Monday, April 21, 2008

Answers to 80s Puzzle

Answers to this puzzle this gratuitous mention of Bret Michaels to boost Googlesearch hits.

80's Song:
Corresponding Sports Moment:
Saved by Zero
The Fixx

On March 18, 1987, Orlando Woolridge scores 33 points for the Nets, including the game-winner, to beat Detroit 113-112. The win ultimately rescues the Nets from the ignominy of ending that season in sole possession of last place.

(Orlando Woolridge wore number zero)
Unskinny Bop

On the last day of the 1990 season, 600-lb Cecil Fielder belts two of the fattest dingers of his career - numbers 50 and 51, making him the first player in 13 years to hit 50 home runs.

(Cecil Fielder was not skinny)
9 to 5
Dolly Parton

On July 31, 1987, the Dodgers beat the Braves ____ thanks to a solid outing from Fernando Valenzuela and home runs from Franklin Stubbs and SoSG's own Pedro Guerrero.

We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
Jermaine Stewart

Until he got fired for making insensitive remarks while covering the 2006 post-season for Fox, Steve Lyons was perhaps best remembered for this 1990 on-field incident.

(Lyons unthinkingly removed his pants during a televised game after sliding into first base)
I Want Candy
Bow Wow Wow

On December 11, 1985, the Dodgers said to the Giants "Give us Alex Trevino," to which Giants GM Al Rosen may have replied "Ok, but ______"

(The Dodgers traded Candy Maldonado to the Giants for Alex Trevino)