The Dozen Daily Trivia answers explained 10/5/23: Pizza, Football, and First Ladies

Oh, it was a bloodbath. Your boy got massacred on The Dozen Daily Trivia answers for this Thursday, October 5th, 2023. Goodness, it was a tough morning.

How did you do, Frank?: Missed 4. I know. I know. I’ll do better tomorrow. Even the champions have an off day.

Let’s get this over with.

Subject: NFL

Playing his entire career in Washington from 2004-2012, this TE was a 2x Pro Bowler and had four straight seasons with over 700 receiving yards from 2005-2008.

Answer: Chris Cooley

Explanation: Got it wrong. But had him on my fantasy team once or twice.


Subject: MLB

The longest active MLB playoff drought currently belongs to both the Angels and this American League team that last made the postseason during the 2014 season.

Answer: Detroit Tigers

Explanation: Got it wrong. Guessed the Mariners but they’re the World Series drought team.

Subject: College Basketball

Kris Dunn played at this school from 2012-2016, winning Big East Player of the Year twice before becoming a Top 5 pick.

Answer: Providence College

Explanation: Blind Big East answers are usually Georgetown, and Villanova. That didn’t save me here. I got it wrong.


Subject: History

Born Claudia Alta Taylor, “Lady Bird” served as First Lady of the United States from 1963-1969 while married to what U.S. President?

Answer: Lyndon Johnson

Explanation: JFK, Johnson, Nixon, is a sequence we’re familiar with.

Subject: Celebrity Mashup

Answer: Steve Carell and Tom Hiddleston

Explanation: This one was topical. Season two of Loki premieres tonight on Disney Plus.

Subject: Chain Restaurants

Founded in 2011 and growing fast, LeBron James has a considerable stake in this fast-casual build-your-own pizza chain originating out of California.

Answer: Blaze Pizza

Explanation: Got it wrong. Guessed California Pizza Kitchen. I thought they were handing it to us. Oh well.


Subject: Television

The Hard Times of RJ Berger, Teen Wolf, Awkward, and Eye Candy were all scripted original programs aired on what cable channel during the 2010’s?

Answer: MTV

Explanation: Ah yes. When MTV stopped playing music videos. I really miss old MTV.

Subject: Movies

Often living in the shadow of his older brother, this actor won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2016 film Manchester by the Sea.

Answer: Casey Affleck

Explanation: Manchester by the Sea. Watch it when you’re feeling guilty about how great your day is going.


Subject: Music

Legendary guitarist Tom Morello is most associated for his work with what band known for songs such as “Bulls on Parade” and “Guerrilla Radio”?

Answer: Rage Against The Machine

Explanation: F*** you I won’t do what you told me!

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