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Sports Trivia: National Championship edition

By January 4, 2013 No Comments
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holtz bearThe National Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama is on New Year’s Day early next week so we thought that we’d bring you an edition of Hard Sports Trivia questions that will test your knowledge of the game and the teams. Unless you are Howie Schwab you are going to have one hell of a time with this week’s questions. Think of this as part sports trivia, part dropping knowledge to make you smarter. So let’s get this rolling or in the words of Mike Price, “Roll Tide Roll…it’s rolling baby!”.

NCAA National Championship Trivia:

  1. What former Ohio State Buckeye and current Cardinals runningback has the record for longest touchdown in BCS Championship history?
  2. What former Texas Longhorns superstar has the record for most total yards, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in a Championship Game?
  3. What team has scored the most points in the Championship Game and what team allowed the least amount of points?
  4. What former Miami Hurricane tight end soldiered his way to a record 11 receptions against Ohio State?
  5. What two wide receivers are tied for the most yards receiving in a Championship Game with 199?

Notre Dame Fighting Irish:

  1. Who quarterbacked the Fighting Irish to their 1978 National Championship?
  2. When did the Fighting Irish last win a National Championship and who was their coach?
  3. Of their 11 National Championships, how many times did they finish with a non-undefeated record?
  4. How many times did Notre Dame defeat Navy in a row, setting a NCAA record?
  5. Between 1995 and 2007, what was Notre Dame’s bowl record?

Alabama Crimson Tide: 

  1. How many National Championships have the Crimson Tide won?
  2. Alabama has the most wins of all-time, as well as the most bowl appearances, can you guess each?
  3. Legendary coach “Bear” Bryant was Alabama’s greatest head coach and retired with a then-NCAA record 323 wins. But how many National Championship games did he end up winning?
  4. In what year did John Mitchell, the Tide’s first African-American player to start, play his first game?
  5. What son of a Miami Dolphins hall-of-fame head coach was hired to coach the Tide in 2003?

NFL Wild Card – I’ll give you the year; you tell me what Wild Card team won the Superbowl:

  1. 1980
  2. 1998
  3. 2000
  4. 2005
  5. 2007
  6. 2010

BONUS: Name the other four teams to advance to the Superbowl but lose.

Who originally drafted me – NBA edition?

  1. Jimmer Fredette
  2. Kawhi Leonard
  3. O.J. Mayo
  4. Kevin Love
  5. Roy Hibbert
  6. LaMarcus Aldridge
  7. Rudy Gay
  8. Rajon Rondo
  9. Serge Ibaka
  10. Luol Deng

Who am I? I’ll give you a series of hints to figure out who the player is.

  1. I was born on May 15, 1975.
  2. In my first year at college, I was named to the freshman All-American team.  And the following two years, I was named to the 1st team All-American team.
  3. I led the Big East in tackles my final two seasons and finished fifth in my school’s history despite only playing three years.
  4. I was drafted with the 26th pick in the first round in the 1996 draft. I was also the fifth linebacker taken at that point.
  5. The year following my indictment on a murder charge, I was named Superbowl MVP but my teammate, Trent Dilfer, was asked to say the signature catchphrase “I’m going to Disneyland”.
  6. I announced that I will retire once the Baltimore Ravens playoffs have ended.

I’ll give you the answers after this video of a Notre Dame player getting leveled on the kickoff and then getting up and running the wrong direction because he’s so disoriented. Make sure to pay close attention to the guy who is highlighted in the red box on the bottom of the screen.

NCAA National Championship Trivia:

  1. Beanie Wells
  2. Vince Young
  3. USC Trojans – 55, Alabama Crimson Tide – 0
  4. Kellen Winslow Jr. – 11
  5. Peerless Price and Andre Johnson

Notre Dame Fighting Irish:

  1. Some scrub named Joe Montana
  2. 1988, Lou Holtz
  3. 3
  4. 43
  5. 0-9. The majority of America was very happy with this.

Alabama Crimson Tide: 

  1. 9
  2. 814 wins, 59 bowl appearances. If you got this correct you are either a gigantic Bama blow hard or a gigantic sports degenerate. Well done.
  3. 6
  4. John Mitchell played his first game in 1971
  5. Mike Shula

NFL Wild Card – I’ll give you the year; you tell me what Wild Card team won the Superbowl:

  1. 1980 – Oakland Raiders
  2. 1998 – Denver Broncos
  3. 2000 – Baltimore Ravens
  4. 2005  – Pittsburgh Steelers
  5. 2007 – New York Giants
  6. 2010 – Green Bay Packers

BONUS: Name the other four teams to advance to the Superbowl but lose:

  1. 1975 – Dallas Cowboys
  2. 1985 – New England Patriots
  3. 1992 – Buffalo Bills
  4. 1999 – Tennessee Titans

Who originally drafted me – NBA edition?

  1. Jimmer Fredette – Milwaukee Bucks
  2. Kawhi Leonard – Indiana Pacers
  3. O.J. Mayo – Minnesota Timberwolves
  4. Kevin Love – Memphis Grizzlies
  5. Roy Hibbert – Toronto Raptors
  6. LaMarcus Aldridge – Chicago Bulls
  7. Rudy Gay – Houston Rockets
  8. Rajon Rondo – Phoenix Suns
  9. Serge Ibaka – Phoenix Suns
  10. Luol Deng – Phoenix Suns

Who am I? I’ll give you a series of hints to figure out who the player is.

I am Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis

This stellar edition of trivia was put together by Zach Jones and William Lester. This duo is more potent than Marbury to Garnett back in the day.

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Rob Cressy

Sports loving free throw specialist and yinzer living in Chicago who is awesome most of the time, has run with the bulls in Spain, and is a graduate of Second City's Improv program.