Special Sub-Topic: Worldwide Sports Anagrams
|In 1958, Brazil took a flying LEEP and watched one of their players score two goals in Brazil's first FIFA World Cup crown. Who was this rising soccer star?|
Pele. Brazil beat the host nation Sweden 5-2. Pele was 17 years and 249 days old on the world stage. To get to the final, Brazil beat Wales 1-0 in the quarterfinal, then France 5-2 in the semi-finals.
|Some fans would scream, "CHARGE ON SIR", watching this Grand National at Aintree in the United Kingdom. Which type of sport is this?|
Horse racing. The Grand National is a world famous national hunt horse race. The race is with over 30 horses racing 2-1/4 miles and has more than 25 fences.
|Some of these sportsmen might say, "Don't FLOG me bro", when they miss a shot. They've all experienced terms such as dogleg, groove, albatross, dunk, and many others. Which sport is this?|
Golf. A dogleg is a deviation in the course left or right, preventing the golfer from seeing the green. A dunk is a term when a golfer shoots their ball into a water hazard. A groove are lines cut into a golf club to enhance spin on the ball when hit.
|Hockey great Wayne Gretzky had a stellar NHL life using his NON DIESEL MOTOR to set many records throughout his career. Which team did he begin his career with?|
Edmonton Oilers. Wayne debuted with the Oilers in 1979, scoring 51 goals in the season. In the 1988-89 season, Wayne found himself playing for the Kings. In 1995, he wore St. Louis' uniform, and in 1996 the Rangers. Gretzky retired after the 1998-99 season with 894 goals and 1963 assists.
|Unlike an ICY GOLF LAMP, when this item is seen, people from all over the world respect it. What is this with five different colored rings?|
Olympic flag. The five colors on the flag are blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white background. The rings represent the five continents brought together by the Olympic ideal. The flag was first used in the Antwerp Games of 1920.
|Most other competitors along with Bob Seagren would say, "He's going to BREAK US BIG", whenever they saw him get his pole. He set more records in the pole vault than anyone other human being on the planet. Who was this Russian vaulter?
Sergi Bubka. Bubka won six consecutive World Championships, and set an indoor/outdoor pole vault record more than 30 times in his career. Amazingly, Sergi won only one Olympic gold medal in the Seoul Games of 1988.
|Not built on A USA TRIAL basis, The Gabba is a major cricket stadium which is home to which cricketing nation?|
Australia. The Gabba is a major sports stadium in the Queensland capital of Brisbane, home to the cricketing nation of Australia. The first time The Gabba was used for cricket was in December 1896.
|This team's goal was to DESTROY SENSORY, and they did when they won the 2002 National Rugby League finals against the New Zealand Warriors. Which team was this that took the crown?|
Sydney Roosters. The Warriors fans saw a disappointing match with the Roosters running away 30-8 winners, ending New Zealand's superb year. This was the Warriors' first-ever Grand Final.
|Going on A STAMP SPREE, this professional tennis player won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open. He could never bag the French Open in his career. Who is this multiple Grand Slam winner?
Pete Sampras. In 15 years, Pete collected 14 Grand Slam titles. He retired in 2003 with a 203-38 win-loss record over 52 Grand Slam singles tournament appearances. Pete won at Wimbledon seven times, the U.S. Open five times, and the Australian Open twice. He appeared in only one French Open, and made it to the semi-finals in 1996.
|MY ANGER got the best of me when I watched this country defeat the Czech Republic to win the Euro 1996 soccer competition. Which country was this?|
Germany. Germany beat Czech Republic 2-1 in the final with Oliver Bierhoff scoring five minutes into extra time to win it by the golden goal rule.
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