02 June 2006

Good news Friday: Trivia Edition

Now that you've had your fun over answering those questions, riddle me this, you web reading masses:

"Which one professional sports team is the ONLY team in pro sports to have TWO Heisman trophy players on their roster?" (Edit: current roster, not all-time)

A thank you to ESPNews for that ditty (the answer is in Jumbles format in the comments section).

We'll start at home. The Georgia Bulldogs earned a regional, so that's a sweep. Both baseball and softball had playoff action right here in Athens. Not to disparage the ladies, but let's hope the boys of summer do a little better in their effort. They may already be sold out, but check the Georgia Dogs website for ticket information.

To the NHL players, even us fans knew the owners would be right. You held out for NOTHING.

The NCAA did something right. They've eliminated the "calling timeout while in the air going out of bounds" in men and women's basketball. Bringing back the "you have to try to bounce of their chins" is okay in my book!

The "Not Good News but notable stories of interest" section:

A farewell to Wayne Chrebet, one of the better possession receivers the NFL would run across. A guy who knew his role and didn't complain because of it.

I hate the NBA, but Shaq. Man. He's a guy I HATED (H-A-T-E-D) when he was at LSU. And over time, I came to tolerate him. Then appreciate him. Now, he's by far one of my favorite sports athletes in any sports. "I am the best 34-year-old athlete in the world. You can quote me on that. In any sport." Honestly: possibly, but if nothing else, definitely one of the funniest, especially with his one-liners. "Shaq... ah-ah. He'sthegreatest of the universe." (see: Queen's "Flash's Theme") "I would like to be refered to as 'The Big Aristotle'." "Dampier is soft. Quote it, underline it, tape it, send it to him. Don’t ask me about that guy again, ever." And that's just off the cuff. (Googled: "Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God's way to say nobody's perfect") And when he leads the Miami Heat to the championship (and he will), it will be good and bad. Good because he will finish his legacy. Bad because it will show why the NBA stinks. And don't forget, he did Kazaam.

Lastly, the Athens Pirate Kings (wooden bat baseball team for college men) are having open tryouts. For information on the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, check out their web site. Okay, they don't have the Pirate Kings on their Web site, but they are a part of the league in some way, and this gives an idea of the league and its purpose. The Pirate Kings play off of Old Epps Bridge by the Home Depot/new WalMart area. I think games are free.


At 3:25 PM, Blogger Laddi said...

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At 3:26 PM, Blogger Laddi said...

Unscrambles these words, names, or locations. The letter in the brackets unscrambled will give you the answer to Friday's trivia.

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At 5:07 PM, Blogger Patrick Armstrong said...


At 7:17 PM, Blogger Dante said...

Given the wording of the question, I'm guessing this is NOT an nfl team. I'm guessing NY Dragons.

At 8:30 AM, Blogger Laddi said...

No to Cards, though a good guess. And to the NY Dragons unless they have two old old heisman farts on their squad, like Eddie George and Charlie Ward or something. I'm 100% sure that it's not an Arena league team, though for some reason that's funny.

By the way, there are only eight Heisman players officially on professional teams. Hint 2: the team is a non-soccer football team.

Do the frickin Jumble, dambit! :-)

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Dante said...

I'm still not convinced it's an NFL team so it's off to Canada we go. The first thought in my mind is "Where did Ricky go?" Doing a search for Ricky and the CFL kind of solves the puzzle for us since the first article I come across mentioned this trivia fact but just to be thorough:



At 11:11 AM, Blogger Laddi said...

Congrats to Dante. Here are his words of praise:

Dante does Jumbles well. Though, his googling skills are better, he gets an A+ anyways. Congrats.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger Patrick Armstrong said...

There's a team called the Argonauts?


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