Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tuesday Night Trivia

(I'm actually posting this on Wednesday morning. I meant to do it last night, but I fell asleep.)

My dad correctly answered Friday's question on the phone last night. The two cities that can boast both a World Series title and a Grey Cup are Toronto and Baltimore. The CFL briefly expanded into the United States in the mid 1990s, and the Baltimore Stallions won the cup in 1995. When the Ravens came to Baltimore, the Stallions moved to Montreal and became the latest incarnation of the Allouettes.

Today's challenge also has a football theme:

What is the fewest number of games a team qualifying for the NFL Playoffs can win during the regular season?

I cannot remember a team making the playoffs with worse than an 8-8 record, but it is mathematically possible to earn a bid with fewer than eight wins.


Blogger Matt Wittlief said...

Well, it would be a division winner... There are four teams in each division. They play each other twice. If all four teams split their in-division matchups and lost every out-of-division game, then they would each be 6-10. Someone would have to get into the playoffs.

So, I'll say 6-10.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Tinley said...

You're on the right track. But an NFL football game doesn't necessarily have to have a winner.

4:04 AM  
Blogger Matt Wittlief said...

Very clever...
So, I suppose all the in-division games end in a tie. So, in conference record (for all four teams) is 0-0-6. Out-of-division would be 0-10-0.

A team could get in the playoffs with an 0-10-6 record.

That's crazy.

7:01 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home