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The modern Olympic Games are, of course, based on the ancient Greek games held at Olympia around the middle of the 5th century BCE. The spirit of the games may remain the same, but the spirit of the rules has changed a bit. Which of these wasn't a legal wrestling move?
Kicking your opponent in the stomach
Smearing your neck with lard before the game
Biting and eye gouging
Breaking your opponent's fingers
November 17, 1968: The New York Jets are leading the Oakland Raiders 32-29 with 65 seconds left in the nationally televised American Football League (AFL) game. The Raiders would score 14 points in the last 65 seconds to win 43-32, but the millions tuned into the game would not see the comeback. Why not?
The game was pre-empted to show presidential election returns as Richard Nixon was announced the winner over Lyndon Johnson
The game was pre-empted to show the made-for-TV movie adaptation of the children's book "Heidi"
The game was pre-empted to show President Lyndon Johnson announcing that progress was being made in Vietnam
The game was pre-empted to announce that Lieutenant William Calley was going on trial for his role in the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam
In a relegation battle between fierce footballing rivals, Derby County and Nottingham Forest, in March 2004, what was credited with an assist for one of Derby's goals?
A banana skin
A flower pot
A plastic coffee cup
The world of bobsledding had its first organized competition on January 5, 1898. Where in Switzerland was this competition held at?
It turned out that a certain team qualified to the 1958 Football World Cup without playing even a single minute. FIFA reconsidered this bizarre case and decided that this team will have to go through an ad-hoc playoff with a team which failed to qualify, but was the best non-qualifier of its region. Which two national teams played in this match and which one qualified?
Israel and Wales (Wales qualified)
Cyprus and Turkey (Turkey qualified)
Iran and South Korea (South Korea qualified)
East Germany and Norway (East Germany qualified)
Talk about the thrill of victory! In game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Los Angeles Dodger Kirk Gibson, hobbled by a hamstring pull in one leg, a bad knee in the other, and not expected to play, hit a two-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to power the boys in blue to a victory. Who was the Dodger hitter on-deck when Gibson hit this dramatic clout?
Soccer legend Zinedine Zidane ('Zizou' for short) achieved many goals in his illustrious career which began in a tough neighborhood in Marseille, France and went through several French and other European clubs such as Juventus and Real de Madrid. In addition to his stellar accomplishments, he will also be remembered for a bizarre incident in his last match for France during the 2006 World Cup. What was it?
Publicly denouncing one of his sponsors for bottling tap water instead of mineral water
Doing a traditional Kabyle- Berber cry for good luck
Head butting Italian player Marco Matterazzi after being insulted
Having a thigh injury that was brought on by spells cast upon him by an opposing team from Africa
Which Australian cricket captain ordered his brother to bowl underarm on the last ball of the one day match in Melbourne, Australia, in 1981?
England's Grand National Steeplechase has been run since 1839, and the race results have been declared void only once in 1993. Why?
A false start went unnoticed by 30 of the of the 39 riders, who raced ahead anyway
The race was halted after Emily Davison ran onto the course and tried to grab the bridle of one of the horses, but was instead killed by the horse
It was learned that the winning horse was a four-year old, instead of being the required three years of age
A bomb scare ended the race meeting early, before the Grand National could be run
On January 3, 1993, one of the most exciting NFL games that ever went down into the history books was played. The battle took place in the AFC wildcard game between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers. After going into halftime down 28-3 and giving up a pick six, an interception that was returned for a touchdown, the Buffalo Bills found themselves down 35-3 early in the third quarter. Despite an enormous uphill battle and odds that even a Las Vegas bookie couldn't compute the Bills managed to take a 38-35 lead with only minutes remaining. Houston, led by Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, marched down the field and kicked a game tying field goal with only seconds remaining. Although they lost the coin toss in overtime, the Bill won the game by intercepting Warren Moon's 50th pass of the game on only the third play of overtime. Bills kicker Steve Christie kicked the winning field goal only 3 three plays later capping off one of the most exciting games in NFL history. By what nickname is this game referred to as?
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