How good are you at deciphering visual sports puzzles? Instagram user @lessonsinsport renders stark graphics that hint at legendary sports figures and events (like the image below which recalls Carlton Fisk’s barely-fair home run from the 1975 World Series).
Fisk’s iconic walk-off home run came in the 12th inning for the Boston Red Sox versus the Cincinnati Reds to tie the ’75 Series at three game apiece. The ball struck the foul pole high above Fenway Park’s famed Green Monster. In 2012, the game was ranked Number 1 in MLB Network’s 20 Greatest Games.
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See if you can figure out each athlete, team or event portrayed in the images which follow… the answers are listed at the end of the post. Then be sure to check out our other Lessons in Sport starring Muhammad Ali, Pete Maravich, Joe Namath and Kareem Adbul-Jabbar.
LESSON ONE: FRAT PACK
LESSON TWO: RIGGED RESULT
LESSON THREE: FASHION TRACK
LESSON FOUR: HEAVY DECOR
LESSON FIVE: TITLE FACTORY
LESSON SIX: HEAD BAND
LESSON SEVEN: WHEATIES BOX
Lesson One: Phi Slama Jama (Houston Cougars basketball team 1982-84) ; Lesson Two: Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billy Jean King; Lesson Three: Track star Florence Griffith Joyner’s decorative nails; Lesson Four: The Steel Curtain (Pittsburgh Steelers famed defense); Lesson Five: Big Red Machine (1970s Cincinnati Reds); Lesson Six: Tennis star Björn Borg; Lesson Seven: 1996 Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug.