Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Rack Bauer, Oct 30, 2007.
I scored an impressive 40%. Just like in college...
Sadly... that's better then I did.
I managed to score a 58. Still, not a passing grade.
I missed the Cowboys question (two men "responsible" for the Dallas Cowboys team), which is just sad. *SPOILER* Murchison, Schramm, and Landry I obviously know. Really I don't think Landry/Schramm is a bad choice, or Murchison/Schramm. Wynne is a new one to me. I thought Clint Murchison was the sole owner until the mid 80s.
I scored a 35% and I'm quite honestly stunned I did that well. That was a tough test, especially for a non-Texan!
This one tickles me:
Hell, he should a been HUNG!!
Also, how many of y'all knew Adm. Chester Nimitz was from Tex? And can you name the 2 Presidents born in Tex?
No, I'm not that well versed in WWII history. The two born Texans are Eisenhower and LBJ (I ought to know the first one since I'm from the same town).
53%. That was rough.
I got that one right.
But that's only cuz I've been reading the book "Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes". :starspin
If "Texas" losely translated meant "friendship," you'd think they would spell it right.
I thought the Red River was neither a part of Texas nor Oklahoma. How can it be the 2nd longest river in the state?
I can't believe I missed the Cowboys question, and boooo on the trick Nolan Ryan question.
30% and never lived in Texas.
Sux you don't get credit for your age and gender otherwise my score would have been higher because I got them right.
Hey, at least I didn't pick the one with Staubach.
I noticed that, too.
I think the Red River starts in the Texas panhandle. If they're counting the part that runs along the border, then it would be the second longest. Though they could also be counting the total length of rivers that flow through Texas, including out of state parts.
Yeah that makes sense... guess the question should have been more clearly written.
BTW. I know you're stoked about the NBA starting. I'm watchin the Rockets-Lakers right now.
What do you think about the Mavs? I like the addition of Juwan, but I haven't watched any preseason. I'm expecting a more mediocre regular season.... say the 3rd or 4th seed in the playoffs, which worries me.
I make it a habit never to watch preseason games, in any sport. But I keep up with the newspapers and online media to see how they're doing.
I caught the Juwan Howard signing as I was going home. I like the move. I wonder how much he'll improve the team, but he's definitely a better player than Mbenga. Between him, Bass, and the rookie Fazekas we have some backup PFs that can rebound and play some semblance of defense, after the last few years of KVH and Croshere.
It's interesting that Jason Terry AND Jerry Stackhouse are coming off the bench this season. Harris is definitely the starting PG, so I'm guessing House starts at SG but Terry and Stackhouse each play 30 minutes a game. I'd like to see Mo Ager get some time, but from what I read that's entirely up to him and he hasn't progressed much.
The Mavs probably have more depth than they had last year, and over the course of the regular season I wouldn't be surpised to see them win 60+ games again and earn the #1 seed. I don't think that's necessarily a good thing, compared to your scenario where they fall a few slots and slip in at #3, stay away from the spotlight, and come in rested and properly motivated.
The playoffs will come down to matchups. If Devin Harris can improve, they stand a better chance of keeping up with run 'n' gun teams like the Suns and Warriors in May. I think they are more than capable of playing with more traditional halfcourt teams like the Spurs, or even the Rockets and Jazz. Not saying they will easily handle them, but that I think they're a better matchup for the Mavs.
I said last year I thought the Spurs were getting older, and that blew up in my face. So I'm taking a wait and see approach with them now. The Suns will be hungry this year, but will they keep Shawn Marion? Where does Kobe go, if anywhere? A lot of things could change over the year. Hopefully there won't be as many injuries as last year.
72%, strange number to calculate out of 40 questions but ok.
Also it is pretty interesting to see that the two supreme allied commanders of both major theaters of the second world war were born just down the highway from one another in Texas.
Nimitz and Eisenhower.
Some trivia missing would be if they included a question about Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, two of the pioneers of rock n' roll, were both West Texas boys.
Thank you for participating, your score is 28%!
A score that shows you were awake for portions of your Texas history lessons during high school, but for the majority of the time was daydreaming of being somewhere else.
I once got a 95 on a high school final exam when there were 50 multiple choice questions (i.e. no partial credit).
There's obviously a curve... And you skewed it ya :bastid: