February 27, 2009 question

It isn’t that I want you to fail; I love coming across a correct answer in the trivia inbox. But when a multiple choice question yields a singular winner . . . I’m pretty happy. So is Jessie, because she and she alone recalled that Shane Stant, otherwise known as “Who?” wielded the club that failed to put Nancy Kerrigan out of commission. Shawn Eckhardt was Tonya Harding’s bodyguard. Jeff Gillooly was her husband and the mastermind of the dumbest operation in the history of sports. Tonya Harding was the one who almost strangled the world with her boot lace. And Jeff Stone was . . . also Jeff Gillooly. He changed his name, because A) the notoriety of the incident completely prevented him from having any chance of a peaceful private life, and B) his name was Jeff Gillooly. Congratulations, Jessie! The competition is nowhere to be seen! Hey . . . what did you do? Why? Why? WHY?!?

Um, okay, time for a nice, peaceful Friday question. Here goes nothin’:

What sport did England see played for the first time at Lord’s Cricket Ground on this date in 1874?

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