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Trivia Time: OKC Edition

Posted: June 12, 2012 by Keith Stone in basketball, NBA, trivia
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Oh, the glorious history of professional basketball in Oklahoma. There’s the time the Thunder won the Western Conference from the mighty Spurs and, uh, Nolan Richardson accusing the media of being racist? That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and win a cowboy hat. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

Who is the Oklahoma City Thunder’s franchise-leading scorer? (and a hint: it is not Royal Ivey)

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Trivia Time: Rangers Playoff Comebacks

Posted: April 25, 2012 by Keith Stone in hockey, NHL, trivia
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With Monday’s 3-2 win in Ottawa, the Rangers sent their first-round playoff series against the Senators back to the Garden for Game 7. Not surprisingly, the Blueshirts don’t have the most prestigious playoff history. In fact, they’ve only come back one time from a 3-2 series deficit, the hole they’re trying to emerge from Thursday Night. That’s what happens when you go 54 years without winning the Stanley Cup. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and the refs will still probably call you for roughing. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

What is the only playoff series the Rangers have won after being down 3-2? (and a hint: it is not the 1928 Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Maroons)

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Trivia Time: Mike Woodson

Posted: March 21, 2012 by Keith Stone in basketball, NBA, trivia
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How can you not like Mike Woodson? The Knicks are undefeated since he took over and are playing with a renewed intensity and cohesion. I had my doubts but only a few days in, I’m buying all the shares in Woodson I can buy. He’s letting the players play a type of game that works to their strengths and dumped the rigid structure of before. I wouldn’t mind seeing him around for years to come. Coach Woodson also had a pretty solid playing career, averaging 14 points a game for five different teams. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and get some PT. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

What team drafted Mike Woodson in 1980? (and a hint: it was not the San Diego Clippers)

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The Final Four is one of the biggest sporting events of the year. It’s so big, in fact, that the NCAA mandates that it takes place at a stadium with a seating capacity of 70,000. Yes, that means that the Final Four can never be held at the Garden, which might be the greatest sports spectacle of all-time. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and keep dancing, Cinderella. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

What was the last facility to host the Final Four with a seating capacity less than 30,000? (and a hint: it was not the Nassau Mausoleum)

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Trivia Time: Defunct Hockey Teams

Posted: March 8, 2012 by Keith Stone in hockey, NHL, trivia
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You guys remember hockey? I hear the Rangers are doing pretty well this season. In fact, they’re absolutely crushing it at MSG going 22-7-2. Interestingly enough, the Rangers haven’t been the only pro hockey team to call the Garden home. It’s hosted two other teams, one in the NHL and one in the WHA, but none as popular as the Blueshirts. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and stay out of the penalty box. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

Which two major professional hockey teams other than the Rangers have played their home games at Madison Square Garden? (and a hint: it is not the Charlestown Chiefs or Hamilton Mustangs)

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Trivia Time: Wilt Scores 100

Posted: February 29, 2012 by Keith Stone in basketball, NBA, trivia
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This week marks the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game against the Knicks. Not bad for someone who literally stood head and shoulders taller than the competition. By the end of the game, Chamberlain’s Philadelphia Warrior teammates were fouling the Knicks to get the ball back in the hands of the Dipper. A little cheap, but it still doesn’t diminish the magnitude of the accomplishment. However, only 4,124 fans were in attendance at the neutral site for one of the greatest nights in basketball history. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and Wilt’s corpse will make you 20,001. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

Where was Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game played? (and a hint: it is not Flint, Michigan)

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Trivia Time: Breakfast Cereal

Posted: February 24, 2012 by Keith Stone in trivia
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There’s no more prestigious honor for an athlete than appearing on a Wheaties box. That is, if you don’t count things like Championships, MVP’s, and hall of fame inductions. Wheaties was actually invented when a clinician spilled a wheat bran mixture onto a hot stove. Turns out it tasted pretty good. Although the original name of Washburn’s Gold Medal Whole Wheat Flakes didn’t stand, Wheaties became intertwined with sports in the late 20’s and that connection has stood ever since. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and I’ll serve you breakfast in bed. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

Who was the first athlete to appear on the Wheaties box? (and a hint: it was not Mordecai “3 Finger” Brown)

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