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Reference Trivia

Colorado Sports Trivia

by (author) Ryan O'Leary & J. Alexander Poulton

Publisher
Editions de la Montagne Verte
Initial publish date
Jun 2011
Category
Trivia, Reference
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897277638
    Publish Date
    Jun 2011
    List Price
    $14.95 USD

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Known for more than just the Rocky Mountains, the gold rush and winter tourists, Colorado is a haven for athletes and sports teams that make waves in the sports world: * Carlos Gonzalez earned his first National League batting championship in 2010 with a .336 batting average; it was the seventh batting title in 18 years of franchise history. * On October 6, 1990, with no time remaining, the University of Colorado Buffaloes scored the game-winning touchdown over the University of Missouri after a strange referee error gave the Buffs a fifth down; the Buffaloes went on to win the National Championship. * Vail Ski Resort, the second largest ski resort in North America, was built because the United States Military held World War II training exercises for the Tenth Mountain Division in the area during the 1940s. * The Colorado Avalanche is the only team in NHL history to have won the Stanley Cup in its first year after being relocated; the team went on to win eight division championships and went to the playoffs 10 times in their first 10 seasons. * And more...

About the authors

J. ALEXANDER POULTON is a writer, photographer and genuine sports enthusiast. He's even willing to admit he has ''called in sick'' during the broadcasts of major sports events so that he can get in as much viewing as possible. He has earned his BA in English literature and his graduate diploma in journalism.

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Arpon Basu had said since the age of eight that he would one day make the National Hockey League. Any chance of that happening, came to a crashing halt when, at 15 when he realized he was completely devoid of any talent. He earned a graduate journalism degree from Concordia University and went straight to a sports-writing job with the Canadian Press. The first time he walked into the Montréal Canadiens dressing room as a giddy cub reporter, Basu nearly fell over as it dawned on him that, despite his ineptitude on the ice, he had in fact been telling the truth as a dreamy-eyed eight-year-old.Basu covers sports for the Canadian Press in Montréal and writes a weekly sports column for the Montréal Gazette. He is also editor of Montréal’s South Shore, The St-Lambert Journal.

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