Jalen Hurts throws in a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 27
Jalen Hurts throws in a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 27|Michael Conroy (Associated Press)
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Tuesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Jalen Hurts, Dave Schultz, Nick Schultz, Andy Benes, Vince Young . . . and of course, Keith Byars

Vol. 2, No. 17

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

Which former ABA team won an NBA Division title in the first season (1976-77) after the merger?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> NFL DRAFT

Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts last weekened became the fourth Heisman Trophy runner-up drafted by the Eagles. (One of those never played a regular season down for the Birds.)

He could become the sixth Heisman Trophy runner-up to play for them.

The seven Heisman Trophy runner-ups to be drafted and/or play for the Eagles:

> Leroy Keyes (1968)

Drafted by Eagles in first round (No. 3 overall) in 1969

Played with Eagles 1969-72

> Herschel Walker (1981)

Played with Eagles 1992-94

> Keith Byars (1984)

Drafted by Eagles in first round (No. 10) in 1986

Played with Eagles 1986-92

> Rodney Peete (1988)

Played with Eagles 1995-98

> Casey Weldon (1991)

Drafted by Eagles in fourth round (No. 102) in 1991

Never played with Eagles

> Vince Young (2005)

Played with Eagles 2011

> Jalen Hurts (2019)

Drafted by Eagles in second round (No. 53) in 2020

(And you thought we might go a while before we got to mention Keith Byars' name again, didn’t you?)

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>>> MLB

Andy Benes finished his career with exactly 2,000 strikeouts.

Tom Browning and Ralph Terry finished with exactly 1,000 strikeouts.

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>>> FLYERS

Flyers all-time regular-season goals by players with the last name of Schultz:

51 . . . Dave (1972-76)

3. . . . Nick (2014-17)

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>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The No. 1 seed in the Big East Tournament failed to reach the conference championship game for five consecutive seasons (2010-2014).

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>>> PHILLIES

Boston Red Sox record from July 27 to Aug. 18, 2018 –

2-2 . . . vs. Phillies

15-1. . . vs. Everybody Else

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

Which former ABA team won an NBA Division title in the first season (1976-77) after the merger?

Answer:

Denver Nuggets (50-32), who finished six games ahead of the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls in the Western Conference’s Midwest Division.

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