Join The Bootleg Football Trivia Challenge!

We're all counting down the hours and minutes until the opening of the new Stanford Stadium on Saturday. Now add another big event to your Cardinal calendar. On Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. we are opening The Bootleg Football Trivia Challenge. This contest is free for all, though you need to register right away.

The timing is no accident.  We have saved this first-ever online trivia challenge for Stanford Football for the most electric and anticipated week of the year.  Cardinalmaniacs™ are eagerly anticipating the opening of the new Stanford Stadium on Saturday, when the Cardinal play in a new home for the first time in over 85 years.  To keep your Stanford soul pulsing all the way up to the eve of the grand opening, we are launching our spectacular three-day gridiron game.

On Wednesday, September 13, at 9 p.m. Pacific, The Bootleg Football Trivia Challenge will begin.  This online contest will span three days and give contestants 15 individual games to test their knowledge of Cardinal Football.  Along with proud partner Tournabout, Inc. (, we proudly announce this innovative challenge today, and hereby open the contest registration to all comers.  Only registered players can participate in the contest.

The Bootleg Football Trivia Challenge home:

This is the second online trivia contest brought to you in 2006 by The Bootleg and Tournabout.  Hoopaholics will remember our basketball challenge in March that broke ground and brought accolades.  If you were one of the fortunate Booties who took part in The Bootleg Basketball Trivia Challenge, then you have already registered a Player ID.  We have a special entrance page for returning players, including the capability to recover your Player ID and/or password if the summer sun has baked the info from your brain.

Returning player registration page:

If you are one of the poor, lost souls who was not here in March for The Bootleg Basketball Trivia Challenge, breathe easy.  You can register for this week's grand gridiron game and enjoy every minute of the fun.  And, try to match your newly created Player ID with your username on's message boards.  You want everyone to recognize and bow down to you when you stand atop the leaderboard, don't you?

New player registration page:

The Bootleg Football Trivia Challenge will span three days, running from Wednesday to Friday.  Each day's quiz ends at midnight Pacific Time.  Each quiz consists of 25 questions, and now you can pause during the quiz between any question.  If the phone rings, the boss knocks on your door or the dinner bell calls, you can take a breather and resume your quiz anytime before midnight.

That is not the only innovation with this pigskin edition of The Bootleg Trivial Challenge.  All questions in March were simple multiple-choice, but we have spiced things up in the sequel.  The brainy boys at Tournabout have added the capability for matching questions, in addition to a series of image-based questions (better brush up on your jersey numbers!).  As in March, the questions are timed, with higher scores rewarding quicker correct answers.

The brainchild of The Bootleg co-founder Jim Rutter (Stanford Class of '86) and Tournabout co-founder Mike Musson (Stanford Class of '86), The Bootleg Football Trivia Challenge combines the strengths of these two companies.  Rutter's unparalleled archival information on Stanford Athletics is brought to life by Musson's ContestMaker™ 1.0 platform.  Tournabout's ContestMaker provides players with not only with a real-time trivia challenge experience, but also an alert engine, player statistics and history, and real-time leaderboard rankings.

The Bootleg Football Trivia Challenge is an exciting offering and proud innovation, further broadening the scope of leading Stanford Athletics entertainment we provide to Cardinalmaniacs™ and serving as a proof of concept that we look forward to repeating in the future.  But, to sweeten the pot for your full participation, we are offering modest prizes - beyond the invaluable richness that comes with being crowned a king or queen of Cardinal Football trivia.  More than pride on the line, you can walk away with some trivial prizes to reward your trivia mastery!

Register today (returning players / new players) and lock up your Player ID for The Bootleg Football Trivia Challenge, plus future contests hosted by The Bootleg and Tournabout.  After you are registered, we will contact you with more of the contest timing, rules and details.  Please adjust your spam filter to accept email from Tournabout Administrator ( to get notifications for the contest.

We'll see you Wednesday at The Bootleg Football Trivia Challenge.  Good luck!

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