Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    shockzilla's Avatar
    shockzilla is offline PPO Ambassador
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    6,204
    Blog Entries
    29

    Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    Hey boys and girls, it's been a while! I wanted to do a trivia question, but couldn't find one I liked. Well, today, I finally did.

    Here goes: What was the largest line on an NFL game (i.e., what was the most points a team was favored by?)?

    Bonus: What two teams?

    Guess away!
    PPO Ambassador, Defender of the Purple Faith and Guardian of the Gates of Valhalla

  2. #2
    singersp's Avatar
    singersp is offline PPO Newshound
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    52,207

    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    I'll bet it was 35 or 28 when the Pittsburgh Steelers played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers way back in 1976.


    They beat the Bucs 42-0


    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

  3. #3
    Garland Greene's Avatar
    Garland Greene is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    6,170

    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    I know that the Pats were favored over the Dolphins by 16 points a couple of weeks ago. But my guess is that there waa a higher point spread than that.

  4. #4
    Garland Greene's Avatar
    Garland Greene is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    6,170

    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    "singersp" wrote:
    I'll bet it was 35 or 28 when the Pittsburgh Steelers played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers way back in 1976.


    They beat the Bucs 42-0

    from doing my research I actualy found the same thing ;D

  5. #5
    tgorsegner's Avatar
    tgorsegner is offline Coordinator
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    786

    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    "singersp" wrote:
    I'll bet it was 35 or 28 when the Pittsburgh Steelers played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers way back in 1976.


    They beat the Bucs 42-0

    24 actually. i read it earlier here.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/dr_z/11/07/ranks.part3/index.html


    VikesFan787, Thanks for the awesome sig!

  6. #6
    marstc09's Avatar
    marstc09 is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Posts
    23,179

    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    Hmmmmm

    30 points
    1985 Bears vs Falcons or Cowboys

  7. #7
    singersp's Avatar
    singersp is offline PPO Newshound
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    52,207

    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    "marstc09" wrote:
    Hmmmmm

    30 points
    1985 Bears vs Falcons or Cowboys
    Nope!

    According to Robert Walker, the Director of the Race and Sports Book, the highest anyone can find is Steelers-Bucs in 1976. Pittsburgh was defending Super Bowl champ, the Bucs were first-year expansion babies who finished 0-14. The line was 24. The Steelers won, 42-0.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

  8. #8
    marstc09's Avatar
    marstc09 is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Posts
    23,179

    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    The biggest point spread in Super Bowl history was 20 points. The Colts favored over the Jets.

  9. #9
    marstc09's Avatar
    marstc09 is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Posts
    23,179

    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    This NFL game had the biggest point difference. 1940 NFL championship game when the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 73-0.

  10. #10
    shockzilla's Avatar
    shockzilla is offline PPO Ambassador
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    6,204
    Blog Entries
    29

    Re: Shockzilla's Trivia Question - Gambling Edition!

    And the answer is....24 points. 1976, Steelers vs. Tampa Bay.
    PPO Ambassador, Defender of the Purple Faith and Guardian of the Gates of Valhalla

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 138
    Last Post: 06-28-2007, 07:20 AM
  2. Shockzilla's Trivia Question, TV Edition
    By shockzilla in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-15-2006, 12:14 PM
  3. Shockzilla's Trivia Question: MLB Edition
    By shockzilla in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-11-2006, 06:31 PM
  4. Shockzilla's Trivia Question: MLB Edition
    By shockzilla in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-17-2006, 09:05 PM
  5. Shockzilla's Trivia Question, Buh-Bye Red Edition
    By shockzilla in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-26-2005, 11:21 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •