Trivia Trough

Trivia Trough: New quiz, others updated

Just a quick programming note - we posted a new Sporcle quiz last night, covering the Broncos' 1,000-yard receivers.

Also, we've updated all of our previous quizzes to reflect results through the 2013 season.

In Ware, Clark faces toughest assignment

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Chris Clark is off to a fine start as Denver's starting left tackle in place of Ryan Clady.

So far, he's faced off against Oakland's Lamarr Houston and a group of Eagles edge defenders led by Trent Cole.

But tomorrow comes his stiffest test yet, if not of the season: Cowboys linebacker and all-time leading sack man DeMarcus Ware (if you're wondering, KC's Justin Houston plays on the other side, so he figures to be Orlando Franklin's assignment).

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Trivia Trough: We’ve updated all of our Sporcle quizzes

Since the news is slowing to a standstill, I decided to go through and update all of our Sporcle quizzes.

Here they are, for your trivial pursuits:

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Friday Trivia Trough: Players with 10 or more sacks as Broncos

Last week, we tested your knowledge of the players who scored 10 or more touchdowns during their Broncos careers. Today, let's switch over to the defensive side - the NFL began tracking defensive sacks in 1982, and since then 29 different players have amassed at least 10 sacks as Broncos. Sadly, this means pass-rushing legend Rich "Tombstone" Jackson is not included, as his career ended in 1972. As always, last names suffice and guesses need not be made in order; discuss your answers and scores in the comments section.

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Can you name the Players with 10 or more sacks in their Broncos careers?

Friday Trivia Trough: Players with 10 or more TDs as Broncos

Forget yards, catches, YPA, QB ratings, tackles and interceptions. Just like every other team sport, football comes down to scoring points, and there's no quicker way of doing so than by getting the ball into the end zone. Since the team's inception in 1960, there have been 48 players who scored at least 10 touchdowns while members of the Broncos. Why 10? Obviously, 10 touchdowns over the span of a career spent with a team isn't much, but frankly I like to give you challenging quizzes that help you kill more of your Friday workday actually take more than a few minutes. Anyway, as always last names are good enough and answers do not need to be submitted in order, and I've allowed for a few misspellings that I can think of. Feel free to discuss answers and your scores in the comments, and good luck!

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Can you name the Players with 10 or more touchdowns as Broncos?

Friday Trivia Trough: 100+ game Broncos

We haven't done one of these in quite a while - over two months, in fact. Since the focus at this point is on if/when the games will be played, (still, it's only May) then how about we think of the guys who spent the most time actually playing for the Broncos? Turns out there are 58 63 players who have played in 100 or more games for Denver, while there are several notable ones who fell just short, including Lyle Alzado, Otis Armstrong, Romo and Lionel Taylor. As always, feel free to discuss your scores and the answers in the comments.  Guesses do not need to be made in order, and last names will suffice. Anyone who whiffs on the top #2 answer will have their Broncos fanship revoked...

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Can you name the Players who have appeared in 100+ games for the Broncos?

Update 12:53PM ET: Sorry everyone, as Cody and Chuck pointed out, I whiffed on the kickers and punters - so there are actually 63 players, not 58. The game has been updated.

Tuesday Trivia Trough: Broncos second-rounders

Ted's dealing with some persistent computer problems, so You Got Served is going to be pushed back a day - our apologies for that. In its stead, I thought I'd come up with a special Tuesday edition of Trivia Trough. Inspired by today's Lard, this is a real tough one - the Broncos have drafted 52 second-rounders throughout their history. Several of them are among the Broncos' biggest draft busts, but there are also some notable stars - including a future HOFer who chose not to sign with Denver. A look at the answers offers a pretty good explanation of why Mike Shanahan is coaching in D.C. rather than Denver, and why the Broncos were 4-12 last year. As always, last names suffice, and responses don't need to be entered in any order - no peeking or cheating, and feel free to discuss your scores or the answers in the comments!

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How many of the Broncos' 2nd-Round Draft Picks can you name?

Thursday Trivia Trough: Broncos All-Pros

Here we are, friends. It's the dead of the offseason, we don't even know for sure if there will even be a season this year,  and our best player from the past seven seasons may be on his way out of town. Damn, a Broncos fan could practically freeze and starve to death. So, what to do? Naturally, we can always fall back upon the greatness of Broncos past to warm us up and satiate our football appetites. Some Trivia Trough should do the trick, no?

Over the course of their 51-year history, the Broncos have had 33 different players named First-Team All-Pros. How many of them can you name? As always, surnames will suffice, and in this instance you can simply hazard guesses - there's no requirement to enter your guesses in specific slots. No peeking or cheating, and feel free to discuss your scores and answers in the comments!

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Denver Broncos First-Team All-Pros?

Friday Trivia Trough: Super Bowl edition

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest gluttonfests in the United States, second only to Thanksgiving. Being that we're only two days away from SB XLV, it's time to start stretching out our stomachs - and what better way than by stepping up to the trough for some tasty trivia? In honor of that greatest of sporting events, today's Trough consists entirely of Broncos SB trivia. It's pretty high on the difficulty scale, especially since our team's first four visits to the big stage were entirely forgettable. As always, you are not required to respond to questions in order - you can navigate around the quiz by clicking different questions of your choosing. Good luck everyone, no cheating or peeking, and feel free to post your scores and discuss the answers in the comments!

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Can you name the following SB Broncos of note?

Friday Trivia Trough: Broncos playoff opponents

We all know it's been too long since the Broncos made the playoffs. Heck, some of you may not even have been fans that far back! But judging by your excellent performance in these quizzes each week, you all have excellent knowledge of Broncos history, no matter how long you've been rooting them on. Today we're testing your memory of which teams Denver has faced in each of its playoff games. Important point - while we're requiring you to submit each response individually, you do not have to answer in order - you can click your way around the quiz as much as you please. Also, the team name will suffice - you don't have to type in the team's city. As always - no peeking or cheating, post your scores in the comments, and good luck!

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Can you name the Broncos' Playoff Opponents?