Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

18 Apr 1998: Second overall pick Ryan Leaf (Center) shows off his jersey alongside Alex Spanos (L) and commissioner Paul Tagliabue (R) after being selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft at Madison Square Garden in Man

The biggest busts in sports is a topic reviewed this time each year. Why? It’s the anniversary of the Portland Trail Blazers drafting Greg Oden in 2007. We also revisit this topic when the anniversary of Ryan Leaf’s draft comes up. However, for the sake of avoiding low-hanging fruit we will not include Leaf or Oden in our daily quiz. In fact, there are plenty others to choose from. More on that in a moment.

Draft busts are devistating for fans because it means the drought will likely continue. Fans have already endured a horribly long season to earn a chance at picking one of the best athletes available in the draft. Hope reigns supreme. But, if the pick is a bust, then the suffering will continue.

With that in mind we will look at the biggest busts in sports trivia during Wiki-Pete-ia on the Shemon and Sheppard Show on ESPN Southwest Florida. We play everyday at 4:45ish. Be caller number nine at 239-337-3776 or 239-337-ESPN and play to win. If you can’t get through on the phones then play at home or at work and impress your family and friends with the questions and answers below. Good luck!

Craig Shemon
ESPN Southwest Florida

  • 1. THIS OREGON QB WAS PICKED 3RD BY THE LIONS IN 2002?

  • A: JOEY HARRINGTON

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  • 2. THIS 1992 NBA PICK WAS NICK-NAMED "BABY JORDAN" BUT ONLY LASTED 4 YEARS?

  • A: HAROLD MINOR

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  • 3. THE 2005 BENGALS PICKED THIS PSU RB NUMBER ONE?

  • A: KI-JANA CARTER

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  • 4. THE 1999 BENGALS USED THE 3RD PICK ON THIS QB?

  • A: AKILI SMITH

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  • 5. THE COLTS CHOSE THIS QB 4TH IN 1982 FROM OSU. HE HAD A GAMBLING PROBLEM?

  • A: ART SCHLICHTER

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  • 6. THE COLTS USED THE 2ND PICK ON THIS MUSCLE-BOUND OL IN 1989?

  • A: TONY MANDARICH

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  • 7. THE BLAZERS CHOSE THIS PLAYER 2ND OVERALL, ONE PICK AHEAD OF MICHAEL JORDAN?

  • A: SAM BOWIE

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  • 8. OWNER MICHAEL JORDAN DRAFTED THIS KID NUMBER ONE IN 2001?

  • A: KWAME BROWN

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  • 9. THIS TOP NFL QB PICK IN 2007 DID NOT WORK OUT FOR THE RAIDERS?

  • A: JAMARCUS RUSSELL

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  • 10. JOE DUMARS SELECTED THIS PLAYER 2ND IN 2003 INSTEAD OF CARMELO ANTHONY, CHRIS BOSH, AND DWAYNE WADE?

  • A: DARKO MILICIC

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