Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Not Quite Mensa Level Sports Trivia Answers

Name the team, now known as the Redhawks, who went to one NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game.
Who was their leading scorer?

Seattle University Chieftains with Elgin Baylor

Who is the only player ever to have led both the NBA and ABA in rebounding average for a season?

Swen Nater was the only player to accomplish this feat

Who was Jim Marshalls first professional team?

Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL = CK knew it

What athlete is known as Wa-Tho-Huk?

Jim Thorpe

What great boxer was named after a famous boxer. Who had changed his real name to avoid confusion with this same person? -I screwed up the question

Ray Leonard was named after Ray Robinson, who had changed his name from Walker Smith because of his borrowing an AAU card from his friend Ray Robinson to avoid an age restriction. Ray Charles, the singer, changed his name of Ray Robinson to Charles to avoid confusion with the boxer. Leonard later adopted the "Sugar" moniker

Who is Dick Furry?
What was significant about his playing career?

Furry played on the 1960 NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Ohio State team, which featured Hall of Famers John Havlichek, Jerry Lucas, Bobby Knight and coach Fred Taylor. Larry Siegfried was also on the team

Who was the famous Centre who led the famous 'GAG' line?

Jean Ratelle

Who is the Rhodes Scholar that blew off the NFL in his first year of NFL eligibility?
Why did he do this?
What are 2 things he did that year?

Pat Haden of USC went to study at Oxford due to his Rhodes Scholarship, but also played QB for the Southern California Sun of the WFL. = CK knew it

Only 2 players averaged at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a season for 4 professional basketball teams.
Who were they?

Moses Malone and George McGinnis

How many NBA All Star Centers has the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill produced?
Who were they?

Bob MacAdoo and Brad Daugherty. Only 2 in that colleges illustrious men's basketball saga

So far, only 2 NFL Drafts have failed to produce an NFL Hall of Fame member.
What years were they?

1943 and '59

Bonus points if you know the 2 players in the first draft who were named to their franchises Hall of Fames, and if you can name what extra special accolades one of these players achieved throughout both his college and pro careers.

Dick Willdung is in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, and Al Wistert is in the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame. Wistert was the very first Eagle to play in the Pro Bowl game, and his jersey, along with 2 of his brothers, are amongst the 9 retired by the Michigan University Wolverines = CK knew it

What basketball player has a 101.5 inch wing span?

Ken George, a senior at UNC-Ashville, is the 15th tallest human ever recorded in history. He also has a size 29 sneaker, which is believed to be the largest shoe size ever recorded in history

Who is one of five men's college basketball players ever to average at least 20 points and 20 rebounds over a career, the NBA all-time most successful field goal percentage shooter, and ranks among the top 25 all-time point scorers, as well as in the top ten in rebounds, blocked shots, games and minutes played.
What is unique about this man today?
What other record does he still hold?
Who are the other 4 players?

Artis Gilmore. Despite those records, he is not in the Basketball Hall of Fame, and won't be eligable until 2012. He, for some CRAZY reason, has yet to recieve a single vote for induction too. He still holds the record for RPG for a career in college with 22.7 rebounds. Bill Russell is one of the other 4
The other 3 are Julius Erving, Paul Silas, and Kermit Washington

Who holds the NCAA Men's basketball record for rebounding average in a year?
What team did he play for, and what year did he do it?

Charlie Slack set an NCAA record for averaging 25.6 rebounds in the 1954-55 season for Marshall University

Who hoisted up 71 shots in a NCAA men's basketball game?
What year did this happen? How many did he make?

Jay Handlan, Wash. & Lee vs. Furman, Feb. 17,1951 (30 made)

The team he did it against accomplished 2 records, that still stand, 3 seasons later.
What are they?

Most points by one player in a Game: 100 Frank Selvy, Furman vs. Newberry, Feb. 13,1954 (41 FGs, 18 FTs, and most points combined by 2 teammates in a Game : 125Frank Selvy (100) and Darrell Floyd (25)

What is the first record set by Wilt Chamberlain that still stands today?

This was a bit of a trick question. 52 points Chamberlain, Kansas vs. Northwestern, Dec.5, 1956..most ever for a 1st game in college

What do Jesse Arnelle and Dick Hemric have in common with a Basketball Hall of Famer who was an NBA Champion, NCAA Champion, NIT Champion, NCAA Tourney MVP, and NIT co-MVP?
Who is the Hall of Famer I speak of?
What record does he still own?
Bonus points if you know the teams these 3 played on, and if you know the player who next joined them in rare territory, and who was the 1st ever to accomplish it?

Tom Gola does still hold the All Time rebounds in a college career record with 2, 201. Gola, Arnelle, and Hemric all opened up the 2000 points/ 1000 rebounds in a career club in 1955.
Arnelle of Penn State was the first, Hemric went to Wake Forest, Gola went to LaSalle. Joe Holup of George Washington University joined this club the next season, (Elgin Baylor the following year)

Only one American based team won the Canadian Football League Championship.
Who were they? What year did they accomplish this feat?

The Baltimore Stallions won in '95. They had to change it from the Colts due to a lawsuit, but the fans still called them the Colts .

What do Ken Stabler, Bill Walsh, Garo Yepremian, Coy Bacon, Sam Wyche, and Otis Sistrunk have in common?

All of them were members of the Continental Football League = CK knew it

EZ 1 for BoSox fans : What event could happened initially that would have prevented the whole "Babe's Curse" era?

When the minor league Baltimore Orioles went defunct, the owners shopped Ruth around to the MLB teams. First contacted was Philadelphia A's owner Connie Mack. Mack declined the offer. The BoSox were next and bought Ruths contract. BTW - Wanna talk about a "curse" Red Sox fans? Look at what happened to the A's!


Anonymous said...

LOL! well at least i had a few, guess that shows the world not all blonds are dumb & can talk a bit of football!

interesting, the boxing one i never knew that!!

thanks 3rd!

Anonymous said...

Yo ... these were great questions. Life was hectic when this was posted and then to vacation, but I know this, CK rocks on the football stuff. Wow!