap it up with the SUMMER SLAM Main Event! We’ll have more details tomorrow.
On Sunday night, Carl, J Michael, and JGT counted down our 51 teams until we got to #1. It was a fun discussion. We’ll do it again soon. If you don’t want to hear us talking quizzo minutiae you can see the standings right here. But who are you kidding, you want to hear us talking quizzo minutiae.
Too much work at quizzo last week, so we had to get back to, as my son calls it, “brelaxin'”. Questions about amusement parks, lakes, beaches, hiking, playing cards, etc. But don’t let the name fool you, this week’s quiz will be no pleasure cruise. We’re up to the sixth week of the tourney, so time for us to tighten up the questions a bit. See ya this week!
The Cool Cats and Kittens have moved into the lead of SUMMER SLAM! with Walmart Meat not far behind. This week things get interesting, as we’ll be throwing out the lowest scores moving forward. As of now, Carl and I are preparing to host a show this coming weekend to discuss our leaderboard. Stay tuned for local listings. This week’s theme is Leisure Week.
Here ya go, our scores heading into week 5. Cool Cats and Kittens have moved up into being tied for the lead with Walmart Meat, and Zodiac Killer and Smells Like Quarantine Spirit are nipping at their heels. Down the board a bit, Hangin’ Tough is doing just that, holding the 30th and final slot, but only by .25 of a point. Probably the most surprising team on the outside looking in are the Branch Covidians, who finished in the Final Four in April Madness, and are tied for 31st.
In the lead up to our big Office quiz on Sunday, our theme this week is professionals. Because if there’s one thing we pride ourselves on here at JGT Quizzo, it’s professionalism. LOL, just kidding. So expect questions about various occupations: from teachers to bartenders to used car salesmen. We’ll see ya this week!
Here they are, folks, our scores after two weeks of Summer Slam. Expired Walmart Meat has the lead, followed closely by the Zodiac Killer$. Cool Cats and Kittens are third, newcomers Quarantine Spirit are 4th, and World Cup winners Underground Bard are in 5th.
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 johnnygoodtimes.com with your team bio. For an example, check out the Cracked Eggheads.
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).
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.
You don’t have to pay all at once; just get us $100 by this Sunday and the rest by July 6th.