The Dozen Daily Trivia answers explained 10/21/23: Trojans and Gladiators

Your The Dozen Daily Trivia quiz for Saturday, October 21st, 2023, offers some sports throwbacks that might have kept a few of us from being perfect on an otherwise pretty easy quiz.

How did you do, Frank?: I missed two. That first row did us no favors on this lovely Saturday morning.

Subject: NFL

With both the starter and backup injured, third-string rookie QB T.J. Yates started and won a playoff game for what AFC team during the 2011-2012 season?

Answer: Houston Texans

Explanation: I remembered TJ Yates, but not the other two quarterbacks. What does that say about the legacy of those Texans teams?

Subject: College Football

What USC RB rushed for 24 TD’s and over 1,300 yards playing alongside Reggie Bush during his 2005 Heisman-winning season?

Answer: Lendale White

Explanation: White was just as important as Reggie and Matt Leinart on those teams. I don’t like USC but that was an interesting time for that program.


Subject: MLB

After winning the NLCS MVP with the Mets in 2015, Daniel Murphy signed a 3-year $37.5 million deal in the offseason with what National League team?

Answer: The Washington Nationals.

Explanation: Didn’t even come close to this one. Wow.

Subject: Cars

The Renegade and Gladiator are models made by what automobile brand?

Answer: Jeep

Explanation: This was an easy one. Basically a free square.

Subject: Celebrity Mashup

Answer: Daniel Radcliffe and Jeremy Renner.

Explanation: Harry Potter and Hawkeye. This is Renner’s second go at the mashup in less than two weeks.

Subject: Cereal

“Magically Delicious” is a long-running slogan and tagline used by what popular cereal brand?

Answer: Lucky Charms

Explanation: The best cereal in the world. Another free square.

Subject: Television

Jesse Katsopolis, Joey Gladstone, and Kimmy Gibbler were characters from what ABC sitcom that ran from 1987-1995 and later got a Netflix sequel series?

Answer: Full House

Explantion: Another easy one but I did not know that Joey’s last name was.. Gladstone?


Subject: Movies

Megan Fox plays a demonically possessed high school student in this 2009 horror comedy film also starring Amanda Seyfried.

Answer: Jennifer’s Body

Explanation: Happy to see this film get something of a rebirth recently. Cheesy horror comedy fun.

Subject: Music

What Puerto Rican rapper and singer has been the #1 most streamed artist on Spotify for three consecutive years from 2020-2022?

Answer: Bad Bunny

Explanation: And Bad Bunny also coincidentally is hosting SNL tonight.

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