Timmy Brown catches a pass from Norm Snead in a game against the Saints at Franklin Field on Nov. 20, 1967
Timmy Brown catches a pass from Norm Snead in a game against the Saints at Franklin Field on Nov. 20, 1967|Bill Ingraham (Associated Press)
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Monday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Timmy Brown, Eric Allen, Oscar Robertson, Posh Britchard, Jay Arnold, Red Kerr, Chet Walker

Vol. 2, No. 6

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Which two men played for both the 1971-72 Lakers (who finished with a then all-time NBA-best record of 69-13) and the 1972-73 Sixers (who stumbled to 9-73, still the league’s worst 82-game season record)?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> EAGLES

Timmy Brown, who died April 3, was one of only four Eagles to have two return touchdowns in the same game. That he did it in a victory against the even-then hated Dallas Cowboys made it extra special.

Eagles with two return touchdowns in one game:

> Jay Arnold − Sept. 16, 1938

Fumble (20) & Interception (23)

Eagles 27, Steelers 7 (Buffalo Civic Stadium)

> Bosh Pritchard − Oct. 31, 1948

Punt (55) & Fumble (18)

Eagles 34, Steelers 7 (Forbes Field)

> Timmy Brown − Nov. 6, 1966

Kickoffs (90 & 93)

Eagles 24, Cowboys 23 (Franklin Field)

> Eric Allen − Dec. 26, 1993

Interceptions (33 & 25)

Eagles 37, Saints 26 (Veterans Stadium)

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>>> NHL

The New York Rangers began play in the NHL in 1926-27.

They were 0-4 in playoff Game 7s through 1991.

Since then, they are 9-2 in Games 7s.

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>>> SIXERS

The Sixers’ first year in Philadelphia came to an end on March 29, 1964, when the Cincinnati Royals won Game 5 of their Eastern Division Playoff Series, 130-124.

In the second half of that game, Oscar Robertson was 9-for-9 from the field and 8-for-8 from the foul line for 26 points. He totaled 32 points, 10 rebounds and 18 assists for the game.

Red Kerr (31 points) and Chet Walker (27) led the Sixers.

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>>> NBA

The Sacamento Kings' record from April 10, 1990 to Nov. 22, 1991:

1-48 . . . Road games

26-23 . . . Home games

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>>> PHILLY

On Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, both Villanova (noon vs. Seton Hall) and the Flyers (7 p.m. vs. the Devils) lost games at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The Wildcats fell, 66-61, to the Pirates in overtime. The Flyers dropped a 5-2 decision to New Jersey.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Which two men played for both the 1971-72 Lakers (who finished with a then all-time NBA-best record of 69-13) and the 1972-73 Sixers (who stumbled to 9-73, still the league’s worst 82-game season record)?

Answer

> Center Leroy Ellis

> Forward John Trapp

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