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Chargers Trivia Thread II

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Wednesday night, 7:00pm.

    Questions & Answers asked to date:
    In what year did the Chargers win the AFL Championship?

     The Chargers won one AFL title in 1963 and reached the AFL playoffs five times and the AFL Championship four times before joining the NFL (1970) as part of the AFL-NFL Merger.

    Who (name and location; e.g. San Diego Chargers) did the Chargers beat to win the Championship and what was the final score?

     Chargers won divisional crowns five of the league’s first six seasons and the AFL title in 1963 with a 51-10 victory over the Boston Patriots.

    Which Charger had 543 receptions for 10,266 yards in his 11 AFL/NFL season career?

     The early AFL years of the San Diego Chargers were highlighted by the outstanding play of wide receiver Lance Alworth 543 receptions for 10,266 yards in his 11 AFL/NFL season career. In addition he set the pro football record of consecutive games with a reception (96) during his career.

    Who was the Charger player who earned defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1961?

     AFL Rookie of the Year defensive end Earl Faison

    What infamous game occurred in 1978 and featured a rule changing play that is still talked about today?

     1978 was marked by the "Holy Roller" game. It was a game-winning play executed by the Oakland Raiders against the Chargers on September 10, in San Diego at Jack Murphy Stadium. What many Charger fans believed should have been called an incomplete pass (and possibly intentional grounding) was seen as a fumble and the rest of the play involved illegal batting of the ball. The officials did not think the illegal actions were obvious enough to call a penalty so the play ended in a touchdown. With 10 seconds left in the game, the Raiders had possession of the ball at the Chargers' 14-yard line, trailing 20-14. Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler took the snap and found himself about to be sacked by Chargers linebacker Woody Lowe on the 24-yard line. Stabler lost the ball, and it rolled forward towards the San Diego goal line. Running back Pete Banaszak tried to recover the ball on the 12-yard line, but could not keep his footing, and the ball was pushed even closer to the end zone. Raiders tight end Dave Casper was the next player to reach the ball but he also could not get a handle on it. He batted and kicked the ball into the end zone, where he fell on it for the game-tying touchdown as time ran out. With the ensuing extra point by placekicker Errol Mann, the Raiders won, 21-20.

    Which Charger was named to the NFL Hall of fame at halftime of the 1979 (played 1980) ProBowl?

     Ron Mix became the second AFL player and second Charger to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, during halftime of the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in 1979 (played 1980).

    Which popular Charger player was traded to Green Bay in 1981 after a hold out?

     In 1981, the Chargers won their third straight AFC West title with a 10-6 season. They traded wide receiver John Jefferson to the Green Bay Packers after he held out for a increase in salary.

    Why were defensive linemen Gary "Big Hands" Johnson and Louie Kelcher to sent to San Francisco in 1982?

     Klein cut salary in preparation of selling the team, sending defensive linemen Gary "Big Hands" Johnson and Louie Kelcher to San Francisco, where they would join Dean and offensive tackle Billy Shields for another 49ers championship in Super Bowl XXIV.

    Which Chargers Quarterback was later hired as head coach?

     In 1989 Dan Henning, a former Chargers quarterback, Washington Redskins assistant, and Atlanta Falcons head coach, was named the eighth head coach in Chargers history.

    Who did Bobby Beathard replace as Director of Football Operations? For $50, what was the year?

     In 1989 After a three-year stint as Director of Football Operations, Steve Ortmayer was released after the season and replaced by Bobby Beathard.

    In 1996 a tragedy struck the Chargers a up an coming Chargers running back and his wife lost their lives in a plane crash in the Florida Everglades. Who was the running back, and fro $100, what was the flight number?

     In 1996, Running back Rodney Culver and his wife, Karen, were killed in the crash of ValuJet Airlines Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades. Culver was the second player in team history to die while on the active roster after David Griggs was killed in a one-car accident in Davie, Florida 11 months earlier. RIP men.

    On 2/1/2000 the sports magazine Sports Illustrated put out a list of their favorite teams. Where id the 1963 San Diego Chargers Rank?

     "Our Favorite Teams":Sports Illustrated 2/1/2000
    #7: 1963 San Diego Chargers
    While the Chicago Bears were hammering out their NFL championship with defensive muscle, the Chargers were a flash of sunlight, running up a 51-10 score-and 610 yards of offense-on the Boston Patriots in the AFL title game. What a collection of talent: Hall of Fame offensive tackle Ron Mix: Lance Alworth, the AFL's first homegrown Hall of Famer, blazing deep: and All-AFL end Earl Faison leading a defense coached by Chuck Noll. Overseeing the whole thing was SidGillman, the genius of the passing game, the originator of the true West Coast Offense.

    Who were the four Running Backs on the 1964 Chargers team?

     #24 Keith Kinderman
     #22 Keith Lincoln
     #23 Paul Lowe
     #20 Gerry McDougall

    In 1970, how many games did the Chargers end in a tie with the opposition?

     Three:
     09/27 T 27-27 Oakland
     10/25 T 31-31 Houston
     12/13 T 17-17 at Denver

    How many free agents joined the Chargers in 1975?

     5

    How many consecutive wins did the Charger open the 1981 season with?

     3:
     09/07 W 44-14 at Cleveland
     09/13 W 28-23 Detroit
     09/20 W 42-31 at Kansas City

    1996 was the last year on the Chargers Roster for what three defensive linemen?

     #95 Vernon Edwards
     #93 Ruben Davis
     #96 Don Sasa

    Which player did the Chargers acquire via trade in 1997?

     #24 Erric Pegram, RB,

    Who was the coach of the Chargers at the end of the 1998 season?

     June Jones replaced Kevin Gilbride who was fired on 10/13/98

    What team did the 1989 Charger get their first win of the season against, and what was the final score?

    09/24 W 21-6 Kansas City

    Which Charger Player(s) Have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated multiple times?

    For and extra $100, how many times?

     Chuck Muncie graced the cover of Sports Illustrated on two ocasions. 01/17/1983 Cover; 01/12/1981 Cover.

    In 1991 which player did the Chargers acquire via a trade with Houston?

     Shawn Jefferson, drafted 1991, round 9 by Houston, later traded to San Diego.

    Who were the three ILB’s on the Chargers 1988 roster?

    #53 Chuck Faucette
     #51 Cedric Figaro
     #50 Gary Plummer

    In 1971 what was the total passing yardage for the Chargers?

     3305

    In 1966 what was unique about the Chargers helmets?

     They had an all blue bolt on them, at no other time have the Chargers used the blue bolt, it was changes to yellow outlined in blue for the 1967 season. In 1960 the Chargers helmet had a blue bolt with a yellow outline. This was reversed in ’61-63 to be the first yellow bolt with blue outline.

    To date, how many head coached has the Chargers had?

    For an extra $500 Name them all, first and last names!

    14:
     Sid Gillman (1960-1969)
     Charlie Waller (1969-1970)
     Harland Svare (1971-1973)
     Ron Waller (1973)
     Tommy Prothro (1974-1978)
     Don Coryell (1978-1986)
     Al Saunders (1986-1988)
     Dan Henning (1989-1991)
     Bobby Ross (1992-1996)
     Kevin Gilbride (1997-1998)
     June Jones (interim) (1998)
     Mike Riley (1999-2001)
     Marty Schottenheimer (2002-2006)
     Norv Turner (2007-Present)

    How many times since joining the NFL have the Charters made it to post season play?

    For an extra $1000, name the date, opponent and final score!

     9
     1979; Lost Divisional Playoffs (Oilers) 17-14,
     1980; Won Divisional Playoffs (Bills) 20-14, Lost Conference Championship (Raiders) 34-27,
     1981; Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 41-38, Lost Conference Championship (Bengals) 27-7
     1982; Won First Round (Steelers) 31-28, Lost Second Round (Dolphins) 34-14
     1992; Won Wild Card Playoffs (Chiefs) 17-0, Lost Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 31-0
     1994; Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 22-21, Won Conference Championship (Steelers) 17-13, Lost Super Bowl XXIX (49ers) 49-26
     1995; Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Colts) 35-20
     2004; Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) 20-17
     2006; Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 24-21

    Who was the Chargers GM who was named as The Sporting News NFL Executive of the Year after balloting of other NFL executives? (70's)

    1979 marked a turning point for the Chargers franchise as The Sporting News named team general manager John Sanders NFL Executive of the Year after balloting of other NFL executives.
     
  2. MtlBoltsFan

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    The answer to my question which you and TT shut down was "Steve Blass Disease". Ok back to you Conky....

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  3. Concudan

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    Guys my apologies! Tonight was insane.

    Lets do Trivia tomorrow night before the Podcast...
     
  4. Concudan

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    Chargers Trivia in fourty minutes.
     
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    Wooohooo !!!!

    Gimme my Boltcash :icon_twisted:
     
  6. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Alms for the poor. I am under $20.00 Boltcash and can not even feed myself or my goldfish :icon_sad: :icon_sad: :icon_sad: :icon_sad: :icon_sad: :icon_sad: :icon_sad: :icon_twisted:
     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    The first question will be for $500...

    How many Interceptions did the Chargers record in 1961?
     
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    49?
     
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    49 ......
     
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    Thrown or caught?
     
  12. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Correct!

     The 1961 Chargers played defense, as indicated by their professional football record 49 pass interceptions in 1961.

    That is $500 for sdbound!
     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Next Question!
     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    This one is worth $1000, with a $500 bonus.

    Who did the Chargers beat to win their first AFC West title?

    Bonus: Who was the opponent and what was the score?
     
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    Oilers 10-3
     
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    Denver 41-33
     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Trummpy gets the $1000 for Who.
    Now the what was the score?
     
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    Seahags 37-10
     
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    Denver got 33 points

    12/10/60 W 41-33 Denver - lost
     
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    Let me help you Tony, the question was who did they beat for their FIRST AFC WEST TITLE?

    Was there an AFC WEST in the AFL?
     
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    41-17
     
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    23-19 we won
     
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    17-7 against Denver in '79
     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Correct.

     The Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 17-7 for their first AFC West division title since the AFL-NFL merger before a national Monday Night Football television audience and their home crowd.

    That is $500 more for Trumpy.
     
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    For $2500!

    How many times has a Charger graced the cover of SI?
    For $100 extra, name the date and player:
     
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