Famous Jewish Sports Legends by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

GrahamJ
The real world is complex, so remember your origin.

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!

MBlumenfeld


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Given these questions, you're going to need several pamphlets to read all about them.

Full Results:

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1 LorinBurte 523 97 20
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1 GrahamJ 523 97 20
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1 MBlumenfeld 523 97 20
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4 BrezinaD 465 93 20
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5 helitzur 458 92 20
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6 GoodmanDL 453 90 20
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7 MattK 447 88 20
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8 RautY 425 87 20
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9 Matto 423 85 20
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10 Mark 422 83 20
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11 CoenM 419 81 20
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12 LoC 418 80 20
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13 HallR 412 78 20
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14 akambour 409 76 20
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15 MilesTeg 400 75 20
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16 GoodmanA 399 73 20
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17 ztucker 385 71 20
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18 Michalle 384 69 20
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19 SteveWilliams 366 68 20
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20 casketromance 355 66 20
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21 Svoyager-11 354 64 20
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22 Sharpj 348 62 20
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23 randalleng 347 61 20
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24 WeikleB 331 59 20
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25 HightB 325 57 20
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26 Bix32 324 54 20
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26 Crow-T-Robot 324 54 20
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29 BoyerA 309 50 20
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30 SorensonG 304 49 20
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32 gregariouschinchilla 297 45 20
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33 Vintsanity 294 43 20
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35 quarterrican 271 40 20
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Questions:

Usually when the scene from Airplane! referenced above comes up, most people first go to this baseball legend. At age 36 in 1972, he became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He also famously decided not to pitch in Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur.

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Sandy Koufax

On the other hand, some people may tend to go to this baseball legend instead. AKA "The Hebrew Hammer," he was the first major Jewish sports star and played all but one season of his career for Detroit, winning two titles with them in 1935 and 1945.

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Hank Greenberg

This member of the "Magnificent Seven" (not that Magnificent Seven), is perhaps most famous for a vault in 1996 she really didn't need to take but did anyway and a result, messed up her ankle even more. She probably wanted to be carried off by Bela Karolyi more than anything.

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Kerri Strug

Born in the USSR, this Olympic swimmer, known for his unique (some say "insane") crawl style of swimming, won four medals at Sydney and Athens. (edited at 8:43 pm, April 4, 2019 (MDT))

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Lenny Krayzelburg

Before (the answer to Q4) there was this famous Jewish Olympic swimming legend. For 36 years, his 7 Olympic gold medal haul was considered untouchable until some kid name Phelps came along.

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Mark Spitz

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965, Sid Luckman is considered by many to be the greatest "T formation" QB of all time. He played most of his career with this NFL team and was the QB during their 73-0 thrashing of the Redskins in 1940 (threw six times and completed four for 102 total yards).

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Chicago Bears

Lou Boudreau holds the MLB record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946, and helped end DiMaggio's 56 game hit streak. He did this as a player-manager for this team, which he led to a World Series title before the end of the decade.

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Cleveland Indians

This basketball legend is the only coach to win an NCAA title (Kansas) and an NBA title (Detroit) as a coach. He also won a Gold on Team USA during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and coached the 2004 squad to a Bronze.

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Larry Brown

The first pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft, this player is only a few to have won NCAA titles (UCONN, 2000, 2002), Olympic Gold medals (2004-16) and WNBA titles (2004, 2010, 2018), the last of which were all with the same team, the Seattle Storm. She, alongside her partner Megan Rapinoe, became the first same-sex couple on the cover of ESPN's "Body" Issue.

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Sue Bird

This wrestler had a lackluster career in pro football after a decent career at Georgia, ending up in the Top 10 for career tackles. During a 173-0 winning streak, Chris Jericho was once heard saying "One week he'd be 42–0 and seven days later he'd be 58–0. Did stepping on bugs count?" In 2005, he starred in the remake of "The Longest Yard" as a member of the "Mean Machine" prisoners' team.

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Bill Goldberg

As of this question, this American figure skater is still the last female to win an individual medal, doing so in 2006 when she earned a Silver. Getting this person off just these clues would be very niice!

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Sasha Cohen

This NFL player may well be the only player to play for Yankton College in South Dakota *and* win a Super Bowl (XVIII against Washington). If not for car trouble by a Denver Broncos scout, he may had been overlooked. After his football career he starred in a few movies ("Earnest Goes to Camp") and TV shows (the Canadian sitcom "Learning the Ropes") before he died of brain cancer (possibly brought on by steroid use?) in 1992. (edited at 12:38 pm, April 4, 2019 (MDT))

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Lyle Alzado