Friday, October 17, 2014

Football Trivia: Nuthin' But a "G" Thang

After taking last week off, I was back at it last evening for 1500 ESPN's Thursday Football Trivia. The locale this week was a quaint little bar called Mama G's, located in on the Maple Grove/Corcoran border.

In the opening portion I aced the written quiz, thus earning a #1 seed and a first round bye.

In the quarterfinals I faced a duo that went by the nickname "The Blood Farts" (Yeah, I know. Gross).

This round is Family Feud style where the first person to buzz in obviously gets first crack at answering. It was best 2 out of 3. 

Question one: When Brad Childress was hired as Vikings coach in 2006, who was his first defensive coordinator? 

Brad (buzzing in first): Leslie Frazier. Incorrect. 
BF: {no guess}
Brad: Mike Tomlin. Correct.

1-0, Brad. 

Question two: Two weeks ago, this running back passed Adrian Peterson for third place in career rushing yardage for an active player. Name him

Brad (buzzing in first): Chris Johnson? Incorrect. 
BF: Stephen Jackson. Incorrect
Brad: Marshawn Lynch. Incorrect.
BF: Frank Gore. Correct

1-1 tie

Questions three: Cumulatively, how many points have been scored in the NFL thus far this season? 

Each contestant was given a piece of paper and pen to write down their answer. We were given 60 seconds to come up with an answer. The team who comes closest to the correct total wins. 

I figured that there's an average of at least 40 points per game scored. So 40 in each of 16 games comes to 640 per week. There's been six weeks, so I guessed 3,800. 

Brad: 3,800
BF: 4,450

The answer is....


The BFs get the point and win 2-1. 

This duo would also go on to win the championship 3-2 after falling behind 2-0 in that final round. 

If Curt Schilling and his blood soaked sock were able to rally the Red Sox from down 3-0 in the 2004 ALCS then Thursday's football trivia winners apparently overcame bloody drawers. Kudos to them I guess. 


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