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Bring It, Rookie: Answers to Our Tough Sports Trivia Questions

Bring It, Rookie: Answers to Our Tough Sports Trivia Questions
 

Last Friday we gave you 20 tough questions drawn from the recent World's Greatest Sports Trivia Championship held at Chaifetz Arena, to benefit the St. Patrick Center for the homeless.

If you still want to test your knowledge, click on that link before you read any further.

Here are the answers. How'd you do?

Who is the youngest player ever inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame?

GALE SAYERS

What current NFL running back is nicknamed “The Law Firm”?

BENJARVIS GREEN-ELLIS

What Kansas City Chiefs player recorded seven sacks in a 1990 game against the Seattle Seahawks, setting a single game record that still stands?

DERRICK THOMAS

What NFL legend and Hall of Famer was an outfielder for the 1919 New York Yankees?

GEORGE HALAS

Who is the sports announcer doing the play-by-play in Meatloaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights”?

PHIL RIZZUTO

In the movie Caddyshack, Rodney Dangerfield’s character Al Czervik danced in the middle of the fairway to what song?

"ANY WAY YOU WANT IT"

Name the classic song that contained these lyrics: “I spent some time in the Mudville Nine, watchin’ it from the bench”.

"CENTERFIELD"

What is the furthest round Missouri has reached in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament?

ELITE EIGHT

Name one of the two states that have never had a school participate in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.

ALASKA and MAINE

This year, with his 15th straight selection, Kobe Bryant broke the record he shared with three other players for the most consecutive years named as a starter to the NBA All-Star game. Name two of the three other players.

JERRY WEST, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, and KARL MALONE

Which of these cities has never been home to an NBA franchise?
• Syracuse, NY
• San Diego, CA
• Vancouver, BC
• Omaha, NE
• Rochester, NY
• Louisville, KY

LOUISVILLE, KY

Which of the following sports will not be included in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro?
• Rugby
• Taekwondo
• Sailing
• Squash
• Golf
• Badminton

SQUASH

The last Major League Baseball hurler to pitch 300 or more innings in a season did so in 1980. Who was he?

STEVE CARLTON

Which holes make up “Amen Corner” at the Augusta National Golf Course?

11TH, 12TH, AND 13TH

2008 marked the 100th anniversary of the Cubs’ last World Series championship. Since then, they have lost the World Series seven times. In what year was their last appearance in the World Series?

1945

In 1974, Chris Evert was one of the top three money winners in two different sports. One was tennis, what was the other?

THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING ("Chris Evert" was named 3-year-old filly of the year.)

In December 2012, Jerry York became the NCAA’s winningest all-time hockey coach. At what school is he currently coaching?

BOSTON COLLEGE

This father and son won Rookie of the Year honors, one in the NFL and one in the NBA. Who are they?

CALVIN and GRANT HILL

In what sport would you hear the terms “stale fish” and “mulekick”?

SNOWBOARDING

Michael Phelps is the all-time leader in Olympic medals won with a total of 22. The next three athletes on the list are from the Soviet Union and competed in what sport?

GYMNASTICS

Tribute to Stan the Man Tie-Breaker: Add up the following four answers for your tie-breaker total. Note: These apply to career regular season stats only.

Career regular season extra base hits for Stan: 1,377   
Career regular season total bases for Stan: 6,134         
Career regular season walks for Stan: 1,599                  
Career All Star game appearances for Stan: 24        

TOTAL: 9,134            

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