“A Musical Drinking Game Helped Us Win $1000!”

Author: Tim Schifle
Topic: Team of the Month

In The Beginning…

The venerable members of the inaugural Team of the Month hail primarily from the western ‘burbs of Cleveland, where they emerged victorious in our Northeast Ohio Winter 2014 Trivia Finals. Moose Knuckle Sandwich (fka I Wish This Mic Was a D*ck) have been regulars at Avenue Tap House (Monday 8:30pm) since January 2013, when “Walton invited us with promises of beer. The current name came from a nearly-blacked out victory rambling, and people laughed, so we kept it.”

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What Makes Them Special

Upon hearing that they were mired in 11th place after the first half of the aforementioned finals, and with the serendipitous arrival of AC/DC on the trivia playlist during the break, a spirited game of Thunderstruck Waterfall erupted from the table. The deluge of beer that followed may not have fueled their performance in the second half, but it at least greased the wheels, as the Knucklers rode a hot streak into in a three-way tie for 1st place before the final question, where a cautious wager earned them the title. Accounts of their most memorable Last Call experiences include:

“Describing it as ‘memorable’ is somewhat of a misnomer. Rather, it’s patchwork of eyewitness testimony that describes the day we won the championship.”

“Winning the championship while [debatably coherent] and then drinking out of the trophy.”

“Banging on the table to Thunderstruck while other teams looked on in horror.”

“The experience was a bit hazy… …we won some cash, which we immediately gave back to come of Cleveland’s finer establishments.”

What Do They Think About Last Call?

  • “Quality and breadth of the questions seems to stand out over other leagues I’ve played, plus I love the format. My trivia team has become a close social group.”
  • “Good questions and our bad answers/arguments bring me back.”
  • “I have lots of useless knowledge that doesn’t do me any good in the other parts of my life. Plus, for a few hours a week I can relax and hang out with my friends. I like the format of Last Call, the bartender is fantastic, and the MC is awesome. I promise that wasn’t a ploy to gain free drinks. But if they should show up at my table…”

Parting Shots

  • “We’re a bunch of hooligans. If we can win, anyone can.”
  • “Mooseknuckle sandwich is more than a fashion statement, it’s a way of life.”
  • “My favorite Trivia categories are Terns, Boobies, US Steaks, and Spores. I’ve also been told I have a hearing problem.”

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