Tippecanoe and Tuesday Trivia Too!

Tuesday night’s game featured some rather impressive scores, with one of our oldest teams hoping to land their name on the PHT Wall of Fame!  Let’s see how 96 teams at 14 venues fared tonight:


Tuesday’s first round included a question on this country singer and former TV sitcom mother:


About one-third of our teams also earned a two-point bonus by knowing that Reba McEntire got her start on the big screen alongside Kevin Bacon in the monster film “Tremors”.  The first round also featured our nightly Three Clues question, with this version dealing with the same name:

CLUE 1: The LAST name of the first person to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.

CLUE 2: The FIRST name of the first runner-up on Season 2 of “American Idol”.

This was enough for 22% of our teams to earn a two-point bonus with the correct answer of Clay (specifically, Henry Clay and Clay Aiken):

After one round of play, twelve teams were sitting pretty with a perfect score.


Our nightly audio question featured music groups with four-letter names.  With a diverse set of tunes in this question, only 13% of our teams earned bonus points by knowing all three groups: Ratt (“Round and Round”), Blur (“Song 2”), and MGMT (“Kids”).  Later, we quizzed our teams on this current horror film, which some (including Kiefer Sutherland)  have deemed to be a sequel rather than a re-make:


We closed the second round with our most difficult bonus question.  Most of our teams knew that the baseball statistical abbreviation ‘HBP’ stands for ‘Hit By Pitch‘, but only nine teams also knew that the modern-day career leader in this statistic is recent Hall of Fame inductee Craig Biggio.  Three teams closed the first half with a perfect score of 36 points in the second round: No Talent Ass Clowns (FireFlies), Stink Floyd (Monkey La La), and Screaming Death Monkey (Quincy’s South).


The top half of Tuesday night’s halftime page featured pictures of music groups, but instead of simply naming the groups, our teams had to name their respective home cities.  Across the board, the overall averaged came in at 15.6 points, with nine teams recording a perfect score.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after the first half:


Tuesday’s second half began with a question on film characters with the ability to control ice, with most of our teams easily coming up with these three answers:

Elsa Frozone Mr. Freeze

After questions on the Seminole tribe and Big Boy restaurants, we closed with a little college football:

–> These two quarterbacks are the most recent Heisman Trophy winners to have attended college in the state of Texas.  Coincidentally, both men spent time with the Cleveland Browns, but are now currently OUT of pro football.

Unfortunately, a Heisman Trophy on your shelf is no guarantee of future success, as these two recent winners (from Texas A&M and Baylor) have discovered:

RG3 Manziel

Once again, we saw three teams sweep through the third round with a perfect score of 36 points: My Favorite Team (Champion Billiards), Kellie’s Heroes (Top Golf – Ashburn), and Screaming Death Monkey (Quincy’s South).


The final round opened with a three-part question on the late Hugh Hefner, and while most teams performed well here, host Austin at Capitol City Brewing noted that one player slightly embarrassed that he knew all three answers quite easily, considering he was playing with his parents.  We stopped for a cocktail break, specifically a question on Planter’s Punch, which most of our teams knew was comprised primarily of rum.  We closed with our most difficult bonus question of the night:

–> Name either one of the two North American countries through which the Tropic of Cancer passes.

Tropic of Cancer Mexico

Coming up with one correct answer was rather easy, but NO TEAM was able to with both correct answers of Mexico and The Bahamas.  Obviously, we did not see any perfect scores in the final round.  Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores after the final round:

FINAL QUESTION (31.5% success rate):

–> This 19th century U.S. President was the first Commander-in-Chief to get married while in office.  Because his second wife Julia Gardiner was 30 years his junior, he also fathered the most children of any U.S. President, with 15 among both wives.

For the fourth Tuesday in a row, our final question was answered by about one-third of our teams, who arrived at the correct answer of John Tyler.  Fifteen kids!  I think that record will stand for a long time…  Congratulations to Stink Floyd (Monkey La La), as the only team to answer every wagering question correctly to score the Perfect 21 tonight.  Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores:


Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA:  God Complex Particles  (Next week’s first category: English Premier League Soccer)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Last Call  (Next week’s first category: “The Wizard of Oz”)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  You Just Got Shawshanked  (Next week’s first category: “The Blair Witch Project”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  The Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: 2017 MLB Playoffs)

Fireflies in Alexandria, VA:  No Talent Ass Clowns  (Next week’s first category: “Office Space”)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John  (Next week’s first category: Endangered Wildlife)

Top Golf in Ashburn, VA:  Five Sure  (Next week’s first category: Soft Drinks)

Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown, MD:  Give Us Your Beer Money  (Next week’s first category: Jesus Christ)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Kappa Crabs  (Next week’s first category: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Clavins  (Next week’s first category: European Alpine Cities)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Van Halen)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Blumpkin Spiced Latte  (Next week’s first category: College Football Rivalries)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Virginie-ya is For Lovers  (Next week’s first category: “Pride and Prejudice” Characters)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  GDI  (Next week’s first category: Serial Killers)