NC State's Jim Valvano was the center of attention after his Wolfpack upset Houston for the 1983 NCAA Championship
NC State's Jim Valvano was the center of attention after his Wolfpack upset Houston for the 1983 NCAA Championship|Associated Press
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Friday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Jim Valvano, Larry Fitzgerald, Dizzy Dean, Daffy Dean, Sean Couturier, Lanny McDonald

Vol. 2, No. 5

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Who was the Phillies’ manager on Opening Day 1983?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Doing Conference Tournament research early last month (before all heck broke loose), we stumbled across one of our favorite Jim Valvano quotes of all time (and that is saying something). This was after his North Carolina State Wolfpack had come from behind to top Ralph Sampson and Virginia in the 1983 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game, when asked if it was his biggest thrill as a coach:

“Big wins are relative. I never forget how excited I was when I was 23 years old and picked up the card with my name on it and behind it read ‘Head coach Johns Hopkins basketball.’ We went out and beat Swarthmore, 72-49, and I celebrated my brains out for three days.”

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>>> EAGLES

In the first seven games (including playoffs) in which wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald played against the Eagles in his career, he scored 11 offensive touchdowns.

His Cardinal teammates scored nine.

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>>> MLB

When the St. Louis Cardinals captured the 1934 World Series in seven games over the Detroit Tigers, Dizzy Dean registered two victories and his brother Paul (Daffy) won their other two.

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>>> FLYERS

Two players in NHL history have scored more than four points in a postseason loss. Both games involved the Flyers:

> Sean Couturier (3g-2a)

FLYERS (5) vs. Penguins (8)

April 22, 2018

> Lanny McDonald (4g-1a)

Maple Leafs (5) vs. FLYERS (6)

April 17, 1977

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>>> NBA

On Feb. 4, 1987, the Los Angeles Lakers led the visiting Sacramento Kings at the end of the first quarter by 40-4.

LA held on, 128-92.

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>>> PHILLY

In a 29-day span in the fall of 2015 (Oct. 25 to Nov. 22), the Sixers, Flyers and Eagles combined to go 0-13-3 in home games.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Who was the Phillies’ manager on Opening Day 1983?

Answer:

Pat Corrales

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