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PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:11 PM
Was comparing running backs online for no good reason and noticed this:

Of the top 50 all-time rushers by yardage (active players included) only 6 have averaged 4.7 or more yards per carry over the course of their careers.

Name them. I will post the answer by 7:00pm today (Friday) if the correct answer is not given before then.

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:13 PM
Barry Sanders?

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:14 PM
He is one. (Barry Sanders)

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:15 PM
Tomlinson?

UKFlounder
02-02-2007, 04:16 PM
Jim Brown

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:18 PM
Brown is one, Tomlinson is not.

justincredible
02-02-2007, 04:21 PM
Earl Campbell

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:22 PM
Brown is one, Tomlinson is not.

Ah. Very good! Here's another:

This will be the first Super Bowl in several years between two teams that both existed before 1960. When was the last time this happened and who were the two teams?

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:22 PM
Eric Dickerson.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:23 PM
Earl Campbell or Gale Sayers?

Nope

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:23 PM
Eric Dickerson.

Nope

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:25 PM
Marcus Allen?

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:25 PM
Tony Dorsett?

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:25 PM
The Juice?

HumnHilghtFreel
02-02-2007, 04:26 PM
I'd put my money on OJ

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:26 PM
The Juice?

yeah, he's got to be 1.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:26 PM
Ah. Very good! Here's another:

This will be the first Super Bowl in several years between two teams that both existed before 1960. When was the last time this happened and who were the two teams?

Baltimore and NY Giants?

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:26 PM
Ah. Very good! Here's another:

This will be the first Super Bowl in several years between two teams that both existed before 1960. When was the last time this happened and who were the two teams?

Green Bay vs Buffalo?

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:28 PM
OJ, yes. Dorsett and Allen, no.

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:28 PM
I cheated and looked it up. The last two RBs are very interesting.

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:29 PM
Baltimore and NY Giants?

The Ravens didn't exist until 1996. ;)

HumnHilghtFreel
02-02-2007, 04:30 PM
I cheated and looked it up. The last two RBs are very interesting.

Ha, I just did the same and had the same thought.

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:30 PM
Green Bay vs Buffalo?

When did they play each other???

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:30 PM
Turns out there are 6 at 4.7 or over, not five. So far we have OJ, Brown, and B. Sanders. 3 more to go. I changed the first post to reflect the change.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:33 PM
The Ravens didn't exist until 1996. ;)

Yes and no. :)

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:33 PM
When did they play each other???

When I played NFL 2K3 on my kid's GameCube. ;)

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:36 PM
Turns out there are 6 at 4.7 or over, not five. So far we have OJ, Brown, and B. Sanders. 3 more to go. I changed the first post to reflect the change.

Is this a trick question? Are there any WR's in this group that avg'd 4.7/rush for their career like James Lofton?


If not, my next guesses are: Marshall Faulk and Roger Craig

Roy Tucker
02-02-2007, 04:38 PM
Tiki Barber?

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:38 PM
Is this a trick question? Are there any WR's in this group that avg'd 4.7/rush for their career like James Lofton?


If not, my next guesses are: Marshall Faulk and Roger Craig

Not a trick question, only RB's. I'll give you a hint, 1 was active this season, the other two are retired.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:39 PM
Tiki Barber?

Bingo, 2 more.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:40 PM
Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills, if you won't accept Ravens(Browns) vs. Giants

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:41 PM
John Riggins.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:41 PM
John Riggins.

No

Roy Tucker
02-02-2007, 04:41 PM
In honor of past Browns, Leroy Kelly and Greg Pruitt?

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:42 PM
Tiki Barber?

hey, get out of here. You can't just come in and on one post throw down a correct answer. :p: :beerme:

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:42 PM
In honor of past Browns, Leroy Kelly and Greg Pruitt?

No, and no.

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:43 PM
I suck.

Crazy Legs Hirsch?

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:43 PM
Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills, if you won't accept Ravens(Browns) vs. Giants


That's it!

Chip R
02-02-2007, 04:43 PM
Rams and PIT 1980.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:44 PM
I suck.

Crazy Legs Hirsch?

Ahhhh....no.

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:45 PM
Lawrence Phillips. :D

Gainesville Red
02-02-2007, 04:46 PM
Fred Taylor?

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:46 PM
Fred Taylor?

No.

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:46 PM
If I'm reading the hints correctly the remaining two RB's are retired.

Walter Payton.....ta da!

Roy Tucker
02-02-2007, 04:47 PM
I looked up the other 2.

I don't think I would have gotten them.

Gainesville Red
02-02-2007, 04:48 PM
Bo Jackson?

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:48 PM
I looked up the other 2.

I don't think I would have gotten them.

Great....

remdog
02-02-2007, 04:48 PM
Walter is more than 'retired'.

Rem

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:48 PM
Of the remaining two, I will give you one, because most people probably don't know who he is:

Joe Perry, 1950-1963, 4.8 avg.

The last one (retired) everyone will know.

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:48 PM
Bo Jackson?

OOoooh. Good guess.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:49 PM
No to Payton

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:49 PM
Tshmunga (Tim) Biankabatuka?

Roy Tucker
02-02-2007, 04:50 PM
Tshmunga (Tim) Biankabatuka?

UM bigot :mooner:

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:50 PM
No to Jackson, remember he has to be in the top 50 of yardage gained for his career, but he did average 5.4.

Danny Serafini
02-02-2007, 04:51 PM
James Brooks? He put in 2 or 3 seasons above 5.

RedFanAlways1966
02-02-2007, 04:51 PM
I would think Gales Sayers has the average/carry for the career, but is not in the all-time leaders due to a shortened career (knee).

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:51 PM
Tshmunga (Tim) Biankabatuka?

Noooooooo.

Gainesville Red
02-02-2007, 04:51 PM
I missed the top-50 part. That changes everything.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:52 PM
James Brooks? He put in 2 or 3 seasons above 5.

Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!!!!!

Gotta love James Brooks!:thumbup:

Gainesville Red
02-02-2007, 04:52 PM
Never would have gotten it.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:53 PM
Sayers averaged 5.0 but was not in the top 50.

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:53 PM
Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!!!!!

Gotta love James Brooks!:thumbup:

You're kidding me. No Leroy Hoard, or Tyrone Wheatley? :D

Danny Serafini
02-02-2007, 04:53 PM
James Brooks was the man. That guy has been underrated for a long time.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 04:53 PM
Never would have gotten it.

Guess you'd have to be a Bengals fan.

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:54 PM
UM bigot :mooner:

I believe he (Biakabatuka) averaged 300+ yards / game vs OSU.... :mooner:

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:54 PM
Great question. One more football one, while we're all here:

This is the "closest" Super Bowl in terms of geographic proximity of the two competeing teams.

The previous record was shared by two different franchises playing in the same cities (confusing, I know.) What are the two cities?

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 04:56 PM
XXV: Buffalo / N.Y. Giants?

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 04:58 PM
XXV: Buffalo / N.Y. Giants?

Nope.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 05:00 PM
James Brooks was the man. That guy has been underrated for a long time.

Underutilized early in his career, not the most durable, and overshadowed by
Dickerson, Sanders, and Thomas, later on. He was fun to watch.

remdog
02-02-2007, 05:02 PM
Of the remaining two, I will give you one, because most people probably don't know who he is:

Joe Perry, 1950-1963, 4.8 avg.


Not only do I know who he was but I'm actually old enough to have seen him play! :eek:

Rem

Red Leader
02-02-2007, 05:03 PM
No idea.

NY Jets / Baltimore?

dabvu2498
02-02-2007, 05:04 PM
No idea.

NY Jets / Baltimore?

New York (Jets/Giants) vs. Baltimore (Colts/Ravens)

It happened twice.

rdiersin
02-02-2007, 05:07 PM
Jets/Colts
Giants/Ravens

rdiersin
02-02-2007, 05:08 PM
I might have gotten if I wasn't so slow with undestanding the question. That was a good one dabvu.

PickOff
02-02-2007, 05:11 PM
Not only do I know who he was but I'm actually old enough to have seen him play! :eek:

Rem


http://www.agavemedia.no/bilder/artwork/Live/1/Old-man-c-up-1.jpg

:D

remdog
02-02-2007, 05:21 PM
http://www.agavemedia.no/bilder/artwork/Live/1/Old-man-c-up-1.jpg

:D

Close. But no hair. :laugh:

Rem

UKFlounder
02-02-2007, 05:43 PM
Underutilized early in his career, not the most durable,

Or literate :bang:

WebScorpion
02-05-2007, 01:55 PM
Of the remaining two, I will give you one, because most people probably don't know who he is:

Joe Perry, 1950-1963, 4.8 avg.

The last one (retired) everyone will know.

Holy Crap! I didn't even know he played football...to have an awesome thirteen year sports career like that and then become the lead guitarist and creative genius of one of the biggest bands in the country has got to be every man's dream...WOW! No wonder he did so many drugs. His body was probably wracked with pain from 13 years of punishment in the NFL and he was still rockin' out for 3 and 4 hour sets. Amazing! :eek: