What if God Was a Tuesday Trivia Player?

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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 91 teams across ten venues.

FIRST ROUND:

We began Tuesday’s game with a three-part question titled Also a Planet, before moving on to topics such as the music of John Denver, circus peanuts, and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the latter of which included one of the most difficult bonus questions of the night.  Only eleven teams knew that Bucephalus was the name of Alexander’s war horse.  As a result, Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s), Killer Snails (Olney Winery), and Stamp Collectors (Ramparts) earned the only perfect scores of Tuesday’s first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question was constructed as a three-part question regarding the song One of Us by one-hit wonder Joan Osborne.  As the most difficult wagering question of the first half, only 39% of our teams could identify any two of the song title, the artist, or the television show for which it served as the theme: Joan of Arcadia starring Amber Tamblyn.  Other second round topics included the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, the current Medieval film The Last Duel, coral, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Tuesday’s second round did not yield any perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Tuesday’s halftime page asked our teams identify pictures of celebrities who share their first or last name with a U.S. state capital, while the bottom half featured a ‘hidden theme’ regarding X-Men characters.  Falling slightly on the more difficult side, the overall average reached 14.4 points, with five teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Tuesday’s second half with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After most of our teams earned wagering points on the topic of the U. S. Supreme Court, only four teams also knew that Justice William O. Douglas (the longest-serving justice in history) was replaced by John Paul Stevens in 1975.  From there, we quizzed our teams on Goose Island beer, celebrities who have portrayed Colonel Sanders in KFC commercials, the Renaissance painting Girl with a Pearl Earring, and the work of actress Glenn Close.  Thanks to the first bonus question, none of our Tuesday teams notched a perfect third round score.

FOURTH ROUND:

After making a quick stop at the Cracker Barrel to begin Tuesday’s final round, we asked the most difficult wagering question of the first four rounds:

  • Premiering in 2007, which CBS sitcom took its title as a play on words, referencing a set of directives given to military forces?

Despite airing for seven seasons, the sitcom Rules of Engagement was apparently not a popular show among Tuesday’s field, as only 21% of our teams earned points on this question.  Other final round topics included the geographic term confluence and the musical couple of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.  Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam) earned the only perfect score in Tuesday’s final round.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (18.7% success rate):

  • Who is the only athlete in history to be drafted in the first round of both the NFL and MLB Drafts?

Most of our teams were surprised to learn that this notable achievement only occurred for the first time in 2018, as Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray was drafted in the first round by both the Oakland Athletics and the Arizona Cardinals.  Congratulations to Birds of Steel (Dudley’s), who notched the only Perfect 21 by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chesapeake Bay Bridge)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Lithgow)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Birds of Steel  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Hip Hop)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Bringing Up the Rear  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minor League Hockey Teams)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Pavlov Bitches  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dune)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: General Chow’s Chicken  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. Geography)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Periodic Table)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Sings Blue Oyster Cult)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: AFI Top 100 Film Quotes)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Bartenders  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Liquor)