"Name the Game" trivia

Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby ChrisBabcock » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:24 pm

CSKreager wrote:In this game:

A former coach returned to face his old team
The losing QB threw 6 interceptions
The winning team scored a defensive touchdown


Broncos 26, Patriots 21 9/3/67
Broncos coach Lou Saban formerly coached the Patriots
Babe Parilli threw 6 interceptions... one of which was a pick 6 by Gordie Sellers
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Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby Bryan » Mon May 04, 2020 11:23 am

This game was the first Super Bowl in which every player on both teams' active roster participated in the game.
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Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby ChrisBabcock » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:00 am

Bryan wrote:This game was the first Super Bowl in which every player on both teams' active roster participated in the game.


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Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby ChrisBabcock » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:00 am

ChrisBabcock wrote:In this game...
- A future hall of fame head coach returned an interception for a TD for the winning team.
- A player, usually remembered for his interceptions (intercepting the ball) had a very long kickoff return for a touchdown for the winning team.
- A future head coach with a rather terrible career W-L percentage as a coach, kicked a field goal for the losing team.


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Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby JuggernautJ » Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:20 pm

ChrisBabcock wrote:
ChrisBabcock wrote:In this game...
- A future hall of fame head coach returned an interception for a TD for the winning team.
- A player, usually remembered for his interceptions (intercepting the ball) had a very long kickoff return for a touchdown for the winning team.
- A future head coach with a rather terrible career W-L percentage as a coach, kicked a field goal for the losing team.


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Is this what you're looking for?
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ ... 040nyg.htm
New York Yanks at New York Giants November 4, 1951

Tom Landry - 55 yard INT return for a TD
Emlen Tunnell - 100 yard KO return for a TD
Harvey Johnson - 2-23-1 record coaching the Bills in 1968 and 1971 kicked a 37 yard field goal
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Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby ChrisBabcock » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:32 pm

JuggernautJ wrote:
ChrisBabcock wrote:
ChrisBabcock wrote:In this game...
- A future hall of fame head coach returned an interception for a TD for the winning team.
- A player, usually remembered for his interceptions (intercepting the ball) had a very long kickoff return for a touchdown for the winning team.
- A future head coach with a rather terrible career W-L percentage as a coach, kicked a field goal for the losing team.


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Is this what you're looking for?
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ ... 040nyg.htm
New York Yanks at New York Giants November 4, 1951

Tom Landry - 55 yard INT return for a TD
Emlen Tunnell - 100 yard KO return for a TD
Harvey Johnson - 2-23-1 record coaching the Bills in 1968 and 1971 kicked a 37 yard field goal


Yep! Correct.
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Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby sluggermatt15 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:59 pm

Way to go, Jay! Fantastic work. :D
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Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby Bryan » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:25 am

Bryan wrote:This game was the first Super Bowl in which every player on both teams' active roster participated in the game.


Since this has past its expiration date, the answer is SB XXI.
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Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby JuggernautJ » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:28 am

Bryan wrote:
Bryan wrote:This game was the first Super Bowl in which every player on both teams' active roster participated in the game.


Since this has past its expiration date, the answer is SB XXI.


Huh. I would've guessed it was one of the earlier games (smaller rosters).

Is there any particular reason everyone played in this SB?
Have there been any others in which everyone played?
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Re: "Name the Game" trivia

Postby Bryan » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:47 pm

JuggernautJ wrote:
Bryan wrote:
Bryan wrote:This game was the first Super Bowl in which every player on both teams' active roster participated in the game.


Since this has past its expiration date, the answer is SB XXI.


Huh. I would've guessed it was one of the earlier games (smaller rosters).

Is there any particular reason everyone played in this SB?
Have there been any others in which everyone played?


I think the main reasons were that both the Giants and Broncos carried only two QBs on their SB roster, and the game ended up being a blowout in the 4th quarter so teams could empty their bench. It seemed like with the expanded rosters, teams typically would have 3 QBs and the third guy rarely played. The earlier games would usually have a backup QB or an 'elder statesman' on the roster that wouldn't see action. Bud Grant's teams had several position players who were DNPs, probably because he usually had starters on his special teams.

I stopped looking once I reached SB XXI, so its possible there have been others.
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