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heelsrule1988/sherder Sports Jeopardy Training Thread

Post by DadofTwins » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:29 am

Our boy got The Call, and now it's time to help him make the most of it.

ETA (1/12/16): Now it's sherder's turn to take some more of Sony's money. Here we go.

In this thread, please post a 4-clue Sports Jeopardy category, with responses in a spoiler box. Write what you want, but if there's a subject area that is under-represented that would be most helpful. Heels can post his responses, if he wants to.

Taping is the first week of November, so the more practice we can give him between now and then, the better.

I'll post a few, then hand it off to whoever wants to join in.
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Re: heelsrule1988 Sports Jeopardy Training Thread

Post by DadofTwins » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:33 am

BUCK FAMILY HOME RUN CALLS
(tell who hit the home run)

5: Jack Buck, 1988 World Series, Game 1 -- "I don't believe what I just saw! It's a miracle!"

10: Joe Buck, September 8, 1998 -- "Down the line! Is it enough? . . . Gone! There it is! 62!"

15: Jack Buck, 1991 World Series, Game 6 -- "We'll see you tomorrow night!"

20: Joe Buck, 2011 World Series, Game 6 -- "We'll see you tomorrow night!"
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5: Kirk Gibson
10: Mark McGwire
15: Kirby Puckett
20: David Freese

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Re: heelsrule1988 Sports Jeopardy Training Thread

Post by zakharov » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:48 am

1. What is the best baseball team?

a) Yankees
b) Bronx Bombers
c) The boys in pinstripes
d) 27-time world champs
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Post by triviawayne » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:19 pm

zakharov wrote:1. What is the best baseball team?

a) Yankees
b) Bronx Bombers
c) The boys in pinstripes
d) 27-time world champs
E. None of the above
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Post by BobF » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:29 pm

zakharov wrote:1. What is the best baseball team?

a) Yankees
b) Bronx Bombers
c) The boys in pinstripes
d) 27-time world champs
e) team with 0 postseason wins in the last THREE seasons combined
I'm going to have to guess f) the Mets.
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Post by Rackme32 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:44 pm

Category: Defunct Sports Venues - What State Were They In?

1: Connie Mack Field
2. Forbes Field
3. Altamont Speedway
4. Naragansett Park Racetrack

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Re: heelsrule1988 Sports Jeopardy Training Thread

Post by BobF » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:54 pm

Sports team relocations

1. This city currently has two major professional franchises that started in other cities and were both called the Browns.
2. Once Chicago's second football team, this team has relocated twice.
3. The New Orleans Pelicans were originally called this, now the name of a different NBA franchise.
4. This NHL team was originally the Kansas City Scouts.
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Baltimore (Orioles started out as St. Louis Browns, Ravens started out as Cleveland Browns)
Arizona Cardinals
Charlotte Hornets
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Post by sarisson » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:28 pm

SUPER BOWL LOSERS
250: This Bills kicker sent the ball "wide right" as time expired, in their first of four straight losses.
500: This team was the first to execute a two-point conversion in the Big Game, but gave up 49 points to the 49ers.
750: The only team to win multiple Super Bowls without ever losing one, they took that title away from the team they defeated the second time.
1000: One of the two quarterbacks eligible for the Hall of Fame- but not yet inducted- to lose multiple Super Bowls.
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250: Norwood
500: (1994) Chargers
750: Ravens
1000: Morton, Warner
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Re: heelsrule1988 Sports Jeopardy Training Thread

Post by MitchO » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:33 pm

Baseball's Final 42s

1) Though MLB retired #42 across all teams in 1997 for him, he was not the last Dodger to wear the number: That's Ray Lamb, in 1969.

2) These two teams have NEVER had a player wear #42 (in any iteration of their team history).

3) The last man to wear #42 for any team, he will almost assuredly be the only other man on this list to go into the Hall of Fame.

4) This former first basemen is the final #42 for three different teams: The Red Sox (1998), the Angels (2000), and the Mets (2003).
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1. Jackie Robinson (Lamb only wore 42 for 10 games as a rookie before switching to 34)
2. The Diamondbacks and the Rays began playing in 1998, the year after MLB universally retired the number.
3. Mariano Rivera (He also wore #42 for more seasons than ANY player: 19 years. Jackie is tied with Bruce Sutter for 7th with 10 years)
4. Mo Vaughn [Several men have been the final player for two teams: Armando Reynoso (Braves & Rockies), Jose Lima (Astros & Tigers), Kirk Rueter (Expos/Nationals & Giants), Michael Jackson (Indians & Twins)]

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Post by DadofTwins » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:07 pm

PADRES

5: In 2015, this basketball commentator's son Luke was named interim head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

10: This All-Pro linebacker and brother of a Hall of Fame lineman has two sons in the NFL.

15: Easy Goer, Criminal Type, and Alysheba were three of the offspring of this horse, the last to finish second in all three Triple Crown races.

20: Last name of 1980 Olympic hockey player Buzz, whose son Billy played him in the movie Miracle.
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5. Bill Walton
10: Clay Matthews
15: Alydar
20: Schneider

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Re: heelsrule1988 Sports Jeopardy Training Thread

Post by Bamaman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:43 pm

I'm not going to write a category, but I do have some advice. Try to learn a little about sports that are not mainstream. Reading up on a few major names in soccer or womens' basketball could be very beneficial. They had quite a few clues last season related to cycling and NASCAR seems to pop up a lot. The NHL seems to be a weak spot for a lot of players as well.

I do not know you or your knowledge base, but I am guessing you are probably strong in the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as college basketball and could hold your own with most of the people on there. But with fewer clues on the board than on the regular show, being able to run a couple of "obscure" sports could go a long way.

You also said you are not worthy of being on the regular show. That may or may not be true, but just from watching and being on this board, you will have a leg up on a lot of people. I have seen some on there who do know sports, but don't seem that familiar with show. That may not make a big difference, but it certainly can't hurt.

Good luck and be sure to let us know when your (first) show airs.

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Post by DadofTwins » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:55 pm

MARINERS

5: This pediatrician lived long and prospered after winning a gold medal in rowing at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

10: In 1977, he skippered Courageous to a successful America's Cup defense, and the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 loss on May 11.

15: Sailing was excluded from the 1904 Olympic program, as this host city was 700 miles inland.

20: The only Olympic gold medalist to rule as king of his country, Constantin II became king of this nation 4 years after winning gold in Dragon class sailing,
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5: Benjamin Spock
10: Ted Turner
15: St Louis
20: Greece

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Post by caknuck » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:56 pm

Bay Area Hockey

a) The NHL's first venture into the Bay Area market was this club, part of the 1967 Expansion.

b) After the San Jose franchise application was approved by the NHL, a naming contest was held yielding team names like the "Screaming Squids" and this nickname, in honor of a then-beloved Bay Area sports figure.

c) Prior to the inaugural season of the WHA, the San Francisco franchise relocated to this Canadian city, where they remained for the entire lifespan of the league.

d) The San Jose Sharks played their first two seasons in this arena, whose name implies a connection to a much different sport.
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a) Oakland Seals/California Golden Seals
b) San Jose Cansecos
c) Quebec City
d) The Cow Palace
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Post by Lampy » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:12 pm

LONG-STANDING TRACK AND FIELD RECORDS

5: This sister-in-law of Jackie Joyner-Kersee is still the fastest woman ever recorded, her 100- and 200-meters standing since 1988.
10: Mike Powell has held the long jump record since 1991; he bumped off this 1968 Mexico City jumper to get it.
15: Jan Zelezny threw one of these farthest-flying field apparatus almost 100 meters in 1996; nobody has topped him since.
20: This Cuban's not on the Supreme Court, but he is since 1993 the only person to clear eight feet in the high jump.
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5: Florence Griffith-Joyner
10: Bob Beamon
15: javelin
20: Javier Sotomayor

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Post by caknuck » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:26 pm

Abbott & Costello's Scorecard
(Given the scorecard notation based off the classic comedy bit, describe the putout.)

a) DP I Don't Give a Darn - What - Who

b) Who U

c) F Because

d) FC Tomorrow - Today
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a) 6-4-3 double play/SS-2B-1B double play
b) 3 unassisted/1B unassisted
c) F8/Fly out to CF
d) 1-2 fielder's choice/P-C fielder's choice
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Post by Bamaman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:31 pm

caknuck wrote:Abbott & Costello's Scorecard
(Given the scorecard notation based off the classic comedy bit, describe the putout.)

a) DP I Don't Give a Darn - What - Who

b) Who U

c) F Because

d) FC Tomorrow - Today
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a) 6-4-3 double play/SS-2B-1B double play
b) 3 unassisted/1B unassisted
c) F8/Fly out to CF
d) 1-2 fielder's choice/P-C fielder's choice

Nice one. Further comment spoilered.
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I missed the third one because I can't remember who was in left and who was in center. (I know Who was on first). I got the last one because pitcher to home was a much more likely happening than the other way around, but would have been certain which was which.

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Post by Caboom » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:38 pm

Formula 1

5: This German is the only seven time world champion.
10: This Brazilian three time world champion died in a tragic accident in 1994.
15: This Austrian three time world champion suffered extensive burns in a 1976 crash.
20: This French four time world champion is known as "The Professor".
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5: Michael Schumacher
10: Ayrton Senna
15: Niki Lauda
20: Alain Prost

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Post by Ryno » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:51 pm

Not sure if Sports J! done anything like this before, but I thought that this would be a fun and challenging category.

JERSEY MATH

5 - Gilbert Arenas' Wizards jersey number multiplied by Robert Parrish's Celtics jersey number.

10 - Wayne Gretzky's Oiler's jersey number divided by Larry Bird's Celtics jersey number.

15 - Peyton Manning's Broncos jersey number plus Tom Brady's Patriots jersey number.

20 - Michael Jordan's jersey number (1984-1993) minus Michael Jordan's jersey number (1995-1998).

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5 - 0 ( ;) couldn't resist this one)
10 - 3
15 - 30
20 - 22
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Post by caknuck » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:15 pm

Ryno wrote:Not sure if Sports J! done anything like this before, but I thought that this would be a fun and challenging category.

JERSEY MATH

5 - Gilbert Arenas' Wizards jersey number multiplied by Robert Parrish's Celtics jersey number.

10 - Wayne Gretzky's Oiler's jersey number divided by Larry Bird's Celtics jersey number.

15 - Peyton Manning's Broncos jersey number plus Tom Brady's Patriots jersey number.

20 - Michael Jordan's jersey number (1984-1993) minus Michael Jordan's jersey number (1995-1998).

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5 - 0 ( ;) couldn't resist this one)
10 - 3
15 - 30
20 - 22
Great cat, Ryno... Mind if I expand?

25 - Cal Ripken's jersey number multiplied by Eddie Gaedel's jersey number.

30 - Richard Petty's car number divided by Jim Otto's jersey number.

35 - Sum of the jersey numbers shown below:
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40 - Sum of the jersey numbers of the Hanson Brothers from "Slapshot".
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25 - 1 (8 x 1/8)
30 - #DIV/0 or "You can't divide by zero, moron!" (43 / 0)
35 - 85 (43 + 42)
40 - 51 (16 + 17 + 18)
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Re: heelsrule1988 Sports Jeopardy Training Thread

Post by Bamaman » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:21 pm

They did it one time, but the I think the players that day sucked at it.

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