February 1st will be a very, very busy day for me …

This will be an interesting day, to say the least.  It will actually combine two of my favorite things – my adulation for my favorite minor league basketball team, and my expertise in useless knowledge. And they combine on February 1st this year.  And like Kurt Busch on Memorial Day Weekend, I’m going to attempt…

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The trivia game that helped to beat cancer

I’ll admit it.  I haven’t played as much competitive team trivia as I did in years past.  With the exception of tournament games or a challenging “friendly” competition, I’ve reduced my weekly trivia night play. But when my friend Loretta – a member of the trivia team A Few Cards Short of a Deck –…

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Returning to my trivia roots … premiere night at Skyloft

True story.  About fifteen years ago, I needed to get away from some stress in my home life.  Someone had told me about a competitive team trivia game at the local Hooters in Crossgates Mall.  I had never played competitive team trivia before, so I tried it out.  Finished in third place among 35 teams…

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It only took me about nine months to return to it.

Yesterday, I saw that one of my buddies, John Longton – we broadcast Albany Patroons games together and he’s part of the Two Buttons Deep website – posted on Facebook that he would be a fill-in host for a trivia game at the Across The Street Pub in Albany. And I thought to myself –…

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The trainwreck at the charity trivia event

Yesterday, I participated in a charity trivia fundraiser with a team from Trinity Alliance of the Capital District.  We’ve won this event before, we’ve raised some money for the charity, and this most likely is our last go-round in this tournament. Partially because the very qualified and dedicated director who organized these teams, Kat Brown,…

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The Finals of the 2018 World Tavern Trivia National Championships

It’s Monday morning in Atlantic City.  My teammates are bonding over a breakfast lunch at the borgata. Me?  I’m walking along a wet, soulless shore, watching the waves crash into the docks.  This not me being antisocial, mind you … this is me recharging my mental capacities and refocusing my energies for the next two…

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