Sports trivia

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Q1: The recent drama surrounding Randy Moss’s 26-day stint with the Minnesota Vikings has only served to highlight the fact that Moss is seemingly crazy. It’s no surprise that Moss slipped to the Tennessee Titans, who were the 22nd team in the waiver-wire pecking order and still managed to land him – after all, his talent has been eclipsed by his lack of discipline for more than 15 years. One of the best moments in the history of Randy Moss remains, however, his quote in a 1997 interview describing what event at his college as “really . nothing big”? A1: Moss, who spent the end of his collegiate career at Marshall, described the 1970 plane crash that resulted in the deaths of 75 people, including 37 members of the Marshall football team, in that manner. Needless to say, the interview did not endear him to fans of the Thundering Herd.

Q2: The Orlando Magic’s 78-point first half in Wednesday night’s game against the Timberwolves may have been impressive, but at least the Magic had a 33-point lead at the half. In 1983, two teams actually went into the half tied 74-74, only to score more than 100 more points each. Which two teams contested that 186-184 triple-overtime shootout?

A2: The Denver Nuggets scored 184 points but amazingly managed to lose by two when the Detroit Pistons followed Isiah Thomas’s 47 points to a NBA-record 186-point total. Twelve different players scored in double figures, while four different players in the game finished with 40 or more points each.