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Thursday Trivia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Play or don't. Internet research discouraged. Any mistakes are mine, and mine alone.

    1. What common sports thread connects Eddie Murphy, Bill James and Joe Jackson?
    ANSWER: Not the entertainer, the baseball stat geek and the singer. All were members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox.

    2. Who is the only University of Arizona player in the College Football Hall of Fame?
    ANSWER: Yes, its LB Rickey Hunley. Until recently, Arizona's had good football, Surprising there are not more 'Cats in the HOF.

    3. Here's an "Olympic 1900-year anniversary" question. What three countries won the most gold medals at the 1908 Olympics in London?
    ANSWER: 1. Great Britain. 2. United States. 3. Sweden. Yes, Sweden.

    4. Sticking with the Olympics, six U.S. boxers have won gold medals and then become the heavyweight champion of the world. They are Leon and Michael Spinks, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and ...
    ANSWER: Floyd Patterson is correct; 1952 Olympic gold medalist.

    5. Who was the first major leaguer to hit 30 home runs in each of his first five seasons?
    ANSWER: Albert P is correct.

    BONUS QUESTION: Who were Dennis Tufano, Dennis Miccolis, Nicholas Fortuna, Carl Giammarese and Jon Jon Poulos?
    ANSWER: The Buckinghams.
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    1. They know baseball
  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing No. 5 is Pujols, and I believe No. 2 is former Petersburg High School great Ricky Hundley. No clue on the rest.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    bumped to reflect several correct answers
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Does No. 1 have something to do w/ New Jersey semi-pro baseball??
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    The Buckinghams?
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    It's kind of a drag that you got that answer this quickly, TBF.
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    My mom's a big fan. Giammarese's name has always stuck out. I have a friend named Giramonti, and always called him Giammarese just to fuck with him. He never got the joke.
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    4 is Floyd Patterson, middleweight champ in Helsinki.

    Frazier was the first fighter to win Olympic heavyweight gold and then the heavyweight title.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Murphy and Jackson were both on the Sox scandal team.
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    bumped to reflect Huggy's correct answer.
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