Everybody Loves a Free T-Shirt

Sunday, August 17, 2008 |

Including you.

For proof, just think back to the last time you were at a sporting event and a t-shirt launcher made an appearance.

Now tell me that you and/or half of your section didn't go apeshit. Tell me how, as those white cotton missiles arced skyward, you didn't see grown men shoving small children aside and throwing elbows at the elderly. Tell me it's never been you.

Maybe it was those wacky kids from the Pepsi Party Patrol that got your heart pumping. Or perhaps it was the Zambonified antics of red carpet regular Sparky the Dragon (or his cohorts) that shot you our of your seat. Either way, some of you were incredibly amped up about the prospect of getting your hands on one of those elusive freebies, regardless of its size or whatever was screen-printed across it. Just like you were that time you used a fake name (Art Vandelay?) to sign up for a credit card. Or when you ate that ninety-six ounce hamburger. Or the time you gave blood in the parking lot outside Modell's. Or when you rescued that three-legged dog.

I'm happy to announce that here at Bluenatic, we've got ourselves a t-shirt launcher of sorts, too. Thanks to the good people at Reebok. And if you want to win the shirt pictured above, all you have to do is correctly answer the twenty questions that appear below. No blood donation required unless you're from Philadelphia. Or you're this guy.

As you'll quickly learn, some of the questions are easy and some of them are not so easy. But to win one of these snazzy Reebok Speedwick shirts (retail value $24.99), you're going to have to get them all. Or at least more than everybody else gets.

I've only got a limited quantity of shirts, so please email your answers to weinstein@bluenatic.com by Friday, August 22nd.

No cheating.


1) Who caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII?

A) Amani Toomer
B) David Tyree
C) Randy Moss
D) Plaxico Burress
E) Steve Smith

2) What is the New York Giants record in the Super Bowl?

A) 3-0
B) 3-1
C) 2-1
D) 3-2
E) 1-2

3) At what college did Bill Parcells serve as head football coach before joining the New York Giants coaching staff in 1979?

A) Vanderbilt
B) Air Force Academy
C) Wichita State
D) Army
E) Florida State

4) What member of the Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants is the son of a member of the Super Bowl XXV Champion New York Giants?

A) Aaron Ross
B) Ahmad Bradshaw
C) Chris Snee
D) Amani Toomer
E) Zak DeOssie

5) Which of the following New York Giants has never been named MVP of the National Football League?

A) Charley Conerly
B) Lawrence Taylor
C) Kyle Rote
D) Y.A. Tittle
E) Mel Hein
F) Frank Gifford

6) What New York Giants legend was selected to the Pro Bowl at three different positions?

A) Frank Gifford
B) Emlen Tunnell
C) Roosevelt Brown
D) Kyle Rote
E) Mel Hein

7) Counting the Super Bowl and their game in London, how many consecutive road victories did the 2007 New York Giants amass?
A) 8
B) 12
C) 10
D) 11
E) 6

8) Who was the only player to represent the New York Giants in both Super Bowl XXV and Super Bowl XXXV?

A) Lawrence Taylor
B) Jessie Armstead
C) Howard Cross
D) John Washington
E) Keith Hamilton

9) Who holds the New York Giants franchise record for games played?

A) George Martin
B) Amani Toomer
C) Howard Cross
D) Phil Simms
E) Michael Strahan

10) Which of the following players has not had his number retired by the New York Giants?

A) Lawrence Taylor (56)
B) Mel Hein (7)
C) Harry Carson (53)
D) Charlie Conerly (42)
E) Frank Gifford (16)

11) What former New York Giants offensive lineman missed the entire 1987 season with Hodgkins Disease only to make an inspiring return to the field the following season?

A) Chris Godfrey
B) Karl Nelson
C) Jumbo Elliott
D) Doug Riesenberg
E) Brad Benson

12) What were the New York Giants linebacker corps of the early 1980s known as?

A) The Crunch Bunch
B) The Blue Wall
C) The Giant Headache
D) The Big Blue Wrecking Crew
E) The Blue Bombers

13) Which of the following stadiums have the New York Giants never called home?

A) Giants Stadium
B) Yankee Stadium
C) Shea Stadium
D) The Polo Grounds
E) Baker Field
F) The Yale Bowl

14) What New York Giants placekicker kicked 5 field goals (including the game winner) in a 15-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the 1990 NFC Championship Game?

A) Ali Haji-Sheikh
B) Bjorn Nittmo
C) Matt Bahr
D) Raul Allegre
E) Brad Daluiso

15) What Giant sacked John Elway for a safety in Super Bowl XXI?

A) Harry Carson
B) George Martin
C) Carl Banks
D) Leonard Marshall
E) Lawrence Taylor

16) Which of the following coaches was never an assistant with the New York Giants?

A) Bill Belichick
B) Vince Lombardi
C) Chuck Noll
D) Marty Schottenheimer
E) Tom Landry

17) Who preceded Bill Parcells as Head Coach of the New York Giants?

A) Dan Reeves
B) Ray Perkins
C) John McVay
D) Bill Arnsparger
E) Alex Webster

18) What quarterback led the New York Giants to the 1997 NFC East division title?

A) Danny Kanell
B) Kent Graham
C) Dave Brown
D) Tommy Maddox
E) Kerry Collins
F) Phil Simms

19) What was the final score of the 1986 NFC Championship Game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins?

A) 24-3
B) 17-3
C) 17-0
D) 21-0
E) 14-7

20) Who was the New York Giants all-time leading rusher before Tiki Barber?

A) Joe Morris
B) Ron Johnson
C) Alex Webster
D) Rodney Hampton
E) Frank Gifford