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This race is known as the “The Test of the Champion” as it is the last and longest race in the Triple Crown. In addition, the race is also affectionately known as the “The Run for the Carnations” since beautiful white carnations are draped over the winner’s back.

What is the Belmont Stakes?



Roger Staubach coined this term when asked what he said when threw the ball up in desperation toward his go-to receiver, Drew Pearson, who caught it for a miraculous, game-winning touchdown.

HINT:  This term is synonymous with big-time plays.

What is a "Hail Mary?"


This player broke through the "race barrier" when he signed for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 10, 1947.

Who was Jackie Robinson?


This league began in 1967 and merged with the NBA in 1976.

BONUS:  What professional football league merged with the NFL?

What is the ABA (American Basketball Association)? 

BONUS:  What is the AFL (American Football League)?


This city hosted the Summer Olympic Games on two occasions, the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896 and again in 2004.

What is Athens, Greece?


The race is often referred to as “The Run for the Roses” as a stunning rose blanket is draped across the winner.  Spectators enjoy refreshing Mint Juleps here.

What is the Kentucky Derby?



David Tyree used this to make this famous catch in Super Bowl XLII.

What is his helmet?


In this player's retirement speech he declared himself "the luckiest man on the face of the earth," being able to play baseball for his career when he was suffering from a disease that now carries his name.

Who was Lou Gehrig?


State of origin for the L.A. Lakers.

BONUS:  Why were they called "Lakers?"

What is Minneapolis, Minnesota (from 1947-60)?


The 1940 Olympic Games were cancelled in this city because of the war with China.

BONUS 1:  The 1916 and 1944 Olympic Games were cancelled in these cities due to these events.

BONUS 2:  In 1980, the U.S. (along with 64 countries) boycotted the Games being held in this city because this city's country invaded Afghanistan. 

What is Tokyo?

BONUS 1:  What is Berlin (1916) and London (1944) due to World Wars?

BONUS 2:  What is Moscow, Russia?

In total, 65 nations refused to participate in the games, whereas 80 countries sent athletes to compete. 


This race has been nicknamed “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” as a blanket made from Maryland’s state flower is placed across the winner’s back.

What is the Preakness Stakes?



In the 1972 season, this was the only team that swept through the entire regular season, the playoffs and Super Bowl, to go undefeated for the year.

BONUS:  What other team went through regular season and the playoffs undefeated?

BONUS BONUS: Who beat them in 2007, Super Bowl XLII ?

Who were the Miami Dolphins?

BONUS:  New England Patriots' perfect season was ruined by the N.Y. Giants in Super Bowl XLII.


This movie was inspired by The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) 1943-54, the forerunner of women's professional league sports in the United States.

BONUS:  The league was founded by this man, whose family is best known for manufacturing chewing gum.  

What is "A League of Their Own?"

BONUS:  Who is Philip K. Wrigley?


City of origin for the Utah Jazz.

BONUS:  What is the current nickname for the city of origin's NBA team.

What is New Orleans, LA?

New Orleans Jazz

BONUS:  What is the New Orleans Pelicans?


The 1936 Olympics were hosted in this city, run by Nazi Germany.

BONUS 1:  Who opened the games?

BONUS 2:  Who was the most successful athlete in these games?  

What is Berlin?

BONUS 1:  Chancellor Adolph Hitler

BONUS 2:  Jesse Owens


He was known as Big Red and the ninth winner of the American Triple Crown, setting and still holding the fastest time record in all three races.  He had outstanding conformation, an unusually large heart, and exceptional stride length.

Who was Secretariat (1970-99)?

Secretariat after winning the 1973 Kentucky Derby.(Getty Images)


In 1968, the New York Jets were leading the Oakland Raiders 32-29 when NBC abruptly cut away from the conclusion of the game, at a minute and 30 seconds left, to return to their regular programming, broadcasting this movie.

HINT:  In the movie a Swiss grandfather cares for his orphaned granddaughter.

What is "Heidi?"

Oakland Raiders won 43-32 and this game went down in history as the "Heidi Game" or "Heidi Bowl."


A 1955 musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

What is "Damn Yankees?"


This team won the NBA Championship in 1979, three Western Conference titles: 1978, 1979, and 1996, six divisional titles, their last being in 2005, with five in the Pacific Division and one in the Northwest Division. It is no longer a franchise in it's city of origin.

BONUS:  Where did the franchise move to in 2008?

What is Seattle Supersonics?

BONUS:  Where is Oklahoma City?


What U.S. city hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice (1932 & 1984)?

BONUS:  What were the two other U.S. cities that hosted the Summer Olympic Games?

What is Los Angeles?


What are St. Louis, Missouri (1904) and Atlanta, Georgia (1996)?



This horse beat the 1937 Triple-Crown winner, War Admiral, by 4 lengths in a 2-horse special at Pimlico and was voted American Horse of the Year for 1938.  He became a symbol of hope to many Americans during the Great Depression.

Who was Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933 – May 17, 1947)?


Known as one of the craziest and wackiest plays in NFL history the Steelers wound up winning the game 13-7 vs the Oakland raiders due to this play famously known as the ______________.

HINT:  The name of the play was a take off on Mary's (Christ's mother) sinless conception.

What is the Immaculate Reception?


This "father of baseball," known to be the the first to codify the rules of the game in 1845, was also fire chief of Honolulu, advisor to King Kalākaua and Queen Emma, and has a park named after him in Makiki.


Name one of the two teams that are located further north than the Toronto Raptors (famous slogan/brand is "We the North.")

Who are the Minnesota Timberwolves (44.97 degrees) and the Portland Trail Blazers (45.52 degrees)?  Toronto (43.70 degrees)


What U.S. city hosted the Winter Olympics twice in 1932 & 1980?

BONUS: What were the other two U.S. cities to host the Winter Olympics in 1960 and 2002?

What is Lake Placid, N.Y.?


BONUS:  What are Squaw Valley, CA (1960) and Salt Lake City, UT (2002)?


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