With the start of the collegiate football season on the horizon, it's time to crank up the old competitive juices that makes cheering for your alma mater so much fun.
The only problem for Arizona State fans is that the Sun Devils are coming off a five-game losing streak that featured a terribly embarrassing defeat to a school in Tucson.
Humble pie is so hard to swallow. And, it wasn't a whole lot of Sun Devil fun last fall watching ASU's cornerbacks in a porous 4-2-5 defense backpedal as if they were money-wise investors fleeing the stock market.
Right now, it's tough to be a Sun Devil football fan. The best hope is that things have hit rock bottom and life on Frank Kush field has to get better.
Only this week, someone left on my Roundup desk a copy of a college entrance exam that is given to football players at a university. Receiving that test must mean someone besides me in the Rim country is mulling over the upcoming season.
The test is entitled the "Feral Feline Football Player Entrance Exam."
The test has a time limit of three weeks. Take it and see how you fare.
1. What language is spoken in France?
2. Give a dissertation on the ancient Babylonian Empire with particular reference to architecture, literature, law and social conditions -OR- give the first name of Pierre Trudeau.
3. Would you ask William Shakespeare to
(a) build a bridge
(b) sail the ocean
(c) lead an army or
(d) WRITE A PLAY
4. What religion is the Pope?
(e) Agnostic (check only one)
5. Metric conversion. How many feet in 0.0 meters?
6. What time is it when the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 5?
7. How many commandments was Moses given? (approximately)
8. What are people in America's far north called?
9. Spell Bush, Carter and Clinton
10. Six kings of England have been called George, the last one being George the Sixth. Name the previous five.
11. Where does rain come from?
(b) a 7-11
(d) the sky
12. Can you explain Einstein's Theory of Relativity?
13. What are coat hangers used for?
14. The Star Spangled Banner is the National Anthem for what country?
15. Explain Le Chateliers Principle of Dynamic Equilibrium -OR- spell your name in BLOCK LETTERS.
16. Where is the basement in a three story building located?
17. Which part of America produces the most oranges?
(a) New York
18. Advanced math. If you have three apples, how many apples to you have?
19. What does NBC (National Broadcasting Corp.) stand for?
20. The Cornell University tradition for efficiency began when (approximately)?