Archive for August 7, 2011
1) Jackie Robinson is well-known as the first black player in the major leagues. Who was second and for whom did he play?
a) Roy Campanella, Dodgers b) Larry Doby, Indians c) Elston Howard, Yankees d) Minnie Minoso, White Sox
2) If baseball had a first black player, then pro football must have had one also (post-WWII). Who was it?
a) Paul “Tank” Younger. (Rams) b) Ollie Matson (Cardinals) c) Kenny Washington (Rams) d) Jim Brown (Browns)
3) Three of the following were credited with being the first black professional basketball player – One was drafted first, one signed a contract first, one was first to actually play in a game. Which in this list was NOT one of those three?
a) Nat ‘Sweetwater” Clifton b) Earl Lloyd c) Chuck Cooper d) Reece “Goose” Tatum
4) Okay enough of that. The Canadian Football League is nearly halfway through its season. What great Hawkeye quarterback is a CFL hall-of-famer?
a) Randy Duncan b) Kenny Ploen c) Ray Jauch d) Gary Snook
5) What Iowa football great has a dormitory named after him on campus?
a) Fred “Duke” Slater b) Alex Karras c) John Niland d) Bob Cummings
6) Jack Trice played for Iowa State. In his only game, he sustained injuries that led to his death in 1923. Who did Iowa State (then Iowa College) play that day?
a) Nebraska b) Missouri c) Kansas d) Minnesota
7) Ok, Big 10(12) fans, Penn State and Nebraska are the new kids on the block. Who was the conference youngster before they joined?
a) Northwestern b) Iowa c) Michigan State d) Purdue
8) One team has left the Big 10. Any idea who?
a) Univ. of Missouri b) Illinois State c) Chicago d) Ohio University
9) This largest of college football stadiums could fit almost all of Johnson County in it;
a) University of Alabama b) Penn State U. c) Tennessee d) Michigan
10) Iowa did win a National Championship Trophy once. What year?
a) 1958 b) 1939 c)1960 d) 1981
Finally – remember if you can that the recall elections take place in Wisconsin on these next two Tuesdays. Go to http://www.calloutthevote.com/ to help if you can.
Answers? I only do questions!
OK – here goes –
1) b) Larry Doby, Indians later that same summer 2) c) Kenny Washington of the Rams 1946 3) d) “Goose” Tatum played for the Globetrotters 4) b) Kenny Ploen of Clinton (played for Winnepeg) 5) a) Slater Hall is named for Judge Fred “Duke” Slater – distinguished judge 6) d) Minnesota 7) c) Michigan State – 1950 8) c) Chicago – 1946 9) d) Michigan – 109,901 (Johnson County = 118,038) 10) a) Iowa was voted #1 by the football writers in 1958
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Dave Bradley is a self-described retired observer of American politics “trying to figure out how we got so screwed up.” An Iowa City native currently living in West Liberty, Dave and his wife Carol have two grown children who “sadly had to leave the state to find decent paying jobs.”