As you might suspect, quarterbacks often walk away with Most Valuable Player honors at the Super Bowl. They’ve done so 24 times in 45 games. Since 2001, the winner has been chosen by a media panel and fans, whose fourth-quarter voting via computers and wireless devices counts 20 percent in the selection process. As you wait to vote on this year’s Pete Rozelle Trophy winner, test your knowledge of past Super Bowl MVPs with this 12-question quiz.
Alabama and Louisiana State go at it tonight with everything on the line in the New Orleans Superdome. Each team has multiple national titles and a rich football tradition. LSU prevailed in a regular-season matchup, 9-6, in overtime in a score that reflects just how evenly matched these teams are. While waiting for the kickoff, test your knowledge of LSU's football tradition, then link to the corresponding Alabama quiz(http://bit.ly/xjMktO) to test your grasp of the Crimson Tide's gridiron history.
It's been a big year in Latin America, and the Monitor has brought you on-the-ground reports from Mexico to Manitoba Colony, Bolivia. You probably know that Brazil is booming and former dictator Manuel Noriega arrived in Panama. But beyond the headlines, how closely did you follow the big events of 2011? Test your comprehension in this 2011 year-end quiz.