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Obscure sports trivia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Newly minted heavyweight champion Jack Johnson fought Victor McLaglen, who won the Best Actor Oscar for The Informer in 1935, in a six-round exhibition in Vancouver on March 10, 1909. As I noted some sources had it as a fight for the title. McLaglen was also in The Quiet Man.
     
  2. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    stupid me, I figured the actor had already won the Oscar when he was in the fight, like an exhibition.
     
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The Ivy League was formed in 1954. Who are the league's all-time top four NFL passers, by passing yardage?
     
  4. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I read the book a few weeks back, but am unsure. I want to say Marino, but not super sure.
     
  5. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jay Fiedler and...Brian Dowling? No idea on a fourth..
     
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Fitz is 1, Fiedler 2. No on Brian Dowling.
     
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Yes! I love that movie! He was Will Danaher, the guy who got into the epic knock-down drag-out brawl with John Wayne.


    Clarification: I'm referring to The Quiet Man in case you didn't already know.
     
  8. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Kevin Walker, West Milford, NJ, The Citadel. His brother was a good baseball player, pretty sure played at one of the NJAC schools.
     
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  9. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    yep
     
  10. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    His brother is a friend of a friend and played against him in summer ball years ago. Another obscure one, who is the Olympic gold medal
    winner from the same hometown and hs. had to check to be sure, but it was the Olympics after Jackson's injury.
     
  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Yup, followed by Mike Rozier in 1984 and Jerry Rice in 1985. Pretty amazing that the USFL pegged two hall of Famers who fell pretty far in the Nfl draft
     
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  12. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Can’t remember, which team drafted rice in 85?
     
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