Hockey, Baseball and Trivia on Wednesday!
We had a lot of things going on tonight! Like A LOT! So much competitive spirit in the air, everyone was cheering for something and they didn’t seem much concerned about what they were cheering for! Make some noise PHT!
Valley Grill in Middletown, Md
Great night of trivia here at Valley Grill and super congrats to the 1st place team tonight with a score of 180! That is a pretty amazing feat considering we had a few brain twisters tonight and the final was IMHO exceptional. Keep an eye on the website as the playoffs and World Series are sooner rather than later. Here are tonight’s top three:
Fat Kids are Hard to Kidnap in 1st
Southpaw Fish in 2nd
Stupid Sexy Flanders in 3rd
Our first category for next week is the Periodic Table ~ Ronnie
What an awesome back and forth battle for 1st place last night at The Tavern! This is also the second time this week I have seen a team on an impressive winning streak get stopped! Finishing in 3rd last night was In First Place! They were in and out of the lead throughout the game but ending their win streak with 2nd place was John Lithgow’s Fan Club! They were just discussing before the game how long it had been since getting a win, and then with a one point lead at the final, holding onto a 1st place victory was Olney the Lonely!! They picked “The Hobbit (the book)” for next weeks winners choice, so study up and join us next Wednesday at The Tavern!! ~ Jon J
All of the Tv’s had crazy stuff happening tonight, even the Keno games! Hey- did you keno has 80 numbers?? Sure does. So you could have figured out from the hundreds of slips scattered around the bar… Participation points! Was also fun pausing the entire game so all my teams could make a variety of noises and they showed a particularly good hockey hit again and again on replay…
Speaking of again and again.. Tokyo Sex Whale picks up another win tonight! Man oh man, these boys are hard to beat! 2nd went to Uranus (has life on it) who went with a strategic zero wager, and it was a MB tiebreaker for 3rd between Comfortably Dum and Flight Level- they may be have 60 years off but they were still the closest, and it was Comfortably Dum who grabbed the final podium spot! Nice pull. Next week we will start out with Frederick County History.
We had a fun game this week, with a close game and some particularly tricky questions! Veterans battled with new teams and even a veteran team with far too many people to play for points – but they were free to play spoiler!
Second Place: LOWL
First Place: The Moops
The Moops are back at it again, this time selecting, “1980’s Celebrity Nudity” as next week’s first category. Could we be due for a picture of Burt Reynolds on a bearskin rug??
NOPE. See you next week.
Tonight the game opened up with a question about fast food mascots, asking about the chain that had a talking oven mitt as their mascot for a few years, voiced by Tom Arnold. Most teams managed to remember that was the mascot for Arby’s. We also had an interesting question about baked beans, talking about the company that advertised their beans by spelling it with a ‘Z’ instead of an ‘S’. That one ended up being a tough one as only about half knew Heinz was the answer.
The audio question asked about the song ‘Pretty Woman’, asking for the artist (Roy Orbison), the year it came out within three (1965) and the word that got bleeped out (which was absolutely hilarious to hear the first time, but was ‘Mercy’). I also learned that the show ‘Alice’ is not a spinoff of the ‘Brady Bunch’, but is actually based on a Martin Scorsese film. Halftime asked teams to identify the famous clowns, as well as identifying answers with ‘May’ in them.
The third round started out tough with a question about the two largest lakes in Central America, which are named for a Central American country and its capital. Only a few teams got to Nicaragua, and only one remembered the capital of Managua. Things stayed pretty tough when asking about the horse racing event that is held close to Halloween, and has an annual purse of over $25 million.
The hip hop history question was tough for a few teams as well. It asked about the cities that Tupac and Biggie were killed in, which were Las Vegas and Los Angeles, respectively. In the final round we asked about a procedure that can be applied to pretty much any Government official, not just the President, as Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase was the subject of it, as he was accused of letting his partisan beliefs impact his court decisions. Turns out pretty much anyone can be the subject of impeachment, which a lot of teams knew.
The last question in the final round asked about the two men who teamed up in the first Wrestlemania’s main event, as well as starring in a 1982 blockbuster film. The people we were referring to were Hulk Hogan and Mr. T, who played Thunderlips and Clubber Lang in Rocky III. Unfortunately nobody got there, although I did have a few Rocky and Rocky II guesses.
Tonight’s final question was about TV Hosts, and asked for the man who was the host for three different shows on all three major American networks in the early 1980s. A few teams managed to get the answer of Dick Clark, which moved things around. Third place tonight went to Bored of Ed with a nice game. Second went to We’ve Embraced Our Mediocrity, who led almost the entire game. However, they missed the final question which left the door open for BTF to take the win! Nicely done! Next week we start with a question about Internet Memes, so study up! I’ll see you all next week!
Until next time,
Second Place: Team 3 Generations
Hard Times Cafe in Arlington, Va