Super Bowl Squares for the South Philly Sharks

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.

Maybe Next Year at Dock Street South!

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 This Week

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.

Winter Warz Standings

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!

Three Quiz Thursday!

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!

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street South 8 PM

THURSDAY

Dock Street South 6:30 PM

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM

Quizzo This Week: Back in the Saddle

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.

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra (with JGT) 8 PM

Sign Ups for Winter Warz Are Live!

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!

Quizzo This Week

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.

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

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.

Signs Ups for the Winter Warz Are Live!

It’s about that time…time for our second season of Winter Warz! Here’s how it works. There are nine games guaranteed, including something new we’re trying: our Kickoff Spectacular. The season will start on Thursday, January 6th at 8 PM, with all of our teams playing. Cash prize to the winner ($100) and the 2nd place ($50). The Kickoff Spectacular counts as the first regular season game- those who participate get to drop their lowest score for playoff seeding.The format is the one you’ve come to know and love; you and your teammates in a zoom with your quizmaster. After very heated and contentious negotiations, we’ve signed all of your favorite QMs for another season, except for Blake, whose demands of red M&Ms in his dressing room was simply more than we could handle.Dues are $425/team. First $200 is due January 6th, other $225 is due February 6th.

This will be a roto league. You won’t be going head to head, but we’ll be adding up your points each week and ranking teams by average. There will be six regular season games in addition to the Kickoff Spectacular.There will also be at least two playoff games for each team as well. (There will be a consolation game or losers bracket, depending on # of teams.) Season will conclude by March 13th at the latest. To sign up, just go to the link here. Hope you’ll join us for another season of the Warz!

Quizzo This Week

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.

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM

Our Annual Christmas Toy Drive!

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!

Quizzo This Week

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.)

This week we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming. Also, keep in mind, we’re available for your company’s holiday party, virtually or in person.

Here are all the spots we’ll be quizzin’ this week.

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM