The last name of the player expected to go as the top pick Thursday night is Burrow (Joe), not Smith
The last name of the player expected to go as the top pick Thursday night is Burrow (Joe), not Smith|Gerald Herbert (Associated Press)
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Tuesday Quickie Quiz, Vintage Digits - Joe Burrow, Smith, Aaron Nola, Smith, Wilt Chamberlain, Smith, Keith Byars, E.J. Manual, Ray McDonald

Vol. 2, No. 12

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Three players with the last name of Smith have been drafted as the NFL's overall No. 1 pick, all of them in the Super Bowl era. Who were they?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> PHILLIES

Phillies record at Citi Field (home of the New York Mets) since April 20, 2017:

4-1 . . . . Aaron Nola starts

7-13 . . . Nola does not start

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>>> SIXERS

Wilt Chamberlain missed 578 free throws during the 1967-68 regular season and 98 more in the postseason.

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>>> EAGLES

As you no doubt have seen in Monday’s Quickie Quiz, the Eagles have not drafted a running back in the first round since 1986 (Keith Byars).

Only the Washington Redskins (1967, Ray McDonald) have gone longer without taking a RB in the first round.

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>>> FLYERS

The Flyers’ 12-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at the Spectrum on Jan. 30, 1969, remains the worst home shutout loss – regular season or postseason – in NHL history.

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>>> NFL

In the 2013 NFL Draft, there was exactly one quarterback taken in the entire first round:

> Florida State’s E.J. Manual, to the Bills at No. 16.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Three players with the last name of Smith have been drafted as the overall NFL No. 1 pick, all of them in the Super Bowl era. Who were they?

Answer:

> Bubba (Colts, 1967)

> Bruce (Bills, 1985)

> Alex (49ers, 2005)

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