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Working for the Geek-End: Austin Hosts Geek Bowl VII

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT
Super Bowl XLVII, sport's biggest spectacle ended in controversy. Should the 49ers final play have been flagged as holing or pass interference? It's still a question. The Super Bowl doesn't like questions. The Geek Bowl, though? They're all about them.

"It's not your grandmother's trivia," said Matthew Angell, Director of Operations for Geeks Who Drink.

Saturday, Austin Music Hall will host the largest live trivia event in the United States. It's the seventh annual Geek Bowl. Eight rounds, eight questions each. But it's much more than just trivia.

"It's team-style Jeopardy, meets the Oscars meets methamphetamine," said Geeks Who Drink founder and Quizmaster-in-Chief John Dicker.

In 2006, Dicker founded Geeks Who Drink. Six nights a week in 295 bars across 25 states, quizzes are hosted by Quizmasters. Saturday, 150 teams comprised of up to six people, from 17 different states will vie for the title of geekiest of the geeks.

They'll also be playing for $6,000. That's the cash prize for the Geek Bowl champion.

"You can show off all the stuff that you've crammed into your dome that you're never going to use again in your life," said Angell. "You can show everybody why your brain is the biggest and the baddest."

by Adam WinklerWorking for the Geek-End: Austin Hosts Geek Bowl VII


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Scores & Schedules

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 1

Tampa Bay 5, Boston 1

Minnesota 8, Oakland 7

Texas 2, Houston 1

Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 2

Tuesday's Games

N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 3-0) at Toronto (Estrada 1-0), 7:07 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Smyly 0-0) at Boston (Porcello 2-2), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 3-0) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Greene 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 1-2), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Chavez 0-2) at Minnesota (May 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (W.Rodriguez 0-1) at Houston (Feldman 2-2), 8:10 p.m.

Seattle (Paxton 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Richards 2-1), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Washington 6, Miami 4

Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 2

Milwaukee 4, L.A. Dodgers 3

St. Louis 10, Chicago Cubs 9

Arizona at Colorado, ppd., rain

San Francisco 2, San Diego 0

Tuesday's Games

Cincinnati (Lorenzen 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Locke 2-1), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Latos 0-3) at Washington (Strasburg 2-2), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (Billingsley 0-0) at Atlanta (S.Miller 3-1), 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 4-0) at Milwaukee (Garza 2-3), 8:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 0-1) at St. Louis (Lyons 0-0), 8:15 p.m.

Arizona (Collmenter 2-3) at Colorado (Matzek 2-0), 8:40 p.m.

San Diego (Cashner 1-4) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-2), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Baltimore (B.Norris 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 4-1), 7:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Monday, May 4

Chicago 99, Cleveland 92, Chicago leads series 1-0

L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 101, L.A. Clippers leads series 1-0

Tuesday, May 5

Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Monday, May 4

Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, Washington leads series 2-1

Tuesday, May 5

Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Anaheim at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.

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