Dustin Colquitt punts against the Ravens last September
Dustin Colquitt punts against the Ravens last September|Charlie Riedel (Associated Press)
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Friday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Dustin Colquitt, Mark Howe, Wilt Chamberlain, Guy Rodgers, Allen Iverson . . . and more Colquitts

Vol. 2, No. 20

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Seven current NHL franchises have won but a single Stanley Cup.

Name them.

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> NFL

The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs released long-time punter Dustin Colquitt this week, which in and of itself is noteworthy. Now, factor in that he and his punting-happy family are closing in on some major milestones.

Along with brother Britton (currently with the Vikings), father Craig and older cousin Jimmy, the Colquitt family has combined for nearly 2,500 punts and 110,000 punting yards (including postseason) in their NFL careers.

How those totals break down:

> 2,476 Punts

1,167 . . . Dustin

840 . . . . Britton

457 . . . . Craig

12 . . . . . . Jimmy

> 109,855 Gross Yards

52,331 . . . Dustin

38,154 . . . Britton

18,889 . . . Craig

481 . . . . . . Jimmy

For those that are interested, that yardage comes out to about 62.5 miles, which is just about the driving distance from Kansas City, Mo., to Topeka, Kan.

One other note: Dustin (2020 Chiefs), Britton (2014, 2016 Broncos) and Craig (1979, 1980 Steelers) have all kicked in Super Bowls. Only Britton’s first appearance resulted in a loss.

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>>> FLYERS

On Nov. 6, 1986, Murray Craven and Mark Howe managed to score shorthanded goals for the Flyers 26 seconds apart (at 15:07 and 15:33 of the first period), while Peter Zezel was in the Brendan Byrne Arena penalty box for tripping.

The New Jersey Devils would rally with four goals in a 6:14 span of the third period to overcome a 5-1 deficit and earn a tie.

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>>> PHILLIES

On May 28, 1909, the Phillies left on a 32-day, seven-city, 27-game road trip, all by train.

They went 11-16, and during it, had an eight-game losing streak immediately followed by a five-game winning streak.

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>>> NBA

Two NBA rookies have scored 40 or more points in five consecutive games (no other rookies have more than three in a row):

> Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors

Jan. 25-31, 1960 − 58-43-43-45-51

> Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers

April 7-14, 1997 − 44-40-44-50-40

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>>> BIG 5

Temple won an 1956 NCAA Tournament game against Connecticut even though Guy Rodgers shot 1-for-15.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Seven current NHL franchises have won but a single Stanley Cup.

Name them.

Answer:

> 1988-89 Flames

> 1998-99 Stars

> 2003-04 Lightning

> 2005-06 Hurricanes

> 2006-07 Ducks

> 2017-18 Capitals

> 2018-19 Blues

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