Called It! by BruceM

Champion(s):

Bix32
Hoops, Hosses, and Trivia


Runner(s)-Up:

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Quiz Description

Given a pair of calls from noteworthy sporting events, name the play-by-play broadcaster quoted. (Network TV broadcast unless otherwise noted.) Warning: Multiple questions might have the same correct answer.

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Questions:

"Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"
(United States 4, Soviet Union 3;
February 22, 1980)

"It hits the upright again! That's impossible!"
(Philadelphia 16, Chicago 15;
January 7, 2019)

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Al Michaels

"There's the pass to Laettner... puts it up... YES!!!"
(Duke 104, Kentucky 103;
March 28, 1992)

"On the way... no, returned by Chris Davis. Davis goes left, Davis gets a block, Davis has another block! Chris Davis, no flags! Touchdown, Auburn! An answered prayer!"
(Auburn 34, Alabama 28;
November 30, 2013)

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Verne Lundquist

"Montana... looking, looking, throwing in the end zone... Clark caught it! Dwight Clark!... It's a madhouse at Candlestick!"
(San Francisco 28, Dallas 27;
January 10, 1982)

"In a year that has been so improbable... the impossible has happened!"
(Los Angeles 5, Oakland 4;
October 15, 1988)

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Vin Scully

"Smith corks one into right, down the line! It may go! Go crazy, folks! Go crazy! It’s a home run!"
(St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2;
October 14, 1985)
(home team local radio)

"A home run for Gibson! And the Dodgers have won the game, 5-4! I don’t believe what I just saw!”
(Los Angeles 5, Oakland 4;
October 15, 1988)
(CBS Radio)

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Jack Buck

"Deep right field, way back. Cotto going back to the wall...it's gone! Home run Garvey! And there will be tomorrow!"
(San Diego 7, Chicago Cubs 5;
October 6, 1984)

"This crowd will not stop! They can't believe the ending! And this time, Mighty Casey did NOT strike out!"
(Los Angeles 5, Oakland 4;
October 15, 1988)
(home team local radio)

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Don Drysdale

"The Oakland Raiders have scored on the most zany, unbelievable, absolutely impossible dream of a play! Madden is on the field. He wants to know if it's real. They said yes, get your big butt out of here! He does! There's nothing real in the world anymore!"
(Oakland 21, San Diego 20;
September 10, 1978)
(visiting team local radio)

"The hobbled hero battling Eckersley to 3-and-2 and then launching a shot into the right-field pavilion between the 360- and 370-marks. A devastating blow with the A’s just one strike from victory!"
(Los Angeles 5, Oakland 4;
October 15, 1988)
(visiting team local radio)

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Bill King

"James. Two seconds. One second. For the win. Ohhhh. LeBron James delivers. That’s a winner, in Cleveland.”
(Cleveland 98, Indiana 95;
April 25, 2018)
(TNT)

"Seven seconds left. Tannehill will throw... and this will end it after the shovel. Or will it? Miami running around. Circling. Oh look out! Gronkowski! Didn't have the angle! Touchdown!"
(Miami 34, New England 33;
December 9, 2018)

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Ian Eagle

"Three wide receivers out to the right... Flutie flushed...throws it down... Caught by Boston College, I don't believe it! It's a touchdown! The Eagles win it! Phelan is at the bottom of that pile!"
(Boston College 47, Miami 45;
November 23, 1984)

"Line drive, we are tied! Griffey is coming around! In the corner is Bernie. [sic] He's going to try to score! Here's the division championship! Mariners win it!"
(Seattle 6, NY Yankees 5;
October 8, 1995)

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Brent Musburger

"It's over! Gonzaga! The slipper still fits!"
(Gonzaga 73, Florida 72;
March 18, 1999)

"Orton pumps again... to the sideline... batted up... OH GOD, Stokley! Down the sideline... can you catch him... Stokley, WOW! Touchdown, Denver!"
(Denver 12, Cincinnati 7;
September 13, 2009)

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Gus Johnson

"Mike Weisman is the executive producer of NBC Sports, coordinating producer of baseball, Harry Coyle. The 1-1 pitch...He hits it to deep left field, LOOK OUT! Do you believe it! It's gone!!"
(Chicago Cubs 12, St. Louis 11;
June 23, 1984)
("He" = Ryne Sandberg)

"That may have been — who knows what will unfold in the next several months — but that may have been the last shot Michael Jordan will ever take in the NBA. If that’s the last image of Michael Jordan, how magnificent is it?”
(Chicago 87, Utah 86;
June 14, 1998)

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Bob Costas

"Little squibber to the right side. Worrell races over to cover the throw… doesn't get him! Worrell back to the bag and an argument here, and here comes Herzog amongst the other quartet."
(Kansas City 2, St. Louis 1;
October 26, 1985)

"Meanwhile, here's Gramatica. Romo holds. Nineteen-yard field goal attempt. Oh! And it's fumbled by Romo! And then Romo's gonna run to the end zone and he's gonna get tackled by Jordan Babineaux! Amazing!"
(Seattle 21, Dallas 20;
January 6, 2007)

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Al Michaels

"At this very moment ten days ago, we began our telecast with an aerial view of San Francisco; always a spectacular sight, and particularly so on that day because the cloudless sky of October 17 was ice blue, and the late-day sun sparkled like a thousand jewels."
(Oakland 13, San Francisco 7;
October 27, 1989)

"Now Norwood tries to kick his longest ever on grass, 47 yards. Eight seconds left. Adam Lingner will snap it... No good. Wide right."
(NY Giants 20, Buffalo 19;
January 27, 1991)

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Al Michaels