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And Then Joe Buck Says, “Well, It’s The Penalties That Lost The Game For Them.”

Eyes and nose

Man, I don’t even know what’s gotten into you players out there. Walking into trivia with teams seven, eight, sometimes ten deep? What kind of shit is that? Don’t get me wrong, I love having more people in the place. More drinks get poured, more money gets spent, Trivia looks more successful. But you know you can be more than one team, right? We’ll even let you sit at the same table. We only have a few rules, and yet teams toss them right out every week. The trivia rules are feeling like Rodney Dangerfield in here.

Let’s just get on to the scores, shall we?

Last night at the Up & Under, walking away with 5 points, because apparently they needed to have a team of 8 and therefore lose 30 points, it was Matzoball Madness. At least their name was delicious. Getting a free bump in the rankings and the league score, it was Who Pooped In The Pool with their 14 points. At 21 points it was I Crappied My Pants, who I can only assume were stoked on the Freshwater Fish Category.

From there, we take a little jump up to 55 points where 3 Guys On A Fact Hunt have started laying the foundation for their trivia dominance. They ended up in third place for the night. Then, we have the top two teams. Moon Bats scored 73 points and had the win, but they brought in an extra person for a few rounds. Was this extra a ringer? No no, of course not. This extra player cost them 5 points bringing their score down to 68 points and putting them in a tie with The Whispering Goat Whores.

Before we go on, I want to reflect on things we’ve learned in the last year. On November 7, fivetwentyeight.com was giving Hillary Clinton an 85% chance of winning the presidency. On Sunday night, at halftime of the Super Bowl, The Falcons had an 87% chance of winning according to ESPN. And after round six last night Moonbats had a 93% chance of winning (according to my math).

We know how this story ends. It’s 2017 now, we’ve given up on feeling good. We’re accustomed spending every third session at our therapist talking about class struggle and white guilt. So yeah, the Moonbats lost it in the end. The Whispering Goat Whores won the tiebreaker and walked out victorious. Congratulations to them, I guess.

Tonight, it’s Nick’s turn to run the show over at Tracks Tavern and I can’t wait to see how many people Beerology crams up their teamhole. I would suggest getting there early if you need one of the banquet tables with 25 chairs around it, otherwise the show starts at 7pm. See you there.

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