This weekend’s games included 30 teams at four venues, so let’s get right to the recaps:
The most difficult first round question of the weekend was asked on Friday night:
–> Which patriotic song contains the lyric “and crown thy good with brotherhood”?
Some of our teams must have mixed up their patriotic lyrics, as only half answered correctly with “America the Beautiful”. Sunday’s game looked at this animated Wes Anderson film (as well as the author whose work formed its basis):
Our weekend audio questions dealt with songs about Superman, three songs entitled “Crazy”, and a few TV theme songs. Once again, the most difficult second round question was asked on Friday:
–> J.R.R. Tolkien created ‘Sindarin’, Anthony Burgess created ‘Nadsat’, and Tiger Electronics created ‘Furbish’. These three items are all artificial examples of what?
Only three out of 12 Friday teams answered correctly with languages. Saturday’s game asked about this current reality TV show:
The second round seemed to have the most difficult bonus questions, as we did not see any perfect scores suring the second stanza.
Across all three weekend days, the average halftime score was 14.2 points, with just two teams posting scores of 20 points (both on Sunday): Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub) and Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt). Here are the weekend’s top overall scores at the halftime break:
- Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub): 89
- Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt): 88
- Uncle Jack (Belles’ Sports Bar): 86
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’ Sports Bar): 84
- Smarty Pants (Belles’ Sports Bar): 83
- Going to Hell (Springfield Manor Winery): 83
We got into the Super Bowl mood on Saturday, asking about this former MVP (and Naval Academy graduate):
The most difficult wagering question of the entire weekend was asked during Sunday’s third round, and it even included multiple choice:
–> Which hip hop star is the host (and namesake) for a sketch comedy TV show that debuted last month on the BET Network?
Given the choices of 50 Cent, Flavor Flav, Eminem, and Drake, none of our Sunday teams was able to come up with this correct answer:
The only perfect third round was turned in by Uncle Jack at Belles’.
Saturday’s final round asked for either one of the two Nirvana songs which reached the Top-40 of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. While most teams scored points with “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, only one team earned a bonus by also naming “Come As You Are”. The old school football questions continued on Sunday, though only two teams knew the colorful nickname of this Hall of Famer also known as “The Galloping Ghost”:
The only perfect final round of the weekend was notched by the Wet Bandits (Belles’ Sports Bar). Here are the weekend’s top scores after four rounds of play:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’ Sports Bar): 162
- Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt): 160
- Smarty Pants (Belles’ Sports Bar): 155
- Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub): 155
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’ Sports Bar): 150
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):
–> From the early 17th century through 1946, this word most often referred to a mathematician. Since 1946, it most often refers to a machine. For your wager, what is this word?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (0.0% success rate):
–> According to worldwide box office revenue, these two films rank first and third on the list of highest-grossing films based on the work of Stephen King (unadjusted for inflation). Oddly, these two films were released just 35 days apart. Name BOTH of these films.
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (40.0% success rate):
–> For your wager, which line of latitude can be found at approximately 66 degrees, 30 minutes south?
Your answers? computer (Friday), “It” and “The Dark Tower” (Saturday), and the Antarctic Circle (Sunday). After a trio of difficult final questions, none of our teams were able to snag the Perfect 21 by answering correctly on all wagering questions. Here are your top overall scores:
- Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt): 160
- Uncle Jack (Belles’ Sports Bar): 156
- Smarty Pants (Belles’ Sports Bar): 143
- Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub): 143
- Hilltoppers (Springfield Manor Winery): 143
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’ Sports Bar): 138
- Wet Bandits (Belles’ Sports Bar): 131
- Going to Hell (Springfield Manor Winery): 130
- Duchess (Tilted Kilt): 122
- Taf Attack (Belles’ Sports Bar): 121
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Hilltoppers (Next week’s first category: Agriculture)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Uncle Jack ** FIVE WINS IN A ROW! ** (Next week’s first category: MLB World Series)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Battle of Antietam)
McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL: Five Easy Pieces (Next week’s first category: Australian TV Shows)
Captain Benders in Sharpsburg, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Cocktails)
Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD: Tequila Mockingbird (Next week’s first category: “Some Like it Hot”)