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Can You Guess This Sports Franchise From a Short Description?
By: Michael Moraitis
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It's one thing to know the history of a sports franchise in your favorite sport, but just how well do you know the history of all sports franchises in the four major U.S. sports? Find out now with this sports franchise quiz!
This NFL franchise defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, after trailing 28-3 in the third quarter.
Super Bowl LI was the first Super Bowl in NFL history to go to overtime. Quarterback Tom Brady won his fifth ring with the victory, the most by any quarterback in NFL history.
This MLB team has won more World Series titles than any other franchise.
With 27 World Series titles as of 2016, the Yankees have more than any other MLB franchise. The Bronx Bombers have also won 18 division titles and 40 American League pennants, both MLB records.
This MLB franchise won the 2016 World Series after not having won a single title since 1908.
The Cubs went 108 years without a World Series title and hadn't seen a World Series appearance since 1945 before the 2016 season. The curse of the billy goat is no more!
This NBA squad holds the record for the most regular season wins in league history.
The Warriors went 73-9 during the 2015-16 season, surpassing the 1995-96 Bulls, a team that won 72 games. Despite their regular season success, the Warriors ended up losing the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This MLB team won the 1986 World Series, thanks to a crucial error by Red Sox first baseman, Bill Buckner.
Buckner's error actually occurred in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, which forced a Game 7. The Mets went on to win that deciding game, which helped notch the franchise's second World Series title.
This NHL franchise holds the record for most consecutive Stanley Cups won.
Aside from the five-in-a-row, the Canadiens won from 1956 to 1960, the franchise has won a total of 24 Stanley Cups, the most in NHL history, as of 2017.
"1940!" was a popular chant of opposing fans against this NHL team before it finally won a Stanley Cup in the '90s.
The Rangers were on a 54-year drought before winning the 1994 Stanley Cup against the Vancouver Canucks. Mark Messier's Game 6 guarantee in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Devils is one of the more memorable moments in league history.
Michael Jordan was once the face of this NBA franchise during his playing days.
With Phil Jackson as the head coach, the Bulls won six NBA Finals titles in the '90's. During the 1995-96 season, Chicago went 72-10, breaking the record for most regular season wins, which stood until the 2015-16 season.
This once cursed franchise improbably came back from an 3-0 deficit in the 2004 American League Championship Series against the Yankees, en route to a World Series title.
The Red Sox are the only team in MLB history to overcome such a playoff deficit. Four NHL teams have accomplished this feat, but no NBA teams have.
This NBA franchise overcame a 3-1 deficit in the 2016 NBA Finals to defeat the Golden State Warriors.
What made the Cavs' comeback even more improbable was the fact that the team did it against the Warriors, a team that broke the single-season record for most wins during the 2015-16 campaign.
This NBA franchise won 11 titles in 13 years from 1957 to 1969.
The Celtics absolutely dominated the league during the 13-year run. It is a feat that has never, and will never, be matched in sports.
Which NHL franchise won four consecutive Stanley Cups, from 1980 to 1983?
The Islanders won 19 consecutive playoff series, a feat that is unmatched in professional sports. Only the Montreal Canadiens have won more consecutive Stanley Cups, with five, from 1956 to 1960.
With 16 NBA titles, this franchise falls just one short of the NBA record.
Only the Celtics have won more titles than the Lakers. Boston has 17 NBA titles, Los Angeles has 16.
Joe Carter's walk-off home run helped propel this MLB team to a World Series title in 1993.
Carter's walk-off home run helped the Blue Jays secure their second consecutive World Series title. Toronto defeated the Atlanta Braves in 1992 and the Philadelphia Phillies in 1993.
This MLB franchise made five World Series appearances in the '90s, but only emerged victorious once.
The Braves were undoubtedly one of the premier sports franchises in the '90s despite going 1-4 in five World Series appearances. The team's only World Series win in that span came against the Cleveland Indians in 1995.
Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs for this team back in 2001.
Bonds' 73 homers is the MLB single-season record; however his achievement is considered to be tainted because of his connection to the performance-enhancing drug scandal.
This NFL squad was the beneficiary of the "Immaculate Reception" during the 1972 AFC divisional round game.
Franco Harris' improbable reception led to a game-winning touchdown that helped the Steelers defeat the Raiders. Many contend the pass should have been ruled incomplete.
Marcus Allen and Bo Jackson were quite the running back tandem for this NFL franchise.
Allen and Jackson graced the Raiders' backfield together from 1987 to 1990. Jackson ended up suffering a career-ending injury in the January 1991 playoffs, ending this impressive duo's run.
John Elway retired after winning two consecutive Super Bowl titles with this team.
Elway led the Broncos to victories in Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII, defeating the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons, respectively. He would go on to retire after the two consecutive Super Bowl wins.
"The Decision" led to LeBron James joining this NBA franchise.
While James' decision was quite controversial, it actually ended up working out pretty well for him. He went on to make four NBA Finals appearances with Miami, two of which he won.
This NFL franchise ruined the New England Patriots' chances at a perfect season in Super Bowl XLII.
The Giants' Super Bowl win over the Patriots was quite the upset and ruined New England's bid for a perfect 19-0 season. New York also defeated New England in Super Bowl XLVI.
After winning five with the Canadiens and one with the Penguins, head coach Scotty Bowman won an additional three Stanley Cups with this NHL team.
The Red Wings won three Stanley Cups, from 1997 to 2002, under Bowman, two of which were in back-to-back seasons in 1997 and 1998.
This NFL team won the first Super Bowl, back in 1967.
The Packers defeated the Chiefs in the big game, 35-10. Green Bay would go on to win Super Bowl II, also.
Which NFL franchise made four consecutive Super Bowl appearances during the '90s, only to lose all four?
While it was unfortunate that the Bills never won a single Super Bowl, their run was still quite impressive. Buffalo lost to the Giants, Redskins and then the Cowboys twice.
This NBA franchise sported two big men who together were nicknamed "Twin Towers."
Tim Duncan and David Robinson were a dominant duo that played together from 1997 to 2003. The pair ended up winning two NBA titles, one in 1999 and the other in 2003.
This MLB franchise has the second-most World Series titles in league history, behind the Yankees.
The Cardinals have won 11 World Series titles, the last of which came back in 2011. Despite that success, St. Louis still trails the Yankees by 16 titles.
John Stockton and Karl Malone were a dynamic duo for this NBA franchise.
Stockton holds the NBA record for most career assists, while Malone is number two on the all-time scoring list. Sadly, neither NBA great ever won a ring.
Hakeem Olajuwon led this NBA franchise to two consecutive NBA Finals victories in the '90s.
The Rockets defeated the Knicks in the 1994 NBA Finals after overcoming a 3-2 deficit. The team's second-straight title came in 1995, against the Orlando Magic.
This MLB franchise was nicknamed the "Big Red Machine" during the '70s.
The Big Red Machine made four World Series appearances during the '70s and won two in consecutive seasons in 1975 and 1976.
Bill Mazeroski's walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series helped this MLB franchise upset the Yankees.
Mazeroski's World Series-winning home run was the first in MLB history. Joe Carter was the second MLB player to accomplish such a feat.
A hobbled Kirk Gibson was a World Series hero for this MLB franchise in 1988.
Gibson's walk-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series is one of the more memorable moments in MLB history. The Dodgers went on to win the series 4-1 against the Oakland Athletics.
Before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988, Wayne Gretzky was a star for this NHL franchise.
Gretzky ended up winning four Stanley Cups in five years with the Oilers. He was traded to the Kings in 1988, but never won another Stanley Cup.
This NFL squad won three Super Bowls in four years with two different coaches during the '90s.
After winning two Super Bowls under Jimmy Johnson, the Cowboys hired Switzer in 1994 and went on to win one more. Dallas defeated the Buffalo Bills twice, and then the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This NHL franchise won two consecutive Stanley Cups during the '90s, with two different head coaches.
Bob Johnson was the Penguins' coach for their first Stanley Cup title in 1991, however he was replaced by Scotty Bowman after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Sadly Johnson would pass away in the same year in which his team won the Stanley Cup.
This MLB franchise won three consecutive World Series titles during the '70s.
The A's won three straight World Series titles, from 1972 to 1974. Dick Williams was the manager for the first two, and Alvin Dark was the manager for their third and final title in the three-peat.
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