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Trivial Matters

Dec. 20, 2004
Dec. 20, 2004

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Dec. 20, 2004

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Trivial Matters

The Season Of No 'L'

This is an article from the Dec. 20, 2004 issue Original Layout

Gifted Scorers Don't be surprised if somebody at least flirts with the record for points scored in an NBA Christmas game when Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Heat center Shaquille O'Neal square off at the Staples Center on Dec. 25 before a national TV audience. Who now holds the Christmas scoring mark?

a. Larry Bird

b. Wilt Chamberlain

c. Michael Jordan

d. Bernard King

Merry Birthday Singer, novelist and sports fanatic Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Miss., on Christmas Day, 1946. Which NFL Hall of Famer, who played most of his career in Buffett's adopted hometown of Miami, was also born on Dec. 25, 1946?

Call to Order Catcher Steve Christmas hit only one homer in his three big league seasons. Place these other players in order of their career major league home runs.

a. Jesus Alou

b. Matt Holliday

c. Ken Rudolph

d. J.T. Snow

ANSWERS

GIFTED SCORERS: d. In 1984 Bernard King of the Knicks scored 60 points, one more than Wilt Chamberlain scored on Christmas Day in 1961.

MERRY BIRTHDAY: Former Dolphins running back Larry Csonka, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987, was born (in Stow, Ohio) on Dec. 25, 1946.

CALL TO ORDER: d. Snow (185); a. Alou (32); b. Holliday (14); c. Rudolph (6)