Before we get to the winners, a quick note about a team that decidedly did not win. A team that, before the Era of the Pterodactyl, were the most hated team at the 331, due partly to their propensity for victory but moreso to one dark and stormy night two years ago, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2011, when they abused the sacred role of the DJ Team and punished their fellow trivia players with unrelenting Christmas music all through the night. So heinous was their crime that every team in the signed a petition begging them to stop. The hosts themselves signed this petition and delivered to the team, to no avail. And from that day forward the room would fill with boos at the very mention of this team, and they were forever banned from the DJ table.
Until now. Exactly two years after that fateful night, Dick Genius once again had the Most Average score last night, thus reclaiming the DJ table. They have promised that they won't play any Christmas music. Will they hold to that promise? Or will they stray once more into darkness, calling down once more the boos from on high? We'll find out next week.
Until then the Era of the Pterodactyl continues, and a team that once elicited only cheers for their magnamity now draw those Dick Genius-esque boos for their seemingly unstoppable trivia smarts:
They came in first again last night, with a stellar score of 58 points. So stellar that one day there will be a Pterodactyl constellation honoring their trivia prowess.
But they were not the only 58-point team out there. They barely edged another face on Trivia Mt. Rushmore: I Like Watching You Sleep:
Perhaps you too will be raised to the heavens in constellation form, that you might continue your epic battle with Pteam Pterodactyl into eternity among the stars. Or maybe you'll just square off in the Tournament of Champions this Saturday.
Coming in third, nipping at the heels of destiny: Psychosomatic Pepper Spray, with 57 points!
Enjoy those burritos and Aveda products! But not together.
Your fourth place team, descending the ladder of victory one rung at a time: That's How You Get Ants, with 56 points!
And finally, your fifth place team, which is remarkable, considering they finished just three points behind the winners: Day Tech Trivia Solutions, with 55 points!
That might be the smallest gap every between 1st and 5th place! Just goes to show how smart you guys all are. It's anyone game any given week! Except next week, when Dick Genius takes over as DJ. Nobody wins then.
See you there!