Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Unofficial Ask Jennifer & Stiletto Sports “Forum”

My F.A.Q.s (according to Google anyway!)

Random information about football that no one needs to know
Random information about baseball that no one needs to know
Random information about college football that no one needs to know
Other useless yet equally fascinating bits of trivia

Random Football F.A.Q.

Q: What does the bend and snap mean?

Jen: Well, according to Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, the Guaranteed Guy Getter is the “bend and snap” (aka bend forward to show your booty and then snap back up with your chest thrust forward) In football the bend and snap is when players bend over with their tushies in the air until the ball is “snapped” and then they too, all snap back and run, chest forward into the person in front of them! For more football info check Football’s Bend and Snap and Other Key Terms
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Q: What constitutes unsportsmanlike behavior/conduct in the NFL?

Jen: According to the NFL Digest of Rules (aka the Obnoxiously long 36-page digest of crap) it is “Any act contrary to the generally understood principles of sportsmanship” Duh. How long do you think it took them to define that one? Makes me think they don’t even really know what their own rule mean. But I do know that making snow angels and personal phone calls during a game is unsportsmanlike. See Angels in in End Zone and Donovan McNabb in Wordless Wednesday. Usually involves taunting the other team.
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Q: In football, what does third and inches mean?

Jen: This took me long enough to figure out how to explain it the first time around so I’m going to send you to Football’s Bend and Snap and Other Key Terms and a few paragraphs into it, under Objective, there is the answer!
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Q: Who is the Colts head coach?

Jen: It used to be Tony Dungy (Dungy!!!! hehe! Sorry, can’t help it) But Tony Dungy (hehe) Officially Retired. So now it’s some other dude. Former assistant coach Jim Caldwell. Boring.
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Q: What is the bend it back football play?

Jen: Beats the hell out of me. But thanks because I had to read the most boring thing (a football playbook) to try to figure it out. Still don’t know but I found this: “If the LB is pursuing hard to the inside track, the Dive back bends back to the inside, making the LB overrun the play.” Here: Offensive Football Strategies. Knock yourself out.
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Random Basbeall F.A.Q.

Q: What are the 9 baseball positions?

Jen: Pitcher, Catcher, First, Second, Third, Shortstop, and the guys chilling out in the field: left, center and right! I didn’t even have to peek!
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Q: If you were a baseball lover what jersey would you want?

Jen: A pink one. Like these in my  store The Fierce and Fabulous Boutique
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Random College Football F.A.Q.

Q: What happens to the flowers after the Rose Parade?

Jen: After every Rose Parade, the floats of flowers are parked in Pasadena and exhibited for visitors. Then I believe the flowers are donated to the city and other places. Could be wrong but I think I did read that, just can’t remember where.
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Q: Why is the Rose Parade older than the Rose Bowl football game?

Jen: Because, contrary to popular belief, the world did not start when football began. I hate to pop that little pink bubble but yes, life existed before football. If you don’t believe me, read more about The Pretty Rose Bowl in the Girl’s Guide to the Bowls.
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Q: Is the Rose really part of the BCS?

Jen: Or is it just a ploy to get women to watch college football? Yeah, I’m still on the fence on that one. I mean there is the Rose Parade and The Pretty Rose Bowl but I still think its a gimmick!
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Q: What happens to the college games when January 1st falls on a Sunday and why?

Jen: The games automatically get moved to Monday. This is first because back when the Rose Parade first started they didn’t want to have it on Sundays to interrupt Church services. There would be many horses in town on Sundays for Church and the parade would startle them. So when the Bowl Games came about, it seemed natural to keep it as part of the celebration. Then there is the whole competing with the NFL games thing too. (It totally freaks people out that I know that information without looking it back up!)
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Other Trivia

Q: Why is ESPN switching commentators on January 7?

Jen: A blatant and shameless gimick to get more people to watch. An opportunity for ESPN to futher promote themselves. Who knows? I just know I watched! I love Dicky V! If you don’t know what I’m talking about: Dicky V says goodbye to the NBA or Dicky V is the Dynamic Dazzler of the NBA
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Q: What are Dicky V’s favorite phrases?

Jen: Dipsy-doo-dunkaroo! There are so many there is actually a dictionary just to interpret him. My other faves are: Diaper Dandies, and Slam-Jam-Bam
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Q: Has Dicky V ever announced an NBA game?

Jen: I Googled that one myself when I had first heard about the story. The answer is yes, in 1984. And then he just did the game on January 7th, 2009.
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Q: Who was the top athlete in 1972?

Jen: Well I wasn’t even born yet but I’ll take a guess and go with Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Spitz. He had seven gold medals that year and set the World Record that stood until this year when  my 2008 Man Of Style Michael Phelps broke it
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Q: What is Rock Jock Jayhawk

Jen: Yay! I’m not the only one who thought that! It is actually Rock, Chalk Jayhawk and it is the chant heard at Kansas University college games. It was actually the subject of my first Fun & Fascinating Fact that I wrote! Although some (actually just one) claimed it was a bit Wikipedia to them. Puh-lease, Wiki wishes it had my flair!
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Q: What cereal is named after hall-of-fame football player?

Jen: That would be Flutie Flakes named after former NFL player Doug Flutie. And yes, I knew that without looking it up. They actually made a come-back in 2008, 10 years after they were first on shelves. Yeah I know, you are totally wondering if they made new ones or if these are the unsold boxes with a new label…. P.S. I can’t wait for someone to ask about the baseball player with salsa so I’m going to tell you now. It’s Dustin Pedroia from the Red Sox. “Pedroia’s Premium Salsa.” There’s a whole website bout this stuff! I personally think they need to bring back Kurt Warner’s Crunch Time Cereal due to the Cardinal’s playoff sucess!
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Q: [How do I] Learn basketball moves, the shake and bake

Jen: Either watch the movie  The Air Up There or go ask my buddy Andra at Basketball Basic to give you a hand because I suck at basketball.
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Q: “Guy Jump Super High Basketball Movie”

Jen: Um. Beats me. I’ll go with The Air Up There again.
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Q: What are movies that guys love?

Jen: If there are explosions, car chases and/or naked girls you should be fine. They also seem to like Football Movies and Baseball Movies. And Rocky.
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Q: What is the best basketball inspirational movie for guys

Jen: Hoosiers? Coach Carter? Here is my Basketball Movie List
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Q: Mark Wahlberg Vince Papel movie?

Jen: I love him. Mark, not Vince. The movie is Invincible.
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Q: What baseball movie had Rosie?

Jen: A League of Their Own. It also had Madonna. And Tom Hanks. And Geena Davis. And the kitchen sink.
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About the author: Jennifer Taglione is the owner of this fabulous website Stiletto Sports. Despite writing well over 500 posts, she still maintains that she is not a sports writer! She is however a huge fan of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, the Celtics, and totally kicks butt on March Madness brackets! Connect with her by following her on Twitter @StilettoSportsJ and subscribing to her weekly newsletter. For more info check out the About the Editor page!

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