A Wild Night at Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s dose of Pour House Trivia reached 133 teams across 12 area venues!
The opening round was a breeze across the area, with a correct answer rate of 86.5% across topics such as the Star Trek film franchise, the various uses of the word klondike, and the latest turns of the NFL quarterback carousel. While three-quarters of the field correctly named Carson Wentz as the new QB of the Washington Commanders, a round-low 43.6% of teams were also able to recall that the Indianapolis Colts replaced Wentz with a trade for former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. At the end of the first round, 41 teams were riding high with a perfect score.
As easy as teams may have found the first round on Tuesday, the second round audio question turned things right around. The audio question offered up three covers of famous songs by the Beatles, with teams having to guess the musical act for each cover. Only 24% of teams earned their wager by naming two of the three, while just one team — Shake and Bake (Upper Deck) — received the two-point bonus for naming Aretha Franklin, Sarah MacLachlan, and the Black Keys as the aforementioned cover artists. Teams recovered well for the remainder of the round with questions about Corona beer commercials, Ho Chi Minh City (the former Saigon, Vietnam), and David Letterman, who had Bill Murray as his first guest ever on both his original NBC late-night talk show and his run on CBS. Due to the audio question, no teams were able to put together a perfect second round.
Tuesday’s halftime sheet was a lot of news fit to print, with teams asked to name the year for each of nine different New York Times front pages that spotlighted major historical events. The average score on the page was 15.8, while 21 teams knew enough about those events and TV doctors to earn a perfect score. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 91
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 90
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 90
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 89
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 89
- Killer Snails (Olney): 89
In the third round, we asked questions about the rabbit main characters in the novel Watership Down and a sequence of Chief Justices of the United States which led to the incumbent John Roberts, before getting to the most difficult question of the round, a Three Clues set about the TV show All in the Family. About 55% of the field earned points by naming the show, but just over one-fifth of teams were able to do so after just two of the three clues. The round wrapped up with questions on the Saturn rockets used in the Apollo space program and the three most populous U.S. cities that begin with the letter ‘O’: Oklahoma City, Omaha, and Oakland. Seven teams ran the third-round gauntlet and earned a perfect score.
A 6-4-2 on the color red prefaced the fourth round, where we discussed the NCAA College World Series and ran into the toughest question of the second half:
- Debuting during the 1920s, the advertising slogan The Pause that Refreshes promoted which beverage brand for more than 30 years?
That beverage, Coca-Cola, was correctly named by about 42% of teams. We followed with a 50/50 on card games, the Disney film Zootopia, and the female musical group En Vogue. That last question had the hardest bonus chance of the second half, with just 16.5% of the field able to recall that En Vogue reached the top ten with the song Whatta Man, a collaboration with Salt-n-Pepa. Shake and Bake (Upper Deck), Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside), and Friends (Gentleman Jim’s) comprised the trio of teams that put up a perfect fourth round. Heading into the final question, these were your Tuesday leaders:
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 167
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 163
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 163
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 162
- How I Met Ronnie (Cuginis): 160
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 160
FINAL QUESTION (57.9% success rate):
- Which U.S. state is home to exactly one team in each of the four major professional North American sports leagues, with each team using the name of that state instead of a particular city in its name?
A solid effort from our teams on Tuesday, as more than half correctly named Minnesota, home to the Twins, Wild, Vikings, and Timberwolves. Two teams put up a Perfect 21 by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions on Tuesday night, so congrats to Killer Snails (Olney) and Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside)! Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 175
- Killer Snails (Olney): 171
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 169
- Shake and Bake (Upper Deck): 169
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 169
- Wiseacres (Distilled): 169
- Pink Flamingos (Solace Outpost): 168
- Smartinis (Dudley’s): 168
- How I Met Ronnie (Cuginis): 168
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 168
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Crawfish Hands (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Historic Ships)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: How I Met Ronnie (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rhode Island)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Shake and Bake (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Periodic Table)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Drunken Birds of Steele (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Films Set in Chicago)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Brady Bunch)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Metal (audio))
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Goldfinger)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Femme Fatales)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Leaf on the Wind (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Philadelphia Flyers)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Traveling Wilburys)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Silent Z (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Massachusetts Cities)