TWITTER QUIZ: Wednesday, 31 October

20110903103537!FIFA_Fair_Play_Award.jpg (364×375)FOOTBALL – Today’s question: QUIZ – Which award was most recently bestowed upon the Japanese FA, Iran’s Amin Motevaselzadeh and the late Sir Bobby Robson?

Today’s answer: FIFA Fair Play Award

Want to guess the association? Click this Link.

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Points earned in today’s quiz:

5 – @shivamLM

4 – @evadl

3 – @catchvijju

2 – @WEFMark

1 – @PeterD_1996

Weekly standings:

8 – @evadl

5 – @distinguishthis

5 – @Elliott8694

5 – @shivamLM

4 – @sportzeloot

3 – @Michael_Ng17

3 – @laemo

3 – @catchvijju

2 – @Henrik_Elman

2 – @433NL

2 – @WEFMark

1 – @Twiter_Tossen

1 – @Asu_Cahyana

1 – @PeterD_1996

 

ANALYSE THIS – Ninth symphonies of the NBA maestros

BASKETBALL – The 2012/2013 NBA basketball season will start today and the early feature match involves the first step of the title defence of the Miami Heat and their star player LeBron James. ‘King James’ is embarking on his 10th professional season and we have compared him with several other dominant players at the same juncture in their careers.

James won only his first championship ring last season. His one title after nine seasons is lagging behind several other stars, but is on a par with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who eventually won five titles. James is averaging 27.6 points per game through his first nine seasons, which is more than several other legends during the same span.

Where they stood after nine seasons of NBA basketball – selected players

TWITTER QUIZ: Tuesday, 30 October

FOOTBALL – Today’s question: QUIZ – In which year was the first match in the now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup played?

Today’s answer: 1960

Want to guess the association? Click this Link.

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Points earned in today’s quiz:

5 – @Elliott8694

4 – @sportzeloot

3 – @laemo

2 – @433NL

1 – @Asu_Cahyana

Weekly standings:

5 – @distinguishthis

5 – @Elliott8694

4 – @evadl

4 – @sportzeloot

3 – @Michael_Ng17

3 – @laemo

2 – @Henrik_Elman

2 – @433NL

1 – @Twiter_Tossen

1 – @Asu_Cahyana

TWITTER QUIZ: Monday, 29 October

FOOTBALL – Today’s question: QUIZ – Which club holds the record for most successive Champions League matches won (nine)?

Today’s answer: FC Barcelona

Want to guess the association? Click this Link.

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Points earned in today’s quiz:

5 – @distinguishthis

4 – @evadl

3 – @Michael_Ng17

2 – @Henrik_Elman

1 – @Twiter_Tossen

Weekly standings:

5 – @distinguishthis

4 – @evadl

3 – @Michael_Ng17

2 – @Henrik_Elman

1 – @Twiter_Tossen

ASSOCIATION QUIZ: 29 October – 2 November

FOOTBALL – Our daily quiz returns to Twitter at 14:00 CET and the answers to the five daily questions this week are clues that lead to the association. You can only submit one association per week. We will give you this for this week: the answers to the questions this week will lead you to a person. Click Read More for tips on the right strategy!


Strategy when it comes to answering association quiz

If you guess the association quiz on Monday, a correct answer will get you 10 bonus points. However, it would be more or less a shot in the dark. A correct answer on Tuesday gets you 8 bonus points and is still a ‘high risk high reward’ situation. On Wednesday, the available bonus points will be 6, and by that time you will have three clues to work with. The bonus points to be won on Thursday and Friday are 4 and 2 respectively. The ideal strategy is up to you. Do you want to gamble at the risk of earning zero? Or do you opt to pocket a relatively safe 4 or 2? Good luck! 

REVIEW: Giants win 2012 World Series in clean sweep

BASEBALL – The San Francisco Giants have won the 2012 MLB World Series with a resounding 4-0 sweep of the Detroit Tigers. For the third time in franchise history, the Giants have won the Fall Classic in a whitewash and for them it is the first time since their organisation has been based on the West Coast. Only one MLB franchise has registered more World Series ‘sweeps’.

World Series ‘sweeps’ by MLB franchise

8 – New York Yankees (1927, 1928, 1932, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1998, 1999)

3 – San Francisco Giants (1922*, 1954*, 2012)

2 – Cincinnati Reds (1976, 1990)

2 – Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007)

1 – Chicago Cubs (1907)

1 – Atlanta Braves (1914**)

1 – Los Angeles Dodgers (1963)

1 – Baltimore Orioles (1966)

1 – Oakland Athetics (1989)

1 – Chicago White Sox (2005)

* As New York Giants

** As Boston Braves

AWARDS SHOW: October Quiz champion unveiled

FOOTBALL – The quiz results for our October Grand Final are in and we congratulate @markvanrijswijk in becoming our October champion and as such is the first to qualify for the Apertura Grand Season Final in March 2013. Our champion produced a jaw-dropping 99 out of a possible 100, as he saw off fierce competition from the other finalists.

Results of October Grand Final Quiz

99 – @markvanrijswijk

97 – @poirot986

96 – @Yusuf_Official

85 – @evadl

Not an October finalist? Do you want to play the quiz and see how you would have done? Click this Link. The finalists were allowed 48 hours to complete the form.