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NBA Trivia Sports Lover

Here are some brief Quizzes for the Sports Lover:

2003: A major brawl took place between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers. Which player was given (what was then) the longest suspension ever handed out?

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(aka Metta World Peace). His record has since been broken (2014, NYY Alex Rodriguez).

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1992: Name at least seven players on the US Olympic Dream Team.

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1976: Name the 4 ABA teams that merged with the NBA.

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NFL Trivia Sports Lover

Here are some brief Quizzes for the Sports Lover:

What team-oriented scandal took place before Deflate Gate?

The alleged scandal caused a head coach to be suspended 1 year.
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Bounty-Gate. Saints’ head coach Sean Payton was suspended 1 year.

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2004: This player was drafted by the San Diego Chargers but refused to play for them.

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These two NFL teams, one in the 80s, the other in the 90s, quickly left one city for another.

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This Miami Dolphin QB was traded to a west coast team and led them to the Super Bowl.

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What team is named after their first coach?

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Which of these two teams has won more Super Bowls: the Steelers or Forty Niners?

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This Hall of Famer also played outfield for the Cincinnati Reds and NY Yankees.

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The Rams’ franchise, at one time or another, called these 3 cities their home.

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Name the two leagues that tried to compete with the NFL in the 1970s and 1980s.

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1991: This Atlanta Falcons draftee was 0-5 at his position before being traded away.

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The Falcons’ Brett Favre was 0-5 at QB before being traded to the Green Bay Packers.

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MLB Trivia Sports Lover

Here are some brief Quizzes for the Sports Lover:

This century: After 80+ years of futility, name the 2 AL teams that won a World Series.

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He collected 200+ hits ML-record 10 straight seasons.

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The New York Yankees were first called…Gothams, Highlanders, Bombers, or Pin Stripers?

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This team tied the 1906 Chicago Cubs’ ML record for wins (116) in a season.

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What was Houston’s Minute Maid Park first known as?

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These Hall of Famers: Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ichiro Suzuki, and Ken Griffey, Jr., have 1 thing in common:

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Select the 5 teams that Billy Martin managed.

Please select 5 correct answers

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How many times was Martin fired and re-hired by the NY Yankees?

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If Montreal Expos was the most recent ML team to move to another city (Washington, DC, 2005) ho was the last AL team to move?

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If Montreal Expos was the most recent ML team to move to another city (Washington, DC, 2005) Who was the last NL team to move?

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1989: What tragic event took place during the World Series?

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1947: What was Jackie Robinson’s original position?

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Let me start with the obvious: You love sports.
Call it what you will: Sports in general can be something to look forward to, a great diversion, or simply an event that breathes life during dull, painful moments. But there’s a host of others that embrace sports as a major part of their life. How so? They reach for the sports section before opening up the rest of the newspaper, know the channel and times of the next game or listen at length to strong opinions on sports radio. These folks are both passionate and possessive: it’s not just a team, it’s their team.

And most fans are not passive. Just watch how they twist their bodies while watching a play or listen to them (from afar) as they yell at the TV set; many even carry a strong dislike for a particular opponent. And what of those who wear war paint, or arrive several hours early to obtain a player’s autograph?
On game day, fans are busy buying jerseys, caps, terrible towels, and foam cheese they proudly wear on their head. Travel near or far: How many bars do you see that have a sports theme? Check inside: How many wide-screen TVs do they have? This is not surface-level affection. Nope. This kind of love embraces a team, or an era, a particular game and its score, or more importantly, a long-held hero.

This much is certain: Books on sports are many, but none have what is offered here. My journey started in 1991 when I wanted to find how a certain team or a specific league did on a year-by-year basis. It had to be more than just the final standings. Who were the stars? Who was picked first in the draft? Who was traded, injured, fined, or choosing to play out their final year? What were the games of note? What were the rule changes and trends? Who won the year-end awards? I wanted the story, the details, and a few necessary statistics. After a lengthy search, I found no such book. That is, not until now. So, whether you call yourself a casual fan, a sports “junkie,” or even a history lover, you are in the right place.

What is offered? Plenty! Seventeen books (some are shortened versions of the whole) and 20 free reports.

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