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Jenson71
02-08-2007, 07:45 AM
Without looking it up, does anyone know the answers to these trivia questions?

1. What year was it?
2. What team had the first pick?
3. Who was chosen?

Kerberos
02-08-2007, 07:50 AM
1936

Eagles

Jay Berwanger

ON a lighter note. His rights were traded by the Eagles to the Bears and he NEVER played a down in the NFL.

Jenson71
02-08-2007, 07:52 AM
1936

Eagles

Jay Berwanger

Correct. And Berwanger was the first Heisman Trophy winner. Played for what school?

That's right, the University of Chicago.

And he was born in Dubuque, Iowa. I lived there for a few years.

Well, I'm not sure what else can be done with this thread now.

Kerberos
02-08-2007, 07:53 AM
I'll take NFL History for $500 Alex.

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Jenson71
02-08-2007, 07:56 AM
I'll take NFL History for $500 Alex.

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Let's see...not NFL but....

Today we celebrate the birth of this Union General who liked to play football after burning southern cities.

Phobia
02-08-2007, 08:13 AM
I've never heard of him.

Jenson71
02-08-2007, 08:16 AM
I've never heard of him.

Do you have mod powers, Phobia?

Kerberos
02-08-2007, 08:31 AM
Name SHERMAN, William Tecumseh "Cump"
Born February 8 1820, Lancaster OH
Died February 14 1891, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, artillery duty, travelled widely in the South, Mexican war, served in Pacific Division, resigned US Army 1853, banker, lawyer, realtor, superintendent of a Louisiana military academy.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 13th US Infantry, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade at First Bull Run, served in Kentucky but was relieved because of instability, commanded Dist of Cairo, commanded 5th Divn/Army of the Tennessee at Shiloh (w), May 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, commanded XV Corps in Vicksburg campaign, July 1863 promoted Brig. Gen. Regular Army, Missionary Ridge, commanded Divn of the Mississippi, Red River campaign, Meridien campaign, Atlanta campaign, August 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. in Regular Army, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Army service, commanded the Division of the Mississippi, Indian campaigns, general-in-chief after Grant's election to the presidency, retired 1883, author.

Notes A fierce commander, hated in the South but had a vision of modern war. Known to force soldiers to play football durning burning of Cities in the south. "You either fight or play ball" he was heard saying to his troops. He just loved the smell of Gunpowder in the morning.

On the Internet Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Further reading
Fellman, Michael Citizen Sherman : a life of William Tecumseh Sherman New York, Random House, 1995
Johnson, Willis Fletcher Life of Wm. Techumseh Sherman, late retired general, U.S.A. : a graphic history of his career in war and peace Philadelphia, Hubbard Bros., 1891
Lewis, Lloyd Sherman : fighting prophet Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1993
Marszalek, John F Sherman : a soldier's passion for order New York, Vintage Civil War Library, 1994
Sherman, William T Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman New York, Library of America, 1990

Jenson71
02-08-2007, 09:03 AM
Notes A fierce commander, hated in the South but had a vision of modern war. Known to force soldiers to play football durning burning of Cities in the south. "You either fight or play ball" he was heard saying to his troops. He just loved the smell of Gunpowder in the morning.

I think we have a wikipedia project on our hands.

Kerberos
02-08-2007, 09:25 AM
Notes A fierce commander, hated in the South but had a vision of modern war. Known to force soldiers to play football durning burning of Cities in the south. "You either fight or play ball" he was heard saying to his troops. He just loved the smell of Gunpowder in the morning.


He also said "I just love the smell of gunpowder in the morning. That Smell .... That sulfur SMELL ... It was EVERYWHERE ... It smelled like........ VICTORY !!!!

:D

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Rain Man
02-08-2007, 10:29 AM
First NFL Draft ever held was today...

Without looking it up, does anyone know the answers to these trivia questions?

1. What year was it?
2. What team had the first pick?
3. Who was chosen?


I don't think this is right. I distinctly remember a draft last April.

But anyway, I would guess the following:

1. 2007
2. Oakland
3. I don't know. I haven't seen the news.