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Can you name the primary positions of the Big 4 sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL)?
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Aug 24th, 2011 at 03:27 GMT
Please tell me if I need to accept any alternative answers - I'm sure I made some mistakes. Also, please tell me about the time (too much, not enough). Thanks
Aug 24th, 2011 at 04:33 GMT
not enough time
Aug 24th, 2011 at 04:55 GMT
For football consider OT, OG, OC, DT, and DE. For hockey there are no alt answers (RW, LW, RD, LD)
Aug 24th, 2011 at 05:08 GMT
Might consider adding gunner to the special teams positions.
Aug 24th, 2011 at 05:16 GMT
@budleno: Changes have been made. Thank you.
Aug 24th, 2011 at 12:15 GMT
In hockey they are never referred to as "left" and "right" defense, just "defense" or "defenseman". Even in the abbreviations, there are LW and RW, but only D.
Aug 24th, 2011 at 13:40 GMT
Could you accept 'defence' as well, rather than just 'defense'? Also spelling 'centre' works for everything, but 'center field' for baseball only accepts the US spelling. Good quiz.
Aug 24th, 2011 at 13:52 GMT
not so sure DH is a "position" as the quiz says.
Aug 24th, 2011 at 14:20 GMT
I think you'd benefit from including some bonus answers. "Tackle" for example, should bring up a "be more specific" instruction. (Or it should count for both offense and defense.) Great fun, in any case!
Aug 24th, 2011 at 14:38 GMT
I'm astonished that the % of people that got left defense is greater than the % that got right defense. How can you get one and not the other?
Aug 24th, 2011 at 18:14 GMT
I would consider changing Running Back to Half Back, since a Full Back could be considered a Running Back.
Aug 24th, 2011 at 18:20 GMT
I pretty much got a 100 on this since I type PR for Punt Returner and Defensemen for Hockey and those where the last three I needed to be fully correct.
Aug 24th, 2011 at 18:36 GMT
i missed one that just says "be more specific"... wtf?
Aug 24th, 2011 at 18:38 GMT
@godpaul25: Although the DH may not play any defense on the field, it is technically a position that needs to be filled in the lineup for half of the teams in the league.
@popnewmo: Sorry about that. You must have played right when I was making some edits. It should be better now.
Aug 24th, 2011 at 19:44 GMT
Really good quiz. I'd maybe shorten it to just a minute though.
Aug 25th, 2011 at 02:48 GMT
A little inconsistent considering you have us put 'left defense' and 'right defense' but not 'strong safety' and 'free safety'
Aug 25th, 2011 at 02:49 GMT
I don't think I've ever heard anyone actually call a guard in football anything other than a guard; why in the world are you using the archaic two-word name?
Aug 26th, 2011 at 18:59 GMT
I've actually heard football players use the term "offensive guard", but I find it redundant considering all guards are on offense (its called a nose tackle, not a nose guard, people!)
Aug 26th, 2011 at 21:16 GMT
it's just defense in hockey, I've NEVER heard a distinction between left and right
Aug 30th, 2011 at 01:30 GMT
Could we get a be more specific message for 'Defense' and 'Wing' as well?
Aug 30th, 2011 at 23:47 GMT
Needs a little more time, also consider adding kick off starter, or kos, to special teams.
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