December 17, 2008

Trivia: Names change, game is the same

55 stars: You're the Heisman winner
47-54 stars: You're an All-America performer
35-46 stars: You're a first-stringer
20-34 stars: You're a bench-warmer
19 or fewer stars: You're the kicker

Here is our weekly trivia test. Each question is assigned a point value. Two-star questions are worth two points, three-star questions are worth three points, etc. Score high and win fabulous prizes! Well, not really. But you can taunt your friends when your score is higher and, hey, isn't that what truly matters?

This week, the test focuses on bowl sponsors.

(An aside: A reader last week complained about the ease of the test, saying the answers were easily accessible on the Web. Well, duh everything's accessible on the Web. A trivia test is supposed to gauge your knowledge, not how well you can use your computer. Man .)

  • 1. What did the Chick-fil-A Bowl used to be called? The answer

    2. Who sponsors the Fiesta Bowl? The answer

  • 3. Which bowl used to be sponsored by Poulan? The answer

    4. Which "rental" company first sponsored the Champs Sports Bowl, from 1990-93? The answer

    5. Which company sponsors the Orange Bowl? The answer

    6. The Meineke Car Care Bowl began life in 2002 under what name? (HINT: The title sponsor made tires.) The answer

    7. Which pizza company sponsors a bowl in Birmingham, Ala.? The answer

  • 8. The Rose Bowl resisted the lure of commercial sponsorship until 1999. Which company sponsored the Rose Bowl from 1999-2002? (HINT: It now sponsors another game.) The answer

    9. Which current bowl is sponsored by the nation's largest chain of truck stops? The answer

    10. What was the former name of the Outback Bowl? The answer

    11. From 1992-94, Outback Steakhouses sponsored another bowl in Florida. Which one? The answer

  • 12. Which bowl was the first to be sponsored? The answer

    13. The Insight Bowl began its existence in 1989 under what name? The answer

    14. After a 53-year run as the Sun Bowl, the game's name changed to what from 1989-93? The answer

    15. Which now-defunct home improvement store was the first sponsor of the Alamo Bowl (1993-98)? The answer

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