We’ve done something like this before. What number was worn by Syracuse University greats Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, and Floyd Little? What future NFL wide receiver was named MVP of the 79th Grey Cup in 1991? Considering both FBS and FCS (or D-1 A and D-1 AA, depending on when you grew up), what player has rushed for the most yards in a single season? If you think you can handle questions like this about football, then try your hand at some cash at prizes. (By the way, the answers are #44, Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, and Adrian Peterson of Georgia Southern)
Full Contact Trivia launches its annual March Trivia Madness on February 13th with the 8th Annual Trivia Bowl, a contest designed to test your knowledge, memory and recall of the most popular sport in America. Teams from all over the Southeast will be on hand to test their mettle against one another. The show will consist of 20 questions about football of any type–professional, college, and, yes, even Canadian football (although most questions are NFL and NCAA related). Cash and prizes will be awarded to the top finishing teams, and delicious pitchers of machine-crafted American goodness will be awarded randomly to participating teams. Individual players may also be enshrined into the Ancient and Mysterious Order of the Tassel, reserved for only the MVPs of FCT tournament level shows.
WHAT: 8th Annual Trivia Bowl
WHEN: Friday, February 13, 2015 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Elder Tree Pub 469 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (404) 658-6108
WHAT ELSE: Due to high demand and space limitations, team RSVPs with head counts are needed by February 10th. Entry fees ($35 per team) can be paid at the door. You can RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams can consist of any number of players, although we have found 4-6 per team the most manageable. The entry fee is $35 per team, and all entry fees will be recycled in the form of prizes. The event will be taking place on February 13th, 2015. Kickoff is at 8:00 PM. The festivities will be held at the fabulous Elder Tree Pub in Atlanta, GA. If you haven’t been there, the food and beer selections are phenomenal.
Full Contact Trivia is arguably most popular pub trivia company in the Metro Atlanta and Athens area. FCT was recently awarded “Best Trivia” by the readers of the Athens Banner-Herald for their show at The Blind Pig in Athens, GA. In addition, FCT has won best trivia accolades from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Flagpole Magazine, Creative Loafing, the Athens Banner-Herald, and others. The “Triviaheads”, as their followers are called, have won numerous other trivia tournaments, including taking First, Second, and Third place at this year’s Trivia Super Bowl held by sports-talk radio station 960 The Ref.
FCT also hosts the following tournaments every year:
- The Fall Classic – A baseball-only themed show held near the World Series;
- The Etta James Memorial – Music trivia, featuring nearly any music question you can think of;
- Night At The Movies – Trivia about movies, performers, and the Academy Awards;
- March Trivia Madness – A 10-week long cumulative tourney that rewards endurance, perseverance, and dedication, this is the largest and grandest of the tourneys;
- The Pairs Game – A general trivia show featuring teams consisting of two people only;
- World Cup of Trivia – A quadrennial trivia elimination tourney modeled after the World Cup.
In addition to being a tremendous tournament itself, the Trivia Bowl marks the kickoff of the most grueling, draining, and competitive trivia series in the pub trivia industry–March Trivia Madness. Teams will compete nightly for 10 weeks, often forsaking friendships and clean criminal records, for the chance to qualify for an appearance at Super Saturday. The questions are tough. The rewards are worthwhile. The race for the St. Patrick’s Cup is akin to Hell Week, The Crucible, and two-a-days in July. Try it once, and you will never go back to those guys using a Mr. Microphone and last night’s Jeopardy questions.
FCT questions are not for the faint of heart, but the trivia experience is better than any other you will encounter. If you have what it takes to challenge OFR’s own Brent Blackwell or Chris Jervis, or any of the other Triviaheads…come on down to the Elder Tree Pub with your friends. Even the last place team wins something. If you want to get a feel for an FCT experience before the tournament, a list of shows can be found here.
Sack up. Have some pride. Play the best.