Saturday Morning Sports Trivia

We are going to try something different this weekend. I know the hungover Soft 7’s of the world are just scrolling through Twitter in agony this morning, but it gets better. I love all of you for your brains, so let’s put them to good use. Questions will range from easy to hard based solely on if you know sports or not.

  1. Four NBA players with at least 800 games have averaged 13.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 49% FG, 30% 3PFG. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Lebron James and who?
  2. Who has the most technical fouls this NBA season?
  3. Where did Paul George play his college basketball?
  4. Before Russell Wilson, what quarterback secured the largest contract (per year basis) in NFL history last offseason?
  5. Who was the last team to win the AFC Championship that is not the New England Patriots?
  6. What team offered Manny Machado a 7-year, $175 million contract this offseason?
  7. What two American Soccer players are currently being loaned out by Chelsea F.C.? *hint* they play for Borussia Dortmund and Nantes
  8. Who is the only quarterback to block a punt this NFL season?
  9. What Kentucky player was drafted first overall in the 1984 NBA Draft ahead of Michael Jordan?
  10. What retired NBA player is known as “The Truth”?

Match the NFL Player to his respective college:

JuJu Smith-Schuster———- Kentucky
Wesley Woodyard———- Buffalo
Ben Roethlisberger———- USC
Khalil Mack———- California-Berkeley
Aaron Rodgers———- Miami (OH)

Answers:

  1. Thaddeus Young
  2. Three way tie: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Draymond Green
  3. Fresno State
  4. Jimmy Garoppolo
  5. Denver Broncos
  6. Chicago White Sox
  7. Christian Pulisic and Matt Miazga
  8. Taysom Hill
  9. Sam Bowie
  10. Paul Pierce

Matching Answers:

  1. JuJu Smith-Schuster- USC
  2. Wesley Woodyard- Kentucky
  3. Ben Roethlisberger- Miami (OH)
  4. Khalil Mack- Buffalo
  5. Aaron Rodgers- California Berkeley

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FTD: Manny and Bryce, are you Alive?

This is becoming one of the most annoying free agency seasons of all time. The top 2 members of this class have done absolutely nothing and both seem to be waiting for one thing….The New York Yankees.

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It shouldn’t shock anyone when I say this, but both players want to be a Yankee but both players want 300 million plus, which the Yankees just won’t do anymore. They made that mistake twice with Alex and Tex. The Yankees have been smart with their money under Hal and many people, including me, grew tired of it. But, it has worked. From a team that had no hope in 2016 to making a surprising 2017 ALCS appearance and in 2018 hitting the most home runs ever in a season. The last two seasons, they’ve lost to the World Series Champion. Hopefully it turns into a World Series soon, but they don’t need much to get there. They have their pitching. Starters will be better this season with the addition of Paxton, Happ for a whole season, and gaining Montgomery back from his Tommy John. They have young talent, but they need a veteran/young talent and that is exactly what Harper and Machado supply.

I think there is a zero percent chance the Yankees sign both of them, so who and what do they need? If you add Harper, you add an outfielder and a DH, which you do not need. The Yankees have Gardner, Judge, Hicks, Stanton, and unfortunately they still have Ellsbury. So you already have a 5 man rotation with Stanton and Judge essentially alternating DH/RF. Not only do they have those 5, but they also have a top outfielder in their farm system in Clint Frazier who they will not trade for some reason. Harper just does not fit in unless he commits to only 1B but I think Cashman wants Voit/Bird running that show. Harper would be amazing in NY, especially with that RF porch. I say they don’t sign him which leads him back to Washington.

I think the Yankees sign Manny 100%, my personal guarantee. I reported it weeks ago, Dan Clark did too and stands by his as well. Manny will be a Yankee and play 3B. He just fits and both parties would benefit. That gives the Yankees Torres, Tulo, Andujar, and Manny until Didi return in August, which is a perfect time to trade for a starting pitcher (sorry Andujar) and leaves us just Manny at 3B, Didi at SS, Torres at 2B and Tulo as a replacement player for any of those. There has been a few reports that Manny will decide next week, but I don’t buy it. The Yankees have yet to offer him, because they’re waiting to see other offers, but when they do, he’ll sign. I’ll say within the month, by the 26th he’ll be in Pinstripes.

For now, we wait.