Monthly Archives: November 2015

First to Win Multiple Adams Awards

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Who was the first NHL coach to win the Adams Award (coach of the year) multiple times?

Trivia Question Answer

The first coach to win the Jack Adams Award (Adams Award) multiple times was Jacques Demers (1986/1987 with the Detroit Red Wings). He was also the first to win it in consecutive years (1986/1987 and 1987/1988 both with the Detroit Red Wings).

Michael Jordan MVPs

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How many times did Michael Jordan win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award?

Trivia Question Answer

Michael Jordan won the NBA’s MVP award 5 times during his career (1987/88, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1995/96, and 1997/98). He also won Rookie of the year (1984/85) and was an all-star 14 times.

Win Multiple Heisman Trophies

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Has any player won the Heisman Trophy more than once?

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Only one player has won the Heisman Trophy more then once. Ohio State running back Archie Griffin won the Heisman Trophy twice, in 1974 and 1975. Griffen went on to play in the NFL for 7 years with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played in one Super Bowl, Super Bowl XVI, which Cincinnati lost to San Francisco 26-21.

First AFL Football Game

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When was the first American Football League (AFL) game played?

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The first AFL preseason game was played on July 30, 1960 with the Boston Patriots defeating the Buffalo Bills 28 to 7. The first AFL regular season game was played between the Denver Broncos and the Boston Patriots on September 9, 1960. The Broncos won the game 13 to 10.

First to Win Selke Trophy

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What is the Selke Trophy and who was the first individual to win the award?

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Officially the Frank J. Selke Trophy, the trophy is awarded every year to the National Hockey League (NHL) forward deemed to be the best in the defensive aspects of the game. It was first awarded in 1977/1978 season. The first winner was Bob Gainey, who was also the second, third, and fourth winner. To date, his 4 wins are the most by any NHL player.

Dropkick Field Goal or PAT

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Doug Flutie was the last NFL player to dropkick a point-after or a field goal (he did a PAT). Who was the last player to do it before Flutie?

Trivia Question Answer

On January 1, 2006, Doug Flutie drop kicked a point after touchdown in the New England Patriots regular season finale against the Miami Dolphins. Doug was the first player to accomplish the feat in over 60 years. The previous player to Flutie to dropkick through the uprights was Ray McLean of the Chicago Bears. He drop kicked a PAT in the Bears’ 37-9 win over the New York Giants in the 1941 NFL Championship Game on December 21, 1941.

Goalie Shoots & Scores

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Who was the first NHL goalie to shoot and score a goal?

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In a December 8, 1987 game against the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia’s goalie Ron Hextall, took a shot with 1:12 left in the game after Boston, who trailed 4-2, had pulled their goalie. The shot traveled the distance of the rink and went in making Hextall the first NHL goalie to shoot and score a goal.

Technically Billy Smith of the New York Islanders is credited with a goal in a November 28, 1979 game against the Colorado Rockies but Smith did not actually shoot the puck. In that game Rob Ramage of the Colorado Rockies put the puck into the Rockies empty net. Smith was the last Islander to have touched the puck and by NHL rules was given credit for the goal.

Holy War

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What is college football’s holy war?

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Holy War is used to describe the rivalry between Boston College and Notre Dame, the only two Catholic Universities in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-A). The series originated with the first meeting of these two teams in 1975. The winner of the game is the recipient of two trophies – the Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl and the Ireland Trophy.

First African American Players in the NBA

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Who were the first African American basketball players in the NBA?

Trivia Question Answer

In 1950, Earl Lloyd of the Washington Capitols, Chuck Cooper of the Boston Celtics, and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton of the New York Knicks were the first African American NBA players 4 years after the league’s founding in 1946.

Oldest Professional US Football Team

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What is the oldest continuously run professional football team in the United States?

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The Arizona Cardinals were founded in 1898 and have operated from 1898 to 1906, and again from 1913 to present making them the oldest continuously operated U.S. professional football team. They were a charter member of the NFL in 1920.