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Old 01-31-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

This will be a game with two teams. The number of players, and the team rosters, will be determined by the answers to the first question.

Questions will ask you to provide a list of about 10 answers. Hence the Schwab angle for those familiar with the show. They’ll be about (American) football, baseball and basketball.

Everyone in the game will answer every question. And all points go towards your team total.

Here’s the first question: Name the starting 11 offensive players for the NY Giants in last year’s super bowl.

I’ll provide the positions. 2 pts for each correct answer, and a 1 point bonus for naming the college the player attended.

QB, RB, WR, WR, TE, TE, LT, LG, C, RG, RT

Send me a PM with your list: position, player, college.



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Old 01-31-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

HOW THE TEAMS WILL BE MADE:

Let’s say I get 12 people who respond to this question. The top score will be A1, the 2nd best score will be B1, the 3rd best score will be A2, the 4th best B2 and so on. Then we’d have our two teams of 6. Depending on what kind of response I get, I might have to cap the team sizes. So get your PMs in if you want to play! (Watch, now I’ll get three responses. Haha)

Even though this is the roster-determining question, the question is "live" and points earned on this question will be counted towards the eventual total.

Also, for all questions (including this one), there will be a Team Bonus awarded if your combined team answer lists correctly name all the main items on the list.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Once teams are set, each question will have a head to head component, too. So say we’ve got two teams of 5. A question will be put forth and everyone will submit answers. But A1’s and B1’s answers will count double towards their team scores. Then A2/B2 for the next question, and so on (kinda like Family Feud.)

There will be other wrinkles as we go along, like random DIAMOND bonuses, (thanks Legend!) getting to pick the question category, lightning rounds, etc.

DURATION OF GAME:

Depends on how many players. If we're going 4 on 4, we'll probably go through the line-ups twice. If the teams are bigger, maybe just once through.

There will be at least one new question each day.

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That's it for now. So send me your answer list via PM if you want to play!

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Old 01-31-2009, 08:15 PM   #3
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

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Old 01-31-2009, 08:30 PM   #4
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

my entry doesnt count??? lol
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:52 PM   #5
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

You want to be on my team for this, I owned this.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:39 PM   #6
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

When are you cutting off signups/starting the game?
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:46 PM   #7
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

ez sweep
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:58 PM   #8
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

not a very well rounded question, all it does is ensure the ny fans are split evenly

i guarantee I got at least 2 points out of the offensive line though since I put the only guy I knew at each position
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:06 AM   #9
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Yeah, as a Giants fan, this question is cake, pretty sure I got 31 out of 33 points. Pulled the last name of the second tight end out of nowhere. Defense would have been tougher, they've had a lot more turnover since last year.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:34 AM   #10
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

yes, dudd and steroid are laying an early claim to spots A1 and B1. but that shouldnt discourage anyone from entering. this question, though live, mostly just sets up the teams. plus remember it's a team game. so even if you didn't ace this question, one of your eventual teammates most likely did...and there'll be plenty of other questions.

to answer MSU, we've already got about 11 or 12. and I realized that there's no reason it has to just be only two teams. if we have 4 or 5 teams of, say, five apiece, that will play just the same.

The teams will be announced and regular game play will start monday morning. Probably around 10am EST.

FIRST BONUS QUESTION. (Yes even before the actual game has started)

1 point to the first person to name the last catcher who was MVP of teh World Series.

a note about bonuses: you get ONE crack at it. to answer, make a SINGLE post containing a SINGLE name.

(also, it's open to anyone. even if you haven't sent in your PM for question 1 above, you can go for the bonus point now and send your PM later.)
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:44 AM   #11
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

Taking a shot in the dark here since I can't come up with any recent winner, Johnny Bench?
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:46 AM   #12
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Pat Borders.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:51 AM   #13
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

1 point for sarcastic.

Bench did win it in 1976. but darrel porter (st louis, 82), rick dempsey (baltimore, 83) and pat borders (toronto, 92) won it since then.

one other general note. I'm sure everyone realizes it but i'll mention it anyway: no research of any kind is permitted. no google, asking friends, etc.

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Old 02-01-2009, 12:53 AM   #14
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

Quote:
Originally Posted by chymechowder View Post
1 point for sarcastic.

Bench did win it in 1975. but darrel porter (st louis, 82), rick dempsey (baltimore, 83) and pat borders (toronto, 92) won it since then.

one other general note. I'm sure everyone realizes it but i'll mention it anyway: no research of any kind is permitted. no google, asking friends, etc.
i couldn't come up with anything other than bench. so i didn't post. then i googled and was pissed. i should have known borders.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:56 AM   #15
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I got it because it was a sick answer in one of the early Sports peehs games, lol.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:16 AM   #16
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

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and hell, one more bonus for tonight:

Who was the last player, other than Kobe or Shaq, to lead the Lakers in total points for a regular season?

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:17 AM   #17
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

Vlade Divac?
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:20 AM   #18
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not vlade
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:26 AM   #19
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

i have 2 guesses

i'm going with nick van exel pls be correct
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:27 AM   #20
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Re: Sports Trivia Game: Schwab-Style College Bowl

Rick "Soul Man" Fox
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:36 AM   #21
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neither van exel nor soul man fox
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:36 AM   #22
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then i know who it is

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:41 AM   #23
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:44 AM   #24
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you only get one guess for the diamond bonus, donga.

(If nobody has it after a while, i'll reopen the guessing, at which point everyone would get to make another single guess)
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:52 AM   #25
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Boooo...I had plenty of incorrect answers I wanted to send along
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