Suffolk’s Answer Man

Bob Rosenthal

10/16/2009

Bob Rosenthal is a man of many titles. Chair of the Communication and Journalism Department.  Associate professor.  Media specialist.

Now you can add Trivia Expert to his areas of expertise.

During a recent edition of "BroadSide," the popular daily news/opinion show on New England Cable News, Rosenthal walked away as champion of the trivia segment.  He beat out NECN veteran meteorologist Tim Kelley and sports anchor/reporter Kevin Walsh in a hotly contested battle.

“It was a friendly competition and a very enjoyable experience,” said Rosenthal.  “We all had a good time, particularly the banter we shared during the commercial breaks.” 

Laughing, he said: “I was pumped up that I won, because I was on the show about 18 months ago with two other people and I came in third.”

Entering the final round of competition, Kelly held a slight lead (8½ points) over Rosenthal (7 points) and Walsh 6½ points).  That’s when Rosenthal made a dramatic comeback. 

He was the only one to correctly answer the final question, worth three points:

There will be two sports added to the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympic Games.  One is golf.  What is the other?

“The correct answer was rugby, and I knew that because I read about it in The Boston Globe that morning,” said Rosenthal.

“The final question was fun because you had to put your answer on a card and turn it over like in the game show Jeopardy.”

Asked if he received a prize for his winning effort, Rosenthal said, “Just bragging rights.  And that’s good enough for me.”

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