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They Came Second
"This quiz will encompass the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League. It is about the teams that came "Oh So Close" but received no cigar. Good luck!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In 1989, this city could have had banners hanging all over town stating, "Always a bridesmaid and never a bride." Which city fits this description?
Shaquille O' Neal lost in his first appearance in the NBA Finals 4-0?
In the 1986 World Series, Bill Buckner let a ball go through his legs in Game 7 that would have won the series for the Red Sox, if he had fielded it correctly?
Which of these NFL teams did not win a Super Bowl in their first four appearances?
None of them did
The New York Rangers erased the chants of "1940" from hostile crowds when they won their first Stanley Cup since that year in 1994. Who did they defeat?
Detroit Red Wings
Burt Reynolds starred in a movie called "The Longest Yard". Which of these teams could use that title to describe how they felt after a Super Bowl loss?
St. Louis Rams
Either the Boston Celtics or the Los Angeles Lakers lost every NBA Finals series during the 1980s (1980-1989)?
Which state rejoiced after the 1985 World Series ended in 4-3 series win?
(One Word: State Only)
Besides losing the Stanley Cup, what do the 1995 Detroit Red Wings, the 1996 Florida Panthers, the 1997 Philadelphia Flyers, and the 1998 Washington Capitals have in common?
All blew 3-1 series leads
All were swept 4-0
All had home ice advantage
All were 6 seeds or under in their conference before making the finals
The year is 1994. Which of these teams did NOT lose the title game of their respective sport?
New York Knicks
New York Yankees
After the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the NBA Finals in 1987, their coach at the time, Pat Riley guaranteed a repeat. The L.A. Lakers under Phil Jackson had a three-peat between 2000-01-02. What was the one NBA team that did not enjoy a repeat after winning an NBA title during this time span?
( One Word ... franchise name only)
Who was the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher who gave up a three run home run to Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays to end the 1993 World Series?
( Two words, or just surname ... his nickname was Wild Thing)
Who was the kicker whose field goal attempt was wide right as the gun sounded ending Super Bowl XXV?
( Two words, or just surname)
Broncos, Cardinals , Celtics, & __________. These teams were runners-up in 3 out of the four sports championship games (in one of the seasons during the 1980s or 1990s). Which team is the fourth runner-up?
Guess the year by the runner-ups for that year in the 4 championship games: Canucks, Bengals, Brewers, and 76ers?
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