Buffalo's Drew Stafford was walking down the sidewalk last Thursday after the Sabres' morning skate carrying one of his hockey sticks. A handful of hounds approached him, asking for autographs.
One of us asked what was he doing with the stick. Well, he said, he was going to give it away. First, though, one of us would have to earn it.
How, we asked. We'd have a contest, he replied. What kind of contest? A movie trivia contest, he said, specifically, a round-by-round, single-elimination naming the titles of Tom Hanks' movies.
My winning answer, at the beginning of the third round: Forrest Gump, if you can believe that. I'd already spent Joe Versus the Volcano.