walter payton?? really? seriously, really?

it started as most idea do, with an offhand comment. with a twitter reading group, and an active tweetup here in atlanta, and a million other things twitter-related going down here in the atl, someone (it may well have been me) suggested there should be a twitter trivia team.

last week we made that dream a reality. about six of us who tweet way more than we should gathered last tuesday for team trivia. since the vast majority of our get-togethers tend to be in the “south of ponce” sphere of influence we decided to head to neighbor’s in virginia-highland for trivia.

we had a good time and i would say the food was serviceable and the service was good. nothing spectacular or anything to write home about, but good. the place seemed kinda empty for a seriously challenging trivia night, although reports are than neighbor’s can fill up for trivia. i would gather that part of the issue is the weather; neighbor’s being known for it’s patio, which no one wants to sit on in 40 degree weather playing trivia.

the questions were okay. not too hard, not too easy. the trivia emcee was kind of bland, but in the end who really cares if you are having fun, and unless the guy is a real, true comedian i would rather have a bland emcee than one trying to be funny and ultimately failing. and we are going back there tonight, so obviously it worked well enough to get us back.

i am curious however, where do you like going for trivia. got any suggestions for us if we decide to leave neighbor’s?

btw – we were in the money until losing out by betting all our points on the question of “who was the first pro football player to appear on a wheaties box?”

the answer: walter payton. apparently wheaties didn’t feel the need to put a pro football player on their cover until 1985. go figure.

2 Comments so far

  1. nico117 on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    I work for The Trivia Factory. We have a ton of shows intown and OTP (mostly on the south side). I host at the Independent in Midtown Tuesday and Thursday nights at 9pm, both shows which are broadcast online at I also write all the adult trivia (sex, drugs, rock and roll), entertainment trivia, movie trivia, and cartoon trivia. If you have any good questions, hit me up on twitter: nico117.

  2. abby on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:25 am

    Gravity Pub (it’s reopened, right??) has NERD trivia AND $1 tacos on Tuesdays. It’s a little late for me for a school night (starts around 9:45 or 10) though, and I’m a child about waking up to go to work in the morning. I’ll tough it out one of these days.

    I used to enjoy me some Brewhouse trivia on Wednesdays. And Corner Tavern on Boulevard has trivia (don’t know which night). It’s got to be a good move – that bar is always empty, and if you’re the only one playing, you win, right?

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