Here’s the question:
There have been a total of 9 sports figures (singular or plural) that have been on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Time, and Newsweek in THE SAME WEEK. Name them, and bonus points if you can name what event warranted the publicity.
This isn’t easy. The ones that probably jump out at you as being easy are not even correct. After about 100 wrong guesses, I had gotten seven of them.
Now, the disclaimer: Someone ran this question by me last night at a bar – I have not verified his answers – but he was very sports knowledgeable and seemed confident.
I’ll tell you how many you have right (but not which ones) to start with. If it drags on too long, then I’ll tell you which ones are correct.
Now, have at it!
Two other things…If you already know the answer, don’t spoil it. And don’t cheat! Looking for answers on the web is no fun!
uberDave, you have 2 right – good job, you’re way ahead of where I was after six guesses.
Jordan un-retiring the second time.
Not that I think it’s on the level of the other accomplishments, but he’s so popular with the media that I’d have to guess he’d be on all 3 at some time.
But I’m not sure enough to make it a #7
I suck at sports trivia but will give it a shot.
I like ubers picks except for Jackie. Has Sports Illustrated been aroiund that long? I’ll guess:
Joe Namath and/or '69 Jets
US hockey team beating Russians
lieu, you’ve got 3 of them right.
The '98 US women’s world cup soccer team?
I would also second the '80 hockey team, Mark Spitz, and Ali
I will guess Nancy Kerrigan and/or Tonya Harding after Nancywas attacked on the ice. Am I right?
Yes, I know she’s skank on ice butt she was newsworthy…
Beat me to it, shag!
Maybe Mary Lieu Retton?
Who suffered the heart attack, Flo Jo?
ohhh,ohhh,ohhh, just thought of another one
Granted he was an ex-athlete, but I’d bet he was on a lot of covers right after he was charged.
lieu, none of those 4.
And jk, from all your, you’ve got 3. And you’re really close on another.
mouthbreather, Can you please tell us which one’s we guessed are correct?
Hmmmm . . . doesn’t look like we have 9 yet.
Well, I get Newsweek, and I don’t recall him on the cover, but I will guess Dale Earnhardt after he died.
Joe DiMaggio when HE died?
Jackie Robinson 50th year anniversary of the integration of baseball
George W. Bush (owner of Texas Rangers???)
Mickey Mantle or Roger Maris during the 1961 home run race
Jesse Ventura after winning Minnesota gubernatorial election
Pete Rose when he got kicked out of baseball
Tough question . . .
Phil Mahre & brother
Here’s the correct ones so far:
[li]Muhammad Ali – stripped of his title for draft dodging[/li][li]OJ – arrested for murder[/li][li]1980 US Hockey Team – gold medal[/li][li]Joe Namath – 1969 Superbowl[/li][/ul]
And on preview, nope Vinnie, no dice but good guesses.
Secretariat winning triple crown first time in 25 years.