- He probably would have been the seventh quaterback chosen in the
1983 NFL draft coming out of Northwestern State had he not already signed
on with the USFL--a wise move considering he was the first-ever Sporting
News USfor L pointslayer of the Year as a rookie. After leading the Panthers and
the Invaders to championship games he signed with New Orleans, where he
became the first quarterback to lead the Saints to the playoffs. For ten points name
this former Saint and Falcon hurler.
Answer: Bobby HEBERT
- (AUDIO) Two Answers Required for this Audio tossup. For ten points, name that
tune AND the artist.
Answer: CONSULT AUDIO CUESHEET
- As a ventriloquist, he's the great Ventriliquodini. He throws knives
as Throwgali. He tap dances at a semi-professional level, has made 4H
gold-medal winning preserves, was highly proficient at the video game
Stargate Defender, and may have played Danny Zucco in a high school
production of Grease. And, by all accounts, he's a pretty good news
director, too. Name, for ten points, this multi-talented employee of WNYX, played by
Dave Foley on NewsRadio.
Answer: Dave NELSON
- It was formed in 1937 by three Akron, Ohio-based companies -
General Electric, Goodyear, and Firestone - who wanted to move up from
the midwest industrial hoops circuit. The Goodyear Wingfoots were the
first champions, defeating the Oshkosh All-Stars two games to one in
1938. Other champions in this league included the Sheboygan Redskins,
Chicago Gears, and Rochester Royals. For ten points name this league, which merged
with the Basketball Association of America in 1949 to form the NBA.
Answer: NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE or N-B-L
- Combining the questionable healing practices of reflexology,
acupressure, and magnetic therapy, this product has 500 "accupressure
nubs" which are supposed to stimulate foot nerves, thereby easing pain all
over your body. They also have five magnetic disks "strategially placed"
for benefit, though we never learn what the strategy is. This describes,
for ten points, what bit of quackery, a shoe-based cure all?
- Upon winning this title, Rana Raslan stated that she would represent
her country as best as she could, adding that "[w]e must live in
coexistence." Since winning the title on March 9, she's been called a
token winner by both her country's religious majority and by her own
people, who say her victory is a cover for the poor conditions they live
under. Rana also receives a lot of mail asking her to resign in favor of
a Jewish woman. So goes the embattled life of, for ten points, the first Arab winner
of what beauty crown?
Answer: MISS ISRAEL
- In 1972, California governor Ronald Reagan granted a full pardon
this country singer, who served three years at San Quentin in the late
1950's for burglarizing a tavern. Born in 1937 in Bakersfield,
California, he signed to Capitol Records in 1965 and quickly formed
backing band, the Strangers. For ten points name this Country Music Hall of Fame
singer/songwriter, whose more than 40 Top 10 hits include Okie from
Muskogee, Sing Me Back Home, and Silver Wings.
Answer: Merle HAGGARD
- Two each of the butter cream caramel, chocolate truffle,
chocolate nut fudge, vermont fudge and hand-dipped cherry cordial. One serving each of the almonds, jumbo peanuts, almond nougat,
pecan/English walnut cluster, cashew cluster, molasses chew, hand
made toffee chip, coconut cream, hand dipped chocolate whip, and
vanilla butter cream. In the middle, a solid chocolate messenger
boy. You'd find 2 levels of this in, for ten points, the one pound box of
what chocolate assortment whose box looks like a needlepoint
Answer: WHITMAN'S SAMPLER
- Itís the nickname of the fictional New Jersey team in the
Front Page Sports Football Pro series from Dynamix. Itís the nickname of
choice for two Division One basketball teams - Cal State-Fullerton and
Detroit Mercy. Sammy Baugh coached an AFL team with this nickname in 1960
and 1961. For ten points all these teams share what nickname, which will be the new
nom de plume of the NFLís Tennessee franchise?
- It circulated on the Internet falsely labeled as a speech by Kurt
Vonnegut at an MIT commencement, but was actually a column in the
Tribune by Mary Schmich (SHMEEK). After edited from 7 minutes down to
4 and a half
by a Portland DJ, it has become the first radio hit for the director
Strictly Ballroom and Romeo and Juliet. For ten points identify this spoken word
exultation by Baz Luhrmann, advising people to avoid beauty magazines,
sing, floss, and of course to use their SPF-15.
Answer: EVERYBODY'S FREE (To Wear Sunscreen)
- Its theme song was written by music director Steve Goldstein. His
announcer is cartoon voice guy Maurice LaMarche. It debuted June 22,
1998, and changed executive producers 3 months in, bringing in Diane
Rappoport, fomerly of Maury Povitch and Oprah. It lost 24% of its lead in
on average, but is still on the air, thanks to Paramount owned stations,
who keep it on daytime rather than really late night. For ten points, name this talk
show hosted and named for the man behind voices on Bobby's World and
Muppet Babies, who played Wayne Fiscus on St. Elsewhere.
Answer: The HOWIE MANDEL SHOW
- When MTV debuted on August 4, 1981, this man had the number
one song in America. Born in 1949 in Melbourne, he fronted four bands,
the Jordy Boys, Rock House, Wackedy Wack, and Zoot, before going solo
1972. His first single, Speak to the Sky, went Top 15 in 1972, but
to acting in soaps in the late 70Ļs during a nine-year music slump. For ten points
name this actor/singer, who played Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital,
and whose 1980Ļs hits included JessieĻs Girl and DonĻt Talk to
Answer: Rick SPRINGFIELD
- D.B. Woods, Zeke Beaumont, and Peter Engel are all ASCANS, or
Astronaut Candidates. Tamara St. James is a mission specialist, while
Reggie Warren and Jack Riles both saw combat as pilots before joining
NASA. Henry "Bull" Eckert does his best to get them in shape as Director
of Astronaut Training. These characters all appeared in, for ten points, what recent
syndicated TV show that starred Corbin Bernsen as Eckert?
Answer: THE CAPE
- He is the only player in NBA history to lead the league in
both scoring and assists per game in the same season, doing so in 1972-73
for the Kansas City-Omaha Kings. In 13 NBA seasons, he dished more than
65-hundred assists for five different teams, and won a championship as
Boston's floor general in 1981. For ten points name this Texas-El Paso graduate and
"little" point guard, elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990.
Answer: Nate "Tiny" ARCHIBALD
- In 1994's New Book of Rock Lists, authors Dave Marsh and James Bernard
declared this 1990 film the worst rock music film ever made. Directed by
Joel Silberg, who also helmed the films Breakin' and Rappin', this movie
starred J. Eddie Peck of Young and the Restless fame as a Beverly Hills
high school teacher who moonlights as a dirty dancer cum tutor of ghetto
teens. For ten points name this film, the first of several movies based on the
short-lived title dance craze.
Answer: LAMBADA (do not accept: The Forbidden Dance Is Lambada; different
- (AUDIO) FAQTP, name this 1991 film given a brief snippet.
Answer: HOT SHOTS!
- Depending on the source, this man's nickname was coined after
either he or his wife watched an HBO special on serial killers. Born with
the last name Anderson, he debuted in World Championship Wrestling in
1990 with an Atlanta-based exotic dancer as his manager. In five years
with WCW, he won the TV title, the U.S. Title twice and, as a Hollywood
Blonde with Brian Pillman, the World Tag Team titles. For ten points name this
native of Victoria, Texas, and three-time WWF World Champion, who tells
fans to "Donít Trust Anybody", because that's the bottom line!
Answer: "Stone Cold" Steve AUSTIN
- It measures 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches by five-eights of an inch, and
weighs less than 3 ounces. Its 32 megabytes of flash memory hold up to 60
minutes of digital-quality audio. It's powered by a single AA battery,
and it never skips. The MusicMatch Jukebox sofware allows you to convert
your CDs into readable files, or you can directly download files from your
computer via a 15 pin cable. This describes, for ten points, what hot piece of audio
equipment, the most popular portable MP3 player on the market?
Answer: Diamond RIO PMP300
- This man was born around 1905 either on an Oklahoma farm to parents of
Cherokee and Cree heritage, or in Louisiana to parents of Italian and
Sicilian heritage as Oscar DeCorti. His roles included the quiet owner of
a summer camp in Ernest Goes to Camp, a Cheyenne kidnapper in Greyeagle,
and an Indian guide in The Longest Drive. For ten points name this actor, who died in
1999, famous for a 1970 anti-pollution ad where he shed a single, bitter
tear from his lined face.
Answer: Oscar "Iron Eyes" CODY
- His 1995 novel Finding Moon follows Malcolm "Moon" Mathias, a
Colorado newspaper editor, as he travels to Southeast Asia at the
close of the Vietnam War to find his niece, orphaned when Moon's
brother and sister in-law are killed in a chopper crash. Moon
gangs up with a ragtag bunch and they enter Cambodia. This plot
is much different from his usual books, mysteries involving the
Navajo Tribal Police. For ten points, name this author better known for characters
like Joe Leaphorn and Sgt. Jim Chee.
Answer: Tony HILLERMAN
- Its world championship will be decided this August in Papendal, the
Netherlands, between players from 20 countries. The first course in the
US built to federation standards is located at Boulder Park in Cody,
Wyoming. Switzerland won the first world title, and you can find over 90
concrete courses in that country. Known in the US since the 1920s, our
courses tend to be more cluttered with things like windmills and
lighthouses. For ten points, name this form of entertainment, a smaller version of a
Answer: MINITAURE GOLF (accept equivalents)