Rock Bottom Brewery
550 106th Avenue NE suite 103
Bellevue, WA 98004
Wednesdays: 9:00 PM
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Yesterday, King Felix Hernandez threw the first perfect game in the 35 year history of Seattle Mariners baseball. That's 5,666 games thrown by Mariners starting pitchers, with only one perfect game. Now some quick back-of-the-napkin math shows me that last night marked our 62nd quiz at Rock Bottom. Let's use 20 as the average number of teams who have shown up each Wednesday, since it's a nice round number. That's 1,240 team efforts put forth so far, and not a perfect game to show for it. You guys have 4,426 to go... Don't let me down.
Why is it suddenly so important for me that one of you scores a perfect game? I'll tell you exactly why: Renton's very own Quizmaster Russel has launched a campaign of shameless self promotion that he is the Quizmaster of the Year. I'm not one for shameless self promotion*, but I'll be damned if I let something good happen to the city of Renton! I mean, yeah, if he were up against White Center, or Colfax, or Boise, or Oklahoma City, sure, I could get behind Renton. But not when Bellevue is in the mix. Bellevue actually possesses literacy! So let's get that perfect game before Renton does. Our reputation and pride are on the line here.
* - Yes, yes I absolutely am.
So to counter Russel's 6 point campaign for why he's the QMotY, here is my 7 point campaign for why I'm more deserving:
^ - I'm getting this statement out of the way now, as I will assume no responsibility for what happens next week during my birthday quiz.
** - I haven't. I think he keeps her locked up in the boiler room.
So that's my campaign as of 12:04 p.m. on August 16. Remember, this isn't so I can win anything, it's so Bellevue won't get outdone by Renton. The same Renton which posted a high score in the 50s last night, and that was Quizmaster Lara playing by herself. My quizzers are among the smartest in the region (if not the country), you're dementedly sick and twisted (thank you for that!), and you're downright sexy to boot. I'm doing this to represent you!
Ok, back to last night's quiz. It was a relatively tame affair, with some of our top teams showing up undermanned (if at all), and that opened the door for it to quite literally be anyone's game at the end of the night. The top 3 were all within one point of each other, with Dear Mexico: Suck It. Love USA. taking 1st place and $50 to Rock Bottom, Felix Already Threw the Perfect Game When He Broke A-Rod's Hand nabbing second and $25, and Breaking News: The Only Problem Kathy Goertzen Couldn't Solve Was Her Own grabbing third, with some logo mugs and free beers.
Thanks to everyone who came out last night and made it a memorable Wednesday. I look forward to seeing you all next week for our Fantasy Football Draft and the inevitable shitshow that will be Brendan's birthday quiz!
Team Names I Liked (there were a lot this week):