October 1, 2020
This has become one of my favorites. You know the routine – 5 points for each correct answer. A grade of 90 indicates that you are brilliant; anything below 60 is, well…Answers appear at the end.
- What famous movie actor said in Rooster Cogburn: “Well I’ll be damned if she didn’t get the last word in again.”
- Who keeps advocating that one should never play zone defenses in basketball?
- How long ago did the BIG BANG occur?
- Who never put in an honest day’s work in their life?
- What famous movie actor said in The Maltese Falcon: “It’s the thing that dreams are made of”?
- True or false: The moon is approximately 240,000 miles from our plant.
- What metropolitan major league baseball player won the Cy Young award two years in a row (and may win it this year)?
- Name the capital of either North or South Dakota
- Who is the greatest heavyweight champion of them all?
- Name the capital of Iceland.
- What famous comedian actor repeatedly used the phrase: “And away we go”?
- What two US presidents continue to attempt to rewrite history?
- Who is the man of the 20th century? Hint: He’s a British diplomat.
- True or False: The temperature in the center of the sun is approximately 29MM°
- Who is the toughest Greek who ever lived?
- Name the top university in the U.S.
- Who is the greatest US president?
- What happened in the interim following the BIG BANG?
- What famous president said: “Take down this wall”?
- What famous (and beautiful) actress said in Casablanca: “Play it again, Sam”?
- What corrupt organization recently cancelled racing at Belmont Park from 9/2 to 9/18?
That’s it? Congratulations, if you did well… If not, better luck next time with IV.
- John Wayne
- Well, yours truly, of course
- Approximately 13 billion years ago
- Career bureaucrats, plus educators (that includes yours truly!)
- Humphrey “Bogie” Bogart
- Met’s pitcher DeGrom
- Bismarck and Pierre, respectively. An extra 5 points if you got both capitals.
- Full credit here. For me, it was Gene Tunney.
- The great one – Jackie Gleason; he was indeed the greatest of the great.
- Full credit for either Carter or Obama.
- Winston Churchill, hands down.
- From what I have read, it is TRUE.
- I have two choices: Alexander the Great or Leonardas.
- Full credit. For me, it’s Northwestern followed by Rice.
- George Washington. He put everything on the line, including his life for our country.
- Full credit. Approximately 4-5 billion years ago, our galaxy was formed (which included planet Earth).
- Ronald Reagan
- Ingrid Bergman
- The New York Racing Association (NYRA). There is probably only a few places in the world more beautiful than New York in early September. So what did NYRA do? Cancel racing at Belmont Park – the most beautiful racetrack in the world – from 9/7 – 18. How did someone as clueless at Cuomo get elected and even worse, where did they find these NYRA executives?
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Here are this month’s three offensive suggestions from the upcoming second edition of my “BASKETBALL COACHING 101” book.
- Every attempt should be made to exploit the team’s offensive capabilities against the opponent’s defensive weaknesses.
- Players should learn to dribble with either hand.
- Players should learn to shoot with either hand.