GSoM Adonal Foyle POP QUIZ: 2 FREE Tix to Monday's Magical "WE WANT FOYLE!" Game

UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER!!

Well, you're ALL winners in my book for playing, but WarriorForLife was the first person to correctly answer every question as well as cite his sources with links. WarriorForLife- email us at goldenstwarriors@gmail.com from the address on your GSoM account and we'll hook you up with the WE WANT FOYLE edition tickets. We've got plenty of ticket giveaways left this season and we're working with some friends in high places to help us out so we can do more of these, so stay tuned!

Make the jump for a fun recap of the answers!

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Unless the Warriors and Magic meet up in the NBA Finals (haha, probably not) this will be the only time Warrior legend and former face of the franchise Adonal Foyle comes to the town. I expect to hear "WE WANT FOYLE!" in between every "Let's Go War-ri-ors!" chant.

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Straight BALLLLLLLLLIN!

Those of us not lucky of enough to be in attendance to give the good man a warm welcome home, but sitting on the couch watching the game on FSN Bay Area with our eyes glued to the television set BETTER hear "WE WANT FOYLE!" in full surround sound. Do not disappoint us TV viewers.

Since your boys FJ, Fuzzy, Hash, Tony, Yaobutta, Adam, R Dizzle, and myself can't make it to Monday night's game to lead up the "WE WANT FOYLE!" chants we wanted to pass our tickets in the lowerbowl (valued at $150 for the pair- good lord that's a lotta money!) on to you.

"You" meaning the first person to answer all of the questions in today's pop quiz all about the good man. Democracy definitely matters, but so does being the first person to post the correct answers to these questions in the comments!

You know how we do it here at the mighty GSoM. Here we go with our Adonal Foyle themed GSoM Pop Quiz- and unlike the last pop quiz, no calculators required!

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We taking you back... way back!


*** Please keep your eyes on your own computer screen while completing this pop quiz! ***

1) Adonal Foyle grew up on Canouan, one of the Grenadines Islands. Name 5 of the many islands of the Grenadines. What is the largest and second largest island?

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Adonal peeps GSoM in Canouan!

2) The Warriors selected Adonal out of Colgate University in the 1997 NBA Draft with the 8th overall pick. Did they draft anyone else in this class? If so, who is that player and what spot did they select him at? Also, what is this player most remembered for during his Warrior days here on GSoM?

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From that day forward I only used Colgate toothpaste in honor of Adonal.

3) What are the most shots Adonal swatted away in a single game during his 10 year career with the Warriors? (Hint: He hit this number more than once). Also, list the dates, opponents, and location of these games.

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Adonal with a BOOMING block!

4) When was the last time Adonal dropped 20 points in a game? When was the last time he grabbed 20 boards in a game? Who did he put up those big numbers against?

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Don't forget: 31 > 23

5) What is Adonal's favorite book according to the league's official website? Who is the author of this classic? What is this book about? Feel free to quote a description of the book, but you must provide a link to the source.

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Better than the pregrame scouting report!

6) List at least 3 academic awards Adonal received during his 3 years at Colgate University.

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Read to achieve and you can ride on the Foyle bus!

7) Adonal is the founder of two non-profit organizations. What are the names of these organizations? When did he start them? What are the missions of these two non-profits? Feel free to quote descriptions of these organizations, but you must provide a link to the source.

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Speak on it Adonal! Speak on it!

8) During which Warriors season did Adonal Foyle become the Warriors all-time shot blocker? Who did he pass to reach this honor?

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Even the kids love Foyle's swats!

9) How many basketball camps does Adonal typically put on annually? What are the names of these camps?

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If only Camp Foyle was around when I was a kid- sure beats day care!

10) Who do we want to play on Monday night?

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WE WANT _____ !!

Bonus Question (worth 31 extra points): By what year will Adonal be the mayor of Oakland? By what year will Adonal be the governor of California?


The first GSOMer (by comment timestamp) to answer all of the questions correctly wins the tickets and gets to chant "We Want Foyle!" all night long on Monday. Here's a template to help you out with your answers:

1) 5 islands: 1- , 2- , 3- , 4- , 5-
Largest:
Second largest:

2) Yes or No
If yes:
- Player name:
- Draft spot:
- Famous on GSoM for:

3) # swatted:
Date:
Opponent:
Location:
(repeat as necessary)

4) 20 points last against:
20 points last date:

20 rebounds last against:
20 rebounds last date:

5) Title:
Author:
About?

6) Award 1:
Award 2:
Award 3:

7) Name 1:
Founded 1:
Mission 1?

Name 2:
Founded 2:
Mission 2?

8) Season Yrs:
Passed:

9) # of camps:
Names:

10) WE WANT _____!!
(fill in blank)

All About Foyle

1) Adonal Foyle grew up on Canouan one of the Grenadines Islands. Name 5 islands of the Grenadines. What is the largest and 2nd largest island?

According to Wikipedia these are some of the 600 islands that make up the Grenadines:

  • Young Island (Grenadines)
  • Bequia
  • Moonhole Rock
  • Petite Nevis
  • Quatre
  • Bettowia
  • Baliceaux
  • Mustique
  • Petite Mustique
  • Savan
  • Petite Canouan
  • Canouan
  • Mayreau
  • The Tobago Cays
  • Union Island
  • Petit Saint Vincent
  • Palm Island
  • Mopion
  • Carriacou (Grenada) 27.5 km², 7,400, Capital Hillsborough
  • Saline (Grenada) 0.3 km², Uninhabited
  • Frigate (Grenada) 0.4 km², Uninhabited
  • Ronde (Grenada) 3.2 km², Uninhabited
  • Large (Grenada), 0.5 km², Uninhabited
  • Petite Martinique (Grenada) 3.7 km², 550, Capital North Village

The largest one is Carriacou and the second largest is Bequia.

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The view from Adonal's crib.

2) The Warriors selected Adonal out of Colgate in the 1997 NBA Draft with the 8th overall pick. Did they draft anyone else in this class? If so, who is that player and what spot did they select him at? Also, what is this player most remembered for during his Warrior days here on GSoM?

With the 38th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft the Golden State Warriors selected... Marc Jackson, a forward from Temple University.

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Schooling Mark Madsen in a blowout loss to the Lakers...
"Unstoppable Baby!"


3) What are the most shots Adonal swatted away in a single game during his 10 year career with the Warriors? (Hint: He hit this number more than once). Also, list the dates, opponents, and location of these games.

Adonal rejected 9 shots twice during his decade with the Dubs. The first was on March 23 against the Jazz in Utah during the 2001-2002 season and the other was February 21st against the Knicks in Oakland during the 2002-2003 season. Check out his career game log.


4) When was the last time Adonal dropped 20 points in a game? When was the last time he grabbed 20 boards in a game? Who did he put up those big numbers against and what where the dates of those games?

He owned the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 9, 2005 by scoring 20 points. The last time Adonal collected 20 Rodmans was February 13, 2005 against the Phoenix Suns.

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Adonal grabbed 20 of these guys!


5) What is Adonal's favorite book according to the league's official website? Who is the author of this classic? What is this book about? Feel free to quote a description of the book, but you must provide a link to the source.

According to his bio on NBA.com Adonal's favorite book is Native Son by Richard Wright.

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Here's a little bit about this book [Wikipedia]:

Native Son (1940) is a novel by American author Richard Wright. The novel tells the story of 20-year old Bigger Thomas, an African-American of the poorest class, struggling to live in Chicago's South Side ghetto in the 1930s. His life is doomed from the outset: after Bigger accidentally kills a white woman, he runs from the police, kills his girlfriend and is then caught and tried. "I didn't want to kill", Bigger shouted. "But what I killed for, I am! It must've been pretty deep in me to make me kill."

Written mostly in the fourth person, Wright gets inside the head of "brute Negro" Bigger, revealing his feelings, thoughts and point of view as he commits crimes, is confronted with racism, violence and debasement—the name "Bigger" both is a play of the word "nigger", and a nod to the bigger social forces behind his actions. The name also suggests a "bigger" version of Harriet Beecher Stowe's character Uncle Tom.

While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright is sympathetic to the systemic inevitability behind them. The novel is a powerful statement about racial inequality and social injustices so deep that it becomes nearly impossible to determine where societal expectations/conditioning end and free will begins. As Bigger's lawyer points out, there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American, since they are the necessary product of the society that formed them and told them since birth who exactly they were supposed to be. "No American Negro exists," Wright once wrote "who does not have his private Bigger Thomas living in his skull." Frantz Fanon discusses this feeling in his 1952 essay "L'Experience Vecue du Noir," or "The Fact of Blackness. " "In the end," writes Fanon, "Bigger Thomas acts. To put an end to his tension, he acts, he responds to the world's anticipation."

Also check out Adonal's Top 10 books on his A-List.


6) List at least 3 academic awards Adonal received during his 3 years at Colgate University.

Adonal has a full list on his website, but here's a sampling:

  • (1995) Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
  • (1995) All-American Academic Team, NCAA
  • (1996) Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, Patriot League
  • (1996) Scholar-Athlete for men's basketball, Patriot League
  • (1996) Second Team GTE/CoSIDA University Division Academic All-America (only sophomore among the top 15 selections)
  • (1996) GTE/CoSIDA District I University-Division Academic All-America
  • (1997) First Team Academic All-America, GTE/CoSIDA

At GSoM we're all about academic excellence my friends, so hit your free throws AND your books!


7) Adonal is the founder of two non-profit organizations. What are the names of these organizations? When did he start them? What are the missions of these two non-profits? Feel free to quote descriptions of these organizations, but you must provide a link to the source.

Adonal founded founded Democracy Matters back in 2001.

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Here's what Democracy Matters is all about:

[Democracy Matters] give[s] college students a voice in the pro-democracy movement and an active role in the national dialogue on campaign finance reform. With an active presence on over 50 college campuses nationwide, Democracy Matters involves hundreds of students and faculty in focusing on issues of campaign finance reform. Through teach-ins, letter writing and petition campaigns, educational seminars, voter registration drives, and work with high school students and others in local communities, Democracy Matters students develop leadership skills that can help to deepen our democracy.

You can read more about the org and all about campaign finance reform on their site.

In 2005 he founded the Kerosene Lamp Foundation. Here's a brief description about this foundation:

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KLF's mission is to empower youth and revitalize communities. Using basketball as a bridge, KLF will promote education and health awareness, provide free basketball clinics and build/refurbish basketball courts.

The name "Kerosene Lamp" refers to the lighting used by Adonal at night to study on an island without electricity and symbolizes his mission to brighten the futures of today youth.


8) Which Warriors season did Adonal Foyle become the Warriors all-time shot blocker? Who did he pass to reach this honor?
Adonal became the Warriors' all-time swatter during the 2004-2005 season by surpassing Joe Barry Carroll.

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Get that shot outta here!


9) How many basketball camps does Adonal put on annually? What are the names of these camps?

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Fly logo too!

CR_basketball_camps_banner_smaller.gif   Adonal has two: 1) the Adonal Foyle Island Basketball Camp and 2) the Athletics and Academics Basketball Camps. Check his site for more info on the hoops camps.


10) Who do we want to play on Monday night?

WE WANT FOYLE!!

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I wonder if the Magic will mind if Adonal sits on our home bench for old time's sake on Monday night.
We BELIEVE WE WANT FOYLE!!

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