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Wednesday Trivia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Busy day tomorrow, so we're a day early. Same rules, playb or don't, Internet research highly discouraged. Best of luck, we have a few puzzlers today.

    Be back about 4 p.m. EDT to update the answers.

    1. Two current major leaguers have played on 11 different teams, the most of any active player. They are? (FYI, two stints with the same team does not count as a "different" team).
    ANSWER: Matt Stairs is one (Expos, Red Sox, A's, Cubs, Brewers, Royals, Rangers, Tigers, Jays, Phillies).
    Ron Villone is the other guy. (Mariners, Padres, Brewers, Indians, Reds, Rockies, Astros, Pirates, Marlins, Yankees, Cardinals).

    2. How many times did Jack Dempsey knock down Luis Firpo in their famous 1923 fight?
    ANSWER: The fight was stopped in the second round after Dempsey's ninth knockdown of Firpo.

    3. The only golfer to retire undefeated in Ryder Cup play was ...
    ANSWER: Jimmy Demeret, by Birdscribe. Undefeated in the 1947, 1949 and 1951 Ryder Cup competitions.

    4. Name six Division I basketball schools named after U.S. military figures. (Washington, WSU, Jackson State, etc., do not count as they are named after geographical locations, not historical figures).
    ANSWER: So far, we have George Washington, Lafayette, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, James Madison (not George Mason, don't think he was a soldier) and Davidson (that's a new one for me). There are a couple obvious ones still out there, and some that are not.
    Rutgers, Nicholls State and Howard are the other three I was thinking of that were not named.

    5. What former major-league baseball player is recognized on the Yankee Conference's 50th anniversary all-star football team?
    ANSWER: Brian Jordan is correct. Defensive back at Richmond from 1986-88.

    BONUS QUESTIONS: What happened to the poor cook?

    "The poor cook he caught the fits
    And threw away all my grits
    And then he took and he ate up all of my corn
    Let me go home
    Why don't they let me go home
    This is the worst trip I've ever been on.

    Sloop John B, the Beach Boys

    What city is known as a "touch of country in the city?"

    "Doraville, touch of country in the city
    Doraville, it ain't much, but it's home

    Friends of mine say I oughta move to New York
    New York's fine, but it ain't Doraville
    Every night, I make a living making music
    And that's all right to folks in Doraville
    Yeah, hey hey"

    Doravile, Atlanta Rhythm Section.
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    4. George Washington

    What happened to the poor cook? He ran out of bread.
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    1. Reggie Sanders and Lenny Harris.

    4. George Mason.
  4. 5. walt dropo (a total guess)
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    4. Sam Houston State?
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    No. 1: 0-for-2. They only played with eight teams.
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I'll guess on one name on the first one: Matt Stairs.

    I believe Dempsey decked Firpo seven times.
  8. Fly

    Fly Well-Known Member

    4. Stephen F. Austin ??
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Stairs has played on eight, as well.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Is No. 5 Brian Jordan?

    On No. 4, Davidson and Lafayette are two, I would imagine ...
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    1. Arthur Rhodes?

    4. James Madison (Only president to led troops in field during War of 1812)

    He wasn't a U.S. military figure, but William Pitt was the prime minister of the colonies during the French and Indian War, so I'll say Pittsburgh.

    5. Harry Aganis?
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Bumped with corect answeers, where applicable.
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