Bedlam, Heidi, and Wide Right: Names Given to Famous Athletic Events

Bedlam, Heidi, and Wide Right: Names Given to Famous Athletic Events

Certain sporting events become so memorable, primarily because of a specific play, that the game itself becomes known by a certain name. In other cases, annual matchups between certain rivals also take on an interesting name to describe that contest. How well-versed are you when it comes to identifying the names behind these sporting events? Time to find out!

What is the annual NCAA football game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State called?

What is the annual NCAA football game between West Virginia and Pittsburgh called?

What boxer won the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match?

What boxer won the famous "Thrilla in Manilla" match?

What is the annual NCAA football game between Oregon and Oregon State called?

What NFL playoff game is sometimes simply referred to as "The Catch"?

In what sport did "The Music City Miracle" occur?

What is the annual NCAA football game between Kansas and Missouri called?

What NFL team lost a Super Bowl that has since been called "Wide Right"?

What is the annual NCAA football game between Iowa State and Kansas State called?

What hockey team won the famous "Miracle on Ice" game?

What is the annual NCAA football game between Kansas and Kansas State called?

In what sport did a particular game come to be known as "The Heidi Game"?

In what sport did "The Malice at the Palace" occur?

What is the annual NCAA football game between Auburn and Alabama called?

Who won the infamous "Miracle at the Meadowlands" game?

What is the annual NCAA football game between Arizona and Arizona State called?

What is the annual NCAA football game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State called?

What is the annual NCAA football game between Texas and Texas A & M called?

What NFL team won the famous playoff game simply called "The Drive"?

In the NFL, what was New England's 2002 playoff win over the Raiders called?

In what sport is a famous game called "The Hand of God"?

What is the annual NCAA football game between Washington and Washington state called?

In what NFL city was the famous "Ice Bowl" game played?

In what sport did a particular event end up being called "The Riot at the Garden"?

Bedlam, Heidi, and Wide Right: Names Given to Famous Athletic Events

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Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.