Last night, students of Messiah joined their friends in the Larsen Student Union for the 3rd annual Falcon Feud – the Messiah spinoff of the popular game show, Family Feud hosted by the Student Activities Board and the Pulse.
With Student Government Association President Jonathan Fuller as their game show host, 8 teams entered to compete for the grand prize of $250. The night also featured intermittent speed rounds where selected audience members were invited to the stage for a chance to win a $15 gift card to various places including Walmart, Dairy Queen, and Taco Bell.
The 8 competing teams included Fruit Coalition, Luke Gibson, The Yacht Club, The Field Hockers, The Kosher Koalas, Team Erin, Team Lamme, and the Red Hot Trivia Peppers.
In each round, the teams competed to answer a series of questions that were asked in a survey of 100 people. The team with the most points at the end of each round advanced to the next level of the competition.
After 4 standard rounds and 2 semi-final competitions, Luke Gibson and Team Erin defeated the 6 six other teams and secured their spots in the championship round.
Both teams managed to steal points during the first two rounds of the championship, however the members of the Luke Gibson team were declared the Falcon Feud Champions after correctly guessing survey answers to the question “Name something you associate with Disney”.
According to senior Luke Gibson, captain of the Luke Gibson team, “We expected to win. We came here tonight with a mission as well as a vision and sometimes the cookie crumbles in your direction”.
“It was a lot of fun. I was just surprised that Team Luke Gibson didn’t know any Mel Gibson movies” adds senior and Team Erin member, Abby Blakeney in reference to the question “Name a movie starring Mel Gibson” during which the Luke Gibson team struggled for answers.
The competition’s participants weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the evening’s events. Members of the student audience also enjoyed watching Messiah’s spinoff of the hit family game show: “It was a lot of fun to watch” says sophomore Lyzi Smith. “It’s typically called Family Feud, but the Falcon nation became a family tonight”.