For "Trivia Thursday" this week, Jim went up against a listener AND a special guest contestant in Jeff Risdon in the category of memorable moments in Lions, Browns, and Texans history.
Jeff Risdon - 3 (*won via tiebreaker*)
Jim - 2
Listener Chris - 0
*MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN LIONS, BROWNS, & TEXANS HISTORY*
January 3, 1987 – The Browns hadn’t won a playoff game since 1969 until this date when Bernie Kosar rallied the team from a ten-point deficit with four minutes to go to eventually top this team in double overtime, 23-20, on a game-winning 27-yard field goal in an AFC Divisional Round game. Who did they beat?
ANSWER: NEW YORK JETS
During the 2014 season, then first-year head coach Bill O’Brien had to try and revive the Texans organization following a 2-14 dumpster fire in 2013 and somehow got Houston to finish at 9-7 and a 1/2 game out of a playoff spot in the AFC. What’s most impressive is that he did it while starting four different quarterbacks that season. Can you name me those four quarterbacks?
ANSWER: RYAN FITZPATRICK, RYAN MALLETT, TOM SAVAGE, & CASE KEENUM
December 21, 1997 – Jets at Lions – Lions clinch a playoff berth with a 13-10 win during the final game of the regular season; Barry Sanders eclipses the 2,000-yard mark on the ground; and Reggie Brown suffers a tragic injury. Also, the officials had to try and shush the raucous Lions faithful numerous times throughout the game after receiving multiple complaints from the Jets. Who was the Jets head coach at that time?
ANSWER: BILL PARCELLS
October 31, 1999 – Browns at Saints – Cleveland notches its first win in their second go around in the NFL after dropping the first seven contests of the 1999 season. This game ended in the most dramatic way possible with a Hail Mary completion to Kevin Johnson at the buzzer to win, 21-16. Who was the Browns’ quarterback at the time?
ANSWER: TIM COUCH
Thanksgiving 2012 – Texans at Lions – Houston’s Thanksgiving debut – As Lions fans, we all know what happened during that game, don’t we? The pivotal moment came during the third quarter when Jim Schwartz was penalized for throwing the challenge flag following a Houston touchdown run that was already going to get reviewed by the booth for down by contact. The Lions lost the game in overtime, 34-31, but who was the Texans running back that scored on that 81-yard touchdown run?
ANSWER: JUSTIN FORSETT
TIEBREAKER #1: VOLLEYBALL TERMINOLOGY – What is it called when players are deemed “out of alignment” and not in the correct position on the court when the server is contacting the ball.
ANSWER: OVERLAP (OR OUT OF ROTATION)
TIEBREAKER #2: VOLLEYBALL RULES – In a five-set match, how many points do you play to in the fifth and deciding set?
ANSWER: FIFTEEN (OR WIN BY TWO IF OVER 15)