Charles Anderson

Charles, the first contestant of the football-themed episode, scored a touchdown on this question:

Put the following NFL running backs in the order of their birth, from the earliest to the most recent.
A. Emmitt Smith B. Ricky Williams
C. Tony Dorsett D. Larry Csonka
Correct Order (drag the mouse over the letters): D-C-A-B
Charles' winning time: 4.26
Competitors: 6/10

Let's see if Charles can go all the way!

For $100:
1. What name has been given to NFL players who practice but do not suit up for the games?

A. Road SquadB. Taxi Squad
C. Tank SquadD. Mod Squad

Charles says it's B...

And he's right for $100!

For $200:
2. In an NFL game, each team is given how many time-outs at the start of each half?

A. OneB. Two
C. ThreeD. Four

Charles goes with C...

Nailed it! $200.

For $300:
3. According to NFL folklore, in which stadium would you find the 'frozen tundra'?

A. Ralph Wilson StadiumB. Foxboro Stadium
C. Lambeau FieldD. Qualcomm Stadium

Charles picks C...

Correct for $300!

For $500:
4. What is the brand name displayed on all official NFL footballs?

A. DunlopB. Spalding
C. TitleistD. Wilson

Charles selects D...

Got it! $500.

For a guaranteed $1000:
5. Who holds the NFL for the longest run from the line of scrimmage?

A. Eric DickersonB. Tony Dorsett
C. Terrell DavisD. Marcus Allen

Charles' brother-in-law would kill him if he missed this - he takes B...

And after a few anticipatory claps from the audience, declares it final.

Charles picks up the first down and $1000!

For $2000:
6. For which of the following did former coach Jerry Glanville regularly leave home-game tickets at the gate?

A. Jimmy CarterB. Charlie Daniels
C. Robert E. LeeD. Elvis Presley

Charles chooses D...

Which he will turn orange.

And he got it! $2000!

For $4000:
7. What was the only NFL team to win its division title in both the 1998 and 1999 seasons?

A. SeattleB. Jacksonville
C. WashingtonD. Minnesota

Charles settles on B...

For his final answer.

I wish it were A, but it's B! $4000!

For $8000:
8. Dallas Cowboy Ed 'Too Tall' Jones took a year off from football to pursue what other sport?

A. BasketballB. Professional wrestling
C. Boxing D. Olympic bobsledding

Again, Charles' brother-in-law would not be happy if he didn't get this one.

Reege: "Who is this guy?"
Charles: "He's a big Cowboys fan."

Charles guesses C...

And he'll lock it in.

And the brother-in-law can rest easy, he's right!

For $16,000:
9. What team originally drafted Bo Jackson in 1986?

A. Seattle SeahawksB. Los Angeles Raiders
C. New Orleans SaintsD. Tampa Bay Buccanneers

Being a huge Bucs fan, Charles says it's D...

Final answer? You bet.

And the right answer, too! $16,000!

For a guaranteed $32,000:
10. Which of the following did Kellen Winslow not accomplish during a 1982 playoff game against Miami?

A. Block a field goalB. Score a touchdown
C. Gain 200+ yards receivingD. Catch over 10 passes

This is not a question Charles is very good on, so he'll use a Lifeline.

Reege: "Gonna call the brother-in-law?"
Charles: "No..."
Reege: "Who needs him?"

What he will do, though, is use the 50:50.

OUTB. Score a touchdown

C. Gain 200+ yards receiving OUT

Reege reminds Charles of what's at stake.

And NOW he'll call the brother-in-law, Mike. Here's the transcript after the question and choices:

    Mike: "In the 1982...?"
    Charles: "Yeah."
    Mike: "I believe it was 200+ yards receiving."
    Charles: "He did do it, or he didn't do it?"
    Mike: "He did not do it."
    Charles: "Did not do it. Are you really sure?"
    Mike: "About 75%, buddy."
    Charles: "OK. Thanks, Mike."
    Mike: "Yep." (Hang up with 3 second left)

Charles still isn't completely sure. In fact, he's going to go against him.

Charles picks B...

Reege: "So your final answer then is Score a touchdown."

Charles: "I... don't know." (laughs)

That's why they ask it!

Now Charles is going back to his brother-in-law's guess.

Charles picks C...

And THAT'S his final answer.

He leaned towards C...

Then moved away from it...

Then came back to it.

And it's a good thing he did; he's just won $32,000!!

For $64,000:
11. Which of the following players was not part of the 49ers 'three-quarterback shuffle' in 1961?

A. Steve SpurrierB. Bob Waters
C. John BrodieD. Billy Kilmer

Charles mulls over the question.

Believing that he wasn't playing in the NFL yet, Charles settles on A...

Which he makes his final answer.

Charles didn't think Spurrier was playing pro ball yet.

Believe it or not...

He wasn't!

For $125,000, or ONE EIGHTH of a MILLION DOLLARS:
12. What NFL player holds the record for most receiving yards gained in a single game?

A. Randy MossB. Jerry Rice
C. Flipper AndersonD. Stephon Paige

He remembers people mentioning the record, but can't remember who they were talking about.

Hoping there are a lot of football fans in the audience, he'll burn his last lifeline.

A. Randy Moss - 11%B. Jerry Rice - 53%

C. Flipper Anderson - 35%D. Stephon Paige - 1%

Reege reminds Charles that not everyone in the audience is a football specialist, as evidenced by the spread.

Reege then reminds Charles that he'll drop $32,000 if he's wrong.

With those two bits of information in mind, he'll take the knee.
Charles Anderson heads into the locker room with $64,000.

Charles' post-mortem guess was C...

And it was right. C. Flipper Anderson was the correct answer.

As one may surmise, the audience was not as persuasive in this episode as they normally are.

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