Friday, November 09, 2012

Women there don't treat you mean in Abilene.....

Bar Abilene in the Uptown area was the site for my latest exploits of Thursday Night NFL trivia. On this night, there were the most participants (12) this contest has witnessed since the trivia season got started last month.

On the written portion of the trivia contest, I scored 15 of a possible 18, which was good for only a #8 seed.

As such, I had to participate in the "play-in" round, taking on a guy named Rhett.

It was a one answer, winnner-moves-on question: In his career as Vikings QB, Christian Ponder has targeted which receiver the most? Kyle Rudolph, Devin Aromashadu or Michael Jenkins?

Brad (buzzing in first): Kyle Rudolph. Incorrect.
Rhett: Aromashadu. Incorrect
Brad: Uhhhh.....Michael Jenkins. Correct!

Brad moves on (good thing I took my ginkgo biloba).

Next round, best 2 of 3. Since I'm the #8 seed, I'm opposed by the #1 seed, a guy named Noah.

First question: Former Lions QB Charlie Batch now plays for which NFL team?

Brad (buzzing in first): Pittsburgh Steelers. Correct!

1-0, Brad

Second question: Which QB holds the record for most career completions in Super Bowl play?

Noah (buzzing in first): Terry Bradshaw. Incorrect.
Brad: Tom Brady. Correct!

Brad scores the upset with a 2-0 win!

On to the semifinals, where I take on a duo called Delmon for President. Now the stakes are raised, as it's not only best 2 of 3, but also the questions are category questions, which means there are mutliple answers.

First question: NFL Network's pregame show, NFL Gameday, has six panelists. Name them.

Brad (buzzing in first): Michael Irvin. Correct.
Delmon: Steve Mariucci. Correct.
Brad: Deion Sanders. Incorrect (Deion is on the panel for the postgame show).
Delmon: Warren Sapp. Correct.

1-0, Delmon.

Second question: Since 1990, the Green Bay Packers have had eight different players record at least 1,000 yards receiving in a season. Name them.

Brad (buzzing in first): Jordy Nelson. Correct.
Delmon: Greg Jennings. Correct.
Brad: Sterling Sharpe. Correct.
Delmon: Donald Driver. Correct.
Brad: Antonio Freeman. Correct.
Delmon: Jermichael Finley. Incorrect.

Brad ties it up at 1-1!

Third and final question to move on to the final round. There have been 8 QBs who have thrown for at least 3 touchdowns in a Monday Night Football game five different times. Name them.

Delmon (buzzing in first): Brett Favre. Correct.
Brad: Drew Brees. Correct.
Delmon: Terry Bradshaw. Correct.
Brad: Dan Marino. Correct.
Delmon: Peyton Manning. Correct.
Brad: Dan Fouts. Incorrect.

Delmon moves on to the finals with a 2-1 win.

After about 10 tries, I feel as though I'm about to breakthrough. Let's hope I do so before I start purchasing stock in Coors.


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