The Shibe Sports Super Bowl Squares for the South Philly Sharks (or SSSBSSPS for short) kick off today! A great way to both support our community and take a shot at terrific prizes while doing so. Here’s how it works:
You sign up here. It will give you the link to the signups. You fill out 1-3 random squares ($10 each). You then send your money to @jgtquizzo on venmo, $jgtquizzo on cashapp, or johnny at johnnygoodtimes dot com on paypal. Be sure to include “Sharks” in the note. Then you fill out a random box. There’s really no strategy here. Once we get 100 boxes filled, we pick numbers randomly. We’ll raise $1000 for the incredible South Philly Sharks program, and give some great Shibe prizes to the winner of each quarter. Want to learn more about the program we’re raising money for? Check out this interview I did with two of the men who run the program.
Excited to do another movie night at Dock Street. On Sunday, February 6th at 5:30 PM, we’re going to celebrate the Super Bowl with a recent documentary. Maybe Next Year is a look at the 2017 Super Bowl run through the eyes of Eagles fans. You can watch a trailer here. We’ll also have some giveaways from Shibe Sports, a Q&A with one of the participants in the film, and some Super Bowl trivia. Hope to see you at Dock Street South (22nd and Washington) on February 6th!
Quizzo starts on Monday at Loco Pez, where we’ll have $6 nachos and $5 margaritas! On to Founding Fathers on Tuesday at 8 PM. Pretty wide open, 7th Place is establishing themselves as the team to beat. Wednesday we’re at Dock Street, and then Thursday we’re off. Yup, taking the week off at Birra, as Carl and I have a big corporate gig, and you know we’ll sell out on you people for Corporate America every time! Quizzo returns there next week. Hope to see ya this week.
After a few weeks of the website being wonky, hopefully we’re good to go now. With that being said, here are our standings after three weeks. Boyz II Menehune are in the lead, averaging over 50 points per game. No real surprises on the front end of the standings, but a few disappointments at the bottom half (you know who you are). Regardless, we’re now almost halfway done with the regular season, so better get those brains into midseason form ASAP!
A rare tripleheader on Thursday night, as Taryn hosts at Deli at Dwell, Carl returns to Birra, and JGT hosts a special quiz at Dock Street West! Taryn’s quiz will be part of a BBQ, Bourbon, and Quizzo event at Deli at Dwell, while Carl and I will be hosting at two of the great pizza spots in the city: Carl at Birra and me at Dock Street on 50th Street. (This is in addition to Wednesday’s quiz at Dock Street South at 21st.) Hope to see ya this week!
Well it’s been a crazy few weeks, with quizzes cancelled and guess hosts and omicron and the holidays and what have you, but it’s time to get back in the saddle again. We’ve got a lot going on this week. First of all, I’m excited to be back at Loco Pez tonight. Action starts at 7 PM. On to Founding Fathers on Tuesday and Dock Street Wednesday, before filling in for Carl at Birra on Thursday. Meanwhile, please note: Taryn is returning to Deli at Dwell on Thursday! They’re doing a beer tasting along with the quizzo, so should be a lot of fun. I’ll have more details soon. Of course we’re kicking off with the Winter Warz online this week as well. We’re back, baby! Here’s our schedule. To find out who wins this week, be sure to follow us on the gram.
Hey gang, our Kickoff Classic is Thursday night at 8 PM. I’ll send out the zoom invite tomorrow morning, once we know exactly how many teams we have. In the meantime, if you’e signed up and paid half of your league dues, go ahead and sign up for your schedule here.
We’re currently at 27 teams, hoping to get to 30 or 32. If you haven’t signed up and wanna play, do so now!
Here’s our dilly-o for this week. First of all, Winter Warz signups are going on for just a few more days. We’re up to 20 teams, hoping to make it to 30. We’re doing something a little different for this one. We’re kicking off with a Royal Rumble this Thursday night. Should be a lot of fun.
As for in-person quizzo, no quiz at Loco Pez on Monday. We should be back at Loco Pez next week. Our other three quizzes are still a go. I’m still testing positive for COVID, so I’m gonna hand the reins over to Carl. I’ll be back next week with bells on…and super immunity.
Founding Fathers 8 PM
Dock Street 8 PM
Birra 8 PM
I did sort of a year in review in this past week’s newsletter. You can read it here. If you’re not already signed up for the newsletter, you should be. Sign up here.
We start on Monday night at Loco Pez at 20th and Bainbridge. This is such a great space, great staff, great food, fun atmosphere. It’s been a bit hit or miss week to week, but I really hope we can get this one cranking. It’s got the potential to be a great spot. It’s also very winnable for teams wanting to get a win. Founding Fathers and Dock Street will both be rocking, and Deli at Dwell has been mostly a big hit, though a bit slower than usual this past week. Birra apparently was jammin’ this past week. Maybe one of these weeks Carl will remember to take a picture of the winners. Here’s our schedule for the week, and remember to follow us on instagram.
Every year we do this, every year you guys come through BIG TIME, and every year we make some Christmas wishes come true. This is a really special thing we’ve got going here and and I can’t thank you enough. Here’s how it works: go to this spreadsheet, insert your name next to the kid you want to buy something for, then go online to buy the gift. Once you’ve got it, have it mailed to:
(Child’s first name) c/o PPEHRC Toy Drive
1505 West Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19132
That simple, and in less than a minute you can make a world of difference. If you would rather just donate money and have me pick out the toys, that works too. You can venmo me at @jgtquizzo and put “Toy Drive” in the note or you can paypal me at johnny at johnnygoodtimes.com. Thanks as always, you guys rock!
A fun but hectic holiday week: three regular bar quizzes, a wedding quiz, a birthday party quiz, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday at the store, an article for Billy Penn, and organizing a Thanksgiving dinner for those in need with our buddy Mike (above) and the crew at PPEHRC. (That was all thanks to the donations we raised at quizzo last week.)
Some of you know Mike from having hosted some virtual quizzes last year, others from his many years in the bar biz. He’s generously cooking turkey dinners for the homeless on Wednesday, and I thought in the spirit of the season it would be nice for us to help him buy the food. So we’ll be doing 50/50 raffles again this week. One chance for $5, 3 for $10. (If you wanna donate but aren’t playing quizzo this week, just donate to @jgtquizzo on venmo and put “turkey fund” in the note.)
Heads up on the fundraiser we did a couple of weeks ago: we raised over $200, and thanks to our friends at Rittenhouse Hardware, were able to buy ten high quality space heaters for those in need. Next up: our annual toy drive, dropping tomorrow. Stay tuned.
And congrats to 7th Place (below) who pulled off the upset at Founding Fathers last week. Be sure to follow our winners in real time over on the jgtquizzo IG page. Here’s our abbreviated quizzo schedule for this week: