The thing with a tavern trivia league tournament is that if you build up enough points and get the final answer right, you can really cement your position.
If you get that answer wrong, however… then you have to hope that other teams got the answer wrong as well, or that some teams bet miniscule amounts of points.
Well, that didn’t happen for my one-man Street Academy trivia team last night. No it did not.
Suffice it to say, I tried a gamble. I had about 66 points going into the final question, and the category was “Olympic Gold.”
Figured, what the heck, I’d bet it all this time and pray for rain.
“Olympic gold medals are not pure gold… they are gold-plated over what metal?”
Crap. No, they’re not plated over crap.
But what were they plated over? Lead? Tin? Aluminum? Nickel? Zinc? Platinum? Unobtanium? Upsidasium?
No idea. And I went with iron.
And most of the other teams went with silver.
And the only other answer – of copper – came from Woo Hoo a Go Go, but they only bet a few points.
Yep. It was silver.
Yet although everybody else picked up points, I still have a finger-tips-on-a-ledge grasp on fourth place.
So even though I messed up this week… I’m just going to mark this week as my official mulligan.
And if nothing else, there’s still a tournament to be played. How did your trivia team do this week?
|Trivia Team||Week 6
|1||Dan 2014:Dan-icide Squad||237||1014|
|3||Woo Hoo a Go Go||106||660|
|THE DREADED CUT LINE|
|10||Team Minority Report||84|
|11||The Dude Abides||60|
|13||You’re the Kilt to My Bagpipes||42|
|14||The Flying Brains||??||??|
Six weeks down … six weeks to go.