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Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby gh » Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:31 am

Over on the Current Events side of the board, somebody noted that Bob Hayes is the only guy with an Olympic gold and a Super Bowl ring.

I can only think of one guy with an Olympic gold and an NBA title. Who is he? (two NBA titles, to be exact)
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby dj » Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:44 am

Presuming that you mean T&F gold and are ignoring several people who won basketball golds, I'm guessing Buddy Davis. I don't recall ever hearing this question. New one for you?
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:53 pm

GOOD trivia q. wracked my brain.. dunno. (Buddy Davis was good guess - played w. Celtics)
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby gh » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:27 pm

Don't know if he played for the Celtics, but his two championships came w/ Philly and St. Louis. (And for those who don't know who BD was, he was the '52 Olympic high jump champ)
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby billthedog » Mon Aug 04, 2003 7:53 pm

At one time Chuck Essegian was the only person who had played in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series.
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby tracknut » Mon Aug 04, 2003 11:30 pm

On the Super Bowl Olympic Medal Track- Who is the only athlete to win an Olympic medal and a Super Bowl ring in the same Season?
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby gh » Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:42 am

Is this a trick question? I notice you say same "season," not same year. So if the guy won an Oly medal in 1960, you'd count it if the Super Bowl win was 1960-61? (Yes, I know there was no Super Bowl then; just using a hypothetical that doesn't give any further clue)
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby 197hjsteve » Tue Aug 05, 2003 6:28 am

Michael Carter ?
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Pego » Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:01 am

I think the trivia answer is Willie Gault-LA Games, '85 Bears (I am too lazy to go to check it out).
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby gh » Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:29 am

Common misconception that Gault ran in LA; he didn't. He was on the WR relay at Helsinki in '83, but didn't compete in the '84 Trials.

Bears' SB win was in '86.
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby 197hjsteve » Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:52 am

Is my selection of Carter correct ?
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby 197hjsteve » Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:03 pm

tracknut, you posed the question, let me know if I'm correct with Michael Carter !
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Guest » Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:38 pm

Carter is correct! Silver behind Andrei in '84 Olympics and Super Bowl in '85 (1984 football season)

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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 07, 2003 8:12 pm

At one time Chuck Essegian was the only person who had played in both the Rose Bowl and the World Series.

Hold on there, I thought Jackie Jensen held that claim to fame.
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby gh » Thu Aug 07, 2003 9:34 pm

who was the first (and maybe still the only) to play in the Rose Bowl, Grey Cup and Super Bowl?!!!
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:40 pm

Garry Hill wrote:
"who was the first (and maybe still the only) to play in the Rose Bowl, Grey Cup and Super Bowl?!!!"

Comment: Hey Garry, I thought this thread was supposed to be hoops related.

Was it Warren Moon who played for the University of Washington, Vancouver Lions and Green Bay Packers (as a backup) in the three mentioned events?
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:26 am

>>Comment: Hey Garry, I
>thought this thread was supposed to be hoops
>related. >>

Hey Garry, I thought this board was supposed to be TRACK related!
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby gh » Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:30 am

OK, you want hoops-related? The guy who was on all three football teams (and it's not Warren Moon, who never made it to the Super Bowl) also played varsity hoops and in his senior year made it as far as the Regional final. The next year his school won the NCAA title.

Another clue: he was on the field for the most famous play in college football history.
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:45 am

... partial credit? Boston college ... although I always though McMahon's come from way behind (20pts less than 4min) was equal to or better drama than Flutie's). Is that Half credit?
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby tandfman » Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:49 am

>... partial credit? Boston college ... although
I always though McMahon's come from way behind
(20pts less than 4min) was equal to or better
drama than Flutie's). Is that Half credit?<

You're assuming that gh is thinking of the 1984 BC-Miami game. I have a funny feeling he's thinking of the end of the 1982 Cal-Stanford game, which is sort of the West Coast equivalent of the 1968 Harvard-Yale game in its legendary status. Since he was referring only to one play (and since the H-Y game is probably not on his radar screen), I'd be willing to bet he was talking about band play, not Flutie's Hail Mary).
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:51 am

Joe Kapp played in all three games, plus coached the 1982 Cal team.
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:59 am

I think your right! now THAT was a play!!! well concieved even better executed.
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby gh » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:21 am

OK, extending this silliness even farther (eleventeen degrees of separation), who was guarding Wilt Chamberlain the night he scored 100 points? (yes, you earn a rim shot if you say "nobody") And how does it relate to this thread?
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby billthedog » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:34 am

Didn't Jensen spend his whole career with the Red Sox? When would he have played in a World Series?
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby gh » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:40 am

I thought Jensen was just a Beantowner also, but I googled and discoverfed he played 3 years w/ the Yankees and 2 w/ the Nationals before that. Here's the 1950 Series composite:

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG SB | AB H HR BA OPS SB
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
Hank Bauer 4 15 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .133 .133 .133 0 | 415 133 13 .320 .843 2
*Yogi Berra 4 15 2 3 0 0 1 2 2 1 .200 .294 .400 0 | 597 192 28 .322 .915 4
*Bobby Brown 4 12 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .583 0 | 277 74 4 .267 .699 3
Jerry Coleman 4 14 2 4 1 0 0 3 2 0 .286 .375 .357 0 | 522 150 6 .287 .753 3
*Joe Collins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 | 205 48 8 .234 .754 5
Joe DiMaggio 4 13 2 4 1 0 1 2 3 1 .308 .437 .615 0 | 525 158 32 .301 .979 0
Tom Ferrick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 |+ 18 3 0 .167 .472 0
*Whitey Ford 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0 | 36 7 0 .194 .469 0
*Johnny Hopp 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 |+345 117 9 .339 .953 7
Jackie Jensen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 | 70 12 1 .171 .547 4
Billy Johnson 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 0 | 327 85 6 .260 .722 1
*Ed Lopat 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 0 | 82 19 0 .232 .693 0
*Cliff Mapes 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 | 356 88 12 .247 .760 1
*Johnny Mize 4 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .133 .133 .133 0 | 274 76 25 .277 .946 0
Vic Raschi 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 0 | 86 17 1 .198 .514 0
Allie Reynolds 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .500 .333 0 | 81 15 0 .185 .505 0
Phil Rizzuto 4 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 .143 .294 .143 1 | 617 200 7 .324 .857 12
*Gene Woodling 4 14 2 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .429 .500 .429 0 | 449 127 6 .283 .793 5
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
Total 4 135 11 30 3 1 2 10 13 12 .222 .291 .304 1 | 159 .282 .804 41
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Postby dj » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:40 am

1950 and/or '51 with the Yankees. Those were his first two years. He was traded to Washington in mid-'52, destined from then on to play with mediocre teams (Washington and Boston).
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby tandfman » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:43 am

>OK, extending this silliness even farther
(eleventeen degrees of separation), who was
guarding Wilt Chamberlain the night he scored 100
points? <

Darrell Imhoff.


>And how does it relate to this thread?<

Damned if I know, other than maybe the Cal connection. (Different sport, though.)
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby gh » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:49 am

He was the center on Kapp's team at Cal.
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:52 am

google driven:

Darrall Imhoff guards Wilt's 100
Imhoff last minute 'tip in' leads Cal to NCAA title over Jerry West's WVU team. Emhoff All American (ncaa tournament) 2 yrs @ Cal in 59-60.

Imhoff and West both played on the 1960 gold-medal United States Olympic team. They later were roommates with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers. Imhoff, twice playing on teams with West, lost in seventh games of NBA finals to Boston.

Now here's the kicker .. Imhoff was the guy in the band who was crushed in the end zone, thereby failing to block another legendary and famous scoring moment in US athletic lore. The Cal team was coached by Joe Kapp and Stanford was led by John Elway neither of who ever played one minute against Chamberlain.

Full credit?
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Postby billthedog » Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:22 am

I'll be damned. Memory really fails. My apologies.
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Re: Trivia Question: Hoops-related'

Postby gh » Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:32 am

Bill, you only need to worry when you start screwing up STANFORD trivia; indeed, isn't it your duty to pretend that the Bears don't even exist?
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Postby dj » Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:40 am

"Imhoff was the guy in the band who was crushed in the end zone,"

Hunh??

What was a 1960 Cal grad doing playing in the Stanford band in 1982? Was the Stanford music department so devoid of musicians that it couldn't field an adequate band from its undergraduate and graduate students? Or from its faculty and staff? Or from its own alumni?
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Postby billthedog » Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:50 pm

Garry Hill wrote "isn't it
>your duty to pretend that the Bears don't even
>exist?"

And, especially Jensen, the instrument of our defeat in the infamous 1947 Big Game.
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