RAB’s Super Bowl Sunday Trivia Contest

Open Thread: Eric Chavez
The New York Yankees Remix

UPDATE: We have 4 winners, who have been contacted via email. Please feel free to keep playing for fun!

With the focus of the sports world on the NFL and the Yankees mostly done tinkering with their roster until pitchers and catchers report, RAB is running a Yankees trivia contest as a diversion to keep you folks busy before the Big Game.

The Prizes:

We have 4 prizes to give away.

1. The Last Boy by Jane Leavy
2. Donnie Baseball by Mike Shalin
3. 1961* by Phil Pepe
4. Yankees Classics by Les Krantz (with a DVD)

The winners will get to choose their prizes, in order of finish (first place chooses first, etc).

The Rules:

The game functions as a sort of treasure hunt. The first question is below, at the end of this post. The answer to that question should be put into your web browser’s url area, where you should follow it with .blogspot.com. This will lead you to a page with another question, where the same rules apply. On each page, specific instructions are included to make sure you enter the right words, so be careful. Here’s an example:

Q: Who was the last Yankee to reach 3000 hits? Provide his name followed by his uniform number.

A: The correct answer is Derek Jeter, and his uniform number is 2. Enter derekjeter2.blogspot.com into your web browser, and you would move on to the next question.

There are 46 questions of varying difficulty, corresponding to the 46 Super Bowls of varying degrees of awfulness. The winners must leave a comment on the final page (not on this post!), and also email me (mandel42 at gmail) the answers to all 46 questions, so keep a list as you go along. The first four people to reach the final page, comment, and email me are the winners (One entry per person. Any attempts at multiple entries will disqualify the offender entirely).

Some of you may have played this game before, but I made a few tweaks and added a few questions, so I hope you will give it another try. Good luck, and happy hunting.

Question # 1: Let’s start with an easy one. What were the Yankees called immediately before they were the Yankees? Give the full city and team name (ie newjerseydevils.blogspot.com).

Open Thread: Eric Chavez
The New York Yankees Remix
  • JByankee18

    not to be a spoiler but for the 3rd question im putting Toronto** for the answer and its not getting anywhere

    • Dick Whitman

      I’ll give you a hint. Toronto## is not the answer.

  • Guns of Navarone

    Question # 26 is messed up I think. No one hit a 2-run homer.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Moshe Mandel

      You are right, my bad. I’ll change it.

  • FrankJ1979

    This is really confusing, I thought I answered question 4 right and it took me to question 9? Did I accidentally answer question 8?

  • http://twitter.com/matt__harris Matt :: Sec110

    question 3o I believe is wrong.

  • Plank


  • Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw

    so I reached the last question. is there another page I’m supposed to go on to or just leave a comment there?

    • Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw

      never mind.

  • Guns of Navarone

    That was rough. I choked on the last question thinking it was harder than it was. I also kept putting the name + number + year when I only had to put the name + his number THAT YEAR. It seriously cost me about 20 minutes.

    • Erik

      I’ve been sitting here for at least fifteen minutes trying to figure out who it could possibly be; I only wrote the player’s name and the year.

      I’m out of the money, but thank you for giving me peace of mind.

  • Greg


  • JohnnyBGoode

    Do we include the numbers on the final page and email?
    Is would it be like players name 1?

  • ryan

    The question about the most Opening Day starts since 1987, I won’t give out the answer, but it made me think:

    How many opening day starts do you guys think CC will get for the Yankees? He’s got 3 now and 5 more years on the contract

    • Plank

      He is definitely in a good position to beat the record. The last few years he may have to contend with injuries or the Yankees bringing in a new stud that’s better than the aging former ace.

      • https://twitter.com/Mattpat11 Matt DiBari

        I think unless he *really* falls apart AND someone blows by him, he could go all 8. Its an honorary thing, and the doesn’t really matter beyond that, so no harm in letting him keep going.

  • Beantown Bombers Fan

    Great job, Moshe! This certainly kept me more entertained than the nonstop Super Bowl pre-game. Pitchers & catchers in two weeks!

  • kenneth

    boggs is not the answer to #2?

    • http://bassoprofundo1.blogspot.com ColoYank

      I fouled up there too. Wade Boggs is the right answer, but his number of 26 is apparently incorrect.

      • neo

        I got stuck there too. Read the question and it says: “The answer followed by the number 1” Not the answer followed by his uniform number.

  • Plank

    I got so confused asking for the winner of the all star game and the world series mvp. The way it was worded, I thought it meant the winning pitcher of the all-star game. Confusing.

    I figure I can write this now that the contest is over. Apologies if I shouldn’t.

  • https://twitter.com/Mattpat11 Matt DiBari

    That was a lot of fun