Film Quizzes: #SportingUnderdogs

At Wimbledon earlier this year, world number 772 tennis play Marcus Willis shocked the tennis world by winning three pre-qualifying matches and then 3 qualifying matches to make the main draw. His unexpected rise continued when he beat Ricardis Berankis, the 53rd best player, in the first round. Though he lost to 7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the second round, the part-time tennis coach had increased his earnings that year from £258 after deciding not to give up on the game

As Willis plays in Tie Break Tens tonight, a special $250,000 tie break event in Vienna featuring some of the biggest names in the sport, I thought I’d do a sporting underdog quiz in his honour. Do you have a favourite one, real or fictional? How have you done this time around?

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-1 1. (1970s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-2 2. (1980s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-3 3. (1990s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-4 4. (1990s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-5 5. (1990s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-6 6. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-10 7. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-7 8. (2000s)

MCDWIMB EC018 9. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film-9 10. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film11 11. (2000s)

film-quiz-sporting-underdogs-film12 12. (2000s)

Answers below

1. Rocky  (1976)

2. Hoosiers  (1986)

3. The Mighty Ducks   (1992)

4. Cool Runnings  (1993) – February

5. Rudy  (1993) – October

6. The Replacements  (2000)

7. Seabiscuit  (2003)

8. Miracle  (2004) – February

9. Wimbledon  (2004) – September

10. The Cinderella Man  (2005)

11. Invisible  (2006)

12. The Blind Side  (2009)

Advertisements

33 thoughts on “Film Quizzes: #SportingUnderdogs

  1. Pingback: Guinea Conakry Presidential Election 2020

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s