How’d you do on yesterday’s quiz? Check below for the answers, and our Olympic-themed grading scale…
1. Which AFL team defected to the NFL before ever taking the field as an AFL team?
THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS
2. What member of this summer’s Team USA is the daughter of an athlete who is the only man to win an Olympic medal and a Super Bowl ring in the same year?
MICHELLE CARTER (SHOT PUT), WHO IS THE DAUGHTER OF
3. What is the name of the union representing the NFL’s game officials?
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE REFEREES ASSOCIATION (NFLRA)
4. What former Bears running back (and author of Reading Huddle’s current selection) was named Rookie of the Year by unanimous vote in 1965?
5. Who holds the NFL record for most sacks in a career, with 200?
BRUCE SMITH (DEFENSIVE END, BUFFALO BILLS AND WASHINGTON REDSKINS)
6. Which veteran QB got some additional leverage in his contract negotiations when an arbitrator ruled that if his team put a franchise tag on him again in 2013 that he would be entitled to a 44% raise?
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS QUARTERBACK DREW BREES
7. What former NFL wide receiver was unable to compete in the Olympics because of the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Games held in Moscow?
WILLIE GAULT (CHICAGO BEARS AND OAKLAND RAIDERS)
8. TRUE OR FALSE: During training camp, there must be at least one hour between practice sessions on the same day.
FALSE: THERE MUST BE AT LEAST THREE HOURS BETWEEN PRACTICE SESSIONS
9. What former NFL running back, Heisman Trophy winner and Olympian was the first player to have gains of 90+ yards rushing, receiving and returning kicks in a single season?
10. For which Super Bowl did Jets quarterback Joe Namath guarantee victory, and what team did the Jets beat in that game?
THEY BEAT THE BALTIMORE COLTS IN SUPER BOWL III
BONUS: Which two running backs received nearly identical contract extensions from their teams in the days leading up to the opening of their training camps?
RAY RICE (BALTIMORE) AND MATT FORTE (CHICAGO), WHO EACH RECEIVED EXTENSIONS WORTH $8 MILLION PER YEAR
0-2: Missed the Podium (Try again in four more years.)
3-5: Bronze Medalist (Nobody really wants to be remembered.)
6-8: Silver Medalist (It seems unfair to call you a “loser,” but everyone will anyway.)
9+: Gold Medalist