TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Final results)

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TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Final results)

Post by clt013 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:19 pm

With the four "major" professional sports all playing regular season or playoff games during October, what better time for a sports TD? We'll call this one "Ball-a-palooza" - even with some questions related to activities which utilize objects such as pucks or wheels. Much like a certain "suspended" game show - there are two rounds with six categories each followed by a final (BONUS) round.

Rules/Notes
1) Lowest point total wins; your score for each question is equal to the total number of players submitting that same answer
2) You may use one drop in each of the first two rounds and take zero points for that question
3) You may elect to take the sheep answer for one question in each of the first two rounds
4) There is no bonus for submitting 12 correct responses
5) Wrong responses are the higher of either +10 points or the "sheep" answer +3
6) All answers are due by 8:00 AM CDT on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
7) Submit answers via this Google form or PM

ROUND 1

1. Golden Girls (& Guys): Choose one of the following Olympic champions and name the sport in which they claimed a gold medal. (Give answer as letter followed by sport.)

A. Kurt Angle
B. Bonnie Blair
C. Brandi Chastain
D. Natalie Coughlin
E. Michael Johnson
F. Shawn Johnson
G. Greg Louganis
H. Misty May-Treanor
I. Picabo Street
J. Shaun White
K. Katarina Witt

2. Nascar Numbers: Given the number(s) of their car and years of series titles, name one of these champion NASCAR drivers. (Give answer as letter followed by driver's name.) {Hint: Yes, the "expected" RP, DE, JJ and JG are included as well as two KBs, a DW, a TS and three others.}

A. 2 (1980), 3 (1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994)
B. 2 (2012)
C. 11 (1976, 1977, 1978)
D. 11 (1981, 1982, 1985)
E. 18 (2015)
F. 20 (2002, 2005), 14 (2011)
G. 24 (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001)
H. 41, 42, 43 (1964), 43 (1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979)
I. 44 (1984), 5 (1996)
J. 48 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016)
K. 97 (2004)

3. Masters = Their Domain: Champion golfers come from all over the world. Choose one Masters winner from this list and give his country. [Note: Answering "United Kingdom" or "Great Britain" earns a "Be more specific".] (Give answer as letter followed by country.)

A. Angel Cabrera
B. Adam Scott
C. Mike Weir
D. Nick Faldo
E. Vijay Singh
F. Bernhard Langer
G. Sandy Lyle
H. Trevor Immelman
I. Jose Maria Olazabal
J. Larry Mize
K. Ian Woosnam

4. MLS Listing: Choose one of the nicknames and give the city (or state in one case) where that Major League Soccer squad plays. (Give answer as letter followed by city.)

A. Crew
B. Dynamo
C. Earthquakes
D. Fire
E. Galaxy
F. Impact
G. Rapids
H. Sounders
I. Timbers
J. Union
K. Whitecaps

5. Big Screen Baseball: Given two of the actors, name one of the listed baseball-related movies. (Give answer as letter followed by movie title.)

A. Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal (1976)
B. Robert Redford and Glenn Close (1984)
C. Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon (1988)
D. Charlie Sheen and Wesley Snipes (1989)
E. Tom Hanks and Geena Davis (1992)
F. Danny Glover and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1994)
G. Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston (1999)
H. Dennis Quaid and Rachel Griffiths (2002)
I. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill (2011)
J. Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams (2012)
K. Jon Hamm and Lake Bell (2014)

6. This Used to be Our Playground: Choose one of these teams and name the professional league (some now defunct) in which they played. (Give answer as letter followed by league name.)

A. Baltimore Stallions
B. Cleveland Barons
C. Houston Comets
D. Kentucky Colonels
E. Memphis Maniax
F. Michigan Panthers
G. Minnesota Fighting Saints
H. Montreal Machine
I. Providence Steam Roller
J. The Hawaiians
K. Waterloo Hawks

ROUND 2

7. Court Queens:  The "Open" era of tennis began in 1968 when professionals were allowed to play in Grand Slam tournaments. Name any woman who has won at least 5 major (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open) singles titles during the Open era. [12 possible answers]

8. Bowl Business: Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of college football bowl games. Name any state scheduled to host a FBS (formerly known as Division I-A) bowl game following the 2017 regular season. [16 possible answers]

9. O-N-E M-V-P: Since the NBA began handing out the MVP award, thirteen players have combined to claim 43 of the 62 trophies. Name one of the "singleton" winners. [19 possible answers]

10. Not the Original Six: With the Vegas Golden Knights starting play this season, the NHL has now more than quintupled in size over the last 50 years. Of the "non-original six" teams, 15 have made multiple appearances in the Stanley Cup Final - with only Colorado yet to lose. Name one of the other expansion franchises to reach at least two Finals. [14 possible answers]

11. Seven of One, Ten of Another: Name a track or field event that is part of the women's heptathlon and/or men's decathlon. (Note: Just "running" will be counted as incorrect - please provide a distance.) [13 possible answers]

12. Super Super Signal-Callers: Name any quarterback to have started consecutive Super Bowls. [13 possible answers]


BONUS Round (Correct answer = -1, Incorrect answer = +1, "Sheep" for each question = 0, Singletons = Additional -1)

There are four categories below. You may give up to ten total answers, with no more than three in one category. If you happen to get a singleton, you will receive an additional BONUS of (-1). [Scoring examples: 1) Three correct answers for a question, but one is the sheep response = a net bonus of -2 (two correct answers = -2, sheep answer = 0) for that question. 2) Three correct responses for a question and one is a singleton = a net bonus of -4 for that question.]

A. World Series: The New York Yankees have appeared in 40 Fall Classics and won 27 of them. Name another franchise (keep previous locations in mind) to win the championship in more than half of their World Series appearances.

B. NFL at NCAA: Name an NCAA FBS school whose current stadium (not shared with NFL team - so Miami, Pittsburgh, USC, etc. do not count) hosted a regular season NFL game in the last 25 years.

C. Super Bowl: Name any franchise to have won at least one Super Bowl by 19 or more points.

D. Arenamates: This year, the NHL Red Wings and NBA Pistons will both begin play in the same new building. Name another arena (or its city) currently shared by NHL and NBA team(s). [i.e. For the referenced situation, either Little Caesars Arena or Detroit would have been accepted.]
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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:45 pm

#10 has some kind of glitch in that it only will accept a number answer. I put my answer for #10 in parentheses with my answer for #11.

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by jsm378 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:49 pm

I also put my answer to #10 in () in question 11.

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:57 pm

Apologies for the error in the form - I think it has now been corrected.

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:42 pm

For MLS team names, are you looking for the city that the team is associated with or the city where the stadium is physically located? I am aware of a few teams that play in suburbs.

Also, do you mean "Providence Steamrollers", or is there another team with a similar but distinctive name I don't know about?
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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:46 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:42 pm
For MLS team names, are you looking for the city that the team is associated with or the city where the stadium is physically located? I am aware of a few teams that play in suburbs.

Also, do you mean "Providence Steamrollers", or is there another team with a similar but distinctive name I don't know about?
For the MLS team, the city that each team is associated with [like for NFL the Cowboys would be Dallas, not Arlington (the location of the stadium)].

It is indeed the Providence Steam Roller (two words, not pluralized) - which is a different team than the Steamrollers.

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by zerobandwidth » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:29 am

Nnnnnnope. :lol: A well-crafted TD to be sure, but I'll assume a max score for myself and watch this one from the sidelines.
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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:12 pm

Entrants so far...

MarkBarrett
jsm378
Tybalteon
wpwells
gamawire
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
classicroadster
bev nar
merica

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:07 pm

Updated entrant list...

MarkBarrett
jsm378
Tybalteon
wpwells
gamawire
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
classicroadster
bev nar
merica
clprez
AFRET CMS
casketromance
Peachbox
mennoknight

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:26 pm

Still a few days to join this group of entrants...

MarkBarrett
jsm378
Tybalteon
wpwells
gamawire
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
classicroadster
bev nar
merica

clprez
AFRET CMS
casketromance
Peachbox
mennoknight
Doogie2K
Kirbstar
nklotz
9021amyers
Bipolar Bear

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:35 pm

Latest list...

MarkBarrett
jsm378
Tybalteon
wpwells
gamawire
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
classicroadster
bev nar
merica

clprez
AFRET CMS
casketromance
Peachbox
mennoknight
Doogie2K
Kirbstar
nklotz
9021amyers
Bipolar Bear

badgerfellow
threearuda
joenguyen90
Troydozzy
mcsheffrey

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:47 am

Almost three days left to join the group below. Some answers still waiting to be used as well.

MarkBarrett
jsm378
Tybalteon
wpwells
gamawire
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
classicroadster
bev nar
merica

clprez
AFRET CMS
casketromance
Peachbox
mennoknight
Doogie2K
Kirbstar
nklotz
9021amyers
Bipolar Bear

badgerfellow
threearuda
joenguyen90
Troydozzy
mcsheffrey
Woppy T
Woof

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:46 pm

Now up to 32 entrants with the opportunity to join open until Tuesday morning...

MarkBarrett
jsm378
Tybalteon
wpwells
gamawire
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
classicroadster
bev nar
merica

clprez
AFRET CMS
casketromance
Peachbox
mennoknight
Doogie2K
Kirbstar
nklotz
9021amyers
Bipolar Bear

badgerfellow
threearuda
joenguyen90
Troydozzy
mcsheffrey
Woppy T
Woof
psgola
Vintsanity
guessonguessonguess

BobF
Rackme32

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by ihavejeoprosy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:53 pm

Just to be clear, theres a drop in each round right? Checking if i read that correctly.
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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:02 pm

ihavejeoprosy wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:53 pm
Just to be clear, theres a drop in each round right? Checking if i read that correctly.
That is correct - you can drop one (and sheep one) each round.

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza

Post by clt013 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:09 pm

One last entrant update (now up to 37) before Tuesday's deadline...

MarkBarrett
jsm378
Tybalteon
wpwells
gamawire
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
classicroadster
bev nar
merica

clprez
AFRET CMS
casketromance
Peachbox
mennoknight
Doogie2K
Kirbstar
nklotz
9021amyers
Bipolar Bear

badgerfellow
threearuda
joenguyen90
Troydozzy
mcsheffrey
Woppy T
Woof
psgola
Vintsanity
guessonguessonguess

BobF
Rackme32
xxaaaxx
ihavejeoprosy
oduguy22
twelvefootboy
econgator

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Q1-Q3 revealed)

Post by clt013 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:08 pm

1. Golden Girls (& Guys): Choose one of the following Olympic champions and name the sport in which they claimed a gold medal. (Give answer as letter followed by sport.)

A. Kurt Angle
B. Bonnie Blair
C. Brandi Chastain
D. Natalie Coughlin
E. Michael Johnson
F. Shawn Johnson
G. Greg Louganis
H. Misty May-Treanor
I. Picabo Street
J. Shaun White
K. Katarina Witt

No love for the woman who once showed off her sports bra on the pitch…

A. Wrestling (SHEEP) - 7
Tybalteon
MattKnowles
mennoknight
badgerfellow
Woppy T
guessonguessonguess
ihavejeoprosy

D. Swimming - 6
classicroadster
merica
Peachbox
threearuda
psgola
econgator

E. Track - 5
Bipolar Bear
joenguyen90
Vintsanity
twelvefootboy
artshep

H. Beach Volleyball - 5
wpwells
gamawire
Ironhorse
mcsheffrey
spell4yr

B. Speed Skating - 4
clprez
Woof
BobF
Category 13

K. Figure Skating - 3
jsm378
AFRET CMS
xxaaaxx

F. Gymnastics - 2
nklotz
9021amyers

I. Skiing - 2
Doogie2K
oduguy22

SINGLETONS - 1

G. Diving
Kirbstar

J. Snowboarding
Troydozzy

NOT USED
C. Soccer

DROP - 0
bev nar
casketromance

WRONG ANSWERS - 10
MarkBarrett (H - Speed Skating)
Rackme32 (B - Figure Skating)

2. Nascar Numbers: Given the number(s) of their car and years of series titles, name one of these champion NASCAR drivers. (Give answer as letter followed by driver's name.) {Hint: Yes, the "expected" RP, DE, JJ and JG are included as well as two KBs, a DW, a TS and three others.}

A. 2 (1980), 3 (1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994)
B. 2 (2012)
C. 11 (1976, 1977, 1978)
D. 11 (1981, 1982, 1985)
E. 18 (2015)
F. 20 (2002, 2005), 14 (2011)
G. 24 (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001)
H. 41, 42, 43 (1964), 43 (1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979)
I. 44 (1984), 5 (1996)
J. 48 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016)
K. 97 (2004)

"DROP" would have far and away been the "sheep" response since 40% of the field went that direction…

G. Jeff Gordon (Co-SHEEP) - 4
bev nar
nklotz
joenguyen90
BobF

H. Richard Petty (Co-SHEEP) - 4
gamawire
guessonguessonguess
Rackme32
twelvefootboy

B. Brad Keselowski - 3
9021amyers
threearuda
econgator

K. Kurt Busch - 3
jsm378
psgola
spell4yr

A. Dale Earnhardt - 2
Tybalteon
Kirbstar

I. Terry Labonte - 2
classicroadster
Category 13

SINGLETONS - 1

D. Darrell Waltrip
casketromance

F. Tony Stewart
Bipolar Bear

J. Jimmie Johnson
Peachbox

NOT USED
C. Cale Yarborough
E. Kyle Busch

DROP - 0
MarkBarrett
wpwells
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
merica
clprez
AFRET CMS
mennoknight
Doogie2K
mcsheffrey
Woppy T
Woof
Vintsanity
ihavejeoprosy
oduguy22
artshep

SHEEP - 4
badgerfellow
Troydozzy
xxaaaxx

3. Masters = Their Domain: Champion golfers come from all over the world. Choose one Masters winner from this list and give his country. [Note: Answering "United Kingdom" or "Great Britain" earns a "Be more specific".] (Give answer as letter followed by country.)

A. Angel Cabrera
B. Adam Scott
C. Mike Weir
D. Nick Faldo
E. Vijay Singh
F. Bernhard Langer
G. Sandy Lyle
H. Trevor Immelman
I. Jose Maria Olazabal
J. Larry Mize
K. Ian Woosnam

One answer was twice as popular as any other…

E. Fiji (SHEEP) - 11
Tybalteon
Ironhorse
MattKnowles
clprez
AFRET CMS
joenguyen90
Troydozzy
Vintsanity
BobF
ihavejeoprosy
oduguy22

C. Canada - 5
merica
Peachbox
Doogie2K
Kirbstar
Woppy T

J. United States - 4
MarkBarrett
psgola
Rackme32
spell4yr

A. Argentina - 3
jsm378
badgerfellow
artshep

B. Australia - 3
gamawire
guessonguessonguess
econgator

G. Scotland - 2
casketromance
9021amyers

I. Spain - 2
mennoknight
threearuda

K. Wales - 2
bev nar
Woof

SINGLETONS - 1

D. England
nklotz

F. Germany
Category 13

H. South Africa
wpwells

DROP - 0
classicroadster
Bipolar Bear
xxaaaxx

WRONG ANSWERS - 14
mcsheffrey (D - Zimbabwe)
twelvefootboy (J - Canada)

STANDINGS AFTER Q3
1. casketromance - 3
2. wpwells - 6
2. bev nar - 6
2. Bipolar Bear - 6
2. Woof - 6
6. Doogie2K - 7
6. nklotz - 7
6. 9021amyers - 7
6. xxaaaxx - 7
6. Category 13 - 7
11. classicroadster - 8
11. Kirbstar - 8
11. artshep - 8
14. jsm378 - 9
14. mennoknight - 9
16. merica - 11
16. threearuda - 11
18. gamawire - 12
18. Peachbox - 12
18. Woppy T - 12
18. econgator - 12
18. spell4yr - 12
23. psgola - 13
23. oduguy22 - 13
25. MarkBarrett - 14
25. AFRET CMS - 14
25. badgerfellow - 14
25. guessonguessonguess - 14
29. clprez - 15
30. Ironhorse - 16
30. Troydozzy - 16
30. Vintsanity - 16
33. MattKnowles - 18
33. Rackme32 - 18
33. ihavejeoprosy - 18
36. mcsheffrey - 19
36. BobF - 19
38. Tybalteon - 20
38. joenguyen - 20
40. twelvefootboy - 23

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Q1-Q3 revealed)

Post by classicroadster » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:11 pm

Dropped the wrong question, was going to go with Immelman/S. Africa but decided to drop it and answer the Olympic one. And only 1 pick for Jimmie for Nascar? Never change TD, never change...

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Q1-Q3 revealed)

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:20 pm

WRONG ANSWERS - 10
MarkBarrett (H - Speed Skating)

Don't take away my sports credentials. I know Bonnie Blair is Speed Skating and Misty May-Treanor is Beach Volleyball.

On my paper where I write down my answers before submitting I had H. Beach Volleyball which would have been six points. What I did was switch horses midstream in putting the H. and then thinking Bonnie Blair the Speed Skater might be a better answer. All fine as I would have saved a point. The problem was keeping the H. set up the error. :oops:

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Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Q1-Q3 revealed)

Post by xxaaaxx » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:07 pm

Deciding which of Q2 and Q3 to drop and which to sheep was a coin flip. I know little about the nationalities of golfers and nothing about auto racing, other than the presence of cars, drivers, and a track. Good to see I made the right choice.
The tiebreaker is a lie.

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