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U.S. Sports Trivia #1

Can you answer these questions from the world of American sports?
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First submittedMarch 17, 2015
Last updatedMarch 7, 2019
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What basketball player is famous for his unibrow?
Anthony Davis
Who was considered the best player of college basketball's "Fab Five"?
Chris Webber
What quarterback announced his retirement in 2008, 2009, and 2011?
Brett Favre
What is the only major pro sports team that is non-profit?
Green Bay Packers
What company sponsors an all-star game for the country's best high
school basketball players?
McDonald's
Who committed the infamous "butt fumble"?
Mark Sanchez
What football stadium sheltered thousands of people during Hurricane Katrina?
The Superdome
What is the hockey equivalent of the Final Four?
The Frozen Four
What football play is also a word that means "to illegally sell alcohol"?
Bootleg
What was the nickname of 6'9" football player Ed Jones?
Too Tall
Who said "90% of the game is half mental"?
Yogi Berra
What Yankees second baseman had a bad case of the yips in the late 1990s?
Chuck Knoblauch
Other than the U.S., what country is the birthplace of the most current MLB players?
Dominican Republic
What was Bear Bryant's real first name?
Paul
Until 1992, what would you get in a pack of Topps baseball cards? (besides baseball cards)
Gum
What DIII college has set basketball scoring records by rapidly shooting threes
and not playing defense?
Grinnell
Who famously screams "It's March Madness, baby"?
Dick Vitale
What running back ran a 4.24 in the NFL combine in 2008, tying the all-time record,
and then rushed for over 2000 yards in the 2009 season?
Chris Johnson
What American woman has held the record for the heptathlon for over 25 years?
Jackie
Joyner-Kersee
Who stole 130 bases in 1982?
Rickey Henderson
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level 58
Jun 9, 2015
Apparently the NHL is not a US sport. Who knew?
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level 72
Jun 9, 2015
neither are mls, bowling and tennis apparently
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level 83
Jun 9, 2015
Or boxing, wrestling, lacrosse, auto racing, golf, skiing, swimming, or any sport that involves players with more than one X chromosome. But I'm sure those will all be covered in U.S. Sports Trivia #37.
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level ∞
Mar 7, 2019
Maybe, if we get around to it. I put Steffi Graf in a U.S. sports trivia quiz and people whined about it because she was born in Germany.
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level 71
Jun 9, 2015
There is a hockey question, just not NHL. Which by the way is the least watched of the "BIG 4" by a looooooong way here in the US.
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level 58
Jun 9, 2015
I guess you should probably call it "Big 3" then.
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level 66
Jun 10, 2015
You want every single sport in America covered by a single quiz? Do you want 1,000 question long quizzes?
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level 72
Jun 9, 2015
49 percent got chris johnson but only like 20 percent got knoblauch? and only 6 percent for grinnell? i figured it would be answered correctly by the least amount of people, but only 6? that school has been feautured on sportscenter several times over the past decade
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level 72
Jun 9, 2015
now that i think about it, i am guessing 49 percent because johnson is a common last name and is a deafult answer by most...i usually type johnson, smith, williams, brown when i have no clue, but for some reason i didn't this time around...cost me 100 percent
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level 76
Jun 9, 2015
I know little about sports but I tried Johnson for a basketball question, thinking of Magic Johnson.
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level 46
Jun 9, 2015
Pretty good quiz, but webber should work for Chris webber and bubblegum for gum.
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level 71
Jun 9, 2015
Webber worked
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level 46
Jun 9, 2015
"Yips" are when you cannot throw the ball to your target anymore. Chuck Knoblauch would throw it into the stand everytime from second base when he was trying to throw to first base which is a very short throw.
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level 43
Jun 9, 2015
I remember when he nailed Keith Oberman's mom in the head.
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level 43
Mar 15, 2016
Why was Steve Sax not an acceptable answer for that question? He was also a Yankees second baseman who at one point forgot how to throw to first
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level 71
Jun 9, 2015
Could not remember Knoblauch. All I could think of was Steve Sax back in the day misplaying virtually every grounder to second or throwing it 9 feet left of Garvey.
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level 58
Jun 9, 2015
I tried Sax first too because he did run into the 'yips' issue and he was a Yankee.
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level ∞
Mar 7, 2019
Just checked. Steve Sax was cured by the time he played with the Yankees, leading the league in fielding percentage in 1989. But to avoid confusion I added "in the late 1990s" to the question.
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level 61
Jun 10, 2015
Pretty lame that almost all the questions are from three sports. I know the others aren't as popular, but there are very gettable questions from other sports, especially if you're doing a "U.S." theme. What about other Olympic athletes? Mike Eruzione, Keri Strugg, Ryan Lochte, Dara Torres, Nancy Kerrigan. Just some ideas. I think varying the sports would really improve this, and I say that as someone who only got 2 wrong.
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level ∞
Mar 7, 2019
There are 5 sports mentioned: football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and track.
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level 76
Jun 10, 2015
Technically, "bootleg" refers to transporting illicit alcohol, not selling it.
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level ∞
Mar 7, 2019
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bootleg

"to make, transport and/or sell illegal alcoholic liquor"
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level 68
Jun 12, 2015
Spelling on Joyner-Kersee could be a little more forgiving.