Albany, NY – WAMC's Ian Pickus is relieved as resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel throws him a softball with a quiz about sports.
Last week's challenge
Think of a well-known landmark in England. Remove all the repeated letters from its name, and the remaining five letters can be rearranged to name something that some old buildings are reported to have. What is the landmark and what is the thing?
Answer: The landmark is STONEHENGE, and the non-repeated letters can be rearranged to spell GHOST.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: SPORTS
On-air questions: This week, we tackle a category that Ian can (we hope) knock out of the park by talking sports. Are you ready for some trivia?)
1. Sport that uses the terms "set," "side-out," and "spike"
2. Who Andy Roddick was talking to when he said "Sorry, Pete, I tried to hold him off" after losing the 2009 Wimbledon title
3. Hockey player whose jersey number was retired by every team in the NHL upon his retirement in 1999
4. New York Mets pitcher who is the youngest person to receive the Cy Young Award
5. Track and field event for which a technique called the "Fosbury Flop" was first seen in the 1968 Summer Olympics
1. Other material (besides gold, silver, and bronze) that was a primary component of the medals awarded at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
2. Basketball player who, in a 1962 game, famously scored 100 points against the New York Knicks by himself
This week's challenge
Take the nickname of an NFL team. Move the fifth letter to the second position, and the result will name things often seen on a football uniform. What is the team and what are the things?
2. Pete Sampras (Roger Federer beat Roddick to win a 15th Grand Slam title, which broke Sampras's record of 14)
3. Wayne Gretzky
4. Dwight Gooden (in 1985 at the age of 20)
5. High jump
2. Wilt Chamberlain