Dog Days of the NFL by HightB

Champion(s):

KroegerJ
Strength and Honor


Runner(s)-Up:

JWright
"Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat." --Jesse Ventura


Quiz Description

Questions about NFL training camps and pre-season football.

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Questions:

Perhaps the most famous account of an NFL training camp was this author's "Paper Lion", later made into a 1968 movie.

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George PLIMPTON

A long-standing tradition with this team's training camp involves players riding bicycles lent by local youths to and from the training field.

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Green Bay PACKERS

A mural in this Southwestern Wisconsin city includes an image of Walter Payton, in honor of serving as the Cheese League training camp home of the Bears from 1984-2001.

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PLATTEVILLE

Name EITHER the college that has hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers camp since 1966 OR the Pennsylvania town where the camp is located, which may be known for a beer brand.

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ST. VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE PA

Perhaps the highlight of this college coach's two-season NFL coaching career was his first preseason game in August 2002, a 38-7 win over the 49ers in Osaka, Japan.

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Steve SPURRIER

The first season of HBO's "Hard Knocks" aired in 2001, focusing on this team, attempting to defend their Super Bowl title.

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BALTIMORE RAVENS

First and Last name Required: One of the more famous seasons of "Hard Knocks" was the 2010 edition, which featured this head coach exhorting his team and finishing with "Let's Go Eat a (expletive deleted) Snack"

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REX RYAN

This drill, created by Bud Wilkinson, features a ballcarrier, one offensive lineman, and one defensive lineman in a confined space. Due to its physical nature, several teams have phased out this drill in the past few decades.

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OKLAHOMA Drill

This city hosted the annual exhibition match between the defending NFL champions and a team of College All-Stars from 1934 through 1976, featuring a final game that was called early due to lightning.

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CHICAGO

This team's first NFL season in 1966 saw them hold a training camp at a YMCA camp in Black Mountain, North Carolina that lacked the amenities of even a college campus at the time. Perhaps the most inspirational speech of the camp came not from coach Norb Hecker, but from Billy Graham, who paid a visit to the camp.

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Atlanta FALCONS

This WWE and UFC standout participated as a defensive lineman in the 2004 Vikings training camp, "highlighted" by a brawl he started with the Chiefs after a KC player took a late hit at Daunte Culpepper.

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Brock LESNAR

Finally, we're not going to make any Alpaca Farm rookies sing school fight song, but this school would have the most rookies singing in 2016, as 12 players were chosen in the 2016 draft (plus additional players signed as UFAs_

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OHIO STATE ("The" optional)