March 31, 2006

Help Needed: Can not figure out the last question on a sports trivia sheet. It is as follows: What former Akron, Ohio basketball star led the nation in scoring at more than 30 points per game in the mid 1980's?

posted by jojomfd1 to gametime at 05:46 PM - 22 comments

It doesn't say NBA or NCAA. I could not find the answer anywhere, so I turn to you for assistance. Somebody in here will know. Please help.

posted by jojomfd1 at 05:49 PM on March 31, 2006

Is it high school, maybe?

posted by chicobangs at 05:57 PM on March 31, 2006

It could be. The sheet doesn't say what level of play.

posted by jojomfd1 at 06:03 PM on March 31, 2006

Would it be possible to get a locker room category that resembled AskMe? I have a half-dozen questions I'd like to throw out to the group at large.

posted by yerfatma at 06:18 PM on March 31, 2006

Well, this link isn't useful. Lebron James was born in Akron, but unless it's a toddler's league they're talking about, it ain't him. And Nate Thurmond is the only other name that sticks out from this list, and he's too old. (Jerome Lane, maybe? Doesn't look like it.)

posted by chicobangs at 06:20 PM on March 31, 2006

And I am at a disadvantage already, I hardly ever watch basketball.

posted by jojomfd1 at 06:36 PM on March 31, 2006

Someone from Devo? /hides

posted by owlhouse at 07:04 PM on March 31, 2006

I can't believe you all couldn't get this. He's the most obscure player to ever lead NCAA D-I basketball in scoring for a season, and he's Joe Jakubick. Click the link to find out more, because knowledge is power!

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:32 PM on March 31, 2006

Would it be possible to get a locker room category that resembled AskMe? What kind of stuff would people ask, beyond settle-a-bar-bet questions? Ask MetaFilter is cool, but I wonder how well it would work with a more narrow focus.

posted by rcade at 10:40 AM on April 01, 2006

That's why I think just a category here would do it. Most of what I would want to ask are about understanding football better (deeper understanding of coverages, what to watch on a play/ replay, etc). Given my current eloquent defense of this idea, let me conclude with: stuff just comes up sometimes.

posted by yerfatma at 04:52 PM on April 01, 2006

stuff just comes up sometimes... ... and generally it seems to get put into Navel Gazing threads using the header Ask Spofi. Which seems to work within the idea of wanting info and generating discussion.

posted by gspm at 11:11 AM on April 02, 2006

Thank you all very much for your help. I knew someone here would know. wfrazerjr, you da man, I could not find that anywhere. Thanks again for the assistance guys, and devo.

posted by jojomfd1 at 06:31 PM on April 02, 2006

I think that Ask Spofi would also be a good place to post the sports quizzes that sometimes come up on variable sports (such as the Winter Olympics quiz).

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:47 PM on April 02, 2006

I'm not familiar with "AskMe," but I think I get the idea. As someone who regularly does baseball research, I would probably use it often to supplement my other resources when a question comes up. I vote, "For."

posted by BullpenPro at 08:44 PM on April 02, 2006

an "AskMe" would work even better if we had a search feature for the locker room.

posted by goddam at 09:33 PM on April 02, 2006

There always seems to be technical questions I have about particular sports or leagues that I just can't find the answer to anywhere, and we always seem to have at least one "expert" in just about everything. I would really appreciate this pony!!

posted by smithers at 08:13 AM on April 03, 2006

Not sure if this comment would be for or against an AskSpofi, but there are people like me that would ask such things as: Why are strikeouts in baseball marked with a K and not SO, as a walk is a BB? Truely I dont know but its not a question I couldnt find the answer to with a little searching. Im just to lazy to take the time to find out on my own.

posted by Folkways at 10:12 AM on April 03, 2006

Folkways: Henry Chadwick, one of the first journalists to cover baseball, devised a shorthand to keep "notes" of games for reporting purposes. This shorthand became, in fact, the invention of the boxscore. At that time, "strike out" was not as common a term as simply "struck." Since Chadwick needed "S" for sacrifice, he decided on the last letter of "struck" to designate the strike out. The term has endured because "S" still indicates a sacrifice and "SO" is now commonly associated with shutout.

posted by BullpenPro at 10:51 AM on April 03, 2006

The ask spofi could be a fun category to have I think.

posted by jojomfd1 at 11:01 AM on April 03, 2006

Thx, BullpenPro. I was always curious about that myself. I kind of like the idea of an ask spofi. Any trivia you guys throw out there would help me with the sports questions on Trivial Pursuit.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:25 AM on April 03, 2006

Many thanks BPP. Every time id watch a game and see people hangin' K's in the outfield I thought it was a klan meeting gone mad. I feel much better now about baseball

posted by Folkways at 03:42 PM on April 03, 2006

an "AskMe" would work even better if we had a search feature for the locker room. And it would just plain rule if we could have the locker room archives back as well, so that we could actually read the "Ask SpoFi" that started them all.

posted by lilnemo at 04:39 PM on April 03, 2006

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