Former Cleveland Browns teammates Jim Brown (left) and Bobby Mitchell chat at the 1964 Pro Bowl in Los Angeles
Former Cleveland Browns teammates Jim Brown (left) and Bobby Mitchell chat at the 1964 Pro Bowl in Los Angeles|Harold Filan (Associated Press)
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Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Doug Flutie, Bobby Mitchell, Jim Brown, Joel Embiid, Tommy McDonald, Johnny Bench, Timmy Brown

Vol. 2, No. 3

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> How long was the famous Doug Flutie to Gerard Phelan touchdown pass to lift Boston College over Miami on Nov. 23, 1984?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> NFL

When NFL great Bobby Mitchell (who passed away Sunday) retired after the 1968 season, he was second only to the legendary Jim Brown in career All-Purpose Yards (rushing, receiving and returns of kickoffs, punts, fumbles and interceptions).

Fourth on the list is former Eagles running back Timmy Brown, who also passed away this week.

Here is how those career leaders looked after the 1968 season:

15,459 . . . Jim Brown

14,078 . . . Bobby Mitchell

12,884 . . . Ollie Matson

12,684 . . . Timmy Brown

12,532 . . . Joe Perry

12,451 . . . Lenny Moore

12,065 . . . Abner Hayes

11,375 . . . Hugh McElhenny

10,539 . . . Jim Taylor

10,214 . . . Jon Arnett

9,984 . . . Don Maynard

9,896 . . . Tommy McDonald

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>>> SIXERS

Sixers regular season record last three seasons (through 2019-20):

112-59 (.655) . . . Joel Embiid plays

30-28 (.517) . . . Embiid does not play

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>>> NBA

On Feb. 23, 2019, the Bulls defeated the Celtics and the Jazz beat the Mavericks.

Both Chicago and Utah had lost their most recent meeting with that opponent by 50+ points.

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>>> EAGLES

The 1992 Eagles and 1999 Lions allowed more regular season sacks (64) than any other teams that ever made the postseason.

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>>> MLB

There were 12 hits in the 1971 All-Star Game:

6 . . . Singles

6 . . . Home Runs

Johnny Bench was the only player with two hits. He had one of each.

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>>> FLYERS

From Feb. 7, 1974 through Dec. 8, 1988, the Flyers were 39-0-3 against the Penguins in games played at the Spectrum.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> How long was the famous Doug Flutie to Gerard Phelan touchdown pass to lift Boston College over Miami on Nov. 23, 1984?

Answer:

It was a officially 48-yard touchdown.

For the record, the pass itself traveled about 65 yards in the air. The ball was snapped (under center, mind you) at the Miami 48, but Flutie was chased back due to Miami pass-rush pressure and released the ball at about his own 37-yard line. Phelan caught it just as he fell across the goal line.

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