The Action Network’s Newsletter Trivia Answers

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Aug 30, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine (32) rushes as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Chris Board (49) defends during the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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October 8, 2018

Q: Adrian Peterson isn’t the all-time leading rusher in Oklahoma history. Which current NFL RB is?

A: Samaje Perine

October 3, 2018

Q: Which Navy alum and Pro Football Hall of Famer coined the term “Hail Mary”?

A: Roger Staubach

October 1, 2018

Q: Which MLB team selected Patrick Mahomes in the 37th round of the 2014 MLB Draft?

A: Detroit Tigers

September 21, 2018

Q: Renowned coordinator Monte Kiffin only had one head coaching job during his storied career. Which ACC team did he lead from 1980-82?

A: North Carolina State

September 17, 2018

Q: Mike Ditka coached the Bears from 1982-1992. How many winning seasons did he have in that span?

A: 7

September 14, 2018

Q: The Golden State Warriors selected two players (No. 5 and No. 14 overall) before selecting Gilbert Arenas at No. 32 in the 2001 NBA Draft. Who were the two players Golden State selected before Arenas?

A: Jason Richardson and Troy Murphy

September 13, 2018

Q: Which Heisman Trophy-winning QB has thrown the most TD passes in the NFL?

A: Carson Palmer

September 12, 2018

Q: James Conner is second on the University of Pittsburgh’s career rushing yards list, but he’s almost 3,000 yards behind which Pro Football Hall of Famer?

A: Tony Dorsett

September 10, 2018

Q: Which NFL quarterback holds the record for lowest career pass interception percentage (1.6%)?

A: Aaron Rodgers

August 23, 2018

Q: The Browns have made the playoffs once since returning to Cleveland in 1999. What season was this?

A: 2002

August 22, 2018

Q: Preseason Week 3’s Chiefs-Bears matchup is tied with the highest over/under in Bet Labs’ database (going back until 2004). What’s the total?

A: 48

August 21, 2018

Q: Which two colleges won every college football national championship from 1876-1889?

A: Princeton and Yale

August 20, 2018

Q: Who is the only still-active running back in the top five of NFL career rushing yards?

A: Frank Gore

August 17, 2018

Q: The Patriots have been to eight Super Bowls under Bill Belichick, what is their record Against the Spread in those seven games?

A: 3-5

August 16, 2018

Q: Which eventual NFL MVP holds the record for most career yards in FCS history, accumulating 16,823 yards from 1991-1994?

A: Steve McNair

August 15, 2018

Q: Which veteran point guard and 2x NBA champion was the first NBA player to be suspended for PEDs after testing positive for phentermine in 2007?

A: Lindsey Hunter

August 14, 2018

Q: The biggest NFL longshot to make the playoffs this decade cashed in 2011 at +750. Name that team…

A: The Cincinnati Bengals

August 13, 2018

Q: Four quarterbacks were drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and these two guys at No. 8 and No. 22…

A: Ryan Tannehill and Brandon Weeden

August 10, 2018

Q: In perhaps the greatest standard-league fantasy football performance of all-time, which Broncos running back rushed for 218 yards and five touchdowns on just 22 carries (54 fantasy points) to lead Denver to a pivotal Week 14 win over the Chiefs in 2003?

A: Clinton Portis

August 8, 2018

Q: The last time the PGA Championship was played at Bellerive, Nick Price won with a score of -6. To within $20,000, how much was Price’s first place purse?

A: $280,000

August 7, 2018

Q: In December 2010, Gilbert Arenas was traded from the Washington Wizards to the Orlando Magic for which small forward?

A: Rashard Lewis

August 6, 2018

Q: What were the Eagles’ preseason odds to win the Super Bowl last season?

A: 40/1

August 3, 2018

Q: Urban Meyer got his first head coaching gig in 2001 at which Mid-American Conference school?

A: Bowling Green

August 1, 2018

Q: In the 2017 NFL regular season, only three players recorded 14 or more sacks. Name two of them.

A: Chandler Jones (17), Calais Campbell (14.5), DeMarcus Lawrence (14.5)

July 31, 2018

Q: Lane Kiffin graduated from, and served as the backup quarterback, at which DI school?

A: Fresno State

July 30, 2018

Q: From 2005-2008, the Royals drafted No. 2, No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 overall. Name three of those four picks.

A: Alex Gordon (No. 2, 2005), Luke Hochevar (No. 1, 2006), Mike Moustakas (No. 2, 2007), and Eric Hosmer (No. 3, 2008)

July 27, 2018

Q: Can you name the only NFL team that has yet to play in the Hall of Fame Game?

A: The Baltimore Ravens

July 26, 2018

Q: The last NBA Draft in which players could be selected straight out of high school at age 18 was 2005. Four high schoolers from that draft are still in the league. Name two.

A: Gerald Green, C.J. Miles, Lou Williams and Amir Johnson.

July 25, 2018

Q: Which Hall of Fame Rams defensive end coined the term “sack” in the 1960s?

A: Deacon Jones

July 24, 2018

Q: Which two Temple shooting guards were selected in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft (one by the Lakers, the other by the Sixers)?

A: Eddie Jones (No. 10 overall), and Aaron McKie (No. 17)

July 23, 2018

Q: Matt Forte holds the single season rushing record at Tulane with 2,127 yards in 2007 (more than 700 yards more than the No. 2 player on the list). How many times did Forte rush for more than 300 yards that season?

A: Twice (342 yards against SMU, and 303 yards against SE Louisiana)

July 20, 2018

Q: Who was the last Englishman to win the British Open?

A: Nick Faldo (1992)

July 19, 2018

Q: Kawhi Leonard was initially drafted by the Pacers in 2011 before being dealt to San Antonio on draft night. San Antonio’s own first rounder that year has also played for the Raptors. Name him.

A: Cory Joseph

July 18, 2018

Q: Barry Bonds holds the record for most home runs after the All-Star Break with 39 in 2001. Which still-active player is second all-time, hitting 37 in 2013?

A: Chris Davis, 37

July 17, 2018

Q: Three players have won an MVP in the same season that they won the home run derby. Name the last one to do so.

A: Ryan Howard, 2006 N.L. MVP.

July 16, 2018

Q: In 1995, which two teams combined to score the most points in Super Bowl history (75)?

A: The 49ers and Chargers. San Francisco won 49-26.

July 13, 2018

Q: The New York Yankees hold the record for the most Home Run Derby winners with four. Can you name them?

A: Tino Martinez (1997), Jason Giambi (2002), Robinson Cano (2011), Aaron Judge (2017)

July 12, 2018

Q: Which still-active center was California Mr. Basketball in both 2000 and 2001 while a standout at Compton (Dominguez) High?

A: Tyson Chandler

July 11, 2018

Q: There were two players selected in the 2003 NBA Draft who attended Oak Hill Academy (VA). Carmelo Anthony, and this point guard selected in the second round by the Washington Wizards…

A: Steve Blake

July 10, 2018

Q: Only four quarterbacks were selected in the first three rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft. Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and two other guys, out of Notre Dame and Texas, respectively.

A: Jimmy Clausen (Panthers) and Colt McCoy (Browns)

July 9, 2018

Q: Who is the only Croatian-born player to be selected in the top five of an NBA Draft?

A: Dragan Bender, No. 4 overall in 2016

July 6, 2018

Q: Who was the last University of Wisconsin player to win the Heisman Trophy?

A: Ron Dayne, 1999

July 4, 2018

Q: Pat Tillman famously left the Arizona Cardinals to serve in the army after 9/11. Pat’s brother Kevin, a minor league second baseman, also gave up professional sports to serve. Which MLB organization did Kevin leave?

A: The Cleveland Indians

July 3, 2018

Q: Which one of these players never recorded 25 assists in an NBA game?

a) John Stockton
b) Scott Skiles
c) Mark Jackson
d) Jason Kidd
e) Rajon Rondo

A: Mark Jackson

July 2, 2018

Q: Earvin “Magic” Johnson isn’t Michigan State’s all-time leader in assists. Who is?

A: Mateen Cleaves (816)

June 29, 2018

Q: Which current Minnesota Twins player was born in Berlin, Germany? (Useless but cool hint: His parents are both professional ballerinas.)

A: Max Kepler

June 28, 2018

Q: Chris Paul was the No. 4 pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, and was selected between two point guards. Who did Utah select with the No. 3 pick, and who did Charlotte select with the No. 5 pick?

A: Deron Williams (Utah) and Raymond Felton (Charlotte)

June 27, 2018

Q: Derrick Henry is Alabama’s all-time leading rusher with 3,591 yards. Which three-time Pro Bowler is No. 2 on the Tide’s all-time list?

A: Shaun Alexander

June 26, 2018

Q: Which two Nigerian-born players have been the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft?

A: Hakeem Olajuwon (1984), and Michael Olowokandi (1998)

June 25, 2018

Q: Which MLB player holds the record for most career walk-off home runs with 13?

A: Jim Thome

June 22, 2018

Q: Which Hall of Fame pitcher was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 1984 NHL Draft?

A: Tom Glavine

June 21, 2018

Q: Arizona has never had a player selected No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft, but two Wildcats have been chosen No. 2. Who are they?

A: Mike Bibby (1998) and Derrick Williams (2011)

June 20, 2018

Q: Which NBA player holds the record for most consecutive games played (1,192)?

A: A.C. Green

June 19, 2018

Q: Two National League starters (both in the top-25 of NL ERA) were born in Colombia. Who are they?

A: Julio Teheran and Jose Quintana

June 18, 2018

Q: Who was the first Mexican-born player to play in the NBA?

A: Horacio Llamas (Suns, 1996)

June 15, 2018

Q: Max Scherzer was drafted No. 11 overall by the Diamondbacks out of which university?

A: University of Missouri

June 14, 2018

Q: Which country was the last to win back-to-back World Cup titles?

A: Brazil (1958 and 1962)

June 13, 2018

Q: Who was the Toronto Raptors first-ever draft pick (No. 7 overall in 1995)?

A: Damon Stoudamire

June 12, 2018

Q: In 2001, Phil Mickelson famously put $20k on the Diamondbacks to win the World Series at what odds?

A: 38-1

June 11, 2018

Q: Which South American country hosted the first FIFA World Cup in 1930?

A: Uruguay

June 8, 2018

Q: Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson was the first running back selected in the 2007 NFL Draft (No. 7 overall). Which (still active) back was the second runner picked?

A: Marshawn Lynch (Bills, No. 12)

June 7, 2018

Q: Two current NFL running backs attended Georgia Southern, and both currently play for the same team. Who are they?

A: Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida (49ers)

June 6, 2018

Q: Who was the last team to get swept in the NBA Finals?

A: The 2007 Cleveland Cavaliers

June 5, 2018

Q: The Tigers selected Auburn right-handed pitcher Casey Mize with the No.1 overall pick in last night’s MLB Draft. Name the two right-handed pitchers — both Cy Young award winners — who Detroit drafted in 2004 and 2007, respectively.

A: Justin Verlander and Rick Porcello

June 4, 2018

Q: Which player holds the NBA record for free throw percentage in a season (98% in 2008-09)?

A: Jose Calderon

June 1, 2018

Q: There aren’t a whole lotta famous sports stars from Delaware, but which current MLB first baseman — a five-time All-Star — was born in Wilmington before moving to Texas?

A: Paul Goldschmidt

May 31, 2018

Q: The Golden State Warriors are 18-1 straight-up as double-digit favorites in the playoffs under Steve Kerr (they’ve won 15 straight since the loss). Who was the only team to beat them?

A: Memphis Grizzlies

May 30, 2018

Q: Damarious Randall was the first safety (Green Bay shifted him to corner) selected in the 2015 NFL Draft. Which safety was selected three picks later and has since made two Pro Bowls?

A: Landon Collins

May 29, 2018

Q: Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor were traded from the Hornets to the Wizards in 2012 for a draft pick and which player?

Hint: the player started his career with the Seattle SuperSonics.

A: Rashard Lewis

May 28, 2018

Q: In 2001, which MLB team came back from 12 runs down to stun the Mariners and record the biggest comeback in modern baseball history?

A: The Cleveland Indians.

May 25, 2018

Q: The Arizona State men’s basketball team has a winning record against only two current Pac-12 schools. Name those two schools.

A: Oregon State and Washington State

May 24, 2018

Q: Saints receiver Michael Thomas went to college at Ohio State but originally hails from which state?

A: California (Los Angeles)

May 23, 2018

Q: Who are the only three golfers to finish in the top five of all four majors in one calendar year?

A: Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler

May 22, 2018

Q: Five of the last seven NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest winners play for either the Rockets, Warriors, Cavs, or Celtics. Name all five of them.

A: Kevin Love (2012), Kyrie Irving (2013), Steph Curry (2015), Klay Thompson (2016), and Eric Gordon (2017)

May 21, 2018

Q: What was the spread (to within two points) of 2007’s infamous Michigan vs. Appalachian State college football upset?

A: Michigan was a -33 favorite

May 18, 2018

Q: Which Super Bowl LII Champion was born in London, England? (Hint: It’s not Nick Foles.)

A: Jay Ajayi

May 17, 2018

Q: Which guard on the Rockets’ 1993-94 and 1994-95 championship teams attended Florida State, and which guard from those same teams attended the University of North Carolina?

A: Sam Cassell (Florida State) and Kenny Smith (UNC)

May 16, 2018

Q: Who are the only two players on the Texas Rangers with base salaries of at least $20 million per year?

A: Cole Hamels ($22.5 million) and Shin-Soo Choo ($20 million)

May 15, 2018

Q: Name four of the first five players to sign with the Jordan Brand.
Hint: they played for the Cavs, Lakers, Bucks (two players), and Mavericks

A: Derek Anderson, Eddie Jones, Ray Allen, Vin Baker, and Michael Finley

May 14, 2018

Q: How many times did Golden State score less than 120 points in the 2017 Western Conference Finals (a four-game sweep over San Antonio)?

A: Once. The Warriors beat the Spurs 113-111 in Game 1.

May 13, 2018

Q: When was the last year LeBron James didn’t play in the Eastern Conference Finals?

A: 2010.

May 11, 2018

Q: Which former Dolphins quarterback is the only player in NFL history to be named AP Comeback Player of the Year twice?

A:  Chad Pennington (2006 and 2008)

May 10, 2018

Q: Which player on the Cleveland Cavaliers was originally drafted by the Boston Celtics?

Hint: it’s not Kendrick Perkins.

A:  Jeff Green (drafted fifth overall by Boston in 2007 before being traded to Seattle/OKC)

May 9, 2018

Q: Which 21-year-old golfer became the youngest champion in Players Championship history last year, shooting a 278 (-10) to outlast Louis Oosthuizen and Ian Poulter?

A:  Si Woo Kim

May 8, 2018

Q:  The Cavs and the Raptors have played 16 times in the past two years (regular season and playoffs). How many games did Toronto win?

A:  Two.

May 7, 2018

Q:  Which poker player holds the record for most World Series of Poker bracelets won with 14?

A:  Phil “The Brat” Hellmuth

May 5, 2018

Q:  Which horse won the first Triple Crown in 1919?

A:  Sir Barton

May 4, 2018

Q:  The 76ers currently have two guards on their roster who attended the University of Arizona. Name them.

A: Jerryd Bayless and TJ McConnell

May 3, 2018

Q:  Warriors-Pelicans Game 3 opened with a total of 230.5. The highest playoff total in our database is 231. Which series had the 231 total?

Bonus Point: What game in the series had the 231 total?

A: 2017 NBA Finals, Game 5

May 2, 2018

Q:  Phil Mickelson won the Haskins Award — awarded to the nation’s top college golfer — three years in a row from 1990-92. Which Georgia Tech senior (and future World No. 1) won the Haskins in 1993?

A: David Duval

May 1, 2018

Q:  This season marked the first time a player other than Steph Curry (James Harden) led the NBA in three-pointers made since the 2011-12. Which Orlando Magic forward led the league in three-point field goals that season?

A: Ryan Anderson

April 30, 2018

Q:  Which three playoff teams had win totals of six or below before the 2017-18 season?

A: Rams (5.5), Bills (6), and Jaguars (6)

April 27, 2018

Q:  Before transferring to Oklahoma, Baker Mayfield started as a true freshman walk-on for which Big 12 school?

A: Texas Tech

April 26, 2018

Q: There were four quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft: Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, and _____ at No. 22 out of Tulane.

A: JP Losman

April 25, 2018

Q: In 2009, a three-way trade between the Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Tigers sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, Phil Coke, Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer, and Daniel Schlereth to the Tigers, and two starting pitchers to the Diamondbacks who have since gone on to win 190 games combined. Name the two starting pitchers.

A: Ian Kennedy and Edwin Jackson

April 24, 2018

Q: Shohei Ohtani has only allowed one hit (a seventh-inning single) after the second inning this season. Which player got that hit?

A: Marcus Semien

April 23, 2018

Q: In 2009, the Indians acquired Carlos Carrasco (along with three other prospects) from the Phillies in exchange for which pitcher?

A: Cliff Lee