We had a thriller on Monday night, as the Underground Bard and Social Distance Warriors went into OT tied at 48 apiece. (Amazing, in the pregame show Carl predicted a 49-49 tie and Underground Bard upset). The question in OT: how old is Herb Alpert? The Social Distance Warriors guessed 86, the Bard guessed 85, and the answer was 85. The upset was complete.
The Bard had gone on a hell of a run, stunning the Sofa Kingdom, edging the Zodiac Killer, and then winning both their Final Four game and their championship game in OT. The Social Distance Warriors, meanwhile, put on another clinic, going to the title game now in back to back tournaments, scoring a perfect 52 in two tourney games and 51 in another. It’s safe to assume that they’ll be the number #1 ranked team when our initial team rankings come out.
We’ll see where the wins put the two teams on our top 20 rankings, out later today. We haven’t planned our next season yet, but will soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, feel free to play a game with us this week!
The Finals of the World Cup of Quizzo are tonight, and you are welcome to play along! Just go to playbigquiz.com, enter your team name and the Event Key june8 to sign in. You’ll be able to watch LIVE on the Johnny Goodtimes Facebook page at 8:30 tonight so that you can play along. See ya tonight!
Things started pretty mellow on Monday, but got wild on Tuesday night. A member of Careless Fister closed out their victory over the Super Spreaders by hollering “Spread em for the Fister!” and a rivalry was born. The Fister will take on the winner of Pop Fit Studio and DelCoOVID 19.
Things got interesting in the Sweet Hats vs Boyz II Menehune matchup, as the Boyz II Menehune returned from their first breakout room imitating the Sweet Hats trademark of wearing sweet hats. The Sweet Hats then returned from the second breakout room wearing no shirts. The psychological chess game was a draw, but the Menehunes won the quiz, 49-45. B2M will face off against the winner of Duane’s World and In the Lead.
In a matchup of the wily veterans of the Missing Heads and millenials of FFSF, the Heads struggled with clock management and fell in OT to the spry young FFSF crew. FFSF will play the winner of Cool Cats & Kittens vs Queso Regionale.
The L Ron Hubbard vs Mad Princes matchup came down to the very last question, as the two teams were tied through 23. But L Ron was able to get all 6 points on the double and squeak out a 44-42 win. They’ll go up against the winner of Lambda and I Shaved My Legs.
There’s No I, who only made the tourney by virtue of a coin toss, came away with a 49-47 win over hard luck El Tigre, who they had also narrowly defeated in group play. They’ll move on to play the winner of Social Distance Warriors vs Pearls of Wisdom.
Carl and I unveiled the brackets last night and discussed our picks in both brackets. We also broke the tie between Queefer Sutherland and There’s No in Quizzo, talked with Boys II Menehune team member Taryn Kutish, and chatted a bit with Chip Chantry.
So here are the all important brackets, both for Serie A and the NIT. Also click the tab at the bottom for the schedule, so you can see what time your team plays. We’ll start sending out invites today. We’re counting on the games lasting slightly longer than a regular season game, so the times might be slightly different than what you’re used to, but within 20 minutes of what .
I’ve made my picks below, going pretty heavy on the chalk.
Carl isn’t playing it so close to the vest, he picked some major upsets.
This week will be all of the first round games, then next week we’ll do the Sweet 16, then we’re thinking of doing something interesting for the Final Eight. We’ll keep ya updated.
We’ll also be doing sign ups for our next league starting this week. We’ll keep ya updated.
Things are pretty damn interesting as we head into Week 3 of our tourney. (You can view the full standings here.) Tiebreakers are done by total points. This does NOT account for our four wild card slots. Let’s go pool by pool and see what our playoff picture looks like:
GROUP A:We’ve got a hell of a matchup right out of the gate, with Three time Quizzo Bowl champs, the Cracked Eggheads, going up against the Cinderellas of April Madness, the Tiger Queens. Both are 1-1. Pretty simple: winner advances to Serie A tourney, losing team plays in the Serie B tourney. The Mad Princes are in the Serie A tourney already and the Texas City Players Club is in the B tourney.
GROUP B: This one is way more complicated. 1team1dream, after a heartbreaking OT loss last week, has to face off with the 2-0 Au Bon Pandemic. If Au Bon Pandemic wins and Internet Explorer wins vs Testes Factory, ABP and the Explorers advance. However, if 1Team wins and Testes Factory wins, then 1Team and ABP advance. If 1Team and the Explorers both win, then we’ll have a 3-way tie for first and the two teams that have scored the most points advance. Which will be interesting, because 1Team1Dream and Explorer both have scored 70 points through two weeks. Au Bon Pandemic has 81, so they’re almost certainly going to the Big Dance. FINALLY, believe it or not Testes Factory has a very small chance of advancing. If they, OK who are we kidding, they really have no chance.
GROUP C: Things just got MUCH simpler. The Zodiac Killer and the Queso Regionale are advancing. They play this week to determine who will be a 1 seed. The Axis of Evil Knieval were a team the oddsmakers liked who broke a lot of hearts with last week’s loss.
GROUP D: One of our two Groups of Death, it’s the only Group where all four teams have scored 79 or more points through two weeks. April Madness champs the Social Distance Warriors are up against There’s No I in Quizzo. If the SDW wins and Duane’s World wins over El Tigre, Duane’s World moves on. If There’s No I wins and Duane’s World wins, we’ll have a three way tie for 1st and it will come down to points. If SDW wins and El Tigre wins, then SDW advances and we’ll have a three way tie for 2nd, which will come down to points. I suspect we’ll have at least one wild card slot come out of this pool.
GROUP E: This is a damn good pool, with the top three teams separated by a grand total of 1 point. Pretty simple: Expired Walmart Meat is in. The other spot will go to whomever wins the Careless Fister vs Lamination Station contest.
GROUP F:Boyz II Menehune and Yacht Rock are in. They play each other this week to determine which will be the #1 seed.
GROUP G:I Shaved My Legs for This is in. The winner of Super Spreaders vs Is Quarantine Over will be the other team to advance to Serie A.
GROUP H:DelCovid-19 is in. The winner of Underground Bard vs Divine Order of the Grease Pole will advance as well.
GROUP I: Shout out to Group I, one of only two groups to have ALL of their logos done. If Pearls of Wisdom defeats Not Last Place (who are, indeed, in last place) and Covideo Killed the Radio Quiz beats Quiz Yo, then PoW and Covideo will advance. However, if PoW wins and QuizYo wins, then we’ll have a 3-way tie for first determined by total points. If Not Last Place defeats Pearls of Wisdom and Covideo defeats QuizYo, then we’ll have a three way tie for 2nd determined by total points. Got that? Me either.
GROUP J:Branch Covidians are in. Other slot will be determined by the winner of Missing Heads vs Together Alone.
GROUP K:Missing Wuhan Scientists are in. Winner of three time Quizzo Bowl champs Lambda vs. Covid’s Metamorpheses will get the other slot.
GROUP L: The other group of death, this is, rather remarkably, the only Group where all the teams are 1 and 1. So the winner of our two games, In the Lead vs Queefer Sutherland and Ukraine in the Membrane vs L Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics, will advance.
GROUP M: Could Sofa Kingdom not finish top 2 in their pool, despite being the second highest scoring team in the entire tournament? They certainly could. If they lose their matchup with Pop Fit Studio, they’re done (though they’ll likely still get a wild card slot). Cool Cats and Kittens are in.
GROUP N:Sweet Hats and Babysitters Fight Club are both in. Synchronized Trampoline, first runners up in April Madness, won’t be making the Serie A tourney.
Just wanted to make sure that you guys knew where to find the scores updated throughout the week. You can go to the Tournament tab on the right, open that page, then hit results. Or you can just go here and click the “Group Play Schedule” tab at the bottom. You can also check the standings the same way, or click here and hit “Standings” at the bottom.