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SPORTS TRIVIA 12-18
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, December 17, 2012 6:06 PM

Trivia

Q:  Steven Jackson of the Rams quietly became the 15th NFL runningback to eclipse the 10,000-yard career mark with 73 yards in Sunday's 36-22 loss to the Vikings. Name the last most recent player to join that elite group.

A: LaDainian Tomlinson end his 11-year career with the Chargers (2001-09) and Jets in 2011 with 13,684 career yards. Currently fifth on the all-time NFL list, he becomes eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.


Today in …

1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans 9-0 indoors at Chicago Stadium to determine the National Football League champion. The two clubs finish the year in a tie for first place, with the Bears at 6-1-6 while the Spartans are 6-1-4. At the time, times do not count in the standings. The game is moved indoorss due to heavy snow and bitter cold. The arena allows for only an 80-yard field that extends right to the walls. The dirt on the arena floor is left over from a recent circus. The game draws a capacity crowd of 11.198. The lone touchdown is a two-yard pass from Bronko Nagurski to Red Grange in the fourth quarter. Both will be included in the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Class in 1963. At the time, rules stipulated that a pass must be throws from at least five yards behind the line of scrimmage. Spartans claim that Nagurski's TD pass is in violation, but the play stands.


Birthdays

Saints runningback Pierre Thomas, born 1984. Seahawks quarterback Dan McGwire, born 1967.