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 Post subject: Sports IQ 11/5
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Here is my attempt at writing a Sports IQ game. I basically used the game STATS wrote as a template (thanks STATS!), but have spaced things a little differently so that you can hopefully see all the clues separately for the year round, and not see the follow-up questions too early in round 2. Feel free to give me feedback if you want, both on the quality of the game and any potential errors. I had fun making it so if people enjoy it I will likely do it again.

Round 1 - Coin Flip

1) Autzen Stadium --- 1. Oregon 2. Washington

2) 2004 NBA Finals MVP: --- 1. Tim Duncan 2. Chauncey Billups

3) Ndamukong Suh --- 1. Defensive Tackle 2. Defensive End

4) Ed O'Bannon --- 1. UCLA 2. Kentucky

5) The Monster Mile --- 1. New Hampshire 2. Dover

6) John Newcombe --- 1. Golf 2. Tennis

7) More Career Home Runs --- 1. Jim Rice 2. Carlton Fisk

8) Jacque Vaughn --- 1. NHL 2. NBA

9) Women's 100m Record Holder --- 1. Florence Griffith-Joyner 2. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

10) Christiano Ronaldo --- 1. Spain 2. Portugal

Round 2 - Profiles (sorry, no pictures)

1) What MLB player had at least 200 hits in a record 10 straight seasons?

1. Pete Rose
2. Derek Jeter
3. Ichiro Suzuki
4. Stan Musial
5. Ty Cobb







1b) What teammate of his won the AL Rookie of the Year award one year before he did?

1. Carlos Guillen
2. Kazuhiro Sasaki
3. Angel Berroa
4. Joel Pineiro
5. Mike Cameron



2) Who holds the record for most receptions in a single NFL season?

1. Jerry Rice
2. Art Monk
3. Wes Welker
4. Randy Moss
5. Marvin Harrison









2b) He was a star wide receiver at this Big East school:

1. Syracuse
2. Pittsburgh
3. Boston College
4. Miami
5. West Virginia



3) This Hockey Hall of Famer had the highest career plus/minus rating in NHL history:

1. Guy Lafleur
2. Wayne Gretzky
3. Ray Bourque
4. Larry Robinson
5. Bobby Orr










3b) He coached this team to a Stanley Cup Championship:

1. New Jersey Devils
2. Montreal Canadiens
3. Los Angeles Kings
4. New York Rangers
5. Dallas Stars


Round 3 - Box Score (guess the asterisk letters)

1) He was named the MVP of the 2012 World Series. [ _ _ _ * _ ] [ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ ]

2) Jimmie Johnson won last week's race at this track to take the Chase lead. [ _ * _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ _]

3) This 2012 NBA Sixth Man of the Year was recently traded to the Houston Rockets. [ _ * _ _ _ ] [ _ _ * _ _ _ ]

4) This team ended Florida's hopes of a perfect season last week. [ * _ _ _ _ _ _ ] [ _ _ _ _ * _ _ _ ]

5) Manchester United won on the road against _________ for the first time in 10 years. [ _ _ * _ _ * _ ]

6) Everett Golson has helped this school remain undefeated so far in 2012. [ _ * _ _ _ ] [ _ _ _ * ]

7) This man has coached the Atlanta Falcons to a perfect start to the NFL season. [ _ _ _ * ] [ * _ _ _ _ ]

8) Indiana's __________ topped all voters for the NCAAB Preseason All-America Team. [ _ _ * _ ] [ _ _ _ _ _ *]

9) The Lakers opened their 2012 NBA season with a loss to the: [ _ _ _ _ * _ ] [ _ _ _ * _ _ _ _ _ ]

10) Nick Watney won last week's CIMB Classic in this Asian Country. [ _ _ * _ _ _ _ * ]

Round 4 - Overtime

1) 198_

1. Gato Del Sol wins Kentucky Derby









2. Lakers draft James Worthy









3. Darrell Porter wins World Series MVP










4. Penn State wins first National Championship



2) 197_

1. Ken Dryden wins first Vezina Trophy










2. Jan Kodes wins boycotted Wimbledon










3. Miami Dolphins Complete Perfect Season










4. Oakland A's win second of 3 straight World Series'


3) 200_

1. Kevin Harvick wins Daytona 500










2. Colorado Rockies win NL Pennant










3. Fiesta Bowl: Boise St. 43, Oklahoma 42










4. Tiger Woods' last PGA Championship win


4) 199_

1. Angels draft Darin Erstad first overall










2. Rockets sweep Magic in NBA finals










3. John Daly wins British Open










4. Eddie George wins Heisman Trophy



5) 200_

1. Rafael Furcal wins NL Rookie of the Year










2. Chris Pronger wins Hart Memorial Trophy










3. Tiger Woods wins US Open by 15 shots










4. First NBA title for Shaq and Kobe


6) 195_

1. Indy 500: Bill Vukovich dies










2. Hopalong Cassady wins Heisman Trophy










3. Cary Middlecoff wins Masters










4. Nashua takes 2 of 3 Triple Crown races




7) 197_

1. Bryan Trottier wins Art Ross and Hart Trophies










2. Richard Petty's last NASCAR Championship










3. Willie Stargell wins World Series MVP










4. Hale Irwin wins second US Open




8) 199_

1. Colorado over Mizzou in "5th Down Game"










2. Buster Douglas upsets Mike Tyson










3. West Germany over Argentina in World Cup Final










4. Nick Faldo wins Masters, British Open


Round 5 - Match Point

1) Match the Golfer with their total number of Major Championships:

1. Julius Boros --- A. 1
2. Tom Watson --- B. 2
3. Byron Nelson --- C. 3
4. Mark O'Meara --- D. 5
5. Tom Kite --- E. 8


2) Match the MLB Hall of Famer with his number of career hits:

1. Babe Ruth --- A. 3007
2. Al Kaline --- B. 2415
3. Dave Winfield --- C. 3110
4. Mickey Mantle --- D. 2873
5. Ted Williams --- E. 2654


3) Match the 1996 NBA First Round Draft Pick with the team that drafted them

1. Marcus Camby --- A. Minnesota Timberwolves
2. Ray Allen --- B. Charlotte Hornets
3. Kobe Bryant --- C. Vancouver Grizzlies
4. Jermaine O'Neal --- D. Toronto Raptors
5. Shareef Abdur-Rahim --- E. Portland Trail Blazers


4) Match the NHL Arena with the team:

1. Honda Center --- A. Carolina Hurricanes
2. Scottrade Center --- B. Columbus Bluejackets
3. Nationwide Arena --- C. St. Louis Blues
4. Xcel Energy Center --- D. Minnesota Wild
5. PNC Arena --- E. Anaheim Ducks


5) Match the NFL Receiver who caught a 99-yard pass to the QB who threw it to him:

1. Bernard Berrian --- A. Brett Favre
2. Andre Davis --- B. Jeff Garcia
3. Victor Cruz --- C. Jim Plunkett
4. Robert Brooks --- D. Gus Frerotte
5. Cliff Branch --- E. Eli Manning





Here are the answers for today's game. Score yourselves at home (sorry no timer for partial credit questions - you can judge your score for yourself). Give yourselves 3 points for each in Round 1 and 5 points for each in Round 2 and 3. For Round 4, give yourselves 5 points for the first clue, 4 points for second clue, 3 points for third clue, and 2 points for fourth clue. You get partial credit if you miss the answer by 1 or 2 years as well. For Round 5, you get 2 points for each correct answer and 2 bonus points if you get all 5 correct.


Answers:

Round 1: 1) 1. Oregon 2) 2. Chauncey Billups 3) 1. Defensive Tackle 4) 1. UCLA 5) 2. Dover 6) 2. Tennis 7) 1. Jim Rice 8) 2. NBA 9) 1. Florence Griffith-Joyner 10) 2. Portugal

Round 2: 1) 3. Ichiro Suzuki 1b) 2. Kazuhiro Sasaki 2) 5. Marvin Harrison 2b) 1. Syracuse 3) 4. Larry Robinson 3b) 1. New Jersey Devils

Round 3: 1) LO (Pablo Sandoval) 2) AN (Martinsville) 3) AR (James Harden) 4) GD (Georgia Bulldogs) 5) EE (Chelsea) 6) OE (Notre Dame) 7) ES (Mike Smith) 8) DR (Cody Zeller) 9) AE (Dallas Mavericks) 10) LA (Malaysia)

Round 4: 1) 1982 2) 1973 3) 2007 4) 1995 5) 2000 6) 1955 7) 1979 8) 1990

Round 5: 1) 1. C (Boros - 3), 2. E (Watson - 8) 3. D (Nelson - 5) 4. B (O'Meara - 2) 5. A (Kite - 1)
2) 1. D (Ruth - 2873), 2. A (Kaline - 3007), 3. C (Winfield - 3110) 4. B (Mantle - 2415), 5. E (Williams - 2654). 3) 1. D (Camby - Raptors), 2. A (Allen - Timberwolves), 3. B (Bryant - Hornets), 4. E (O'Neal - Trail Blazers) 5. C (Abdur-Rahim - Grizzlies).
4) 1. E (Honda Center - Ducks), 2. C (Scottrade - Blues), 3. B (Nationwide - Bluejackets), 4. D (Xcel - Wild) 5. A (PNC - Hurricanes).
5) 1. D (Berrian - Frerotte), 2. B (Davis - Garcia), 3. E (Cruz - Manning), 4. A (Brooks - Favre), 5. C (Branch - Plunkett)


Last edited by Jethro on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Sports IQ 11/5
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:11 pm 
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A well-written game for sure, did better at this one for whatever reason than the one STATS wrote. Enjoyed the local flavor thrown in with Chauncey, O'Bannon, and 5 downs.


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 Post subject: Re: Sports IQ 11/5
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:36 pm 
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Great job, Jethro! :D :D :D I am glad to see that there are others who wanted to post games of Sports IQ for everyone's enjoyment. I certainly enjoyed it and think that you definately improved on my template with the way you spaced out the answers. :D
-BO- wrote:
A well-written game for sure, did better at this one for whatever reason than the one STATS wrote. Enjoyed the local flavor thrown in with Chauncey, O'Bannon, and 5 downs.
I agree with Bo that it's well written and like the idea of a game's author adding a "local flavor". I did that in my game with some clues for my friend UCFHCY and not because I was trying to upset our friends up in Canuckistan. :mrgreen:

I actually thought your game was harder than mine but am not really sure because I knew my answers when I posted my game. I scored by round: Round 1 - 27, Round 2 - 15+ (I knew 3 of 6 but may have gained some partial credit had I seen pictures.), Round 3 - Estimated 42+ (knew 5 for sure and estimated the rest), Round 4 - 34 (a couple of good guesses in my favorite round), and Round 5 - 50 (only 2 points for baseball players' hits and got the other ones right). My total of 168 or more would put me right about my average when the game was ended by BT. Spotes said he scored 185 on my game but Bo said he did better at yours so I would be curious to hear what others think of each game as well.

That brings me to my question: Was Sports IQ too hard of a game for the masses that BT felt that it needed to be removed from their schedule? Or did they simply not wish to make the effort to create the game itself? There isn't anybody who believes that the replacement game is more interesting that Sports IQ or even Sports Trivia Challenge was.

Jethro, I appreciate the effort you made to create a game here for us. I hope that others will see that and follow suit, especially BT.


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 Post subject: Re: Sports IQ 11/5
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:32 pm 
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STATS wrote:
That brings me to my question: Was Sports IQ too hard of a game for the masses that BT felt that it needed to be removed from their schedule? Or did they simply not wish to make the effort to create the game itself? There isn't anybody who believes that the replacement game is more interesting that Sports IQ or even Sports Trivia Challenge was.

Jethro, I appreciate the effort you made to create a game here for us. I hope that others will see that and follow suit, especially BT.


SIQ has always separated the men from the boys especially the year round. Well, it really separated with all the rounds before they fucked with it, the scoring in the final round was great, 2, 6, 12, 20, 30 was awesome (I hated when Hockey was either of the last two, but maybe I should have paid more attention to hockey), then partial points for WRONG answers, and that spelling round is just terrible especially in a dark bar.

The new game sucks ass, but the graphics are pretty. Too bad it is not a destination game, it is a waste of space. I can't wait until Buzztime just folds. The split has driven numbers to below pre-split numbers. The whole company is full of dumbasses. I honestly don't think Buzztime will not make it long enough to put SIQ/STC back on the air, they are sinking fast and without us long timers to prop them up, they are toast. Also, if they make it so the questions show up on my iPad, I won't ever leave the house to play trivia in a bar.

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 Post subject: Re: Sports IQ 11/5
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:51 am 
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lewser wrote:
SIQ has always separated the men from the boys


Given that the first round of ten questions and the third round of ten questions were all current events and that they were usually accompanied by at least one current event question each from rounds two and five, not to mention that the year round invariably had two or three from the 2000s, I feel it more accurate to say that it separated the boys from the men... :P

STC... eight current event questions to put up with in the first round and then real sports trivia players get to ram it right down peoples' throats, just like God and Bronko Nagurski intended. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Sports IQ 11/5
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:27 am 
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STATS wrote:
My total of 168 or more would put me right about my average when the game was ended by BT. Spotes said he scored 185 on my game but Bo said he did better at yours so I would be curious to hear what others think of each game as well.


I did slightly worse on Jethro's game.

first round - 30

second round - gave myself 23; would have gotten Robinson from picture but depending on which end they started it could have been anywhere between 1 and 5 points so I just split the difference and gave myself the average between the extremes. Missed the follow-up to him.

third round - 46; couldn't think of Georgia instantly so I deducted one point but would have gotten it relatively quickly; didn't know Malaysia, but could have deduced it for two at the minimum.

fourth round - 37; got 1982 for 4.0, lucky guessed 1973 for 5.0, 2007 for 4, 1995 for 4.0, quasi-lucky guessed 2000 for 5.0, 1955 for 5.0 (piece of cake :mrgreen:) , 1979 for 5.0 lucky guess confirmed by Petty clue, 1990 for 5.0 with a debt of gratitude to BO for his constant bitching. :P

fifth round - 46;
swapped O' Meara and Kite for 6.0;
nailed career hits for 12.0;
became happiest man on the planet for getting NBA rookies for 12.0;
became saddest man on planet with 4.0 on hockey arenas;
finished with 12.0 on TD catches while searching in vain for Frank Filchock to Andy Farkas

Total - 182
With the variables from the Robinson question and the spelling round, my score could have easily been exactly the same from both games. So, I suppose they're about even in difficulty from where I'm sitting.

Nothing against TomD, but you boys are good for my average. :mrgreen:


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