Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Thursday Quiz L

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is an "Is It or Isn't It" game. From the list of twelve items, your job is to determine whether each IS or ISN'T a true example of the week's category.

Remember always the rules of the game:
No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will find themselves on permanent vacation.
This Week's Category will throw down some massive noise from the bleachers!

College Football

It's that special time of year again, people! IS IT or ISN'T it an American college football team?
1. The University of Akron Zips
2. The University of Alabama Crimson Tide
3. The Kent State University Golden Flashes
4. The University of Illinois Tigers
5. The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers
6. The University of North Texas Mean Green
7. The Ohio State University Wolverines
8. The University of Oklahoma Cornhuskers
9. The Stanford University Cardinal
10. The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs
11. The Wake Forest University Demon Deacons
12. The Wisconsin State University Mustangs

Post your answers in the comments.

26 comments:

KarmaSartre said...

1 / isn't
2 / is
3 / is
4 / isn't
5 / is
6 / is
7 / isn't
8 / isn't
9 / is (nee Indians)
10 / is
11 / is
12 / isn't

fingerstothebone said...

Argh, I'm freshly back for the quizzes, and it's gotta be a football quiz?

Michael5000 said...

@fingers: Just this once. It's that special time of year!

MJ said...

mmmmm... let's see... no, i think i'll pass on this one
call me a chicken, i don't care

Cartophiliac said...

1. is
2. is
3. is
4. isn't
5. is
6. is
7. isn't
8. isn't
9. isn't
10. is
11. is
12. isn't

Cartophiliac said...

You left out my favorite: the University of California Santa Cruz Banana Slugs

Yankee in England said...

I have no idea on any of them because I would be doing good to list 5 NFL teams that were not a local team to a place I have lived in the US. I would be doing good to be able to list NFL teams at all let alone college

La Gringissima said...

1. The University of Akron Zips YES
2. The University of Alabama Crimson Tide YES
3. The Kent State University Golden Flashes YES
4. The University of Illinois Tigers NOPE -- my nephew is starting there this fall
5. The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers YES
6. The University of North Texas Mean Green NOPE
7. The Ohio State University Wolverines NO FREAKIN WAY -- Go BUCKS!
8. The University of Oklahoma Cornhuskers NOPE
9. The Stanford University Cardinal Uh, SURE
10. The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs IF IT ISN'T, IT SHOULD BE
11. The Wake Forest University Demon Deacons NOPE
12. The Wisconsin State University Mustangs THERE'S A WISCONSIN STATE UNIVERSITY? No

d said...

1n, 2y, 3n, 4n, 5y, 6n, 7y, 8n, 9y, 10y, 11y, 12n

Elizabeth said...

Gimme a G! Gimme a U! Gimme an E! Gimme an S-double-S spells GUESS! YES! WOOO! [airhorn]

1. No.
2. Yes.
3. No.
4. Yes.
5. Yes.
6. No.
7. Yes.
8. Yes.
9. No. Just one cardinal?
10. Yes.
11. Yes.
12. No.

[airhorn]

mrs.5000 said...

If only I'd spent a few hours poring over the College Football Preview you so thoughtfully left on the kitchen table last night--
if only I'd glanced at its contents--

1 uh, yes?
2 yes! um, at least that's what is sung they call Alabama. . .
3 they're hot! um, no?
4 uh, yes?
5 uh, yes?
6 uh, uh, no?
7 uh, no
8 crazy, but I think yes?
9 YES! The Stanford Cardinal! There's only one!
10 I have way too many yeses, don't I? uh, yes
11 uh, no
12 uh, no

and now since the season is nigh upon us I will recite the marital catechism of the PAC-10:
Firstly the tribes of Oregon the righteous, that are the U of O Ducks and the Oregon State Beavs.
Secondly the tribes of the north, that are YouDub beloved of Bill and WahZoo beloved of Tom.
Thirdly the desert tribes, that are Arizona State and the U of A, and some will say quietly go Wildcats. Fourthly the California tribes, and these are the most plentiful and difficult to remember: the USC, the UCLA, the (Cardinal of) Stanford and, um, UCal?

Elvis said...

1. A
2. D
3. C
4. A
5. C
6. B
7. Z
8. M
9. T
10. A
11. B
12. Z

Or, in other words, I don't have a clue!

jovaliquilts said...

I'm not a sports fan and in glancing at the list I realized that I only knew two for sure (one school I worked at, one school I attended), so I'll see whether I can beat the odds when I guess:

1. no
2. yes (heard the name, don't know whether it's that school)
3. no
4. no
5. no
6. no
7. no
8. no
9. yes
10. no
11. no
12. no
Well, I hadn't expected to guess NO so many times, but those names are ridiculous!

Rex Parker said...

1. isn't
2. is
3. is
4. isn't
5. is
6. isn't
7. ha ha. no
8. isn't
9. is
10. is
11. is
12. cripes ... mustangs in Wisconsin? I'm going "isn't," just to make things even.

rp

boo said...

1. Is
2. Is
3. Isn't
4. Isn't
5. Isn't
6. Isn't
7. Isn't
8. Is
9. Isn't
10. Isn't
11. Isn't
12. Is

I only knew four and was only sure about two. 10. if true is always followed by giggles when announced I'll bet.

DrSchnell said...

1. is
2. is
3. is
4. ain't
5. is
6. is
7. ain't
8. not only ain't, but sure-the-hell-ain't
9. is, oddly enough
10. is
11. is
12. ain't

Michael5000 said...

Go, Answers!

1. Akron Zips -- YES
2. Alabama Crimson Tide -- YES
3. Kent State Golden Flashes -- YES, although, WTF?
4. Illinois Tigers -- No, they are the Fighting Illini.
5. Minnesota Golden Gophers -- YES
6. North Texas Mean Green -- YES
7. Ohio State Wolverines -- No, they are the Buckeyes.
8. Oklahoma Cornhuskers -- No, it's the Oklahoma Cowboys.
9. Stanford Cardinal -- YES Not "Cardinals." "Cardinal."
10. Texas Christian University Horned Frogs -- oddly, YES
11. Wake Forest Demon Deacons -- YES
12. Wisconsin State Mustangs -- No, there's no such school.

Just kiddin, Oklahoma fans. Sooners.

Michael5000 said...

And with the dust settling over the 50th running of the Thursday Quiz, we find that football fan DrSchnell snuck in under the wire with a perfect score to secure the TQL Gold Star! With four Golds in his trophy case, he is tied for second on the all-time Gold Standard list.

KarmaSartre pegs 11/12 for the Silver Star, his third. It is his twelfth Star overall, moving him into fifth place on the all-time leaderboard.

Cartophiliac takes the Blue Star with 10/12; it is his second and his 11th Star overall.

La gringissima and Rex Parker match Carto to bring home Green Stars. It's la gringa's second Green and seventh Star overall. It is Rex's seventh Green, which means he has pulled even with the one-time undisputed Queen of Green, Mrs.5000.

Michael5000 said...

And, I apologize to those of you in the non-Unitedstatesian contingent, for whom this Quiz was patently unfair. You will, however, have an advantage next week with the topic of "football clubs of Portugal."

Just kidding.

In fact, next week the Quizzes will be off for the seasonal break. Next week, we'll review the champions of the season just past. The Monday Quiz 5th Season will kick off on Labor Day, September 1; The Thurday Quiz 6th Season starts on September 4th. Be ready!

karmaSartre said...

What? The Zips? I can guess their score. Terrible name....unless its a code.

DrSchnell said...

Are golden flashes somehow related to hot flashes?

Dan said...

I'm undoubtedly late for this, but here goes:

1. is
2. is
3. isn't
4. isn't
5. is
6. is
7. most definitely is NOT.
8. bee still bee spot's heart, no.
9. is (though I think it's Cardinals)
10. is
11. is
12. isn't?

Michael5000 said...

@dan: Would have scored you the Blue, had it been on time. But it is "Cardinal," not "Cardinals." For some reason.

@drschnell: Yes! It's a name that invokes the concepts of both hot flashes and golden showers, neither of which we need to be associating with young scholar-athletes!

@karma: Yes, "Zips" is pretty bad too. But not as bad as "Golden Flashes."

karmaSartre said...

Cardinal is the color not the bird.

Michael5000 said...

@karma: Right! I just learned that last night. Like the Cornell Big Red or the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Phineas said...

So sad to have missed this one, and offer my favorite mascot:

The Delta State University Fighting Okra.

This name appeared as a clue in the venerable NYT crossword about 6 months ago. The school's original / official mascot is the Statesman. But after the Fighting Okra appeared, including an Okra-man in costume, they are now essentially parallel mascots.