Monthly Archives: December 2016

First Major Bowl Game Outcomes

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What was the outcome of the first Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl?

Trivia Question Answer

  • First Cotton Bowl: January 1, 1937 – TCU 16 / Marquette 6
  • First Orange Bowl: January 1, 1935 – Bucknell 26 / Miami (FL) 0
  • First Rose Bowl: January 1, 1902 – Stanford 0 / Michigan 49
  • First Sugar Bowl: January 1, 1935 – Tulane 20 / Temple 14

First NBA Most Improved Player Award

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When was the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award instituted and who was the first winner?

Trivia Question Answer

The NBA’s Most Improved Player Award was instituted in the 1985/1986 season. The first winner was Alvin Robertson of the San Antonio Spurs.

First Monday Night Football Announcers

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When Monday Night Football first aired on ABC in 1970, who were the announcers?

Trivia Question Answer

For the first season of Monday Night Football, ABC’s announcers were¬†Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson, and¬†Don Meredith.

Adams Award First Winner

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What is the Adams Award and who was the first individual to win it?

Trivia Question Answer

The Adams Award is named after Jack Adams who was a Hockey Hall of Fame player for Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa. He was also a coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. The award is given to the NHL’s coach of the year.

The Adams Award was first awarded in the 1973/1974 season. The first recipient was Fred Shero of the Philadelphia Flyers. It was the only time that he won the award.

First Professional Football President

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Who was the first president of professional football?

Trivia Question Answer

Jim Thorpe was named the first president of the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1920. The APFA was renamed the NFL in 1922.

Ram-Falcon Trophy

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In college football, what is the Ram-Falcon Trophy?

Trivia Question Answer

The Ram-Falcon Trophy goes to the winner of the annual Air Force – Colorado football game. The trophy was first awarded on November 30, 1957 to Colorado who defeated Air Force 20 to 7.