While we're certainly happy for our Swedish Fish Oreos and our Trans-Pacific Partners and Kool Kidz at the Table, who comprise our troika of winners with an enthusiastic and utterly successful effort, we cannot help but mourn for some of our other teams who turned out for a fierce session of King Trivia this week at Golden Road Brewery in Glendale this week.
Firstly, this quizmaster offers condolences and heartfelt sympathy to one of our favorite teams - Yer a Quizzard, Harry. They fought hard. They played well. They drew upon a wide range of knowledge to remain at the top of the scoreboard all evening. But when they dust settled, they came up one point shy of the winner's circle with a 64.
ONE POINT! JUST ONE BLEEPIN' POINT! How can you not feel sympathy for a sad, sad story like that!? Sorry Quizzards. Perhaps you'll find that elusive point next week.
And at the other end of the spectrum, and even more tragic, is the sad tale of wrong answers and missed opportunities that is Team Iron Wolf. You might have heard of them. They've called themselves Hieroglyphic Buttjam, My Uncle Bruce is a Pedophile, #squadgoals and lord knows what other improbable names. But this week...ahhh, this week...
This week, they should have perhaps called themselves The Doublin' Nuthin's, in light of the bold, perhaps ill-advised, and ultimately unsuccessful attempts to double in the second, fifth AND sixth rounds! They've won in the past, and they will undoubtedly win again in the future. But this week? Ahhhh, not this week.
See y'all next week, when we may well see the Iron Wolves rise like a phoenix from the ashes. Or not. Could go either way. The future is awfully difficult to predict.
* Won Tiebreaker