Do you consider yourself a sports fan? You can find out for sure by doing an extensive sports quiz in the style of Jeopardy! We’ve prepared 83 fun questions in 17 different categories, complete with the hilarious category names straight from Jeopardy! episodes.
Grab some interesting questions for your next sports-themed trivia night, or answer these questions yourself to test how well you really know fun sports facts. From halls of fame and sporty books to general knowledge and college sports mascots, we’ve got you covered. Press the button under each question to reveal the answer, only after you’ve given it a go yourself! And remember: if you’re playing by standard Jeopardy! rules, don’t forget to state each answer in the form of a question!
BUDWEISER & SPORTS:
As a sports fan, you know how big of a role sponsors play in televised sports. Budweiser has been entertaining us with its hilarious Super Bowl ads and throwing parties to celebrate our favorite sports teams for many years. Here are some questions that recount some of the most iconic Budweiser contributions.
1. Yes, They Have a Name!
“Born a Donkey” & “Return of the King” were the titles of Super Bowl ads featuring these horses & Budweiser icons
2. Budweiser Really Said, “Forget Tupac.”
After partnering with this NBA squad in 2019, Budweiser shifted the crown on its logo to honor hometown hero Notorious B.I.G.
The Brooklyn Nets
3. How Many NASCAR Princes are There, Really?
This NASCAR prince drove the #8 car for Budweiser & ordered loads of the brew for friends at his North Carolina compound
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
4. Fun Fact: It Used To Be The Capital City!
Club Bud hosted parties in this Italian city at the 2006 Winter Olympics
SPORTS BY THEIR HONORS:
Believe it or not, some sports have really silly-sounding honors. The first question about the Slammy Awards really does the whole category justice. You might not know all of them by heart, but you can certainly make some educated guesses!
5. They Have Nothing to Do with the Slam Dunk.
The Slammy Awards
6. What Does Dinah Shore Have to Do With Sports?
The Dinah Shore Trophy Award
7. No, Not Balloon.
The Ballon d’Or
8. Focus On the Glove.
The Gold Glove & Silver Slugger Awards (both sound like it could be boxing, but it’s not)
9. Naismith Was the Inventor Of…
The Naismith Awards
Who says sports nerds can’t be intelligent? Even though sports might knock the wind out of you from time to time, it’s a hobby like any other. Especially reading about it. If you enjoy reading, you will ace this sporty book category!
10. Don’t Be Fooled by the Name; Many Consider This Sport One of the Dumbest!
Sports Illustrated said the best sports book ever is “The Sweet Science”, all about this sport’s champions, palookas & cornermen
11. This Retired Player is Only in His 40s!
In 2022 Geoff Dyer published “The Last Days of” this Swiss star, who says he still wants to play Wimbledon again
12. Sixth in What, Exactly?
Andre Iguodala’s memoir has the humble title “The Sixth Man” but covers his 2015 Finals MVP award with this NBA team
The Golden State Warriors
13. Know Your Soccer.
(I’m Roger Bennett.) My new book, “Gods of Soccer”, celebrates 100 stars of the game, like Lionel Messi, Pelé & this American who won 2 World Cups, 2 Olympic gold medals & scored 158 goals in international play
14. It’s Classified as a Romantic Comedy.
“The Church of Baseball” is Ron Shelton’s story of how he made this classic movie about life in the minor leagues
SPORTS WITH NO BALLS:
The title of this category sounds like a trick question, kind of like “birds that can’t fly”. We all know the answer to that is penguin. But, do you know these sports without balls? Or, do you only consider sports with balls to be real sports?
15. There’s No Ball, But There’s Something Else…
What you’re playing or watching if a drop pass is followed by a pad save
16. With Such Equipment, No Ball Needed!
Put on your gauntlet & wire mesh mask
17. This One is Considered an Acrobatic Sport.
A shammy towel is key; Olympian Jennifer Abel used a black one
18. Visualize an Athlete Introducing Themselves with That Word.
A grand champion is called a yokozuna in this Asian sport
19. Commonly Played in Colleges (Or College Movies).
Lots of open space, 7 players per team & one disc
LET’S PLAY SPORTS THERE!:
Where?! That’s what you have to figure out. Each of these questions will describe an individual setting for playing a certain sport. Pay attention to each detail, and the questions won’t be hard. Provided, you know a thing or two about the Yankees, World Cup games, and the late Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, of course.
20. It Certainly is Not Heaven.
It’s not heaven, it’s Dyersville in this state where the Yankees & White Sox sent 8 home runs into the corn in a 2021 game
21. It’s Very Similar To NYU, and, at the Same Time, Not at All.
You can take me out to the ballgame anytime at Miller Park at this university in Provo, Utah
BYU (Brigham Young)
22. Think, Where Was the Famous Host From?
Home of Alex Trebek’s beloved CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the field named for this donut company hosted a 2022 NHL outdoor game
23. You’ll Never See a Ball Again If You Drop It from the 56th Floor.
When a ball is out at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in this wealthy emirate known for its skyscrapers, it’s really out
24. Ever Heard of a National Cricket Stadium Before?
Site of a brief 1983 coup, this West Indies isle of spice hosted 2007 World Cup games at its National Cricket Stadium
SPORTS ON TV:
Television plays a big role in the mass success of sports in the entertainment industry. With the prices of tickets to watch your favorite team battle a team from another state or country, watching the match or game on TV makes the most sense. How much do you contribute to televised sports ratings? And, how much do you know about sports on TV?
25. He’s a Legend in His Sport.
Co-founded by Arnold Palmer, it launched January 17, 1995
The Golf Channel
26. Now That’s a Sport We Can All Get Behind!
In 2021 Anthony Neuer, “The Ginger Assassin”, converted the first of these splits in a live TV bowling match since 1991
A 7-10 split
27. It’s Like a Box of Chocolates; You Never Know Which One You’re Going to Get.
The NBA draft was first televised in 1980; this event, in 1985 as David Stern picked envelopes during Celtics-76ers halftime
The draft lottery
In 1992 this tycoon’s Sky got the contract for the new Premier League & terrestrial TV soccer was largely over in Britain
29. The OG Sports TV Program.
In 2021, Sue Bird & Marshawn Lynch were among the guests on this man’s last “SportsCenter” after 27 years with ESPN
COLLEGE SPORTS MASCOTS:
Those of you who played sports in college understands the importance of mascots. They serve as a good luck charm and are meant to boost morale. The entertainment and laughs brought on by a person running around the field made clumsy by a large and uncomfortable costume of a furry animal are just as important!
30. An Additional Point to Anyone Who Can Tell Me What a Connestoga Wagon is!
The unusual mascot of this school is a conestoga wagon known as the Sooner Schooner
The University of Oklahoma
31. He Couldn’t Survive in a Fight Without a Sword.
Cal State Northridge’s Matty is short for one of these men in the arena; he doesn’t have a sword anymore
32. It Was More Than Just a Costume.
One of the first college mascots in the U.S., Yale University’s Handsome Dan is one of these
33. The Team Was Doing Swimmingly with This Mascot in Charge!
UNLV’s teams are the Rebels, but one of these sea creatures has been used as a mascot in honor of a former men’s basketball coach
34. Imagine Having a Live Bison as Your Mascot! These Guys Can…
A live American bison, Ralphie is the mascot of this school at the base of the Rocky Mountains
E-sports are a touchy subject for many sports lovers. Some don’t consider them real sports. They’ve made others question the definition of sports. How do you feel about e-sports? Are gamers essentially athletes? In this category, Jeopardy! is playing a trick on us. We won’t be talking about e-sports per se, but there certainly are “e’s” in these “sports”.
35. This Sport is Played Entirely Offline.
Headquartered in Nepal, the WEPA is the World this animal Polo Association
36. It Certainly Has a Lot to Do with Sports!
Linda Cohn, Chris Berman & Scott Van Pelt are stars on its team
37. Hint: The Answer is Comprised of Two Words.
In 2020 Major League Baseball started putting a runner on second base to start each of these, which start with the tenth
38. You Could Say Things Went His Way.
In 1999 this Denver QB was Super Bowl MVP, then quit while he was way ahead
39. What’s the Most Royal Sport You Can Think of?
At the Montreal Olympics, Princess Anne competed for Britain in this sport
SPORTS & SOCIETY:
Sports play a big part in our society. What role is that, exactly? Sport belongs to the spheres of entertainment, education, and even life. Professional and televised sports have always been a topic for debate. The monetization of sports, ethics in dealing with unlawful behavior, and interpersonal relationships are just a few examples. Keep reading for more sports & society dilemmas.
40. Some Would Say it Accurately Describes the Purchasing Process.
Some players are offended by this word for the person who bought a team; Commissioner Silver says the NBA isn’t using it anymore
41. Gossip in Sports.
Ken Dryden explains that players of this hockey position are considered “different”, & are often introverted & stingy
42. You Can Watch Boxing Matches from Up There Too!
Long a holdout against “luxury” or “sky” these for well-off fans, Notre Dame stadium now has premium seating
43. A Cheating Scandal!
In 2020 California’s East Fullerton Little League banned the name of this shamed 2017 World Series champion team
44. Strange to Think the Law Did Not Exist Before.
Born the summer it became law, USC & WNBA star Lisa Leslie has been called “The First Daughter of” this clause
Sports are often associated with their venues, and vice versa. Everybody knows about Wembley, Madison Square Garden, and the Staples Center. The drama comes when you have to remember what famous event happened where, who beat whom at a certain venue, and what infamous faux pas took place at which stadium. Would you like to give it a go?
45. With the Capacity For 90,000 People, We’D Be Surprised if it Didn’t!
This London stadium, home to England’s national soccer team, boasts it has “more toilets than any other building in the world”
46. Only a Multi-Million-Dollar Deal Could Make That Happen.
On Christmas Day, 2021 this Los Angeles hoops, hockey & showbiz venue was renamed Crypto.com Arena
The Staples Center
47. The Prime Minister Was Certainly More Famous, Though.
This Triple Crown racetrack that opened in 1875 was named for the landowners, not for a future British prime minister
48. Now there is a 5-star hotel of the same name, too.
In 1879 the first of several NYC venues to bear this name featured birds, flowers & fountains, so the name made more sense
Madison Square Garden
49. The Club Does Not Fall Far From The Stadium.
In 1957 this famed soccer club moved into Camp Nou, Catalan for “New Ground”
THE MOVIE ATHLETE’S SPORT:
Playing sports is a big part of growing up in America. You attend football practice in school, switch to baseball in college, and meet your buddies on the weekends to play soccer. Alright, that’s not the case for everyone, but people – real and fictional – play sports. Let’s focus on fictional athletes for this category.
50. A Gentleman’s Sport.
Robert Redford, The Natural
51. It’s Right on The Cover.
Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
52. What Game Has He Got, Though?
Ray Allen, He Got Game
53. He Could Easily Break Away Using His Sporting Abilities!
Dennis Quaid, Breaking Away
54. Just Look at This Man’s Muscles!
Sylvester Stallone, Over the Top“
COLORFUL PRO SPORTS TEAMS:
In case you didn’t know, colors are very commonly used in pro sports teams’ names. Red is especially popular for some reason, along with black, yellow, and even gold. Do you know all colors of the rainbow, or do you need a mnemonic device? Try your best with these questions. Just like in roulette, you’re safe betting on red or black.
55. I Wonder What Their Merchandize Looks Like…
Boylston Street & Brookline Avenue will take you to parking for their home games
The (Boston) Red Sox
56. They Must Be Very Energetic.
This U.S. pro soccer team sounds like an energy drink
The (New York) Red Bulls
57. Their Mascot is the Red Bird.
This baseball team whose name includes a shade of red is also known as the Redbirds
58. Their Mascot Would Give it Away.
This Midwest NHL team that plays its home games at the United Center won the Stanley Cup in 2013 & 2015
(The Chicago) Blackhawks
59. Going For the Gold, Not the Silver!
One in the NBA & one in the NHL, these 2 pro sports teams are “Golden”
Golden Knights & Golden State Warriors
SPORTS HALLS OF FAME:
A hall of fame is a place where the achievements of certain individuals are displayed. You probably had a wall of fame in school or at work. The Walk of Fame in Hollywood is another example of commemorating the success of people; this time – famous entertainers. After all, what are they without recognition?
60. One of Many in the State!
It’s located on Main Street in Cooperstown, New York
The Baseball Hall of Fame
61. It Makes Sense. Where Else Would You Play It?
Originally in Pinehurst, North Carolina, the World Hall of Fame for this sport now makes its home in Florida
62. There is Only One Inventor!
The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts bears the name of this inventor of the game
63. It’s Originally a Native American Sport!
The statue seen here of Native Americans playing this sport stands near the Hall of Fame of this sport in Sparks, Maryland
64. Brooke Shields’ Grandfather and Ex-Husband Might Have Met on the Field!
1960s inductees into this hall of fame include Don Budge, Alice Marble & Brooke Shields’ grandfather Frank Shields
The Tennis Hall of Fame
A little general knowledge never hurt nobody! That may not be a real saying, but it certainly is so. For a beginner, general knowledge is the way to go. An experienced sports trivia expert might appreciate general knowledge because of its general nature. It is a great category to start with, and a lovely note to end on. Wherever you put it, it’ll make for a lot of fun.
65. French Speakers Rise Up!
An early version of this ball-&-racket sport in 13th century France was jeu de paume
66. His Name Goes with Indian, Thai, and Even Japanese!
In 2021 he swished yet another to break Ray Allen’s record for all-time NBA 3-pointers
67. An Oddly Specific Question for Serious Football Fans.
The oldest postseason college football game, the Rose Bowl is played in this city
68. You May Know it from the Hit Animated Series Bojack Horseman!
No horse had run the Kentucky Derby in under 2 minutes until this Triple Crown winner performed the feat in 1973
69. It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over.
In 2015, the baseball world mourned this Yankee, a great catcher who often came up with a great quote
Nicknames are equally popular among middle school students and professional athletes. In fact, the latter might be even better at coming up with them. In sports, nicknames are a rite of passage. You know you’ve really made it as an athlete when everyone calls you by a funny made-up name that somehow relates to an iconic thing you did on the field or something you’re exceptionally good at. Now, here’s the difference between the nicknames given to teenage boys and professional athletes…
70. Also Nicknamed “2-Bags.”
Mitch Moreland, sometimes called “Mitchy Four Bags”, is a pro athlete in this sport
71. He Does Bring Death Upon the Opposing Team.
The NHL’s Rick Nash is known as “The Slim” this; well, the hockey stick does look like a scythe
72. Now That’s a Nickname Created By a Teenage Girl!
It’s not really important, but the last player to be picked in the NFL draft is given this nickname
73. His Initials are Somewhere in There.
CR7 is this Portuguese-born star who donated one of his Ballon d’Or trophies to a Make-A-Wish auction
74. Fraulein is German For Miss.
This tennis great was known as “Fraulein Forehand”
You can learn the rules of the game, the names of the players, and all of the equipment. Still, the toughest part of understanding sports is learning the lingo. Once you can speak sports, you can play with the big shots! Or, in a more realistic scenario, you can watch sports with your buddies and impress them with your knowledge of sports terms. Let’s put that knowledge to the test right now!
75. They are Like Two Sides of One Coin.
In baseball, the designated hitter usually hits in place of this person
76. The Word Could Also Be Used to Describe Something Awful.
In basketball, this line is 15 feet from the basket
The foul line (or free throw line)
77. Talk to the Ball, Get to Know the Ball.
It’s typical in this sport to “address the ball”
78. There Is a Total of Four!
In tennis, 2 of the tournaments that make up the Grand Slam
2 of (the U.S. Open, the French Open, Wimbledon & the
79. The Utensil is Often Used for Steak.
(Hi, I’m Trent Green of the NFL.) A football field is often called this, because the pattern of lines resembles a certain cooking utensil
Some sports just scream “odd.” Have you ever heard of chess boxing or cheese rolling? The sports in this category are not as odd, but they’re not exactly traditional either. What better category to wrap up your sports Jeopardy quiz than one that tests your knowledge of obscure sports? Good luck and let us know your score when you’re done!
80. The Odd One Out.
Of running, swimming, & bicycling, the event that’s traditionally 1st in triathlon
81. How Many Sports Do You Know That Involve Birds?
Medieval sport in which the bird must be “manned”, “broken”, & “trained to lure”
82. The Other Name Makes a Lot More Sense Than Birling.
“Birling”, which originated among North American lumberjacks about 1840, is also called this
83. Oddly One of the Most Normal of the Category!
Indoor court game with a telltale board, designed to tattle if a striker’s shot hits low
So there you have it! 83 sports-related questions to challenge even the MVPs of trivia night! For more sports trivia, check out our list of 53 NFL trivia questions!
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