The Feud: Other Sports by Asimovian [Game Over]

Object of the game:
Give the most popular answer for each category.

Rules:

  1. No reading the thread before answering. This is on the honor system.
  2. Formatting rules must be followed (see below).
  3. Joke answers will not be considered, as it is not fair to other players.
  4. Google (etc.) is allowed, if you desire.
  5. The game will end with a maximum of 50 entrants, or when I get time to score it.
  6. There is no Rule 6.
  7. Special Rules for this particular Feud: None

Formatting rules:
To make semi-automated scoring possible, and my job easier, make your post look exactly like this:

  1. answer
  2. answer
  3. answer
  4. answer

No double spacing, do not use the “list” function, no smilies, no urls, no periods, no quote marks, and no punctuation if it is not necessary. Put “pass” if you want to leave an answer blank. If you feel you must qualify your answer, do it AFTER THE LIST! If you don’t format like this, your answers might be DISQUALIFIED.

Scoring:
With 50 entrants, an answer with a match is worth 2x the number of people matching it. If 4 people match, they each get 8 points for that answer. No matches = 0 points. Formula: Score = 100 / (# of entrants) x (# of matches) Anyone who responds to a question with two answers will only have the first one counted as their answer.

Good luck!

If any of you have ideas for Feuds -and would like me to score them- PM me. If anyone wants to run their own Feud, feel free. I will help any way I can.

Read the rules!
Special Rules for this particular Feud: None

  1. Name a grand slam tennis tournament.
  2. Name a famous professional tenpin bowler, past or present.
  3. Name a popular billiards game/variation.
  4. Name a popular darts game/variation.
  5. Name a country associated with table tennis.
  6. Name a United States Major League Soccer (MLS) club.
  7. Name a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team.
  8. Name a sport played in the water.
  9. Name a winning race horse.
  10. Name a famous Olympic track-and-field athlete.
  1. Wimbledon
  2. Earl Anthony
  3. 9-ball
  4. Fives
  5. China
  6. LA Galaxy
  7. Houston Comets
  8. Water polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Jesse Owens
  1. Wimbeldon
  2. Walter Ray Williams, Jr.
  3. Snooker
  4. Cricket
  5. China
  6. LA Galaxy
  7. LA Sparks
  8. water polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Carl Lewis

#2. No idea. Totally randomly chosen from Wikipedia.
#9. I wonder if I’ll regret not putting Man O’ War down. Hope not.

  1. Wimbledon
  2. Dick Weber
  3. Eight-ball
  4. Baseball
  5. China
  6. L.A. Galaxy
  7. N.Y. Liberty
  8. Water polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Jesse Owens

ETA: Damnit! Earl Anthony…that’s the name I couldn’t remember for #2.

  1. Wimbleton
  2. Earl Anthony
  3. Snooker
  4. Cricket
  5. China
  6. Galaxy
  7. New York Liberty
  8. Water Polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Jesse Owens

I smell a few conches here!

  1. Wimbledon
  2. Earl Anthony
  3. Snooker
  4. Fives
  5. China
  6. Los Angeles Galaxy
  7. Atlanta Dream
  8. Water polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Jesse Owens

Notes:
4. 'Cause it’s the first bold heading in Wikipedia under “Other darts games and variants”
5. Anyone else remember “ping-pong diplomacy” from '72?
6. On the theory that they signed David Beckham, who is the only soccer player since Pele that average Americans have heard of
8. A dangerous sport–three of my horses drowned

  1. Wimbledon
  2. Walter Ray Williams
  3. Snooker
  4. Baseball
  5. China
  6. Colorado Rapids
  7. Seattle Storm
  8. Water Polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Carl Lewis
  1. Wimbeldon
  2. Walter Ray Williams Jr.
  3. 9-Ball
  4. Cricket
  5. China
  6. N.E. Revolution
  7. Liberty
  8. Water Polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Carl Lewis
  1. Wimbledon
  2. Earl Anthony
  3. Snooker
  4. Fives
  5. China
  6. DC United
  7. Seattle Storm
  8. Water polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Jesse Owens
  1. Wimbledon

  2. Earl Anthony

  3. Snooker

  4. Cricket

  5. China

  6. Los Angeles Galaxy

  7. Atlanta Dream

  8. Water Polo

  9. Secretariat

  10. Jesse Owens

  11. First one I saw when I googled

  12. Just cause I like the game

  13. Cause they were the first on the list when I googled

  14. Not to be confused with Marco Polo :smiley:

  1. Wimbeldon
  2. Rip van Winkle
  3. Eight ball
  4. Baseball
  5. China
  6. Los Angeles Galaxy
  7. Seattle Storm
  8. Water polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Jesse Owens

:frowning: Something tells me I’m gonna regret #2

  1. Wimbledon
  2. Dick Weber
  3. Eight ball
  4. Cricket
  5. China
  6. D.C. United
  7. Los Angeles Sparks
  8. Water polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Carl Lewis

I was told it’s OK to participate in one’s own Feud, so here I am. Hope that’s OK!

  1. Wimbledon
  2. Dick Weber
  3. 8 Ball
  4. Cricket
  5. China
  6. LA Galaxy
  7. Detroit Shock
  8. Water Polo
  9. Secratariat
  10. Carl Lewis

How have I heard of Dick Weber, but never heard of Earl Anthony? No idea who that is.

  1. Wimbledon
  2. Walter Ray Williams, Jr.
  3. 8 ball
  4. Around the Clock
  5. China
  6. Columbus Crew*
  7. Minnesota Lynx**
  8. water polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Jesse Owens
    *The only team I can name without googling.
    **The first team that came up while googling.
  1. Wimbledon
  2. Earl Anthony
  3. 8 Ball
  4. Cricket
  5. China
  6. LA Galaxy
  7. Houston Comets
  8. Water Polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Carl Lewis
  1. Wimbledon

  2. Earl Anthony

  3. 8-ball

  4. Around the clock

  5. China

  6. Chivas USA

  7. Los Angeles Sparks

  8. Water polo

  9. Secretariat

  10. Usain Bolt

  11. My favorite people on the Chivas team Link

  12. Also a star on the Craig Ferguson show. Link

  1. US Open
  2. Ernie Mccracken
  3. 9 ball
  4. baseball
  5. China
  6. Galaxy
  7. LA Sparks
  8. Water Polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Jesse Owens
  1. Wimbledon

  2. Earl Anthony

  3. Snooker

  4. Round the Clock

  5. China

  6. Los Angeles Galaxy

  7. Los Angeles Sparks

  8. Water Polo

  9. Secretariat

  10. Jesse Owens

  11. In the town where I grew up, he bowled in a televised tournament and missed a 300 game by one pin, which was subsequently displayed behind the counter at the alley for a while as a perverse “trophy”

  12. Should do especially well with those (such as me) who remember “Ping-Pong Diplomacy”

  13. Since Beckham signed with that club

  1. Wimbledon
  2. Walter Ray Williams
  3. eight ball
  4. cricket
  5. China
  6. New England Revolution
  7. New York Liberty
  8. Water polo
  9. Secretariat
  10. Jesse Owens