I’m going to cover the Hawks’ press conference — officially, we’re supposed to call it a “news conference,” but I delight in flouting regulations — this afternoon. It starts at 3 p.m. (or thereabouts — the Hawks always run late). I’m supposed to post something new by 3 p.m., but I need to go to the press/news conference to conjure up something for tomorrow’s print AJC.
Sooooo … here’s a little trivia question for you folks. (As anyone who has been following the extremely unedifying Melanie Griffith discussion today has doubtless realized, I know way too much trivia for my own good.) Someone posed this one to me a few years back, and I got it right. But I had to think hard for a few minutes. Maybe you will have less trouble.
Or maybe you just won’t care. I know trivia has that effect on some people. But there is, I should stipulate, a catch to this one. The first person to get this right will be extended the opportunity to write a Guest Blog in this space. You can pick the topic — it does have to be something regarding Atlanta/Georgia sports, as opposed, say, to Melanie Griffith — and I’ll edit it for style but not for content. (I might throw in my two cents’ worth at the end, but only briefly. I won’t do a point-by-point rebuttal. Promise.)
And if we — meaning me, but also meaning the higher-ups at AJC.com — are happy with initial results, we’ll see about making this a weekly feature. Trivia question on Monday, say, guest blog on, say, Friday. So, if you’d be interested in seeing your thoughts/opinion appear in a 300- to 500-word installment, have a go at this question:
What are the only two days of the year on which no major American sporting events are scheduled?
Ding, ding ding! We have a winner! First respondent out of the box, no less. Matthew H gets the opportunity to be this week’s Guest Blogger. (The answer, as pretty much everyone knew, is the day before and the day after the baseball All-Star Game. And tell me again why I thought that was such a stumper.)
If Matthew H chooses not to exercise his franchise, the first runner-up — Sting ‘Em Buzz — will be granted the opportunity. Thanks to all for playing this unbelievably hastily conceived contest (or whatever you want to call it). And I’ll try to make next week’s question a bit harder.
But here’s a warmup (meaning: this one doesn’t count): Who was on deck when Bobby Thomson hit the home run off Ralph Branca?