Wednesday Night Is Made For Throwdowns!
Oh man, Oh Man! We had games across Maryland, Virginia and Delaware tonight and not a single one was lacking excitement! House Champions were crowned, and some of our venues had to fight it out right down to the last question to find out who would reign supreme in Season XII! Check out how it all went down.
We had one last tune-up before World Series XII at Hard Times in Clarendon, and we welcomed a few new teams (and some snow) to the bar for a game that gave us quite a finish. Winning in dramatic fashion were the Rocket Surgeons, marking their first win of the season! Great job! Second place went to Two Girls and an Idiot with Alice Alice taking third. Next week, we’ll begin with a question on the TV show “M*A*S*H”! ~ Matt
Valley Grill in Middletown, Md
Snow. Snow. SNOW! Well not yet anyway. Great game here at Valley Grill as the House Champion pulled it out by 1 point over the leaders up to tonight’s game, epic job my friends! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for any updates for the playoffs and pub crawl. I will see some of you on Sunday.
Here are the results of tonight’s game:
Dairy Queen Sure in 1st
Richard Tickler in 2nd
Fat Kids are Hard to Kidnap in 3rd
Our first category for next week is 80’s Hair Bands. ~ Ronnie
Highlights of the Night:
In “Man-of-My-Word”: When a team jokingly asked what they would get if they gave me the answer to the Russian word question in Cyrillic, I called out that if they could give me the correct spelling in Cyrillic I would buy the team shots. Two OTHER teams gave me correct Cyrillic spelling. Tim, 5 shots please! I’m a man of my word!
In “Not-So-Musically-Inclined”: The bottom half of the puzzle page was a killer, and we had teams barely crawling out of single digits, others not being so lucky! Yikes!
The final was a total stumper, with other Egyptian Ancient Wonders dominating the field, but the podium was already pretty much set.
In third place tonight, E=MC Hammer!
In second place tonight, GT80 Sauce!
In first place tonight, Mess and Jegg!
Great end to the season guys! Next week we’ll start with game with the WC category of Grizzly Man, that movie where the guy goes and lives with the bears and…well you should probably do some research!
Tonight we had a ton of teams come out in the freezing cold and snow. The game was a good one, coming down to the final question to determine a winner. The game started with a question about heavy metal, which talked about the ‘big four’ of thrash metal. We also asked about the final season of American Idol, with the first episode featuring a cameo from Kanye West.
The audio question tonight asked about titles with a word in common, which was the word ‘down’, featuring songs by 311, Disturbed, and Kenny Chesney. The NFL draft made an appearance too, asking about the media frenzy that surrounded a defensive end drafted late out of Missouri. The frenzy was for Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay football player.
Halftime featured Broadway shows based on their playbills, as well as naming songs that were #1 for 13 weeks or more, which was basically a ton of Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey. The third round started with a tough question in identical titles, asking about a One Direction song that is also Hellen Keller’s autobiography. Most teams thought we were talking about Miracle Worker, but the answer was actually Story of My Life.
The round also had a tough baseball question, which asked what the significance of the jersey numbers was for the 1929 New York Yankees. Most teams thought they were for position, but they were actually for their batting order. A question about the Russian term Perestroika ended up being pretty tough too, all leading to a rough third round.
The final round opened with an over/under that caused problems for teams too. The question about CompUSA stumped a bunch of teams as well. The toughest question of the round was the African-American Authors question, which asked about the author of Native Son and the author of Notes of a Native Son. A few teams knew Richard Wright, but nobody got James Baldwin.
Heading into the final question there was only a point separating the top two teams. The final tonight about Ancient History proved to be pretty tough and moved some things around. The question asked about the Wonder of the Ancient World known as the Pharos. Most teams said The Sphynx, which is actually NOT one of the wonders. The answer which a few teams got was the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Third place tonight went to We’ve Embraced Our Mediocrity. Second place went to Just Good Enough who was one of two teams to get it right. Winning tonight, taking the win with a correct response, congrats to Suck It Trebek! Next week we start with the movie Frozen. I’ll see you all again next week!
Until next time,
I have never, and I mean NEVER, had a house championship come down as close as Belles’ did tonight. That was hands down just crazy. I did the math five times, no joke. Flight Level Awesome were behind Team Wednesday going in to tonight’s game but they came ready to play and gave it their all. After the final they were out of 2nd place by 2 points (Just one bonus! Stupid Kenny Chesney!) That meant they lost the House Championships by two points of Pour House Points. Just two points! If they had taken 2nd and not 3rd, Wednesday would have lost it since they did not place tonight. However, fate was with those shy, demure, unenthusiastic people over at Team Wednesday! Awesome job this season! To say competition was stiff is an understatement.
Our game itself was a good time, as always, but there were a few questions that put you all through the ringer! Helen Keller and Native Son were no friends to you all tonight… that was crazy. I don’t think we’ve had two questions with that many goose eggs in a very long time. In 3rd after a good final it was Flight Level Awesome who will need to battle it out on Sunday in the playoffs now. 2nd went to Fisted Sister, nice to have you back in the house. 1st went to the much quieter now, Constantly Changing Team Name. Next week we will start out with Fun with Farm Animals. What do you expect from the team who chose Santa’s dirty body parts last time they won?? ~Samantha
We played our last game of Season XII, and while the snow was coming down, our teams weathered the storm to finish the regular season strong! We also crowned our House Champions, See What Had Happened Was, and wished our playoff-bound teams the best of luck!!