TUs- Tournament by the Sea V & 10- Woolworth the Trip. Questions by Robin Richards, members of the Cedar Shoals Academic Team and Dr. Greg Trandel (UGA)
1- LOCATION AND TEAM NAME REQUIRED- Playing their games in Trustmark Park, their current home since 2005, they cut short their 2006 season due to Hurricane Katrina. Their two biggest draws were each over 7,200 when a famous member named Larry played for them on a rehab assignment. They introduced Brian McCann, Jeff Francoeur and Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the majors, they are perhaps best known for the YouTubed antics of its manager, Philip Wellman, complete with dirt mounding and throwing a “grenade.” FTP name this farm team in the Atlanta system that plays in Pearl.
Mississippi Braves 2- It began in a two-room office above a car dealership in Honesdale, Pennsylvania in 1946 after their founders broke off from “Children’s Activities.” Developed by Drs. Gerry and Carole Myers, their website touts itself as the place “parents and kids click.” While the format has changed, their motto “Fun with a Purpose,” has not, as has their mainstay features such as “Our Own Pages,” “The Timbertoes,” and “Hidden Pictures.” FTP name this children’s magazine that introduced to the world those polar opposites “Goofus and Gallant.”
Highlights for Children
3- Girls in New Trier flash their breasts in a drive by. Rivals think the other side stole their mascot, when in fact a third party was involved. A student dance group in Texas gets in trouble for a salacious rendition of a Britney Spears song. A group of boys steal Col. Sanders, take questionable pictures and get caught when they get them developed. Seniors take over the faculty parking lot. A student at Brookwood in Georgia hijacks the PA system. FTP these are just some of the “scandals, pranks and controversies” shown in what MTV program about students in grades 9-12.
High School Stories 4- He made his newspaper debut on October 23, 1978, when he was discovered in a bottom dresser drawer. Over time, there have been two spellings of his name, one ending in “ie”, the other in “y,” although the latter is now the accepted form. He doesn't seem to have human qualities such as movement, but in one instance, he managed to jump through a hoop when his owner wasn’t looking. One story line had him missing, thus causing his owner to turn into the Caped Avenger, only to find out he was thrown in the wash. FTP name this teddy bear companion of the lasagna eating feline named Garfield.
5- When the founder of this store died in 1912, his daughter Leila Meyer and her husband travelled to the funeral on the Titanic- only Leila would survive. Established in New York City, it would join forces with Gimbels’ and open their flagship store in 1924, eventually branching off to stores in Palm Beach, Chicago and Miami Beach. In Shopgirl, the main character works at the glove counter at its Beverly Hills location. FTP name this department store, now owned by Macy’s, best known as the site where Winnona Rider was caught shoplifting in 2001.
Saks 5th Avenue 6- It begins when the main character decides to step on grass he’s warned not to. Among things he claims he can do are: park in handicap spots, write graffiti, jaywalk in the street, riot, loot, not give a hoot, and touch your sister's teat. As his rampage moves on, he challenges Regis Philbin to a rap and tells Hammer he cannot sue, because, like the bad guy in Lethal Weapon 2, he has diplomatic immunity as head of Petoria. FTP name this Family Guy musical number on diplomatic immunity which gets its inspiration from MC Hammer’s most famous hit.
You Can’t Touch Me
7- It was just a half a mile from the railroad track, and it was removing the garbage from this titular location that lead to an arrest by Officer Obie, and the subsequent taking of twenty-seven eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one. These two episodes that were related -- along with others -- in, FTP, what very lengthy, mostly spoken-word song, written and performed by Arlo Guthrie, and titled after an eating establishment.
8- It gets its name from a location in Mountain City, Tennessee. It delves into the life of a Tennessee moonshiner’s son named John Lee Pettimore, a man who volunteered for service in Vietnam because in his words “they draft the white trash first anyway.” Upon his return from fighting, he takes up a new money making scheme, planting pot in a holler near the titular path. Knowing that the DEA has helicopters, he ends by saying “I learned a thing or two from Ol’ Charlie.” FTP name this song by Steve Earle from 1987 whose name suggests it could be a thoroughfare for Southern poisonous snakes.
Copperhead Road 9- Set to debut November 7th, its original creator said of its title, based on a short story, “[it’s] that spark of niceness in a relationship that if you don't have, you might as well give up." Given the fake title “Risico,” a rumor of a gay kiss by the main character sparked outrage on the internet. Mathieu Amlaric is set to play Dominic Green, a villain he claims to draw his evilness from such things as the smile of Tony Blair and the “craziness” of Sarkozy. Gemma Arterton is scheduled to play agent Fields, who may or may divert the hero from his previous love, Vesper Lynd. FTP name this newest installment in the James Bond series, a sequel to “Casino Royale” wherein once again Daniel Craig will play the British agent, blond hair and all.
Quantum of Solace
10- This music club opened in December 1973, underneath what the club owner called the "largest flophouse on the Bowery". That owner, Hilly Kristal, soon instituted a rule specifying that bands playing at the club could play only their own original music. The club's early headliners included Television, The Ramones, Blonde, the Patti Smith Group, and the Talking Heads. The club never did feature much of the music the owner had originally intended -- country, bluegrass, blues -- a list of styles from which, FTP, what New York City music club drew its name?
CBGB 11- AUDIO TOSS-UP. Identify the 1960s hit heard here and the band that performed it.
Mas Que Nada by Sergio Mendes and Brasil ‘66
12- He is one of the few men to guest host on The View, doing so in July 2007. He was, as mentioned by his “father,” the result of a one night stand between a Denny’s waitress and a noted TV host. Since his debut in 2002, he’s been to the Winter Olympics, “hosted” the game show “Temptation,” stood on the red carpet at the Oscars, as well as be sent off to where ever Jay Leno wants him to report. FTP name this Tonight Show with Jay Leno regular noted for his “flamboyance” and his permanent moniker of “intern.”
Ross the intern (also accept Ross Matthews)
15- He led Middletown South High School in New Jersey to three state titles while on his way to being the most prolific scorer in the state’s history and rushing for eight touchdowns alone again Holmdel. In his first true season after being red shirted, he broke out for the first of five consecutive 100 yard+ games, replacing the injured Thomas Brown. He may be best known in some circles for introducing Georgia fans (and Verne Lundquist) to the Soulja Boy dance, wherein most times he would be the one leading his teammates on the sideline. FTP name this Georgia running back, the unanimous 2007 SEC Freshman of the Year.
Knowshon Moreno 16- We find out his last name is Hardwick and he was played in the video by Tyler Hilton. The singer secretly loves him, but all he speaks about to her is his girlfriend. Every time he walks by her, she questions why he doesn't notice the fact she can’t breathe. The singer then warns his girlfriend to hold him tight and love him, look in his eyes and know she is lucky to have him, because every time he looks at her, she fakes a smile so he won’t see the truth. FTP name this song character, the reason for the teardrops on Taylor Swift’s guitar.
17- The southern author best known for this work, Margaret Anne Barnes, died in Atlanta in October 2007. The story, set in the town of Newnan, deals with Sherriff Lamar Potts, played by Johnny Cash, and his attempts to convict John Wallace, a wealthy landowner played by Andy Griffith. In the end, it was the testimony of two black sharecroppers that sealed Wallace’s fate, a first in Georgia history, and sent him to the electric chair in 1950. FTP name this book and CBS TV movie from 1983 depicting the title crime in the title Georgia county.
Murder in Coweta County
Boni- TBS V & 10
1-If you thought all the upsets in college football last season was something, think about the upsets the first week of college basketball. Answer the following about the crazy start of November 2007 5-10-20-30
This team from the Atlantic Sun Conference stunned the SEC by defeating Kentucky 84-68. We’re sure Tubby was laughing all the way in Minnesota.
This team from Macon, nicknamed the Bears and also from the Atlantic Sun, went to LA and knocked off USC 96-81 and thus ruined the debut of phenom OJ Mayo.
This school from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and participant in the Division II NCAA tournament beat the perennial second place Ohio State 70-68. Alas, it was only an exhibition game, but a remarkable win nonetheless.
This team, also from the GLIAC, beat Michigan State in 2OT 85-82. Alas, this too was an exhibition game.
Grand Valley State
2- It has to be without a doubt the oddest case of “you stole my song” since Wild Cherry took on Vanilla Ice in a battle of Coke flavors: pop princess versus obscure 80s band. Answer the following FTSNOP
5/5- Hey! Hey! You! You! FFPE, name the song and the Canadian singer in hot water for its lyrics
Girlfriend by AvrilLavigne
(accept either because in some circles, she’s just Avril)
10- The music and lyrics for “Girlfriend” were allegedly “stolen” from this band
Rubinoos 10- The Rubinoos are perhaps best known for providing the world the theme to this famous 1984 movie.
Revenge of the Nerds 3- VISUAL BONUS- We all stay in them, so identify the following hotel chains based on their logos FFPE. You have ten seconds before you must answer.
A- Clarion B- Sleep Inn C- Holiday Inn D- La Quinta E- Red Roof Inn F- Hilton 4- Answer the following about classical music cameos in film FTPE
A mainstay of the high school quizbowl circuit, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings got a new lease on life by being the theme to this Oliver Stone movie.
Platoon At the end of Ocean’s Eleven, George Clooney and the gang each go there separate ways in front of the Bellagio fountains while this piece is playing
Clair de Lune After hearing this Rossini piece play during the threesome scene of A Clockwork Orange, no one will ever think of a TV show theme ever again.
William Tell Overture
5- Given an address where one would get tickets to a major TV show (assuming the writers’ strike hasn’t ended), name the show FTPE
7800 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 The Price is Right
3600 W. Alameda Ave Burbank CA The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno
454 North Columbus Dr. Second Floor Chicago IL 60611 Jerry Springer 6- Identify the following culinary hotspots of New Orleans FTPE
Located just off of Jackson Square, this institution is the best place to sit and enjoy their famous café au lait and beignets (“ben-yays”)
Café du Monde Located on 800 Tchoupitoulas Street this restaurant specializes in New Orleans, Southwestern, and even New England cooking. It’s probably heard “bam” more times than Lindsey Lohan’s SUV
Located on Bourbon Street, it’s the home of the Hurricane, and sounds like it would be a good place to pick up some hookers and blow for a noted TV host.
Pat O’Brien’s 7- In 2007, the American Film Institute reissued their list of the 100 greatest films made, including four films made since 1997, the time of the original list on a 5-10-20-30 basis, name them. Hint: One won Best Picture.
Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, The 6th Sense, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (prompt on LOTR)
8- Billy Joel is not only know for some good music (well…before the 1990s at least), he’s known for some of his songs starting off with sound effects. Given a sound effect that precedes a Billy Joel song, name the song FTPE
Shattering glass You may be Right
A steam whistle Allentown Crickets chirping, wind chimes, followed by the soft thumping of a helicopter
Goodnight Saigon 9- With some of this packet being written during Christmas break, we knew we had to add some Christmas related material. Answer the following about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas…the song that is FTSNOP
First, for ten, this actor, who is better known as being the voice of Tony the Tiger in Frosted Flakes commercials, sang the song.
39.5 feet 5/5 As a way to truly describe how the Grinch really is, the song states he has a brain full of these and a soul consisting of this
Spiders and Garlic 10- Not only do they provide endless minutes of musical interlude, they deliver the news as well. Given information about a song that contains news from a newspaper in the song, name it FTPE
“God is Dead! War Declared!” Levon
“Four Thousand Holes in Blackburn, Lancashire!” A Day in the Life “William Holden Dead” Tom’s Diner 11- Given a cheer, identify the college it represents. For example, if we said “Gooooo, Dawgs….sic ‘em…woof woof woof,” you would say “Georgia.”
“Hotty toddy, gosh almighty, who in the Hell are we? HEY! Flim Flam Bim Bam …BLANK BLANK….by damn!”
Ole Miss (accept Mississippi- DO NOT accept Mississippi State)
“Rammer Jammer, Yellow Hammer, give them Hell….” Alabama “Rock….chalk….Jayhawk!” Kansas 12- It’s been a long time since we’ve heard an Airplane quote fill in bonus (in fact, it was TRASH Regionals 2001 in Athens). Given a line from Airplane, finish the quote when prompted FTPE
“Cream? No thanks. I take it ______.” (FOUR WORDS)
Black- like my men
“We need a man who won’t crack under pressure…How ‘bout (TWO WORDS)
McCrosky: “The crew is alive but unconscious.” Johnny: “Just like (TWO WORDS).”
Gerald Ford 13- Ah those wacky Geico commercials- once you thought they hit the top, they bring a whole new (and better) batch of celebrity spokespeople. Given a quote from their commercial, name the celeb for 10. If you need more information, you get 5.
10: “I’ve heard they were also quite beneficent and magnanimous.”
5: He’s the host of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” on Bravo
10: “Rental car smells like sunshine!!”
5: The three men sang back up to Gladys Knight on such songs as “The Midnight Train to Georgia.”
10: “What a great way to start the morning.”
5: Known for his voicebox modulation, he’s best known for songs as “Do you feel the way I do?”
14- Identify the actor from roles that have something in common 40-30-20-10-5-1
40- Captain Edward J Smith in the 1996 TV Mini-series “The Titanic”
30-Lt. William 'Bill' Kinderman in “The Exorcist III”
20- Col. Franz Ritter in “The Hindenburg”
10- General Buck Turgidson in “Dr. Strangelove”
5- General George S Patton Jr. in “Patton” and “The Last Days of Patton”
1- George C Scott in “Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party from West Point”
15- It’s time for the (sort of) annual TBS athlete spelling bee. Given an athlete, spell their last name (stomping your feet is optional, Mike) FTPE. YOU HAVE TEN SECONDS TO ANSWER.
T. J. H-O-U-S-H-M-A-N-D-Z-A-D-E-H (“hoosh-man-ZA-duh”)
Mark P-H-I-L-I-P-P-O-U-S-S-I-S (“fill-a-poo-sis”)
Mark G-R-U-D-Z-I-E-L-A-N-E-K (“grid-za-lan-eck”)
16- Name the film from quotes 40-30-20-10-1
40- I bet he does…
30- I can say what I want - I still got Nazi bullets in my ass.
20- Oh my God, I'm getting pulled over. Everyone, just... pretend to be normal.
10- Okay, you're out. On the condition that you never enter your daughter in a beauty pageant in the state of California, ever again. Ever.
1- From Rottentomatos.com review: “Little Miss Sunshine is an American family road comedy that shatters the mold.”
17- OK…so it’s Valentine’s Day…and this question writer is sick of all the schmoopism he’s seen in school today (and that was just from the teachers). But, as they say, nothing says it like flowers. Given a description, name the color of the rose it symbolizes 5-10-20-30-. For example, if we said “Love” you would answer “Red.”
Love at first sight Purple Fertility Green Joy and friendship Yellow 18- Mondegreens- the best part of listening to music. Don’t know what a Mondegreen is? Pretty much they’re misheard song lyrics. Given a commonly misheard lyric and the song/artist, give the actual line FTPE.
“Walkin’ with my feet ten feet off a beam.” Marc Cohen “Walkin’ in Memphis”
Walkin’ with my feet ten feet off of Beale “Humped a lot of cane down in New Orleans.” Ike & Tina “Proud Mary”
Pumped a lot of ‘pane down in New Orleans “All of those tunas covered with oil.” Jimmy Buffett “Margaritaville”
All those tourists covered in oil 19-FTP apiece, given the songwriter/performer, name that person's primary instrument (which isn't a guitar).
Regina Spektor Piano
Doug Kershaw Fiddle Joanna Newsome Harp
20- The NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – now and forever known as Division 1A -- is made up of teams in eleven conferences plus three independents. The six best-known conferences are the Big East, the ACC, the SEC, the Big Ten, the Big Twelve, and the Pacific. FFP apiece, name the other five conferences and any one of the three independents in the division.
Conference USA or CUSA
Mid-American or MAC ("mack")
Western Athletic Conference or WAC ("whack")
Independents the University of Notre Dame
the U.S. Military Academy or Army
the U.S. Naval Academy or Navy
21- Given the name of the Major League Baseball team's cuddly, furry, kid-friendly mascot, name the baseball team FTPE. City or team is acceptable unless prompted.
Wally the Green Monster Boston Red Sox
Fredbird St. Louis Cardinals
Lou Seal San Fransisco Giants
22-As a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the best football conference in the land (the SEC), there have been a series of commercial spots honoring noted athletes from the conference. Given the alumnus/alumna that presented the spot, name the school FTPE.