The Eggheads began as a love story. In the summer of 2002, T.J. and Laurie were on a road trip down south to celebrate their engagement. One evening they stopped by a cozy pub near the College of Charleston for dinner and in the middle of the meal somebody took out a mic and started asking trivia questions. When the meal was over, they found they’d won the game and a cash prize that covered their entire bill. After returning home to Philadelphia, the couple started looking for a similar way to pay their bar tab in their hometown and, after a few games at Fergie’s and Nodding Head, it wasn’t long before they discovered a new up-and-comer calling himself Philadelphia’s only true man of leisure.
The Eggheads first regularly played at the Good Dog, but also hopped around to O’Neals, The Bards, the Black Sheep, the ‘Vous, Industry, and probably a few others along the way. They still have a gift certificate from City Tap House that they need to hurry up and use. They also played at the Franklin Institute, Eakins Oval, Philadelphia Horticultural Society, and the Seinfeld Festivus.
Most recently, members play at local spot Borough Brewhouse in Jenkintown.
Over the years they’ve recruited high school friends, in-laws, siblings, and co-workers. The current squad has two married couples, a brother, co-workers, old friends and new ones.
Claims to Fame
CE have played in just about every Quizzo Bowl since QBI (except the boat) and one other that coincided with the birth of a child.
2006: 2nd Place in QB II at World Cafe January 29, 2006
123 total points
After the terrible snowstorm of 2015 (Quizzo Bowl XI), original members joined forces with the Teenage Pregnancy Pact (now playing as DelCovid-19) and came in a respectable seventh place. Even more importantly, the team had a lot of fun and realized that they complemented each other well. Playing as a new super team Cracked Pact, they won Quizzo Bowl XII, XIII, and XV.
T.J.once lost $15,401 on Final Jeopardy because he thought he knew playwrights. The Greeks taught us that hubris ends in a tragic fall called a catastrophe.