We’ve been sponsoring the Golden State Warriors for the past 3 seasons (and loving it, too). This year, in the spirit of all things social, we’re running a trivia sweepstakes on Twitter in honor of our Warrior friends.
The sweepstakes, which begins today and runs until December 10, will test the knowledge of Warriors and die-hard NBA fans and will work like this:
- Each day of the sweepstakes, we’ll tweet 2 Warriors trivia questions (except the last day, when we’ll only tweet one trivia question).
- The first person to answer each question correctly will win a daily prize.
- At the end of the week, the daily prize winners will be asked another trivia question and the first 2 people to answer correctly will win a grand prize.
Daily prizes will be either a Warriors hat, t-shirt, or sweatshirt, and the grand prizes will each be a piece of autographed Warriors merchandise (woohoo!).
So if you know basketball and the Warriors, you don’t have to head to the pub on a Tuesday night to look smart — just head over to twitter.com/esurance. Because honestly, where else could you win just by knowing who led the ’75-’76 Warriors in scoring?
Get in on the trivia action here. You just might win some cool stuff.
Esurance is a proud sponsor of the Golden State Warriors.
Congratulations to our winners! Here’s a recap of the questions:
Question: Who was the leading scorer for the Warriors during the 1975-76 season?
Answer: Rick Barry
Q: What 3 cities have the Warriors called home since 1949 (not including temporary homes)?
A: Philadelphia, San Francisco, & Oakland
Q: Which Warriors player set the NBA single-game points record in 1962?
A: Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points to lead the Warriors over the New York Knicks, 169–147, on March 2, 1962 in Hershey, PA.
Q: In which sitcom did actor Mark Curry play a former Warriors player-turned high school gym teacher?
A: Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper
Q: During the 2009 season, what was the highest points total scored in a Warriors game?
A: Due to the lack of clarification, we accepted the following answers as correct: 154, 284, 146, or 266. On March 15, 2009, the Phoenix Suns scored 154 points to beat the Warriors, 154-130. The 284 combined points between the two teams led the NBA during the 2008-09 season. On November 9 last year, the Warriors scored 146 points, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves by 39 points. Later that season, Golden State and New Orleans racked up 266 combined, when the Hornets beat the Warriors, 135-131.
W: @rickreid, @beeinda510, and @elliotlangford
Q: Who played for the Warriors from ’63 to ’74 & was voted to the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history?
A: Nate Thurmond, whose No. 42 is displayed inside the Warriors’ Oracle Arena. He still holds the NBA record for most rebounds in a quarter at 18.
Q: Which former Warriors player has the NBA rookie record for blocks in a season with 397?
A: Manute Bol
Q: During the 1971-72 season, the Warriors played all but 6 of their home games in Oakland. Where were the other 6?
A: San Diego. The Warriors made Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena (now known as Oracle) their home in 1966, but remained the San Francisco Warriors until 1971. They’ve since played nearly all their regular season home games at Oracle, with the exception of the 6 in San Diego that year, as well as a stint in San Jose during the 1996-97 season.
Q: There were three members of Run TMC: Chris Mullins, Tim Hardaway, and who?
A: Mitch Richmond
And congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, @letgomyeggo32!
Grand Prize Q: What historic San Francisco venue did the @Warriors call home from 1964 to 1966?
A: Bill Graham (or San Francisco, as it was known then) Civic Auditorium
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Begins 12/06/10 at approx. 10 a.m. PT and ends as soon as all prizes have been claimed and no later than 12/10/10 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT. Open to legal residents of any 1 of the 50 U.S. or D.C. who are over the age of majority in their state/jurisdiction of primary residence. Internet access and Twitter account required. Void where prohibited. Prizes and prize details determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion and may vary. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,055. Odds depend on the number, time, and order of eligible entries received. Limit 1 entry per person per Twitter account per trivia question. Subject to full rules. Sponsor: Esurance Insurance Services, Inc., 650 Davis St., San Francisco, CA 94111-1922