2007 BC-College Bowl Jam: Tournament Edition
Questions written by: The Artist Formerly Known As “Smedley the Elephant”
NBA Jam Rules ARE in effect
1. Entered as a medical student and briefly pursued a career in surgery, before
deciding on an alternate path. A violent attack by a patient left a medical student
dead and seriously wounded him, leading to his battles with substance abuse. He
has also suffered from family issues and a failed relationship with Abby. He
currently resides in Africa, pursuing his work with Doctors without borders. FTP
name this former chief of medicine of County General Hospital, played by Noah
Wyle on ER.
Answer: Dr. John Carter
2. At this time, all throughout the residence, there is not even a shiver from the
smallest mammal; laundry was hanging on the mantle, waiting for somebody to
take care of it. The kids were all tucked in, while possible distant cousins of the
California Raisins occupied their dreams. The family was dressed for the evening
hour and just drifting off to sleep. It was perfect for a while, until a racket outside
woke everyone up, so a brave soul got up to see what was going on. FTP,
(phrased Metalocalypsically) Boy on the street, WHAT DAY IS IT?
Answer: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
3. Born in Autlan de Navarro, Mexico, son of a Mariachi violinist, he began playing
the violin at age 5. He would later move with his family to Tijuana, where he
would begin his love for another instrument, emulating greats, such as John Lee
Hooker and B.B. King. He crossed the border, landing in San Francisco, where
he formed a blues band that would land him in the Rock N Roll Hall of fame.
FTP, name this musician who is still hitting Billboard Charts to this day.
Answer: Carlos Santana
4. NAMES THE SAME: One is owned by American Greetings. The other by
whoever has the correct recipe. One has toy and clothing lines and more friends
than me. The other has more like cousins than friends, lesser known and prepared
using peaches or blueberries. One has a cat named custard and was sadly
discontinued for over twenty years from 1985-2006. The other will only be
discontinued if the worlds strangely stops enjoying combinations of sweet fruits
and breads topped with whipped cream. FTP, name the commonly named 80s fad
and wonderful dessert.
Answer: Strawberry Shortcake
5. Drafted 12th overall in the 1989 draft, he sits at 10th on the all time steals list, with
2075, including a career high 10 against the Philadelphia 76ers in 1998. He led
his team in assists and steals for eight straight seasons, playing in New Jersey and
Atlanta. He is number is honored by Pearl Jam, who used it as title for their 1991
album, when they couldn’t use his name as their band name. FTP name this
former NBA all-star, the all-time leader in Atlanta Hawk history in three pointers
made and attempted.
Answer: Mookie Blaylock
6. Born November 7, 1943 in Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada. She can be heard
doing background vocals on Carole King’s Tapestry and is featured on James
Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon. She however is more famous for
her own work throughout the 1970s and 80s. A tribute album for her is due to be
released two weeks from today. Born Roberta Joan Anderson, contracted polio at
9 years old, FTP name this Singer/Songwriter who changed the world with her
ablums Blue, Court and Spark, and The Hissing of Summer Lawns.
Answer: Joni Mitchell
7. Beginning in 1925 as a small town soda fountain, they now find themselves in 17
countries, world-wide. Known in the 1950s for large guest-rooms, air
conditioning and television, they went public in 1961 with 88 units in 33 US
States. There are now 450 total units, all equipped with President Ken Greene’s
approval, and sufficient encouragement to “Go Anywhere. Stay Here.” FTP,
name this well-known hotel chain.
Answer: Howard Johnson Hotels
8. This seven-year veteran of the NFL set receiving records at Mountain View High
School in Mesa, Arizona. He then reset the Arizona State University all-time
receptions records for tight ends with 115, passing Ken Dyer. He has the NFL
record for most 2 point conversions in a singles season, when he had four in 2003.
His 316 catches for 3,568 and 26 touchdowns from 2001-2006 earned him an
Under Armour Commercial and the loving nickname Stormin’ Mormon. FTP,
name this NFL tight end, who has spent the beginning of his career clad in
Answer: Todd Heap
9. You could be told you have natural leadership skills, the ability to make quick
decisions, are driven to accomplish and are very verbal about your opinions, if
you are found to mirror his personality on www.snowwhitetest.com, though you
also show feelings of inadequacy. He, personally might mistakenly tell you to
“search every crook an’ nanny” when coming back to a cottage that is
mysteriously tidied up. The only one that knows how to get Grumpy into the
wash trough, he is constantly convincing the dwarves that the trouble in having
Snow White around is worth it. FTP, name this good-natured leader of the seven
dwarves, sporting and adorable beard and glasses combo.
Answer: Doc (Note: I tested as a Sneezy)
10. Growing up rivals in Urbania, Ohio, he was always bested by his athletically
superior brother, Kevin. The final showdown takes place in a peewee football
game, where his team of rejects is inspired by his story of the one time he beat
Kevin down Cherry Hill on his bike, and the appearance of their best player, his
daughter, Becky “Icebox”. His team comes back to win on what is referred to,
but in no way resembles the Annexation of Puerto Rico. FTP, name this brother,
played by Rick Moranis, coach of the Little Giants.
Answer: Danny O’Shea
11. Drafted in the 3rd Round of the 1992 draft, by the then Quebec Nordiques, he
made minor news as a backup for several years in Dallas. He has since split time
for his new team, first with Jamie McLennan, where he set a record for lowest
goals against average for an expansion goaltender, with a 2.42. He later split his
time with a goalie who led the Edmonton Oilers to the Stanley Cup Finals Last
Season. FTP, name this NHL Goalie, who benefited from the Dwayne Roloson,
as it secured him the starting job in Minnesota for 2006-2007.
Answer: Manny Fernandez
12. “I met her in a hotel lobby, masturbating to a magazine. She said how’d you like
to waste some time, and I could not resist…. She took me to her castle and I just
couldn’t believe my eyes. She had so many devices, everything that money could
buy. She said sign your name on the dotted line, the lights when out, and…” FTP,
name this track originally off Prince’s Purple Rain, which helped inspire Tipper
Gores Advisory label and was later covered by the Foo Fighters as a 2003 B-Side
to the Single Have it All.
Answer: Darling Nikki
13. Founded in 1880, first radio broadcast in 1931, a satellite radio station was
created in September 2006, streaming opera 24/7. It also now presents HD
versions of its performances to be shown in theaters in the USA, Canada, Japan
and several European Countries. However, most trash-a-liciously, it is known for
Chris Rock and Jamie Foxx’s appearances there in 1999 and 2001 as host of the
MTV Video Music Awards, while Radio City Music Hall was under renovation.
FTP, name this beacon of music history, located in Lincoln Center, Manhattan.
Answer: The Metropolitan Opera House
14. He started his career as a reporter for the Harrow Observer, moving soon to the
Daily Mail, as London’s youngest Page One Reporter, at 18 years old. He moved
to America in 1963, writing for several publications before founding GO
magazine and editing the show business section of The Star. He has done
television work on CNN, Entertainment Tonight, and was vital in starting Good
Morning Australia, as well as the Food Network. He is most noted for his 1980s
televisions show, though I think he should be equally known for his appearance at
Wrestlemania IV. FTP, name this British Television Host, who is yet to comment
on the Good Charlotte Song that shares a name with his famous program.
Answer: Robin Leach
15. The high-rise building shown in the opening credits is located at East 85th St and
Third Avenue on the Upper East Side. It ran 11 Seasons and 253 episodes. The
least politically motivated of Norman Lear’s shows, it was the third highest rated
network program, during its 8th season, behind 60 minutes and Dallas, ruling
Sunday nights from 1979-1984. Star, Isabel Sanford, doubted the potential of the
show and was reluctant to leave her other program at the beginning, but she and
Sherman Helmsley made it one of the most popular shows of its time. FTP, name
this CBS sitcom about an upper middle class African American Family, known
for finally getting their piece of the pie.
Answer: The Jeffersons
16. As a giant version of herself, she wears black spiked heals and rolls around a
white universe, one by one swallowing Kevin Baldes, Jeremy Popoff, Allen
Schellenberger, and A. Jay Popoff, as they play and sing about how melancholy
she is making them. Probably better known for other small screen and literary
work, FTP, name this actress/model, who made a memorable cameo in Lit’s 2000
off the album, A Place in the Sun.
Answer: Pamela Anderson
17. Orginally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, attending Bishop Hannan Highschool, he
finished Pennsylvania’s 7th all-time leading high school scorer with 2917 points.
He graduated with a degree in Speech Communications, three years after winning
an NCAA National Championship. He’s gone on to play briefly with Olympiacos
BC in Greece and with the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA Developmental League.
His college career came to an end after he was upset by the 12th seeded Aggies of
Texas A&M. FTP, name this beloved college guard, who was held without a
point for the only time in his full four year career in that final game.
Answer: Gerry MacNamara
18. He began working at a meet market in Detroit. He later leased the Kolling meat
market, along with his brother Gottfried. He became famous in 1904, when his
name first hit the market. His fame grew with an interestingly named mechanical
innovation in the 1930s, and later with a famous 1970s television commercial.
FTP, name this Bavarian immigrant, with a less commonly known middle name
of Ferdinand, who taught us all the name of our bologna in the 1970s.
Answer: Oscar Meyer
19. His first short film was entitled Six Men Getting Sick. He also created The
Alphabet. He was given a grant from the American Film Institute, with which he
produced The Grandmother. He has been nominated for four Academy awards
and premiered his latest film at the Venice Film Festival, where he was given a
Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement. He is better known for projects
such Wild at Heart. FTP, name this Filmmaker well-known for his collaborative
work with Angelo Badalamenti and Jack Nance.
Answer: David Lynch
20. The Minnesota Twins, The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Milwaukee Brewers, The
Cleveland Indians, The Baltimore Orioles, The Saint Louis Cardinals, The San
Diego Padres, The New York Yankees. If you haven’t figured it out at this point,
this packet celebrates the wonder that was the 1986 New York Mets World Series.
So please, FTP name the man who pitched for all the above teams and notably
recorded the final out of the very World Series in questions.
Answer: Jesse Orosco
1. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has
rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard,
rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this
game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and
it could be again. Oh, James Earl Jones. You can’t have baseball without him.
To that end, name these James Earl Jones movies from memorable quotes
A. So you see, my son, there is a fine line between love and nausea.
Coming to America.
B. I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go
looking for trouble. The Lion King
C. That is strength, boy! That is power! What is steel compared to the
hand that wields it? Look at the strength in your body, the desire in
your heart, I gave you this! Such a waste. Conan the Barbarian
2. The turning point of the 1986 series was a ground ball not far from the first base
line. But FTPE, can you name these rock songs with famous bass lines by a few
lyrics and they’re worth 5 pt if you need the artist.
A. I pulled into town in a police car. Your daddy said I took it just a little
too far. You’re telling me things but you’re girlfriend lied. You can’t
catch me cause the rabbit gone died. Aerosmith Sweet Emotion
B. Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit. I’m in the hi-fidelity
traveling set and I think I need a Lear jet. Pink Floyd Money
Some may say I’m wishing my days away. No way. And if it’s the price I pay, some say,
tomorrow’s another day. You stay. I may as well play. The Police Walking on the
3. Keith Hernandez is of course famous for his contribution to the 1986 Mets
World Series Team. But he is also well-known for he and Jerry’s ambiguous
relationship on Seinfeld. FTPE, can you identify these actresses who guest
starred on the show by a description of their relationship with Jerry.
A. She plays one of Jerry’s many girlfriends. Her and Jerry feign
marriage in order to receive a dry-cleaning discount, until they
discover how difficult married life is. Courtney Cox
B. She criticizes Jerry for his lack of emotion, before he finally lets lose
real anger, which eventually drives her away. After the break up, Jerry
cries, and is drive to exclaim upon tragic revelation, “I feel.” Lori
C. Jerry runs into trouble when his girlfriend and her mother battle for
him through the speed dial positions on their home phones. Lauren
4. You can’t celebrate the Mets’ victory in 1986 without talking about Bill
Buckner. So how about a bonus about some other baseball fielding lapses that
you may know.
A. FTP, name the fielder who went up for to take a homerun away from
Derek Jeter in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS, before the ball was taken
from him. Tony Tarasco
B. FFPE, name the Marlin’s batter and Cub’s outfielder who were
involved in Steve Bartman’s piece of baseball history in 2003. Oh
how Mark Prior has fallen since then. Luis Castillo and Moises Alou
C. FTP. I hope you have watched your Sportscenter recently. If so,
perhaps you can name the Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfielder who, exactly
one week ago, became the latest victim of the “ball bouncing off glove
and over the fence for a homerun” scenario. Xavier Nady
5. FTP, name the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Level that sounds similar to 1986’s
winning team, Dr. Robotnick’s gigantic fortress, equipped with pipe teleporters
and screw elevators. Metropolis FTPE, name these other two zones.
B. The third zone you encounter as you try to avoid drowning, with no help
from collapsible columns and other columns that shoot arrows. Aquatic
C. An old dark abandoned mine, where you pull on vines to open gates, try to
avoid getting squished by oversized wood crates, spiny snake like badniks
and other dangerous features of the green cavern. Mystic Cave
6. What is baseball without beer and what is beer without commercials. To
celebrate these two wonderful relations, I ask you to name the Real Man of
Genius from one of his nicknames in the song, FFPE. (Moderator Discretion is
A. Sir On-the-bench-a-lot, because fielding, throwing, and running are
overrated anyway. Mr. Baseball Designated Hitter
B. Mr. Patty’s Day pickup artist Mr. Kiss me I’m Irish Pin Wearer
C. Mr. Stud in a rug Mr. Really Bad Toupee Wearer
D. Protector of the Package Mr. Athletic Groin Protector Inventor
E. Conquistador of the Calorie Mr. Giant Taco Salad Inventor
F. Ninja of the Nasty Mr. Silent Gas Passer
7. Sometimes you are theming your bonuses, but there is one you just need to
have. This is one of those bonuses. For 15, 10, or 5 pts: name this 1988 movie
from the names of the characters.
A. 15: Spike, Sarah 10: Petrie, Ducky 5: Littlefoot, Sharptooth.
The Land Before Time
If you didn’t know, you should be amazed that there are now 12 Land Before
Time movies, the most recent coming out this past February. Can you name any
of the other 11 by their subtitles. 5 pts for 1, 10 pts for 2, 15 pts for 3-10. 25 pts
if you can somehow name them all.
The Great Valley Adventure, The Time of Great Giving, Journey Through
the Mists, The Mysterious Island, The Secret of Saurus Rock, The Stone of
Cold Fire, The Big Freeze, Journey to Big Water, The Great Longneck
Migration, Invasion of the Tinysauruses, The Great Day of the Flyers
8. There is nothing like playing baseball at Tropicana Field, down in Tampa Bay,
or one of those other south parks. Wait..Southpark? What a great topic for a
A. When the Southpark kids take to baseball themselves, and Randy
Marsh becomes drunkenly unsure of whether or not this is indeed
America and not some communist country, this is the team they play
in the final game in the episode. Denver
B. If you ask Eric Cartman, this is the best dish in which to make some
one HA HUH HA HUH HA HA, Eat their parents. Chile
C. What is the name of Stan’s dog, who runs off to Big Gay Al’s Big Gay
Animal Sanctuary, during another sports themed Southpark episode,
which features a Stamos. Sparky
9. I love hockey. So I am once again leaving the theme to put forth a bonus. But
for thematic sake, let’s answers these questions about Stanley Cup Winners
between 1986 and 2000 (important years in Mets WS History). Identify the
champions by the Conn Smythe winner. 5 pts for the team, 5 pts for the year.
The answer will be in the form 05-06 Carolina Hurricanes. Either of the two
years and either the city or nickname will be accepted. e.g. 05 Carolina and 06
Hurricanes would both be correct answers
A. Claude Lemieux 94-95 New Jersey Devils
B. Al MacInnis 88-89 Calgary Flames
C. Ron Hextall 86-87 Philadelphia Flyers
10. Not to beat a dead horse, but we all know about Buckner’s E3 changing the 86
series. That’s certainly the kind of E3 call that would have you throwing down
a red peg, if you know what I mean. F3PE, name the five ships that you have in
your fleet at the beginning of a game of Battleship and the respective number of
hits it takes so sink each one. YOU MUST HAVE BOTH THE NAME AND
NUMBER FOR THE THREE POINTS. Destroyer 2, Battleship 4, Aircraft
Carrier 5, Submarine 3, Cruiser 3
For the other 15 points name this The Legend of Zelda mini-game
on Windfall Island, which is a one-way, masked version of
battleship AND identify the sea creature which takes the place of
ships. The Wind Waker (10pts) Squid (5 pts)
11. In more baseball spirit, this bonus questions is for lovers of Abbot and Costello.
On a system of 5 pts for the first 3 and 5 pts for each additional correct answer,
can you name each of the players along with their position in the famous Who’s
on First Routine? There is no right fielder named.
Who-1st base, What-2nd base, I don’t know-3rd base, Today-Catcher,
Tomorrow-Pitcher, Why-Left Field, Because-Center Field, I don’t give a
darn!-Shortstop (Also accept “I don’t care” or “I don’t give a damn”)
12. Just to get a little more South Park into the bonuses. South Park: Bigger,
Longer, Uncut is a mere 81 min. long. For a maximum of 40 pts, Guess the
amount of swear words used during the 81 minutes.
FOR SCORER ONLY:
40pt- within 10
30pt- within 25
20pt- within 50
10pt- within 100
5pt- off by more than 300 399
13. Because I can tie them into the topic twice, once because of they’re famed track,
We are the Champions and again because the New York Mets play their home
games in the hideous Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens, name these Queen
albums, when given a few tracks from the album, FTPE.
A. You’re My Best Friend, Love of My Life, Bohemian Rhapsody A Night at
B. Killer Queen, Lily of the Valley, Now I’m Here Shear Heart Attack
C. Escape from the Swamp, Football Fight, Crash Dive on Mingo City
14. I hope you love baseball as much as I do, because it just keeps coming. In this
bonus, please identify for 5-15-10, these famous Bats featured in pop culture.
5. Because I have to ask, this famous bat has been advised by Alfred and also
Morgan Freeman in the newest movie.
15: Name this title character in a 1997 off-Broadway Musical composed by
Laurence O’Keefe, who tries to fit in the judgmental town of Hope Falls, WV.
10: Name this silly bat with glasses, who made his way clumsily through
Eureka’s Castle during the 1990s. Batley
15. We’re talking baseball, but there are many balls out there which deserve their
due. Can you name these other types of balls from a description, FTPE.
A. These are the two balls now colored pink on the professional billiard
circuit. 7 and 15
B. This toy was invented for those who couldn’t get their original to
sleep. Yoyo ball
These balls gain their power when loaded into a NERF Reactor or Buzzsaw Blaster.
NERF Ballistic Balls
16. You can’t have balls without strikes. So FTPE, can you name these “Strike”-
ing video games.
A. Still the most widely played first-person shooter, originally based on
the Source engine designed for Half-Life II. Counter-Strike or CS
B. This Bowling game came out for the original Playstation in February
of 2003, developed by Gotham Games. Big Strike Bowling
C. Command a fleet of fighters high in the sky while troops clash with the
enemy on the ground far below. This game was released on Nintendo
DS August 23, 2005, developed by Nintendo. Advance Wars: Dual
17. We already mentioned Field of Dreams before, but let’s just bring it up again,
because where would baseball be without Kevin Costner. I suppose the better
question is where would Kevin Costner be without baseball. Well, let’s find
out. 5-10-15, name these Kevin Costner movies that had nothing to do with
baseball from a brief description.
5. Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops
to a victory during the Civil War. He requests a position on the western
frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets
"Two-socks" and a curious Indian tribe. He gradually earns the respect of
these native people, and sheds his white-man's ways. Dances With
10. A gang of ex-cons rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an
Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to
keep all the money for himself and shoot all his partners. Michael
Zane must track down Murphy. 3000 Miles to Graceland
15. Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's
not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants
a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but
shady Mexican businessman. He dangerously falls for his wife.
18. FTPE, name these hit songs from that crazy year 1986 from a lyric. FFPE if
you need the name of the artist.
A. I’d drive a million miles to be with you tonight. So if you’re feeling low,
turn up your radio. The words we use are strong. They make reality. But now
the music’s on. Oh baby, dance with me. ARTIST: Wang Chung Everybody
Have Fun Tonight
B. There’s a boy I know, he’s the one I’m dreaming of. Looks into my eyes,
takes me to the clouds above. I lose control. Can’t seem to get enough. When I
wake from dreaming, tell me is this really love? ARTIST: Whitney Houston
How Will I Know?
C. Through the hourglass I saw you. In time you slipped away. when the
mirror crashed I called you. And turned to hear you say, if only for today, I’m
unafraid. ARTIST: Berlin Take My Breath Away
19. In the spirit of the 86 series, answer these three questions about the Mets losing
effort in the 2000 series FTPE.
A. He was the only Mets’ pitcher to be accredited a win in the five game
series loss to the Yankees. John Franco
B. This Yankee pitcher, who took the loss in that game, has since joined the
cross-town rival Mets. Orlando Hernandez or El Duque
C. The three players to hit homeruns for the Mets in the series, were of
course Mike Piazza, and FFPE, this starting third baseman and this Most of the
Time Outfielder. Robin Ventura and Jay Payton
20. FTPE, name these top grossing movies from the great year of 1986 from a short
A. An Australian safari businessman is invited back to New York by a
reporter sent out to interview him. How will he handle the big city?
Will she fall for his Aussie charm? Crocodile Dundee
B. Daniel takes a trip to Okinawa to attend the funeral of his mentor’s
father. Both he and his mentor find make new enemies in their pursuit
of their respective love interests and Daniel must put his previous
training to use once again. The Karate Kid Part II
C. Sam plots to kill his wife for the money and marry his mistress, but his
wife is kidnapped by the Kesslers who want revenge from when Sam
stole their savings and Mrs. Kessler’s fashion design marketing it as
his own. Sam’s wife hears of his evil doings and she and the
kidnappers plan to teach Sam a lesson. Ruthless People