Please. Don't be that guy. Everyone knows him. In fact, most circles of friends have one. You're probably thinking to of the person that you know that is "That Guy". Well please, just don't be that guy.
I've been hosting trivia for several years now and I've seen all kinds of players and non-players. I've seen everything from the "know-it-all" that has to come and tell me the entire backstory to every question all the way to the non-player that feels the need to come tell me each answer (right or wrong) yet staunchly refuses to join the game. There are the quiet ones that rarely say a word, yet reveal to their teams they knew the answer but just didn't want to speak up. And let's not forget the passive-aggressive player that makes comments to their team along the lines of, "well, I don't necessarily disagree with that answer, but if we turn it in, I just don't see us winning trivia tonight." Trust me, I've seen them all and there is one that is the absolute worst type of trivia player. That Guy. Don't misunderstand, That Guy can fall into just about any of the other descriptions that I've already illustrated. In fact, That Guy is so accomplished with his douchery that he can be more than one of those types of players on a given night.
Trivia players at the World of Beer last night were lucky enough to experience That Guy. Just as we had started the Power Hour, I asked a question about a particular Civil War battle. As he was walking out the door, That Guy decided to shout out the answer for everyone in the bar to hear. Before I could say a word, he was gone. Shouting out an answer is bad enough. However, when the person is not playing in the game.... well that person deserves a fate worse than I care to describe.
Now, onto the game, and the trivia players that matter...
Congratulations to our winners last night, William Shatnerface and Brews Your Daddy. It was, as usual, a fun and spirited competition. We learned that the bowtie is truly recognizable on most folks, with the exception of Jimmy Olsen. We also learned that Brews Your Daddy knows a frightening amount about famous eyewear.
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