Welcome to the Boardwalk & Baseball's Super Bowl of Sports Trivia guide at TV Tome. As the 1980s drew to a close, there were people (including the person who jump-started this page) who believed Orlando would become the next entertainment capital of America. Already two movie studios/theme parks were gearing themselves up for the expected flood of offers.
ESPN took a flyer on Orlando in February 1988, with the help of a sports-related theme park called Boardwalk & Baseball. The idea was to hold a single-elimination tournament, similar to the NCAAs, but not for an athletic endeavor. ESPN wanted to crown one university as the National Champion of Sports Trivia. Thirty-two colleges participated in Boardwalk & Baseball's Super Bowl of Sports Trivia, each sending a team of three students to the tournament.
The format for each game was simple. In the first round, Chris Berman read a succession of questions from various categories about a variety of sports. The firs