Thanks to all who entered Volume 1 of RedEye’s Bears Trivia Challenge! Here’s the solution:
Question: Lance Briggs bet Robbie Gould $50 he couldn’t kick a football to the top of the John Hancock building. Lance now needs to borrow $50 from Jay Cutler, but more important they have to get the ball down. How many times would the entire roster need to stack itself head to toe to fetch the ball?” (No fractions or decimals, please; that would be kind of morbid.)
Answer: The height of the Hancock Building is 1,127 feet to the roof (where the ball would be, which does not include antenna height), or 13,524 inches. As of Thursday, the total height of the Bears’ 53-man roster was 3,931 inches. Divide 13,524 by 3,931 and you get 3.44, so you’d need to stack the roster four full times to get to the roof.
Congratulations to @paragdaDON, our winner this week, chosen randomly among those who submitted the correct answer. He’ll appear in the next Four Score.
Now, if you count the practice squad and injured players, as @MikeMason830 points out, you need stack the roster only three times to reach the roof. Seeing as we didn’t specify in the original question, we’re granting him a spot on the panel in Friday’s paper as well. It pays to be on your toes!
Friday also is when we’ll pose our next question, both in print and at redeyechicago.com—which represents your next chance to win! Tweet @redeyesportschi for details.