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Reference Trivia

Pennsylvania Sports Trivia

by (author) Marky Billson & J. Alexander Poulton

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

    ISBN
    9781897277645
    Publish Date
    Jun 2011
    List Price
    $14.95

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From home field to home ice, from racetrack to putting green, find out about the weird and interesting side of sports from a state that has always been about more than just winning: * Herman Edwards famous ''Miracle in the Meadowlands'' touchdown that preserved a six-year winning streak for the Eagles against the Giants was the only fumble recovery he had in a 10-year NFL career. * In 1955, the University of Pittsburgh's Bobby Grier was the first black player to play in the Sugar Bowl; despite receiving a ton of fan mail, the Louisiana legislature later banned blacks from playing in the Sugar Bowl. * Every current major professional sports franchise to call Pennsylvania home--Phillies, Pirates, Eagles, Steelers, Penguins, Flyers, Sixers--has won a world championship. * Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby was the youngest player to win the NHL scoring title in his second season and the youngest player in history to be named captain of his team. * 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.

J. Alexander Poulton's profile page

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