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Tough Trivia

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

Hope you all enjoyed your May Day! Here’s another Pop Quiz for you sports trivia aficionados, but this one comes with a fair warning: These questions are T-O-U-G-H! Definitely not for the squeamish. On the bright side, if you can ace this quiz, you can pat yourself on the back and consider yourself a true sports trivia expert! And away we go:


1. What NFL team originally drafted John Elway?

2. Danny Ainge won two NBA championships as a player and another as an executive. Before joining the NBA, however, he played baseball for what major league team?

3. What Hawaii high school did 2008 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bryan Clay attend?

4. Who was the first professional fighter to defeat Sugar Ray Leonard?

5. Who did play by play for the very first Rainbow Wahine volleyball match to be televised statewide from the Blaisdell Arena?

6. Tiger Woods won the 1997 Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes. Who came in second?

7. Name the current NBA point guard whose father won Olympic gold in the triple jump.

8. What sports movie features the characters “Ray Kinsella” and “Terence Mann?

9. What NBA team drafted University of Hawaii “Fabulous Five” Star Bob Nash in 1972?

10. Where did legendary NFL running back Walter Payton play in college?

11. Who was the first pitcher to win Cy Young Awards in both the American League and National League? He won it with the Cleveland Indians in 1972, and with the San Diego Padres in 1978.

12. Who was the original play-by-play announcer for “Monday Night Football”?



1. Baltimore Colts

2. Toronto Blue Jays

3. Castle H.S.

4. Roberto Duran

5. Don Robbs

6. Tom Kite

7. Mike Conley, Jr.

8. “Field of Dreams”

9. Detroit Pistons

10. Jackson State

11. Gaylord Perry

12. Keith Jackson

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