We had us a big, BIG night of trivia fun this week at The Famous on Brand in Glendale! A raucous crowd - and I do mean crowd - filled the Famous to near capacity with the biggest assortment of enthusiastic trivia competitors we've ever seen at this venue. And they came ready to do battle.
It's easy to focus on the winners. Heck, you can see the formidable list of top scorers right there in the scoreboard. But this quizmaster wants to take a moment to applaud the plucky underdog who simply WILL NOT GIVE UP despite long odds and the unlikelihood of success.
Plucky underdogs like MARIO. Yes, Mario, who fell behind early in the game and set his sights on a late-game comeback. Yes, Mario, who opted for the risky double-on-nothing attempt in Round 5, which was bold - to be sure - but was ultimately, alas, unsuccessful.
That turn of events put Team Mario even further back in the pack. And so they figured that the only way to overcome such a large deficit would be yet another bold, risky double-or-nothing attempt in Round 6! But egad! That attempt also failed, and now Mario was playing not to win, but simply for scoreboard respectability. At least they could still post a respectable score, right? Right! That's RIGHT. Mario!
And so, in Round 7. Mario once again opted for the badly needed double-or-nothing 20-point score...
We don't have to tell you how this played out, do we? I mean, DO WE!? Mario...beloved, respected, desperate Mario, crashed and burned with their third consecutive double-or-nothing failure. But man, it was a glorious, disastrous run! We salute you Team Mario! You went down in a blaze of trivia glory!
See y'all next week.