Playing Trivia at Duke’s Irish Pub

Friday night, and I hadn’t played trivia in a few days.  So I tried my luck at a Friday night trivia establishment, Duke’s Irish Pub off of Route 9W. First things first – When driving down 9W, Duke’s comes up really quick.  If you’re coming from Glenmont, it’s an easy sight on your left.  However,…

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Week 11 of the Elbo Room Trivia Tournament

As we get into the homestretch of the $2,000 Elbo Room Trivia Tournament, teams are still trying to pick up points here and there, in order to ensure that their squads make it into the top eight teams for the final round, and the chance to pick up the big money at the end. Which…

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Playing Trivia at Professor M Barley’s and at Rev Hall

There were lots of things on my workplate last night, and by the time I finished taking care of all of them, I discovered that I had missed my opening questions at my usual Tuesday night trivia hangout, Pizzeria UNO.  So I checked the trivianightslive.com website to see if there was another game out there…

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Week 9 of the Elbo Room Trivia Tournament

Boy did I need this. Nothing like a Thursday night at the Elbo Room and a round of trivia as part of the $2000 money tournament being held there. As of late, I had struggled at the tournament, and although my Street Academy team (which on Thursdays consists of my wife Vicki and me) were…

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Week 7 of the Elbo Room Trivia Tournament

It was a full assemblage of teams at Elbo Room Thursday night, as 14 different squads tried to garner more points to make it into the top eight for the finals. Although Street Academy had a nice lead at the quarter and at the half, by nailing questions like “Who was the lead guitarist on…

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The Night Cam comes to Revolution Hall Trivia

It’s Monday night, and my Street Academy trivia team (myself, professor Jeremy and chem major Alexis) show up at Revolution Hall to win some more prizes.  At the same time, the Times Union’s Night Cam people showed up as well.  Apparently Rev Hall’s trivia crew was about to get the Times Union Night Cam treatment.…

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Week 6 of the Elbo Room Trivia Tournament

Seems like the questions for the Elbo Room Trivia Tournament are getting rougher and rougher. Not only do you really have to concentrate and know your subjects, but you also have to be prepared for what I call “the Baker Triple.” Follow along. Every so often, the guy that comes up with the questions for…

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Week 5 of the Elbo Room Trivia Tournament

Not that I would normally get nervous about such things – especially involving a money tournament like the trivia competition at Elbo Room – but I need to get some points so that I can make the top 8 and get in the final week of the money tournament, and hopefully win the $2,000 grand…

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How an old TV show inadvertently helped me win a trivia round

So I’m playing competitive team trivia a couple of weeks ago at Pizzeria UNO in Crossgates Mall.  Essentially the lead is being contested between myself and two other strong teams, Lynch’s Mob and Surf Tulsa. The 10-point question is asked – “In what decade did an American television network first air a sports clip with…

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