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2020 Buckeye Trivia Contest - won by BN27

Discussion in 'College Football' started by BB73, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Bill Willis


    BB73 - Incorrect, please wait 2 minutes before trying to answer this same question

    And please don't delete answers once they're posted
     
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Dante Lavelli
     
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  3. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    that should be it
     
  4. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Correct – Dante “Gluefingers” Lavelli is the answer. Dante wore #33 for the Buckeyes in 1942. He didn't start the opener against Fort Knox due to a 'charley horse', and also saw limited action the next week against Indiana. Late in the next home game against USC, he broke a bone in his leg when he was hit while going up for a pass. That ended his season, and since he went into the Army after that, those 3 games were his entire career at tOSU. In 1941, freshmen weren't eligible to play.

    His Army duty was notable. He was in the 28th Division, nicknamed the 'Bloody Buckets Division". He was in the invasion of Normandy, marched into Paris, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, including Bastogne.

    After the war, he was ready to sign to play baseball for the Detroit Tigers when he received a call learning about an opportunity to play for the newly formed Cleveland Browns.

    The Browns won 4 straight AAFC titles from '46-'49, won the NFL title in 1950, the first year after the merger. The opener was against the Eagles, who had won the NFL Championship Games in the previous 2 years with a shutout each time. The Browns 35-10 win stunned the football world. Graham threw for 346 yards, including a 26-yard TD to Lavelli. After the game, Paul Brown said "I think today we were the best football team I've ever seen". Eagles head coach Greasy Neale said,"Brown would have made a better basketball coach because all they do is put the ball in the air."

    Brown used the rematch later that season to make a point to Neale, who was on the 1919 Cincinnati Reds World Series team, and is in the NFL Hall of Fame as a coach. The Browns won the November game in Cleveland by a score 13-7 without completing a pass. One throw to Lavelli was wiped out by a penalty, which ended his streak of consecutive games with a reception.

    After losing NFL title games in '51-'52-'53, the Browns won the crown in both '54 and '55. Graham retired after the '55 season, and Lavelli retired the year after that.

    Next question coming right up.

    But yeah, 3 roommates - an NFL Hall of Famer, a Heisman winner, and a Super Bowl winning head coach!
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2020
  5. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Which Buckeye QB was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, but never played a down in the NFL?
     
  6. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Don Scott
     
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  7. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Correct – Don Scott was an All-American in 1939 and 1940, and also played on the 1939 basketball team that made the first NCAA Tournament Championship Game. In the 1941 NFL Draft, held on Dec. 10, 1940, barely a year before Pearl Harbor, the Chicago Bears drafted Heisman winner Tom Harmon of TTUN #1 overall (as a halfback), and selected Don Scott as the #9 overall pick. Rather than head for the NFL, Scott volunteered to fight in Europe, entering the US Army Air Forces. He died in training when a B-26 Marauder bomber crashed in England on October 1, 1943. Exactly 1 month later, the recently opened Ohio State University Airport was christened as Don Scott Field.

    Last question for this session coming right up.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2020
  8. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Schlichter?

    BB73 - Incorrect, but you can try the next question right away
     
  9. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Which other Buckeye football player, who once scored 6 TDs in the first half of a conference game, also had an airport named after him?

    HINT - the airport was in Ohio but it hasn't been active for decades

    HINT - He was a four sport letterman at Ohio State, and was the first to do so, although some information on the Internet incorrectly says Chic Harley was the first to play 4, they were teammates but Harley was younger

    HINT - Search BP thread titles instead of using google for this one
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2020
  10. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    HINT - the airport was in Ohio but it hasn't been active for decades
     
  11. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    Ed hess

    BB73 - Incorrect, please wait 2 minutes before trying to answer this same question
     
  12. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    HINT - He was a four sport letterman at Ohio State, and was the first to do so, although some information on the Internet incorrectly says Chic Harley was the first to play 4, they were teammates but Harley was younger
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2020
  13. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Ernie Godfrey

    BB73 - Incorrect, please wait 2 minutes before trying to answer this same question
     
  14. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    HINT - Search BP thread titles instead of using google for this one
     
  15. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    Alfred E. Neuman


    BB73 - Incorrect, please wait 2 minutes before trying to answer this same question
     

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