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Myths, Lies and Misconceptions of Sport
Can you pick the correct answer for each sports misnomer?
Updated Mar 7, 2014
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The National Anthem wasn't always played before games. A demand by players for more money delayed the start of this event and so the band struck up the Star Spangled Banner.
It wasn't a drive for glory, but rather the need to deliver medicine that drove the first run of what is now this annual commemorative race.
Barry holds the MLB record, but if you count Negro League stats, it is this man who would hold the marks for season and career home runs.
It wasn't the inventor's name, but rather a pie company, that inspired the word for this UFO-shaped sporting device.
Though the idea traces back to Heisman, it was this Bull Moose who convened the meeting that led to the legalization of the forward pass in football.
Though called a 'gold medal', the medals given to winners at this event are only 1.34% gold.
He's brought the Lakers five Championships, but Kobe Bryant wasn't drafted by them. He was actually drafted by this team.
He was suspended for betting ON his team, but the evidence showed he always bet on them to win.
The ball certainly went through his legs, but it did so in Game 6- the Sox still had their chance to win in Game 7.
The 'Miracle on Ice' didn't win the U.S. the gold medal. They still had to beat this team in the final game.
Not only did this man not invent the game of baseball, it's not known whether he ever even saw a game.
The New York Jets have never won an NFL Championship. When they won Super Bowl III they were champions of this league.
The members of this 1972 team do not meet every year to toast the continuation of their record as the last undefeated team in their sport.
Prior to Super Bowl XXII this QB was not asked 'How long have you been a black quarterback', but was asked a question that began, 'You've been a black quarterback all your life...'
A gold recording of their 'Who's On First?' resides in the Hall of Fame's museum, but this comedic group behind the recording was not inducted into the Hall.
Although he's apparently a fan of the sport, this former Cuban leader never played organized baseball and certainly never had a tryout with the Washington Senators.
Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak did not start because this man sat out with a headache (nor, a concussion as he later claimed), but rather just a good old-fashioned benching
Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 but he wasn't the first African-American player in the major leagues. This man was first, playing in 1884.
Although he dressed for Game 5 of the '92 NLCS after playing in an NFL game earlier that day, he never entered the baseball game and so did not play both pro sports on the same day
He scored 12 goals in 4 World Cups for Brazil and fans chanted 'Pelé' each time, but Pelé is not his real name.
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