Of course most football fans will be intrigued by Trevor Lawrence in his first start. But outside of that, there is not a lot to get the non Jags/Texans fan excited, especially with the uncertainty around Deshaun Watson's status for week 1 with his legal troubles. Both teams have low expectations this year, and it could end up being the team that drafted #1 in 2021 vs. the team that will draft #1 in 2022.

The National Football League announced on this day in 1994 that they would expand with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Carolina Panthers the following season.  So today we will test your memory with Jaguars and Panthers trivia on Wiki-Pete-ia during the Shemon and Sheppard Show on  ESPN Southwest Florida.

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In case you are not fortunate enough to be lucky caller number nine at 239-337-ESPN, then you are in luck!  Play at home and dazzle your family!  Stump your co-workers with useless knowledge!  Amaze your friends with your newfound intelligence!  Below are the actual questions AND ANSWERS heard during Wiki-Pete-ia on our show.

Historically, expansion teams in pro sports are bad.  And they are bad for a long time.  However, the NFL stacked the deck for the expansion drafts and both the Jaguars and Panthers were relatively good early.  It seems the league did not want a repeat of the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they lost 26 straight games in 1976 and 1977!  The Jacksonville  won 4 games in their first season and the Carolina won 7.  Not bad.  The following year both made the playoffs as the Jaguars went 9-7 and the Panthers finished 12-4.  So let’s go down memory lane with trivia on Wiki-Pete-ia!

Good Luck!

Craig Shemon

  • 1. WHAT DIVISION DID THE JAGUARS START OUT IN?

  • A: AFC CENTRAL

  • 2. WHAT DIVISION DID THE PANTHERS STRT OUT IN?

  • A: NFC WEST

  • 3. THE JAGUARS FIRST PICK IN THE EXPANSION DRAFT?

  • A: STEVE BEUERLEIN

  • 4. THE PANTHERS FIRST NFL DRAFT PICK?

  • A: KERRY COLLINS

  • 5. WHAT JAGUARS PLAYER WAS SO POPULAR THAT MCDONALDS NAMES A LOCAL HAMBURGER AFTER HIM?

  • A: TONY BOSELLI

  • 6. WHAT FUTURE HOFER DID THE PANTHERS LURE OUT OF RETIREMENT IN 2000?

  • A: REGGIE WHITE

  • 7. WHAT QB THREW THE PANTHERS FIRST EVER TD?

  • A: FRANK REICH

  • 8. JACKSONVILLE'S FIRST 1000 YARD RUSHER?

  • A: FRED TAYLOR

  • 9. WHAT JAG QB THREW A LEAGUE HIGH 75 INT'S BETWEEN 2014-2018 AND WAS RELEASED ONE YEAR AFTER SIGNING A 54 MILLION DOLLAR EXTENSION?

  • A: BLAKE BORTLES

  • 10. WHO WAS THE PANTHERS FIRST HEAD COACH?

  • A: DOM CAPERS

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