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Thursday trivia time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    OK, sports geniuses, have at it; 10 questions to test your mettle and to enliven a Thursday (no Googling, please, it really is cheating):

    Good luck.

    1. What three coaches concluded their NCAA coaching careers by winning the NCAA men’s basketball championship (Division I)?
    ANSWERED: John Wooden (UCLA), Al McGuire (Marquette) and ?????

    2. Who was the first athlete shown on instant replay?

    3. Who is the only coach to take five different college football teams to bowl games?
    ANSWERED: Lou Holtz is correct. William & Mary, Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Dame, South Carolina).

    4. Who is the only first man to coach a team to a national championship in college and to a championship in professional football?
    ANSWERED: Jimmy Johnson (Paul Brown, 1942 Ohio State and 1950 Cleveland Browns, would also work but the 1942 title is tainted because many schools had dropped their programs. Huggy gets this). Barry Switzer also counts. Good catch.

    5. Who was the first golfer to win a PGA Tour event using an orange golf ball? (notice I did not say, with orange balls).

    6. What college football team plays in a stadium and on a field named for graduates of its arch-rival school?

    7. Who is the only American athlete to win a gold medal in a summer and a winter Olympics?
    ANSWERED: It's Eddie Eagan. Boxing (1920) and bobsled (1932).

    8. Who was the first black player in the National Hockey League?
    ANSWERED: Willie O'Ree (Huggy gets this)

    9. What seven indoor venues have hosted the Super Bowl?
    ANSWERED: Whoops, six it is. I can't count. Superdome, Metrodome, Silverdome, Ford Field, Reliant Stadium, Georgiadome.)

    10. Who was the only left-hander to win a PGA Tour event in the 1980s?
    ANSWER: Ernie Gonzalez; 1986 Pensacola Open.
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    5. Jimmy Johnson

    8. Willie O'Ree
  3. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    9. Superdome, Georgia Dome, Ford Field, Silverdome, Metrodome, Reliant.

    University of Phoenix is next to make seven.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    9. I can only come up with six:
    Silver Dome
    Ford Field
    Atlanta (?) Dome
    Reliant Stadium
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    3. Lou Holtz

    9. yeah, Reliant and Phoenix are retractable-roof stadiums...
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    10. Scott verplank
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    1. Al McGuire, and my power went out because of storms, so I;'m running off battery and will answer more later...
  8. Seahawk

    Seahawk Member

    1. John Wooden and Al McGuire are two of the three, I believe. I have no idea for the third guy.
  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Carlton Fisk
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Is No. 7 Carl Lewis?
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    7. Eric Heiden? Cycling and skating?
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I'll be checking this until about 7:15 EST. When a correct answer is given, I'll update it under the question. No update means incorrect answer (as far as my research has been able to ascertain).
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