Are you ready for some football? Call up your best plays and tackle this week’s PDD quiz about football in the Twin Ports.
The PDD current events quiz comes your way on Nov. 27. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Nov. 23.
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#1 In what year did the Kelley-Duluth football team join the National Football League?
Read more about the Kelley-Duluth football team on the Zenith City website.
#2 In 1926, the Kelley-Duluth football team adopted this name.
Read more about the Duluth Eskimos on the Zenith City website.
#3 This Superior native was a part owner of the Duluth Eskimos; later, he would have 10 percent ownership of the Minnesota Vikings.
Read more about Ole Haugsrud on the Zenith City website.
#4 Which Duluth Eskimos player, renowned for his antics, would later score 244 points during his tenure with the Green Bay Packers?
Sports Illustrated profiled McNally in 1963; read the article here.
#5 This former Duluth Eskimo still holds the NFL record for most points scored in a game.
Playing with the Chicago Cardinals, Nevers scored 40 points in one game in 1929.
#6 The Duluth Eskimos faced the Green Bay Packers in this annual bowl game from 1951 until 1953.
The Duluth Eskimos had folded in 1927; the Fish Bowl was actually a training camp scrimmage between the Green Bay Packers starters (the Packers) and second-string players (the Eskimos). PDD has more on the Fish Bowls here.
#7 This Superior native and UW-Superior alum was one of the Minnesota Vikings’ Purple People Eaters.
Sutherland died in 2022; read more about his career with the Vikings here.
#8 This 2008 film is loosely based on the Duluth Eskimos football team.
MPR has a story on Leatherheads here.
#9 In 2014, the New York Times profiled this institution’s kicking coach.
Read the profile of Sister Lisa Maurer on the New York Times website.
#10 This current Minnesota Viking fullback graduated from Denfeld High School in 2011.
The Minnesota Vikings website has photos of Ham visiting Duluth here.
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