Houston Playoff Teams by BruceM

Champion(s):

bev48
From possibility to actuality


Runner(s)-Up:

ztucker


Quiz Description

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 39 13 34 13 09 23 34 41 29 34 27 39
1 bev48 355 99 15
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2 ztucker 351 97 15
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3 MBlumenfeld 346 94 15
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3 LorinBurte 346 94 15
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5 Pelc 344 91 15
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5 EverettJ 344 91 15
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7 helitzur 339 88 15
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8 akambour 327 86 15
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9 SochackiA 325 85 15
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10 KaufmanK 324 82 15
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10 SportsNightonCSC 324 82 00
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12 Ryno23 323 79 15
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13 GoodmanDL 318 77 15
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13 hoyalawya76 318 77 15
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15 WeikleB 314 74 15
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16 ChrisRosenberg 309 72 15
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17 KPope 308 71 15
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18 MilesTeg 303 69 15
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19 Egantx7 301 67 15
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20 RebstockJ 299 65 00
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21 GrahamJ 292 64 15
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22 OBrienF 291 62 15
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23 PipkeR 285 60 15
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24 Crow-T-Robot 283 58 00
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25 BoyerA 279 57 15
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26 LoC 270 55 15
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27 KleinJ 269 53 15
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28 OBrienJ 268 51 15
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29 casketromance 265 49 00
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29 BradburnA 265 49 15
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31 HoH 261 46 00
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32 WhichThat 258 43 00
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32 cruzich 258 43 00
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34 apeekrtr 255 40 00
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36 KaneMH 254 37 15
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40 Commodore 228 30 00
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Questions:

Which team lost to the Houston Oilers in both of the first two American Football League championship games in 1960-1961? Nickname is sufficient, because this franchise relocated (but kept its nickname) between those two games.

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Chargers

Who coached the Houston Rockets to back-to-back titles in 1994-95? This Michigan alumnus, whose family is of Croatian descent, also scored over 20 points per game in the playoffs for both the 1975 and 1977 Rockets.

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Rudy Tomjanovich

What right-handed pitcher had a 1.90 ERA with four shutouts in 17 starts for the 1980 Houston Astros, but did not pitch in the franchise's first playoff games because of a July 1980 stroke that ended his playing career?

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J.R. Richard

What running back from Tyler, Texas, had over 5,000 rushing yards in his first three seasons (1978-1980)? He played in six playoff games across those three seasons, including two AFC Championship losses to the Steelers.

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Earl Campbell

What center started 140 playoff games (and scored 3,727 playoff points) for the Houston Rockets of the 1980s and 1990s?

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Who was named MVP of the 1986 National League Championship Series despite the Astros' loss? This pitcher would have started a Game 7 after allowing just one run across 18 innings in Game 1 and Game 4. (By comparison Nolan Ryan lost Game 2, then had 12 strikeouts against 2 hits allowed in a nine-inning no decision in Game 5.)

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Mike Scott

Two answers required. One went 19-for-22 with 218 yards and four touchdowns in the first half to give the Oilers a 28-3 halftime lead. The other threw a pick-six early in the second half but led the Bills to victory despite the 32-point deficit, ending up with 289 yards and four touchdowns on the game. Name both quarterbacks from that January 1993 epic comeback.

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Warren Moon, Frank Reich

What venue was the site of Game 5 of the 1994 NBA championship, the game whose broadcast was split-screened by live coverage of a slow-motion O.J. Simpson car chase?

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Madison Square Garden

What relief pitcher recorded the final out of the 2008 World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies, but is better remembered (especially for this quiz) for allowing both the Scott Podsednik walkoff home run in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series and Albert Pujols's ninth inning blast in Game 5 of the NLCS six days earlier?

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Brad Lidge

Any of three answers is acceptable. Brock Osweiler in January 2017 became the fourth quarterback to start a playoff game for the Houston Texans. The first was a 2011 fifth-rounder from the University of North Carolina, who signed with the Bills in 2017 but suffered a concussion in a pre-season game. The second holds several Texans franchise records including games played at quarterback and career passing yards. The third was an undrafted free agent from Michigan State, who in 2017 started (and lost) six games before being benched (for rookie C.J. Beathard) by a team that recently released him. Name any one of those three quarterbacks.

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T.J. Yates, Matt Schaub, or Brian Hoyer

Which shooting guard has averaged over 27 points per game in 45 playoff games since joining the Houston Rockets in 2012? He scored 45 points in Game 4 of the 2015 Western Conference finals, the only time the Rockets beat Golden State in that series.

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James Harden

The name of which southpaw completes this sequence of Game 7 pitchers from November 2017?

Lance McCullers, Brad Peacock, [BLANK], Chris Devenski, Charlie Morton

This former Twin, White Sock, Pirate, and Blue Jay had made six playoff appearances prior to 2017, including three starts, two for Pittsburgh in 2013.

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Francisco Liriano