Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pop Quiz Part Deux Answers

So, how do you think you did on yesterday's quiz?  Look below for the answers:

1.       True or False:  A receiver must hold the ball with both hands for a catch to count.

FALSE:  The ball can be held in only one hand as long as the receiver clearly has control.

2.       What is the “plane,” and how do you break it?

The plane is the imaginary wall extending skywards from the front edge of the goal line; it is broken when any part of the football touches it.

3.       Which official on the field keeps the backup game clock?

4.       True or False:  The ball has to travel at least 20 yards on a kickoff before it is legal for the kicking team to recover it and get possession.

FALSE:  The ball only has to travel 10 yards.

5.       A safety can be called against the offense when the quarterback commits an intentional grounding penalty in his own end zone.  What is another penalty that can result in a safety?

Holding, if it occurs in the end zone (usually by an offensive lineman).

6.       Who currently holds the following NFL records for a tight end:  most receptions in a single season, receiving yards, receptions, receiving touchdowns, consecutive starts and most seasons with more than 1,000 yards?

Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons

7.       True or False:  If the kick returner signals a fair catch but does not catch the ball, he may not block or contact an opposing player until the ball is touched by anyone.

TRUE; this is a 15-yard penalty.

8.       What is the name of the Redskins band leader who sold the rights to Hail to the Redskins to Texas oilman Clint Murchison?

9.       What former tight end, nicknamed “Wizard of Oz,” is currently the General Manager for the Baltimore Ravens?

10.   What are the three spots from which a penalty can be enforced?

The previous spot, the spot of the foul or the succeeding spot

BONUS:  What is it called when a drop of fudge holds a sphere shape when placed in a glass of water?

                The Softball Stage

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