The NAQCC May 2023 Challenge
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The SPORTS QUOTES Challenge
Sports interviews … they generate some of the most quotable quotes out there. Sometimes you just have to wonder if you heard it right. Here is a small collection for your reading pleasure. There is also a list of the names of those who said them. Can you match them up? The answers are at the bottom of this page.
“I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks in batting practice.”
“I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards. Whichever comes first.”
“I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.”
“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.”
“I went through baseball as a player to be named later.”
“He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.”
“It took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”
“I’ve never lost a game. I just ran out of time.”
“Sometimes they write what I say, not what I mean.”
“I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that.”
“You can observe a lot by just watching.”
The guys who said it:
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z.
Just make these words from calls of stations you work, subject to the General Challenge Rules.
The 86 total letters contain these 21 different letters: A B C D E G H I J K L M N O R S T U V W Y
You can use each letter in a call TWICE. For example you could use K3WWP for 2 K's, 4 W's, and 2 P's.
Subsequent QSO's with the same station cannot be used for additional letters. For example, no matter how many times you work K3WWP, you can only use his call for 8 of the letters in the words.
See General Rule #5 for more details on what callsign letters can be used.
If you need some help with your alphabet challenge record keeping take a look at our Alphabet Tutorial page for everything from some great pencil & paper methods to fully computerized tools.
AND HERE IS WHO SAID IT:
I was such a dangerous … MLB Casey Stengle
I want to rush … NFL George Rogers
I owe a lot to my parents … PGA Greg Norman
They say that nobody is perfect … NBA Wilt Chamberlain
I went through baseball … MLB Joe Garagiola
He's a guy who gets up … Boxing trainer Lou Duva
It took me 17 years to get … MLB Hank Aaron
I've never lost a game … NBA Michael Jordan
Sometimes they write … MLB Pedro Guerrero
I feel like I'm the best … MLB Jerry Rice
You can observe a lot … MLB Yogi Berra
A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone making all the words and submitting their report before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone making at least 1, but not all the words and submitting their report before the deadline.
YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT AT LEAST ONE WORD TO RECEIVE A PARTICIPATION POINT!
A choice of an item made by master woodworker Gregg WB8LZG as shown on our prizes page here goes to someone selected via a random drawing from all who participate and submit a report for this month's challenge. A person can only win once, then they become ineligible for future drawings.
For your report, list the words you made and the station used for each letter in the word. The number of stations listed must be the same as the number of letters in each word, even though you use the same station for more than one letter as in:
WORD - K3WWP N2OD WA8REI N2OD
NEXT - NF8M W8REI N8XMS K9EYT
(Note how N2OD is listed for both the O and D.)
You may also include comments about the challenge. Please preface any comments you want posted with "SOAPBOX:" so we will know what you want posted and what is private.
Send your results as text in the horizontal format shown above to Charlie N1AOK at: charlie.wilber AT gmail.com (You must type that address into your email program.)
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month year) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC January 2022 Challenge
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.
All the above get a certificate and participation point. All below get only a participation point.
Not eligible for a certificate or participation point for the following reason(s):
@ = Non-member
$ = QRO power