Pro Football Trivia Book

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Welcome to the first and only interactive pro footballtrivia contest—a book that runs NFL smarts into a contact sport. All you need is this book, a friend who thinks he knows more than you do, and a brain full of facts, stats, and arcane knowledge. Then do battle with head-to-head gridiron strategy, running your plays based on the toughness of the questions—from one-yard quarterback sneaks (How many Super Bowls have the Buffalo Bills lost?) to fifty-yard bombs (Which team did the Vikings defeat in the only NFL ...

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Overview

Welcome to the first and only interactive pro footballtrivia contest—a book that runs NFL smarts into a contact sport. All you need is this book, a friend who thinks he knows more than you do, and a brain full of facts, stats, and arcane knowledge. Then do battle with head-to-head gridiron strategy, running your plays based on the toughness of the questions—from one-yard quarterback sneaks (How many Super Bowls have the Buffalo Bills lost?) to fifty-yard bombs (Which team did the Vikings defeat in the only NFL overtime game ever decided by a safety?) All the rules, and everything you need to start playing, are right inside.

Look, pal, anybody can watch on TV. Got what it takes to step onto the field without stepping out of the den? Then toss the coin and start the clock—it's Trivia Bowl Time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780380799466
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/31/1998
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 4.16 (w) x 6.77 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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Quaterback Sneaks

(25 questions, one yard each)
  1. Name the respective NFL teams Hall of Fame linebackers Dick Butkus and Ray Nitschke played for.
  2. By what nickname was Hall of Fame halfback Harold Grange known?
  3. If an official makes a grasping motion in front of his face with one hand, what is he signaling?
  4. What position do All-Pro offensive linemen Tony Boselli and Willie Roaf play: center, guard, or tackle?
  5. With what team did Bill Parcels have his first NFL head coaching job?
  6. What team did the Denver Broncos defeat 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII?
  7. How many timeouts is a team allowed each half?
  8. With what team did cornerback Rod Woodson play the first 10 seasons of his NFL career (1987-96) before signing as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 1997?
  9. How many Super Bowls have the New Orleans Saints won?
  10. To what team did the San Francisco 49ers lose the 1996 NFC West title on a tie-breaker?
  11. How many yards is an offense penalized for illegal motion?
  12. Name the Ohio State offensive tackle the St. Louis Rams selected with the number one overall pick in the 1997 NFL draft.
  13. What position do All-Pro defensive linemen Cortez Kennedy and Chester McGlockton play: end or tackle?
  14. How many yards is an offense penalized for a delay of game?
  15. With what team did quarterback Jim Harbaugh play the first seven seasons of his NFL career (1987-93) before signing as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts in 1994?
  16. If an offensive player carries the ball over the front end of the opposing team's goal line but not over the back end, is it a touchdown?
  17. What team did the San Francisco49ers defeat 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV?
  18. Who is the NFL's all-time rushing leader?
  19. How many yards is an offense penalized for holding?
  20. Who was the starting quarterback of the Chicago
  21. Bears in their championship season of 1985?
  22. How many Super Bowls have the Buffalo Bills won?
  23. When measuring for a first down, what part of the ball is used: the forward point or the backward point?
  24. What position do NFLers Raymont Harris and Harvey Williams play?
  25. If an official extends both his arms above his head (without placing his hands together), what is he signaling?
  26. What was Hall of Fame defensive tackle Joe Greene's nickname during his playing days with the Pittsburgh Steelers?

ANSWERS

  1. Butkus played for the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1973 and was inducted into the Hall in '79; Nitschke played for the Green Bay Packers from 1958 to 1972 and was inducted in '78.
  2. "Red." Grange, who played in 1925 and from 1929 to 1934 with the Chicago Bears, and in 1926 and '27 with the New York Yankees of the AFL, also was known as "the Galloping Ghost."
  3. A face-masking penalty.
  4. Tackle.
  5. The New York Giants, whom Parcells led from 1983
  6. to 1990, winning two Super Bowls along the way.
  7. The Green Bay Packers.
  8. Three.
  9. The Pittsburgh Steelers, with whom he started 125 games, intercepted 38 passes, and played in seven Pro Bowls. He then played one season with the 49ers before signing as a free agent in 1998 with the Baltimore Ravens.
  10. None. The Saints never have been to the Super Bowl.
  11. The Carolina Panthers. Both teams were 12-4, but the Panthers beat the 49ers both times the teams played that season.
  12. Five.
  13. Orlando Pace.
  14. Tackle.
  15. Five.
  16. The Chicago Bears, with whom he started 65 games and threw for 11,567 yards and 50 touchdowns.
  17. Yes. The goal line actually is part of the end zone; it's a touchdown if the ball is on, above, or over the goal line.
  18. The Denver Broncos.
  19. Hall-of-Famer Walter Payton, who rushed for 16,726 yards for the Chicago Bears from 1975 to 1987.
  20. Ten.
  21. Jim McMahon, who made his only Pro Bowl that season after completing 178 of 313 passes for 2,392 yards and 15 touchdowns, with 11 interceptions.
  22. None. The Bills, who did win AFL championships in 1964 and '65, are 0-4 in Super Bowls.
  23. The forward point.
  24. Running back.
  25. A touchdown (or a field goal, or a successful extrapoint kick).
  26. "Mean Joe."
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