Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September Quiz Answers


So, how do you think you did on yesterday’s quiz?  The answers, links to relevant posts and grading scale are below!

 

1.     Fill in the blanks:  This year, the league approved moving the deadline to trade players from _____ to _____.  

 
WEEK 6 TO WEEK 8

 


 

2.     Which of the many Washington Redskins quarterbacks of the past twenty years has found a successful second career in politics and is currently serving in the U.S. House of Representative? 

 
HEATH SHULER

 

Relevant Post:  Sorry, “DNC” You There!  

 

3.     Frederick Exley, author of the current Reading Huddle selection A Fan’s Notes, went to USC with what famous New York Giants running back? 

 
FRANK GIFFORD

 


 

4.     How long does a team have to claim a player “off waivers” during the regular season? 

 
24 HOURS

 
Relevant Post:  Catch the Waive 

 

5.            Which former defensive tackle played a tough but lovable adoptive father in an 80’s sitcom? 

 
ALEX KARRAS

 

 

6.     In the offseason, the league added loss of a down to the penalty when a player kicks what?

(a)          A tipped pass
(b)          A loose ball
(c)           Another player’s helmet
(d)          An official
 

(b)   A LOOSE BALL

 

Relevant Post:  The Rules They are a-Changin’ 

 
 

7.     Which Hall of Fame fullback hosted American Gladiators in the early 1990’s? 
 

LARRY CSONKA

 


 

8.     In Week 2, which team was erroneously not penalized for challenging a ruling that was not reviewable? 
 

THE ST. LOUIS RAMS

 


 

9.     Which 80’s TV star holds the NFL record for the most safeties in a single game? 

 
FRED DRYER

 


 

10.    True or False:  The “vertical plane” of the goal is the area above the crossbar and between the uprights. 
 
TRUE  (See Rule 11-4-1(c); if the ball goes above the top of the uprights, it’s no longer in the “vertical plane,” but the kick can still be a good field goal.)

 

Relevant Post:  NFL Week 3:  A Look Back 

 

BONUS:  Which former running back had a long television career that included a five-season role on Hill Street Blues? 

ED MARINARO
 


 

Naptime Huddle Grading Scale (including Bonus):
 
9-11:  The Regular Refs (we missed you and, for now, you’re experts!)
6-8:  RG3 (OK, maybe a homer reference)
3-5:  The second-half Buffalo Bills (they allowed 35 unanswered points!)
0-2:  The 0-4 Saints (yikes)

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