MTM XI, Week 8 – Tuesday update

Canton (Brent): 16 teams in the house tonight, featuring a whopping TEN tournament teams – Ray-Ray, Red, Buckhead Rednecks, Muffins, Challenged, Seoul Sisters, Migrating Coconuts, Bobby Brown, Hazel Destroy, and McNuttski…

The 1st Q was a scoring bonanza, designed that way because the next 3 quarters were not going to be kind to any less-than-complete teams.  Rednecks seemed not only unfazed by the tough trivia, but seemed to thrive on it – by halftime they had built a 9-point lead and that lead inched larger and larger as the night wore on.  It looked like Rednecks would win in a rout, but they played it safe on what wound up being a correct #20 as they didn’t want to open the door for 4th place to catch them… Instead, Ray-Ray (93) caught them.  If it were a game with bigger stakes, I have to think Rednecks (88) would have gone all-in and posted the 106 they were capable of.  And that would be an accomplishment given tonight’s trivia, in my humble opinion.  Meanwhile, as we hit the final few weeks of the tournament, if wonder if there’s a hotter team right now than Ray-Ray.  This team is light years better than the squad that used to play in Suwanee several years ago…

Red (84) make a key bidding error in the 4th quarter and allow Bobby Brown (85) to sneak  into 3rd.   All scores were helped by a very easy 1st quarter and a relatively easy #20, a question which rewarded them for simply sticking around through 3 quarters of hell for most teams.  This game gave some of my newer teams a taste of how they should expect Super Saturday to go.  No, the difficulty wasn’t the same, but tonight’s game did demand that you bid correctly throughout the evening, and made sure you cashed in the ones that you could.  That’s a skill you’ll need to have honed by April 21.  Alright, on to the other scores…

Muffins (69) are derailed by the halftime question and the 4th quarter…

Challenged (72) continues to improve – an impressive score given your team size this evening…

Seoul Sisters (52) could tell it just wasn’t their night by question 9.

Migrating Coconuts (55) only got 5 non-music questions right all night.

Hazel Destroy (55) had a similar evening.

McNuttski (56), more of the same.

Gainesville (Bobby): After threatening to whoop any woman’s ass that gave me shit Tuesday night, we commenced to asking trivial questions @ MoBar….

United (3) began well and looked to be in fine form after the 1st qtr, local regulars Haulin’ Balls were a half step behind them and Ears (35 – 3) rounded out a solid top 3 going into the ‘always more difficult’ 2nd qtr..

Oddly, that’d be the last we heard from Balls & Ears and United would stray pretty far adrift as well as #9 (5) rallied for the middle portion of the game and amassed a sizable lead heading into #20. Playboys (8) played a solidly consistent game save the one guffaw on ‘Russia’ and Experience (4) were inconsistent, but good enough meander into the 3 hole ((snicker… ‘3-hole’)) …

In the end, a timid bid on #20 cost Exp (71) 2nd.. AND 3rd and United (83) manage to sneak away with a win that appeared unlikely for a long stretch of the game. Playboys (79) tie #9 for 2nd, and Playboys carefully pry #9’s greedy fingers off for 2nd place money & bonus points.

Tough luck for Experience and a brutal night for a suddenly struggling Ears squad…

TEAM TOTAL Base Scores Performance Attendance Current High
Bobby Brown 873 783 90 217 85
United 859 766 93 115 83
RedSamurai 843 702 141 138 84
Ray-Ray 843 723 120 95 93
Muffins 827 755 72 134 69
Oedipus 822 750 72 165 86
#9 820 709 111 182 86
Alliance 786 657 129 96 0
Seoul Sisters 689 605 84 135 60
Ears 674 629 45 49 35
Fulmer’s Fat Ass 672 627 45 62 0
T2RB 657 615 42 68 0
Buckhead Rednecks 657 633 24 37 88
Angry Planners 647 593 54 40 0
Pabst Playboys 646 604 42 120 79
B8shaq 633 591 42 76 0
Hazel Destroy 631 574 57 72 55
Stepdads 620 596 24 88 60
Experience 618 582 36 58 71
Boston Braves 617 608 9 51 76
Challenged 568 551 17 125 72
Kramerica 555 525 30 48 0
Coconuts 551 530 21 129 55
Kitten Mittens 550 526 24 101 0
Phasers 522 510 12 70 0
Rash 516 510 6 60 0
Fact Hunt 511 496 15 80 0
Cartel De Jesus 507 465 42 39 0
Free Mex AF 497 482 15 46 0
P Value 476 470 6 44 0
Gluttons 473 461 12 42 0
McNuttski 453 447 6 67 56
Sauced 449 413 36 43 0
Beaver Feaver 425 413 12 34 0
Donkey Balls 360 360 0 76 0
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