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.
We are going to be raising money once again for the Young Fathers United. We raised $85 for them this past Sunday, let’s see if we can get over $100 this Sunday. As always the quiz is free, though we do encourage a donation, as it helps out our fellow Philadelphians in need.
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far…Since we started in late March, Sunday Night Quizzo Lab has raised over $2000 for orgs such as PPEHRC, the Anderson Monarchs, and Nourished. Furthermore, with $20 of each teams buy in for SUMMER SLAM going to PPEHRC, we just raised another $1000 for them this week. If anyone wants to go beyond donating to the quiz, and instead wants to volunteer for any of the wonderful organizations that we’re fundraising for, shoot me a line (johnny at johnnygoodtimes.com) and I’ll get you in touch with the right people.
Congrats to the Cool Cats and Kittens, who had our highest score again this week. Updated Top 20 coming out later today. Have to think they’re going to move up from their current #5 spot. Here were all of our team scores from the past week.
Carl’s gonna take the reins on Sunday night for this week’s quiz. Which, as several of you have rubbed in my face lately, is JUST FINE. If I hear one more time, “Carl would have given us credit for that” or “Carl’s quiz is so much more fun” I’m going to lose it. Jerks.
Anyways, if you want to sign up for a special Father’s Day edition of the quiz, you can do so here. I’m psyched about the charity we’re raising money for on Sunday as well. Young Fathers United works with young fathers in the Philadelphia area, some of whom have never had a father figure in their own lives but who want to be good dads. 50% of tips this Sunday night will go to YFU.
I spoke with the gentleman who runs the organization, Archye. They run three 13-week programs each year and he told me that due to COVID, funding was becoming an issue, and he was incredibly thankful that we were reaching out. If you’d like to donate and aren’t playing the quiz you can still donate by venmoing me at @jgtquizzo and posting YFU in the note, or you can go directly to their website and donate there.
Last week our baseball quiz raised over $600 for the Anderson Monarch baseball program, we raised $200 for the Nourished Nurse Program at Penn, and we have raised over $1000 for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights campaign in the past three months. I cannot thank you guys enough for your generosity! I’m pretty damn lucky to be surrounded by such an awesome group of people. (Except for those of you who heckle me about Carl. Come on, he’s not THAT good. Geez.)
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.
After putting all of the numbers of the past few months through our PATENTED Quiztron 2000 computer system, we now have a definitive Top 20 Quizzo list. We’ll see how our teams do in this week’s games and adjust them accordingly next week.
As part of our weekly Sunday night charity fundraisers, this week we are fundraising for one I am particularly inspired by. The Anderson Monarch baseball program is, quite simply, the best of its kind in the nation. If you don’t know about it yet, I highly encourage you to read this.
The baseball quiz is free to play, we’ll have prizes from Shibe Sports, and 100% of tips go to the Monarchs. If you want to sign up, you can do so here. Quiz starts at 7 pm, teams are up to 8 players each, and quiz should take about an hour. Hope to see you on Sunday!
Sign ups are live for quizzo this week and for some damn reason Carl has more sign ups than I do. Come on, people. Sign up here. Let’s have some fun. Yes, we will be keeping track of high scores this week and yes there will be prizes for top scores.
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!