Sports Anorak of the Year (1998)

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In British slang, an "anorak" was any fan of the "pirate" radio stations which clogged the airwaves of the United Kingdom in defiance of government regulations. Since some of these renegade stations carried sports programs, it was inevitable that certain "anoraks" would regard themselves as experts in the realm of pro sports. Telecast by the British Gold cable service, this weekly series featured three "anoraks" per program, competing in a four-round sports quiz which required them to match questions with answers on a huge rebus-like board. Those who answered correctly were awarded with points, leading up to a big-cash prize. For each incorrect answer, the contestant was ordered to forfeit his or her points to the competing players. Hosted by comedian Rory McGrath, Sports Anorak of the Year aired in 1998.