How good are you at deciphering visual sports puzzles? Instagram user @lessonsinsport renders stark graphics that hint at legendary sports figures (like the image to the left which recalls legendary New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath raising a single finger in celebration after winning Super Bowl III).
See if you can figure out each athlete portrayed in the following images… the answers are listed at the end of the post. Then, for extra credit, be sure to check out other Lessons In Sports featuring Kareem Adbul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali, Pistol Pete Maravich and Carlton Fisk.
Speaking of Namath, did you know he and his Jets teammates were paid only $50 per outing for a half dozen pre-season games?
LESSON ONE: ANGEL FISH
LESSON TWO: SPECIAL DELIVERY
LESSON THREE: APPLIANCE REPAIR
LESSON FOUR: WACKY PITCHES
LESSON FIVE: ALL-STAR DOC
LESSON SIX: SCOTTISH TEXTILES
LESSON SEVEN: GAME SETTINGS
Lesson One: Angels Mike Trout and Tim Salmon; Lesson Two: Utah Jazz Karl “The Mailman” Malone; Lesson Three: Pittsburgh Penguins washer-dinging Sydney Crosby; Lesson Four: Boston Red Sox knuckle-ball pitcher Tim Wakefield; Lesson Five: Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving; Lesson Six: Pro wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper; Lesson Seven: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.