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Groups of Things - Sports

Guess the members of these groups related to sports.
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First submittedMarch 7, 2014
Last updatedAugust 27, 2015
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Canadian NHL Teams
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks
Winnipeg Jets
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
 
Tennis Majors
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon
US Open
 
Oldest MLB
Baseball Stadiums
Fenway Park
Wrigley Field
FIFA World Cup
Winners
Brazil
Italy
Argentina
Uruguay
Germany
England
France
Spain
 
College Football Playoff
Bowl Games
Rose
Fiesta
Sugar
Orange
Cotton
Peach
Throwing Events in
Track & Field
Shot Put
Javelin
Discus
Hammer Throw
 
Big 4 English
Premier League Teams
Arsenal
Chelsea
Manchester United
Liverpool
 
Main Swimming Strokes
Freestyle
Backstroke
Breaststroke
Butterfly
Basketball Positions
Point Guard
Shooting Guard
Center
Small Forward
Power Forward
 
Ways to Score
in American Football
Touchdown
Extra Point
Two-Point Conversion
Field Goal
Safety
Fair Catch Kick
 
Big 3 of the Miami Heat
(2010-2014)
Lebron James
Dwyane Wade
Chris Bosh
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level 58
Apr 8, 2014
How do you score on a fair catch kick? I've never seen that - how many points do you get?
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level 55
Apr 9, 2014
no clue. I was hoping someone would answer that too.
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level 79
Apr 28, 2014
Would love to see this, it's been years since there has been a successful one. 1976 to be exact. 3 points as it's like a field goal, but no holder and no defensive rush. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_catch_kick
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level 73
Jun 6, 2014
I believe David Akers tried it a few years ago and failed spectacularly. I am surprised it was on here...and even more surprised that I guessed it.
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level 59
Aug 7, 2014
I think Neil Rackers also tried and failed several seasons back...maybe 5 or 6 or so.
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level 63
Nov 13, 2018
PorcNBeanz, I remember watching that one live (Cardinals fan here). That was the only one I have seen in real time. It's such a rare play. Given how good punters are these days the odds of fair catching anything in field goal range tend to be pretty slim.
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level 66
Aug 7, 2014
If you fair catch a kickoff or a punt, you have the option of trying a field goal from that point on the field with no opposition. It's more commonly (in my area anyway) called a free kick (thank, QM for allowing that as an answer, BTW). It's worth 3 points if you make it. To my recollection, one hasn't been made since the 1960s or maybe early 1970s.
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level 75
Aug 7, 2014
There's a great video on Youtube of it working in a High School game a year or two ago. A teacher from the school who had been a football coach and ref when he was younger ran down out of the stands to suggest it to the coach, who then went to the referees and warned them he was going to do it to be sure they knew the rule. They did, it worked, and the team won. But I don't know that all the NFL coaches even understand it or would have the guts to try it if the exact right situation presented itself. You have to be receiving a kick with almost no time left, be close enough for your kicker to make it (probably 65 yards in the NFL), be losing by 3 or less, receive a kick that doesn't go out of bounds, and be convinced that the odds of making it are better than the odds of trying a hail mary (or a long field goal if it's a close punt) PLUS the odds of getting a pass interference or other defensive call on your last play that might give you another play.
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level 72
Feb 5, 2019
They use it at the end of the half as well when there are only a few seconds remaining and the other team has just scored and does a squib kick.
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level 53
Aug 7, 2015
I'm pretty sure they are talking about CFL rules (which don't exist anymore anyways) which is CANADIAN football
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level 72
Apr 13, 2016
Nope, they're allowed in the NFL...
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level 71
Mar 20, 2017
CFL is alive and well. You get 1 point for a rouge (taking a knee in your end zone- its a touchback in nfl but the yardage costs you a point in cfl). Many exciting last second plays on a field goal try in a tie game. Defense has to run out a short kick to save goving up a point. The player recovering in the end zone can try and kick it out and the offence can try and kick it back in.
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level 62
Jul 20, 2016
If you call a fair catch on a kickoff/punt, you then get a free attempt at an unblocked field goal. It's super rare for them to even be attempted and even more rare for it to be successful.
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level 16
May 2, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_catch_kick Here is a link
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level 49
May 12, 2014
Do drop kicks/ drop goals not count in the NFL? I know they're rare, but I thought they existed...
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level 64
Aug 7, 2014
A drop kick is just an alternate method of kicking field goals or extra points (the same way that you can pass, rush or return for a TD). It's not it's own way to score.
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level 72
Feb 5, 2019
So is a fair catch kick. They are all field goals. A field goal can be scored by a place kick or a drop kick. A fair catch kick gives you the option to take a place kick or a drop kick to make the field goal. I believe the reason a Fair Catch Kick falls into a different category is because it is not done within the set of 4 downs as a drop kick or a place kick for a field goal is done. It is technically a field goal though, so there is an argument both ways. Edit 5 years later - Now that I think about it, it is different also because there is no opposition to the kick "free kick" (defense 10 yards back from line of scrimmage) as there would be on other field goal attempts. So it is squarely its own way of scoring, but still a field goal. You can also get a running start on the kick, adding some distance, but probably losing some accuracy.
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level 71
Jun 4, 2014
In college football, certainly a form of American football, a return of a failed conversion counts for two points.
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level 58
Aug 21, 2014
That's the same thing as saying a fumble return is a touchdown, its considered the same way of scoring.
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level 78
Feb 4, 2015
Not really, because it is only 2 points. A distinct type of play that should be included.
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level 83
Jun 25, 2014
Okay, but a fair-catch kick is really just another form of a field goal. Counting it separately is like saying a pick-6 or other defensive scoring is different from a touchdown.
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level 82
Jul 28, 2014
It actually is considered by the rulebook to be a completely separate kind of kick - very similar to (but also distinct from) a free kick. It can be either a drop kick (like a punt) or a place kick with a holder, and the defense has to line up 10 yards back of the ball spot (thus eliminating the possibility of a block and allowing for more of a line-drive trajectory on the kick). There have been several attempts of greater than 70 yards - I would guess that if one of them had been successful, it still would not be counted as the longest field goal in NFL history (currently at 64 yards).
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level 66
Aug 7, 2014
I think, for record book purposes, it would count as a field goal. But I imagine there would be a distinction with an explanation for sure.
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level 79
Aug 7, 2014
If you are counting West Germany as a winner of the World Cup, you also need to update this for Germany, which is a different country.
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2014
Changed West Germany to Germany.
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level 51
Aug 7, 2014
Miami Heat's big 3 has now disbanded, might want to find a replacement question
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2014
Added a date range to the question.
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level 51
Aug 7, 2014
I'd be interested in knowing the criteria for the "Big 4" Premier League teams. Especially now since Manchester City have bought titles.
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level 73
Aug 7, 2014
Agreed. Liverpool have never won the Premiership title, though they excelled in the old First Division and in Europe. Manchester City have won the Premiership twice.
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2014
It's true, the Big 4 is a little outdated. Maybe in a couple years I can just replace "United" with "City".
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level 33
Aug 7, 2014
@Quizmaster: Huge Arsenal fan here, but you should never replace City with United. That's pretty much like breaking a law to the United fans.
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level 70
Apr 24, 2018
Currently, reporters are referring to the 'Big Six', adding Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur to the list. Big four is an outdated expression. Before the Premier League during the seventies and eighties the 'Big Five' were Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton. In the Premier League for a number of years only Arsenal and Manchester United would have qualified for this elite group.
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level 33
Aug 7, 2014
It's more of a historical term. There were several years in a row where Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, and Liverpool finished 1st-4th in the League is how the term got started, I think
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level 70
Jun 13, 2017
From 1994-95 thru 2008-09, a span of 15 seasons, here are the Top 4 finishes by club:
Manchester United (15)
Arsenal (13)
Liverpool (12)
Chelsea (8)
Others: Newcastle (4), Leeds (3), Aston Villa (1), Blackburn (1), Everton (1), Nottingham Forest (1).

During this same time period, Tottenham never finished higher than 5th (twice), and Manchester City never finished higher than 8th (once) while also being relegated twice.

So from the early stages of the Premier League, it was pretty clear that there were 4 clubs....and then everybody else. And so the moniker stuck.

BTW, re: Manchester City "buying" titles, if you're going to levy that against City, you need to include Chelsea too. Abramovich's billions is what brought titles to the Blues.
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level 70
Jun 13, 2017
FWIW - 1955. The only time Chelsea won the League without the benefit of Roman Abramovich's billions.
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level 70
Apr 24, 2018
I agree that the injections of large amounts of cash tends to result in more title success. In those terms it's hardly surprising that the richest club for most of the period has been Manchester United.
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level 67
Sep 8, 2018
I knew what the Big 4 referred to, so the clue is clear enough, but I agree that it is outdated....ever since AGUEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
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level 25
Aug 7, 2014
I just had no idea about 8 categories...
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level 58
Aug 7, 2014
Typo with Dwayne
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level ∞
Aug 8, 2014
It's actually spelled "Dwyane". Don't ask me why.
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level 33
Aug 7, 2014
I feel like you shouldn't just take "Manchester" for Manchester United. I can foresee many United and City fans getting offended over being lumped together, even though City's not on the quiz.
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level 46
Aug 13, 2014
Very difficult quiz for a British person, although funnily enough I got the most obscure answer, Fair catch kick, by accident when I typed "free kick" because I know jack all about American sport
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level 67
Sep 8, 2018
Yep I did the same too! Then saw all the Americans commenting that they didn't think of that. Made me feel a bit too smug perhaps.
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level 21
Aug 17, 2014
We call them the "Leafs" not Maple Leafs.
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level 58
Sep 15, 2017
The team is called the Maple Leafs. They didn't accept "Habs" either, even though that's what I call the Canadiens
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level 43
Aug 25, 2014
Can you accept "centre" under Basketball? Both spellings are correct, "centre" is more common outside the US.
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level 43
Sep 12, 2014
Can't two point convert be accepted for two point conversion? Don't watch American Football but that's a common term up here in Canada.
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level 39
Nov 26, 2014
Sigh... I wish Tottenham Hotspur was considered a big club.
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level 34
Jan 28, 2015
The Fair Catch Kick is still a Field Goal. It is not considered a distinct type of score, just a different way to score a Field Goal.
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level 47
Apr 5, 2015
Australia Open for Australian Open should work, otherwise fun quiz.
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level 76
Jun 22, 2015
Why does "front crawl" always become "freestyle"? Just because most people will do front crawl in a freestyle race doesn't mean they're the same stroke... does it?
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level 72
Jan 9, 2016
Correct. Front Crawl is a stroke. Freestyle is an event. Whilst you should probably still accept freestyle for front crawl, the latter should be the primary answer.
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level 56
Aug 14, 2015
What about a pick-six?
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level 72
Dec 28, 2015
that is a touchdown
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level 47
Dec 31, 2016
Australian, so I really don't know much, other than watching my son play gridiron here, but isn't an extra point also a conversion...just a one point conversion. I thought that after a touch down, you could run it in, or kick a goal, both being conversions, one worth one point and the other worth two. Do I have that wrong (entirely possible) but if not, why are they not both considered conversions, which is what I typed.
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level 30
Feb 15, 2017
I forgot Spain and England, and what is a fair catch kick. Is it the same thing as what happened during the jets game where the bills kickoff return guy failed to pick up the ball thinking it's a touchback and the jets grabbed it in the end zone and scored 7 points in 0:00?
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level 58
Sep 15, 2017
No that was just a moronic play by the kick returner. It was ruled a touchdown
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level 52
Apr 24, 2017
There is a highly theoretical one-point safety in college football, wherein a team attempting a two-point conversion might fumble the ball, which would be recovered by the other team and run all the way into their end zone, then tackled by the other team. The defending team would thus be awarded one point. (This has never happened, but it is included in the official rulebook.)
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level 60
May 9, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp4TeP4rw0s A one-point safety in college football happens when a team blocks an extra point attempt and carries the ball back into their own end zone and is then stopped in their end zone. The team that attempted the extra point is awarded one point for a safety.
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level 28
May 11, 2017
you cant score from a fair catch!!!!!!!!!!
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level 29
May 28, 2017
Fair Catch Kick, not a regular fair catch.
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level 9
May 22, 2017
what in the blue moon... A fair catch kick
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level 47
Aug 14, 2017
i typed in two-point convert and another 7 versions of that but didn't say 'two-point conversion'. nothing else was accepted.
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level 27
Sep 5, 2017
I think you need to update the Big Four to include Tottenham, Man City and maybe even Everton
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level 67
Dec 5, 2017
QM you might want to rethink the title of this quiz. Six of the eleven categories are about sports with virtually no presence outside North America. A warning in the title that it's very US/Canadian centric would be nice. Or heck, a tad more varierty in the sports you pick would be even nicer, but I'll be realistic and just ask for a US centric addition to the title.
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level 37
Dec 21, 2017
What about a one-point safety? Its occurs when an extra point is blocked, and the team that blocked it picks it up but gets tackled in the end zone. It's different than a regular two-point safety, so I think it should be on here.
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level 39
Jan 10, 2018
Wow! I've gone my whole life never knowing about the fair catch kick. That's fascinating!
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level 47
Apr 12, 2018
A "fair catch kick" is just a way of scoring a field goal...and "conversion" can be either one point or two points.
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level 20
Jul 19, 2018
germany should place second in world cup category
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level 48
Sep 25, 2018
Spelling of centre/center should both be accepted
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level 58
Oct 26, 2018
Came here to say this πŸ‘†πŸΎ
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level 71
Oct 7, 2018
Wait...Manchester United is a "big" but Man City and the Spurs arenβ€˜t? I think "Big 6" would be more appropriate
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level 59
Oct 12, 2018
There's also a one point safety. Has happened twice in college football. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_(gridiron_football_score)#Conversion_safeties_(one-point_safeties)
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level 63
Nov 13, 2018
Thank you JN, I learned something new today. I've never seen that myself, interesting it's yet to happen in the NFL.
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level 50
Jun 19, 2019
What's crazy is that Brad Nessler was broadcasting both of those games. There are videos of both on Youtube.
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level 47
Jan 26, 2019
Since, according to Wikipedia, the fair catch kick is technically considered a field goal, I think it would be awesome if you also added the elusive "one point safety" as a separate scoring method for American football.
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level 50
Jun 19, 2019
I agree. If a fair catch kick is considered a different scoring method as a field goal, even though they are worth the same amount of points... then a 1 point safety should certainly be considered different from a 2 point safety.
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level 57
Mar 11, 2019
The concept of a "Big 4" in English football doesn't exist anymore. Maybe change the question to "Top 4 winners of the English Football Premiership" or even "Top 4 winners of English Football Championship Title"?