Literature Quiz / Before and After: Athletes and Authors

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Detroit Pistons guard from 1981-1994Wrote Against the Day, Gravity's Rainbow and Inherent Vice
Kansas City Chiefs running back since 2008Wrote A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist
Wrote The Call of the WildLinebacker for the Rams and Bills and is now on the Redskins
Played for the Cleveland Cavaliers until 2010, now on the Miami HeatWrote A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses
Drafted in 1990, played quarterback for the Colts, Falcons, Raiders, Vikings and RedskinsWrote 1984
Southpaw who may be more famous for the surgery named after him than his actual pitching careerWrote The Grapes of Wrath
Boxer who beat a then-undefeated Mike Tyson in 1990Wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Strong safety for the Saints since 2006Wrote To Kill a Mockingbird
Guard for the Blazers from 2005-2008, Pacers in 08-09, Raptors in 09-10 and now a member of the HornetsWrote On the Road
Pitched for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees between 1965 and 1979Wrote Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail
New England Patriots cornerback until 2007, now with the Philadelphia EaglesWrote Waiting for Godot
An English poet of the Romantic Age, wrote prophetic books such as The Four ZoasRookie forward for the Los Angeles Clippers
Pitcher for the Cardinals and Cubs from 1930-1941, was the first pitcher to win 30 games in a seasonA prolific American author known for his works of science fiction such as Black River and Sole Survivor
Comic book author who co-created Spider-ManWide Receiver for the Bills since 2004
Pitcher for the Mariners, Expos, Angels, Padres and most recently the Indians in 1999Wrote the poems 'I, Too' and 'Dream Deferred'
Wrote 'The Rocking Horse Winner'Linebacker for the Giants from 1981-1993, frequently in trouble with the law
Hall of Fame golfer, known as the 'the Shark'Wrote The Naked and the Dead and The Executioner's Song
Undrafted quarterback signed by the Redskins, now a backup QB on the SaintsWrote Robinson Crusoe
*Longtime NBA announcer, once accused of biting a prostituteWrote The Stranger

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