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NFL Quiz 2000
 

With football talk in the air and millions girding up to watch and party around the ultimate game - those with "high National Football League IQ's" have a little more status than most. It's almost a bragging rights game for some.

For others it's a reminder of a scene in Act II out the great play "Death of a Salesman" when Willy Loman brags to his neighbor Charlie that his son will be "another Red Grange." And Charlie asks: "Who is Red Grange?" And an infuriated Willy shouts: "Put up your hands, Goddam you, put up your hands!"

You may also be told to put up your hands if you can't answer at least one of the NFL QUIZ 2000 questions. But if you answer more than half of these questions correctly you're a football genius. If you answer a quarter of these correctly you are a Good Sport. All others are Just Sports. Incidentally, if you find you are frustrated by all of this, it's really designed as more of an information source than a brainteaser.

So relax and enjoy the challenge.

  1. Who was Red Grange?

  2. They went by the nickname: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." They played for the Miami Dolphins. Who were they?

  3. This quarterback came out of Texas Christian University after having tossed a record 599 passes in three seasons. He joined the Washington Redskins in 1937 and six times was All-Pro. Who was he? (You also get bonus points if you know his nickname).

  4. An easy one - - name the NFL legend that said: "Getting a tie is like kissing your sister."

  5. Name the oldest National Football League Stadium.

  6. Name the smallest NFL stadium and the biggest NFL stadium.

  7. Some super seniors have coached teams. Name the oldest coach in National Football League history.

  8. Who was "Broadway Joe," and how did he get that nickname?

  9. Who was the youngest head coach in NFL history?

  10. Toughest question in this quiz - what were the most combined points scored in a NFL game?

Bonus** - what teams were involved in the game?

NFL Quiz 2000 - Answers

  1. His full name was Harold "Red" Grange, and he came out of the University of Illinois into the National Football League with the Chicago Bears in 1925. Some observers noting the drawing power of Grange credit him with single-handedly establishing professional football. 

  2. Running backs Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick plowed out the yardage for the mighty Miami team that went undefeated and untied in the 1972 season.

  3. His name was Sammy Baugh and his nick-name was "Slingin' Sammy" because of his highly accurate, rubber-armed passing over a 16-year pro career.

  4. The answer is Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers. For him winning wasn't the only thing - it was the enjoying of winning that mattered. His passion for victory and his apathy toward "no decision" was reflected in the quote.

  5. The oldest stadium is Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. It opened in 1924. In second place is Mile High Stadium where Denver's Broncos play. It was opened in 1948.

  6. Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh has the "small" honors with a seating capacity of 59,600. The biggest stadium is Pontiac Stadium in Detroit, seating capacity is 80,368.

  7. Two men are tied for the "oldest NFL coach" honor - both were 72 years old - George Halas with Chicago in 1967 and Marv Levy with Buffalo in 1997.

  8. Joe Namath of the New York Jets got his nick-name for all the good times he had on Broadway and other places.

  9. In 1962, Harland Svare coached the Los Angeles Rams.

  10. On November 27, 1966 Washington defeated the New York Giants, 72-41. Total points scored in the game - 113.

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