I have found a new reason for ladies to read my blog. But I warn you, it is not for the timid. It is not pretty. It involves excruciating tests of will. Men and women sacrificing one another for the trophy. Kinda like “The Hunger Games,” but with beer.
It is TRIVIA NIGHT!
And last night my pal Kathy was the new host, so I showed up for moral support (and half-price wine til 8 pm).
I’ve been to a few of these quiz quells in my time, and I know three things: 1) Gender doesn’t matter; 2) Prizes–and PRIDE–are on the line, and 3) There are ALWAYS sports questions.
And sure enough, last night had plenty. So if you want to fare better at your next trivia game, or holiday party, here’s a sampling of sports questions/answers that are considered fairly common knowledge (or at least according to the writers at DistrictTrivia.com).
I won’t lie, I think I got only about 65%, but I was by myself. (With half-price wine.)
OK here we go (answers below). Enjoy!
- How many teams play in the NFL?
- How many regular season games do NBA teams play?
- What sport has Cooperstown as its Hall of Fame home?
- What sporting event has the mint julep as its signature drink?
- In golf, what is a sharp bend in the fairway called?
- What was the site of the first Muhammad Ali/Joe Frasier fight?
- What athlete is the only one to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series?
- Philadelphia’s Wilt Chamberlain scored his historic solo 100 points against what team, in one game, in 1962?
- The movie “National Velvet” with Elizabeth Taylor was about what sport?
- What athlete has been awarded the most MVPs of any sport?
And the bonus question, my favorite: What pro teams (we covered this for college teams a few months ago) of the four major male U.S. sports (NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA) have mascots that DO NOT end in “s”?
(PS I paraphrased these questions and answers – they belong entirely to DistrictTrivia.com, and any typos are my own.)
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- Kentucky Derby
- Madison Square Garden
- Deion Sanders
- New York Knicks
- Wayne Gretzky with 9
NHL: Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche, Tampa Bay Lightning
NBA: Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat
MLB: Red Sox, Chicago White Sox