Sunday, February 03, 2013

Super Bowl Trivia Answer

The question I posed on Friday, was can you name the two former Syracuse University basketball players who have played in the Super Bowl.

The answer is Donovan McNabb and John Mackey.

McNabb was the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. He was a member of the Syracuse basketball team his freshman and sophomore years (1995-1996 and 1996-1997).  McNabb has the rare distinction of being part of an NCAA Final Four team in basketball and a Super Bowl team; I believe Julius Peppers is the only other person to accomplish this feat.

Mackey was the starting tight end for the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III and Super Bowl V.  In Super Bowl V, Mackey caught a deflected pass from Johnny Unitas to go for a 75 yard touchdown, then a Super Bowl record, as the Colts went on to win the championship.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Super Bowl Quiz - Orange Hoops Style

The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens prepare to square off in Super Bowl XLVII this weekend.  Just to tie Syracuse University basketball into this, I have a trivia question.

Q:  Name the two former Syracuse University Basketball Players who have played in the Super Bowl.

Good luck. Answer will be later this weekend.