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TexansLucky13
07-04-2006, 04:04 PM
Since you guys are so bored I decided to start an NFL Trivia thread. My friend and I quiz each other over NFL history, so I thought I could bring some of the fun on to the MB. If you get it right, you can post your own trivia question... so that I dont have to do all the work! :rolleyes:

Trivia #1

Brett Favre, who is well on his way to retirement and quite possibly the Hall of Fame, did not start out his career with big plays. So tell me this.

1. What happened the first time Brett attempted a pass as a Falcon?

2. What happened the first time Brett attempted a pass as a Packer?

Whoever gets these two question has the hot seat! Good luck.

mexican_texan
07-04-2006, 04:07 PM
Since you guys are so bored I decided to start an NFL Trivia thread. My friend and I quiz each other over NFL history, so I thought I could bring some of the fun on to the MB. If you get it right, you can post your own trivia question... so that I dont have to do all the work! :rolleyes:

Trivia #1

Brett Favre, who is well on his way to retirement and quite possibly the Hall of Fame, did not start out his career with big plays. So tell me this.

1. What happened the first time Brett attempted a pass as a Falcon?

2. What happened the first time Brett attempted a pass as a Packer?

Whoever gets these two question has the hot seat! Good luck.
1. Interception
2. His first pass as a Packer resulted as his first career reception.

TexansLucky13
07-04-2006, 04:11 PM
1. Interception
2. His first pass as a Packer resulted as his first career reception.

Excellent!

His first pass as a Falcon was intercepted and returned for a TD

His first pass as a Packer was deflected by a defender, but was caught by Brett himself.

Alright Mexican Texan, you have the hot seat.

mexican_texan
07-04-2006, 04:14 PM
What team started it's existence(under it's present name) with 7 straight shutouts?

Trap_Star
07-04-2006, 04:15 PM
What team started it's existence(under it's present name) with 7 straight shutouts?

Detroit Lions

mexican_texan
07-04-2006, 04:20 PM
Detroit Lions
Your turn.

Trap_Star
07-04-2006, 04:26 PM
Who was the first player the Cowboys ever drafted?

chuckm
07-04-2006, 04:30 PM
Who was the first player the Cowboys ever drafted?


Bob Lilly?

Trap_Star
07-04-2006, 04:32 PM
Bob Lilly?

You are correct! Your turn..

chuckm
07-04-2006, 04:33 PM
What was the first NFL team to put an insignia on their helmet?

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 04:36 PM
What was the first NFL team to put an insignia on their helmet?

Since you your sig has Massapequa in it I will go with the Giants.

chuckm
07-04-2006, 04:37 PM
Since you your sig has Massapequa in it I will go with the Giants.


nope ..... go west young man .... never been to Massapequa :)

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 04:37 PM
The Rams - http://www.stlouisrams.com/History/FunFacts/

chuckm
07-04-2006, 04:38 PM
The Rams - http://www.stlouisrams.com/History/FunFacts/


yes sir ... you're up

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 04:43 PM
Name three players that were directly involved in the Immaculate Reception.

Trap_Star
07-04-2006, 04:46 PM
Name three players that were directly involved in the Immaculate Reception.

John Fuqua, Jack Tatum, and of course Franco Harris...

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 04:47 PM
John Fuqua, Jack Tatum, and of course Franco Harris...

"Frenchy" Fuqua and Terry Bradshaw would have been acceptable as well. You are up.

Trap_Star
07-04-2006, 04:53 PM
This is a COLLEGE question...

In the first 12 minutes of the 1924 game between Illinois and Michigan, who touched the ball 4 times and scored 4 TDs??

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 04:55 PM
This is a COLLEGE question...

In the first 12 minutes of the 1924 game between Illinois and Michigan, who touched the ball 4 times and scored 4 TDs??

guessing Red Grange

Trap_Star
07-04-2006, 04:56 PM
guessing Red Grange

Yes sir...The mic is yours....

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 04:59 PM
Largest margin of victory in a NFL Championship game?

mexican_texan
07-04-2006, 05:37 PM
Largest margin of victory in a NFL Championship game?
I'd say Dolphins v. Cowboys, but you said NFL Championship, not Super Bowl...I'll have to do some research.

MorKnolle
07-04-2006, 05:38 PM
Largest margin of victory in a NFL Championship game?

49ers 55, Broncos 10 is the biggest margin in a Super Bowl from Super Bowl XXIV.

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 05:38 PM
not yet

MorKnolle
07-04-2006, 05:41 PM
not yet

Cleveland over Detroit 56-10 in 1954?

mexican_texan
07-04-2006, 05:43 PM
Cleveland over Detroit 56-10 in 1954?
Nope

Bears at Washington 1940, 73-0?

MorKnolle
07-04-2006, 05:46 PM
Nope

Bears at Washington 1940, 73-0?

wow, I hadn't scanned that far back yet, it says that is the biggest margin of victory in any NFL game, much less a championship one. Either the Bears were extremely good or the Redskins probably didn't deserve to make the championship.

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 05:47 PM
Nope

Bears at Washington 1940, 73-0?

You are correct, you are up mextex.

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 05:48 PM
wow, I hadn't scanned that far back yet, it says that is the biggest margin of victory in any NFL game, much less a championship one. Either the Bears were extremely good or the Redskins probably didn't deserve to make the championship.

I was big NFL trivia buff growing up and this game always fascinated me in how a team could just crumble in the most important game of many people's lives.

mexican_texan
07-04-2006, 05:49 PM
First Hall of Famer to be the star in a movie.

MorKnolle
07-04-2006, 05:50 PM
First Hall of Famer to be the star in a movie.

Joe Namath?

mexican_texan
07-04-2006, 05:54 PM
Joe Namath?
Nope.

Here's the question again:

What Hall of Famer was the star in his first Hollywood Movie?


**hint: Born in Wasau, Wisconsin, drafted by the Rockets(not basketball).

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 05:56 PM
Nope.

Here's the question again:

What Hall of Famer was the star in his first Hollywood Movie?

Jim Brown

mexican_texan
07-04-2006, 06:01 PM
Jim Brown
Nope.

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Crazy Legs

aj.
07-04-2006, 06:06 PM
I was big NFL trivia buff growing up and this game always fascinated me in how a team could just crumble in the most important game of many people's lives.

The funny thing about that one was that the Skins had beaten the Bears a few weeks earlier. I've read several stories about that game and it may have been the first "bulletin board material" game (at least it was the most important).

After that earlier game, the Skins owner (whose name I can't recall at the moment) said something to the effect that "when the going gets tough, the Bears quit." Needless to say, Halas was pissed and had his boys ready to go against Sammy.

mexican_texan
07-04-2006, 06:08 PM
Crazy Legs
There we go, Elroy Hirsch.

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 06:08 PM
Who was the first NFL player to challenge the contractual system in place and be the precursor for Free Agency as we know it?

aj.
07-04-2006, 06:15 PM
Here's a variation of an earlier question. Name the three players involved in the original Hail Mary. (two are very easy)

For extra credit, name the official who was knocked unconscious by the flying whiskey bottle after the play, and if you think you're really good, what type of fruit was thrown at the receiver during the play? :spy:

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 06:17 PM
That would be Staubach and Pearson I believe, not sure about the extra credit questions.

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 06:19 PM
As Pearson strode into the end zone, free safety Paul Krause hurdled over Wright, screaming at field judge Armen Terzian for the interference call that was never made. And an orange whizzed by Pearson at the goal line. For his wonderful effort, Terzian was struck in the head and cut open by a whiskey bottle thrown from the stands. The old Met crowd, celebrating another Super Bowl just a moment before, was now quiet, seething in anger and gaping in stunned disbelief.

In a post-game interview, someone described the play to Staubach, who had been hit immediately after throwing the ball and didn't see its ending. "You mean he [Pearson] caught the ball and ran in for the touchdown?" Staubach asked. "It was just a Hail Mary pass; a very, very lucky play." After some time had passed, the play was part of history, new grudges were set, and the NFL had washed its hands of the embarrassing matter. Drew Pearson finally admitted to former Viking RB Chuck Foreman (who played in the game) that he did indeed intentionally commit offensive pass interference against Nate Wright. This does serve as a form of redemption, but it is too little, too late, and certainly not forgiven.

http://vikings.scout.com/2/11650.html

aj.
07-04-2006, 06:20 PM
Classic Colt John Mackey was the answer to your question on FA.

....I can still see Pearson heaving the ball over the scoreboard. (Nate Wright #43 was the name of the CB and the third player involved in the play)

... Many people saw a non-call of offensive pass interference on that play.

What a lot of people also don't recall is that a key play just before the Hail Mary (a 3rd or 4th down conversion at that) from their own 30 or so, Preston Pearson caught a little flare from Roger on the sideline and came down with one foot clearly out of bounds. But it was ruled a catch. And it was before replay. And the crowd howled. And the rest is history.

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 06:21 PM
John Mackey was the answer to your question on FA.

You are correct. Now stepping to the plate...

aj.
07-04-2006, 06:34 PM
As far as

"old Met crowd, celebrating another Super Bowl just a moment before, was now quiet"

I don't think anyone was celebrating "another Super Bowl just a moment before" since it was a Divisional Round game and not the championship. I'm pretty sure that was the first year a wild card team made it to the SB.

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 06:36 PM
Loved Preston Pearson and do remember that play.

The honorable gentleman from Clear Lake is on the clock....

aj.
07-04-2006, 06:37 PM
Now stepping to the plate...


Who are the only Texas high school players to throw a TD pass in a Super Bowl?

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 06:40 PM
Was Thurman Thomas one?

aj.
07-04-2006, 06:50 PM
No but you're on the right track.

I wanted to offer something that wasn't Googleable, if that's even possible.

Clue: There's two and one starred at my alma mater a generation + ago.

Kaiser Toro
07-04-2006, 06:58 PM
Lawrence McCutcheon

aj.
07-04-2006, 07:00 PM
That's one.

TexanFan881
07-04-2006, 07:19 PM
I wanted to offer something that wasn't Googleable, if that's even possible.

And all of a sudden you've taken this game to the next level. :challenge

aj.
07-04-2006, 07:33 PM
Well, otherwise it's just a contest of who can look it up first. What fun is that?

McCutcheon was the hard one. I can't believe with all the Cowboys fans here, we can't get the other. ahem 44 ahem...and notice I never mentioned either was a QB.

That's the last hint...

the wonger need food
07-04-2006, 07:52 PM
Robert Newhouse

aj.
07-04-2006, 08:00 PM
Thank you.

the wonger need food
07-04-2006, 08:00 PM
Here are the stats on the game. Newhouse had a better passing game than Denver's starting QB. The Cowboys had a heck of a defense during that era.

http://www.superbowl.com/history/boxscores/game/sbxii

aj.
07-04-2006, 08:02 PM
And ironically that was against Red Miller's "Orange Crush" with Alzado, Tom Jackson of ESPN fame, et al.

Titan "Tack" Fan
07-05-2006, 09:18 AM
Since you guys are so bored I decided to start an NFL Trivia thread. My friend and I quiz each other over NFL history, so I thought I could bring some of the fun on to the MB. If you get it right, you can post your own trivia question... so that I dont have to do all the work! :rolleyes:

Trivia #1

Brett Favre, who is well on his way to retirement and quite possibly the Hall of Fame, did not start out his career with big plays. So tell me this.

1. What happened the first time Brett attempted a pass as a Falcon?

2. What happened the first time Brett attempted a pass as a Packer?

Whoever gets these two question has the hot seat! Good luck.

The first pass that Brett threw as a Falcon was not an interception. He threw it and it hit a lineman's back and he caught it, therefore he threw it to himself.

TwinSisters
07-05-2006, 10:04 AM
The first pass that Brett threw as a Falcon was not an interception. He threw it and it hit a lineman's back and he caught it, therefore he threw it to himself.

http://www.packers.com/news/stories/2002/07/01/1/

As a Packer.

What nick name did Favre have as a Falcon?

TexanFan881
07-05-2006, 03:20 PM
http://www.packers.com/news/stories/2002/07/01/1/

As a Packer.

What nick name did Favre have as a Falcon?

I know this one. I've actually heard two though, so I'm not sure which one you're thinking of. Mississippi and Countrytime.

TwinSisters
07-05-2006, 03:29 PM
I know this one. I've actually heard two though, so I'm not sure which one you're thinking of. Mississippi and Countrytime.

Right On.
Deon and the Prime Time - Country Time was the one I was thinking of.

TexanFan881
07-05-2006, 03:39 PM
Who has the nickname "Big Time" and who gave it to him?

TexansLucky13
07-05-2006, 07:11 PM
You guys are doing awesome with this trivia deal. I feel less and less depressed (do to it being off-season) just seeing all of it! :)

TwinSisters
07-05-2006, 07:30 PM
I have no idea who the "Big Time" guy is... unless it is Bosworth?

but I found this in the Trivia bin!
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2241116

Big time myths! and sins... statistics are for losers! :crying:

Brandon420tx
07-05-2006, 07:32 PM
Who has the nickname "Big Time" and who gave it to him?
Wasn't Deon Sanders Big Time? I have limited football history knowledge so don't bite my head off.

TwinSisters
07-05-2006, 07:36 PM
Wasn't Deon Sanders Big Time? I have limited football history knowledge so don't bite my head off.

that's Prime Time.

TexansLucky13
07-09-2006, 02:35 AM
Since this thread sortof ran out of steam, I want to revive it.

Unless you guys have any problems with it, I guess I will just start inserting random trivia into this thread. Take a stab... if you dare!

New Trivia #1

New subject..... Super Bowl trivia!

Name the only three south paw (left handed) QBs to ever play (as a starter) in a SB! Good luck.

I will post a new one every night (if time and creativity permits).

valleytexfan
07-09-2006, 02:40 AM
Steve Young and the Snake (Ken Stabler)....who's the other one???

TexansLucky13
07-09-2006, 03:05 AM
Steve Young and the Snake (Ken Stabler)....who's the other one???

Think hard, young padawan! You are very close.

valleytexfan
07-09-2006, 03:10 AM
Ah, how could I forget!!!

The pride of Maryland, Boomer Esiason!!! :whip:

TexansLucky13
07-09-2006, 03:12 AM
Ah, how could I forget!!!

The pride of Maryland, Boomer Esiason!!! :whip:

Excellent! Hmm... maybe you can get this one?

Name the only black QBs to ever play (as a starter) in a SB

valleytexfan
07-09-2006, 03:13 AM
Excellent! Hmm... maybe you can get this one?

Name the only black QBs to ever play (as a starter) in a SB

Doug Williams, Air McNair and Donovan McNabb :superman: Man, either I'm a super NFL fan or I've got too much time on my hands, lol!!!

TexansLucky13
07-09-2006, 03:21 AM
Doug Williams, Air McNair and Donovan McNabb :superman: Man, either I'm a super NFL fan or I've got too much time on my hands, lol!!!

Excellent! Try these two, and no google!

There is only one instance in NFL history where the same two teams fought one another in a SB consecutively (meaning both the teams made it to the SB twice, back to back). Name the years and the teams involved.

And...

What team went to the SB four consecutive years, but didn't win any of them??

valleytexfan
07-09-2006, 03:23 AM
no google here, sir!

Ok, Cowboys-Bills in 92-93 Super Bowls

Of course the Bills went to the 4 SBs and didn't win.

TexansLucky13
07-09-2006, 03:25 AM
no google here, sir!

Ok, Cowboys-Bills in 92-93 Super Bowls

Of course the Bills went to the 4 SBs and didn't win.

Excellent! You know a good bit about SB history. I'm working on one right now (which I will post tomorrow) that may knock your socks off.... I may think of some other easier ones tonight though. Stay tuned.

valleytexfan
07-09-2006, 03:28 AM
you got it man. Go Texans!!!!!

TexansLucky13
07-09-2006, 03:28 AM
Non-SB related question here. Easy

In 1984, the Seahawks made it to what championship game?

TexansLucky13
07-09-2006, 11:50 AM
That last question was an easy one. Somebody get it!

TwinSisters
07-09-2006, 01:51 PM
It was too easy. AFC Championship Game: Dave Krieg and Jim Zorn Vs. the Los Angeles Raiders Mr.USC and Stick'em.

Speaking of which... Check out Allen

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/AlleMa00.htm

Broke only three 1,000 yard seasons and has a bust in Canton? Hall of Fame Domanick Davis, here we come!

O wait.. maybe not. Davis is not from USC. Sorry buddy.

MorKnolle
07-09-2006, 03:31 PM
It was too easy. AFC Championship Game: Dave Krieg and Jim Zorn Vs. the Los Angeles Raiders Mr.USC and Stick'em.

Speaking of which... Check out Allen

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/AlleMa00.htm

Broke only three 1,000 yard seasons and has a bust in Canton? Hall of Fame Domanick Davis, here we come!

O wait.. maybe not. Davis is not from USC. Sorry buddy.

If Domanick can play for 16 years and put up several solid seasons in there (not to mention Allen's 2300 yard from scrimmage year) and end up gaining almost 18,000 total yards, 144 TDs, and a few Super Bowls in there then he'll likely be in the Hall of Fame too.

HomeBred_Texan
07-09-2006, 04:10 PM
Who had the first nickname of "air"? Way before Steve "Air" McNair...

Hint' He was a coach...

chuckm
07-09-2006, 04:26 PM
Who had the first nickname of "air"? Way before Steve "Air" McNair...

Hint' He was a coach...


Don Coryell (sp*) Chargers

HomeBred_Texan
07-09-2006, 04:31 PM
Don Coryell (sp*) Chargers
That is correct...

Don Coryell coached the San Diego Chargers with Dan Fouts as QB and became known as Don "air" Coryell duringhis coaching tenure...

Did you know that or google it?

chuckm
07-09-2006, 04:32 PM
That is correct...

Don Coryell coached the San Diego Chargers with Dan Fouts as QB and became known as Don "air" Coryell duringhis coaching tenure...

Did you know that or google it?


No Google for that .... I'm old ..... his QB was Fouts, TE was Winslow , name the 2 wide receivers on those high scoring teams ....

HomeBred_Texan
07-09-2006, 04:38 PM
No Google for that .... I'm old ..... his QB was Fouts, TE was Winslow , name the 2 wide receivers on those high scoring teams ....
I remember Charlie Joiner as one, the other will come to me in a minute...

Well I can't remember it to be honest. And I will not do a google to find it..

TwinSisters
07-09-2006, 04:39 PM
If Domanick can play for 16 years and put up several solid seasons in there (not to mention Allen's 2300 yard from scrimmage year) and end up gaining almost 18,000 total yards, 144 TDs, and a few Super Bowls in there then he'll likely be in the Hall of Fame too.

O yeah for sure. I was just having a little poke at the Davis thread and the 1,000 yard rushing tag.

Who in the hell is known as "Big Time"?

---

Which current NFL team has the longest tenure? ( in the NFL )

HomeBred_Texan
07-09-2006, 04:49 PM
Here is another trivia question'''

What year did the AFL begin and name the teams in that division..

TwinSisters
07-09-2006, 05:00 PM
Here is another trivia question'''

What year did the AFL begin and name the teams in that division..

1960 for the AFL ... don't think I could name all the teams.

For the Chargers question think Eric Dickerson, Mark Spitz, and America.

HomeBred_Texan
07-09-2006, 05:09 PM
1960 for the AFL ... don't think I could name all the teams.


The AFL began in 1960 with eight teams, including Hiltonís Los Angeles Chargers, the Denver Broncos, Dallas Texans, Oakland Raiders, New York Titans, Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills and the Boston Patriots.

chuckm
07-09-2006, 06:08 PM
I remember Charlie Joiner as one, the other will come to me in a minute...

Well I can't remember it to be honest. And I will not do a google to find it..


John Jefferson

TwinSisters
07-09-2006, 06:27 PM
John Jefferson

http://i.cnn.net/si/si_online/covers/images/1979/0820_large.jpg

chuckm
07-10-2006, 08:45 AM
http://i.cnn.net/si/si_online/covers/images/1979/0820_large.jpg


man does he look like Eric Dickerson or what?

Kaiser Toro
07-10-2006, 09:26 AM
http://i.cnn.net/si/si_online/covers/images/1979/0820_large.jpg

What an acrobat he was. Then they brought in Wes Chandler after JJ moved on and he started doing some sick catches as well. That SD offense in the early eighties was something to see.

TexansLucky13
07-10-2006, 11:55 AM
Alright, sorry for the delay. I see that you guys went ahead and threw in your own trivia while I was away, ahaha. Thats cool. Here it is.

Name all the Heisman winners ever on the Texans roster (past or present)

aj.
07-10-2006, 01:15 PM
Wuerffel is one. Are there others?

TexansLucky13
07-10-2006, 06:38 PM
Nope. That's the only one! Good job. I will have a new one here tonight.