As you folks know, there’s nothing I love more than a side hustle, and whoa boy do I have one now! I’ve been working my ass off for the past year for no money and a whole lotta heartburn, but NOW is when it (hopefully) pays off*. The 2022 season starts this weekend, and we’ve got a whole lot of fun in store. Let’s be honest, this will be the only time in pro sports history a doofus like me will ever be allowed this close to the gears of power, so I’m going to take it for all it’s worth. But we gotta succeed this season for me to wield by PT Barnum-inspired powers in the future. And this season starts on Saturday.
And I thought we should open the season at a grocery store. Well technically, we open in Boston, our watch party will be at a grocery store. And not just ANY grocery store, the kickass Giant on 23rd and Arch. Have you been there yet? It’s insane. 40 beers on tap that you pour yourself, a Mission Taqueria, sushi, wine, and a spectacular terrace where we’ll be watching the game! The weather looks great and we’re gonna have a blast. We’ll have a projector screen set up, and I’ll be hosting a special trivia faceoff at halftime. If you’re gonna try to make it out, be sure to go to our event page on Facebook and RSVP. See ya Saturday!
Last week we learned that Zsa Zsa Gabor was married 9 times, that John Lennon sang backup on “Fame“, and that llamas can swim. What will we learn this week? Find out by coming out to the quiz. Times are below.
In honor of one of the greatest Americans of all time, Jackie Robinson, we’ll be raising money this week at quizzo for the Anderson Monarchs with a 50-50 raffle during all of my quizzes. The Monarchs 12-and-under team is set to go to Cooperstown this summer to participate in a summer baseball camp with 40 teams from across the country, and we’re going to help raise the money to send them there. Then we’ll also be donating 30% of all sales from Thursday-Sunday at Shibe Vintage Sports to the Monarchs. So play some quizzo, buy some great gear, and support a great cause! Schedule is below.
The third annual April Madness is here, and this year with a twist. Carl wanted to call it “April Mayhem” but that’s because, despite my ongoing efforts to teach him the importance of tradition and pageantry, he just can’t seem to get it through his head. This is the third annual April Madness! You can’t change the name of something when it gets to the third year! But he’s running the damn thing so in an effort to make labor peace maybe we’ll call it April Madness Mayhem. Or would it be April Mayhem Madness? Anyways, we’re masters at branding. Here are the details of whatever the hell it is:
8 games, starting the week of April 11th (NEXT week!), ending in early June.
All quizzes will be 4 rounds, in breakout room sessions only, on Tuesday & Wednesday nights (you play one night/week). This will be the same as JGT’s weekly quiz.
The first 5 weeks will be the “regular season” for seeding purposes. Then week 6 is when the MAYHEM begins…
Teams will be “PAIRED” with their inversely-seeded counterparts for a 3-week MAYHEM series. In other words, the top-seeded team will have their scores combined with the bottom-seeded team’s, the 2nd-seed’s with 2nd-to-last-seed’s, etc. The two teams with the highest combined score after those 3 games take the 1st place prize. No need for consolation brackets- literally every team will have a chance to win the championship!
REGISTER HERE. Please note that Venmo & PayPal payments should go to Carl now (Johnny got flagged as an oligarch).
SIGN UP FOR YOUR WEEKLY SESSIONS HERE. If it is truly impossible for your team to play on Tuesdays at 9 or Wednesdays at 7:45, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Carl, and he’ll try his best to work something out.
A first on Monday night as Carl was all set to fill in for me at Loco Pez…until he stepped in a pothole when he was a block away and sprained his ankle so badly he had to go to the hospital to have it X-rayed. We’ve never had a player miss a game due to injury…unless you count that January 2nd in like 2010 when my New Year’s hangover resulted in me not being able to get off of the couch and James Hesky needed to fill in at North Star. Anyways, Carl was able to hobble on crutches to the Founding Fathers last night to host there (I had a private gig at Chick’s). I will be back in action at Dock Street a 8 PM tonight (Wednesday). Taryn will be at Deli at Dwell on Thursday at 7, and Hopalong will host at Birra at 8 on Thursday. See ya this week!
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!