Funny Sports Quiz Questions and Answers

Test your knowledge of funny sports trivia, from nicknames to mascots to obscure games, with these funny sports quiz questions.

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Every pub trivia night always has a sports section. And unless you’re a jock or a sports buff, it’s always one we zone out of. But sports quizzes don’t have to be boring – that’s why we’ve come up with these funny sports quiz questions. Get ready, because these questions are very random!

For example, in which sport would you find the teams Philadelphia Hitmen and Las Vegas High Rollers? Where would you find the rule variation ‘Bingo, Bango, Bongo’? Who had to take time off due to a particularly violent sneeze – think you know?

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These questions will test your random sports knowledge

These aren’t your average basketball or American football quiz questions, these funny sports trivia questions will see how much you know about more obscure sports facts. It’s great fun for this kids too.

Whether you’re a sports lover from way back, or just trying to hold your own in the next funny sports trivia round, these questions will get you scratching your head.

Tee up your friends over video chat, get your hands on the buzzers and see who can answer the most of these quiz questions about sports.

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Right, are you pumped and ready? It’s quiz time.

Funny Sports Quiz Questions:

1. “A good walk, spoiled” is how Mark Twain is believed to have described which sport?

2. Michael Jordan has worn 3 numbers over his NBA career: 23, 45 and?

3. The New Zealand men’s basketball team has which nickname?

4. In bowling, what is the name given for 3 consecutive strikes?

5. Which Chicago Cubs player had to take time off due to a violent sneeze?

6. “Pistol Pete” was the nickname given to which multiple Tennis Grand Slam titles winner?

7. What is the name of the fictional sport played in the Harry Potter series?

8. The average baseball game lasts for 2 to 3 hours. During this time, on average how many minutes of action are there?

9. Which sport do the Pittsburgh Penguins play?

10. In the test cricket series The Ashes, teams from England and Australia compete for the right to hold a trophy containing ashes. What are the ashes inside the trophy said to be made of?

The Ashes is one of the oldest competitions in the world

11. Winner of 8 Olympic games gold medals, this Usain is the only sprinter to win at three Olympic games consecutively. What is Usain’s last name?

12. How many dimples are there on the average golf ball?

13. In which sport do competitors race towards a finish line, but don’t cross it?

14. Motown Muscle, Philadelphia Hitmen and Las Vegas High Rollers are all professional team names for which sport?

15. Colorado Rockies player Clint Barmes broke his collar bone after carrying what up the stairs?

16. At age 99 Captain Tom Moore set a goal of raising £1,000 for charity by his 100th birthday by completing 100 what?

17. Brothers Phil and Gary Neville are well known in the English football or soccer scene. What is their father’s name?

18. Measuring up at 4 foot 10, South Africa’s Jake Matlala is the shortest ever boxing world champion. What was his nickname?

19. Bullman, Harry the Harbor Dog, and Daddy Cool are all mascots in which sport?

20. Which sports movie had the tagline “The coach is waiting for his next beer. The pitcher is waiting for her first bra. The team is waiting for a miracle. Consider the possibilities”?

21. Bingo Bango Bongo is a rule variation of which sport?

22. What is the new name of the rugby league stadium previously called Langtree Park?

23. Which English Premier League team has the nickname of Baggies?

24. The 2004 film Million Dollar Baby featuring Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, and Morgan Freeman was about which sport?

25. The first official Grand National horse race was in 1839. What was the auspicious name of the winning horse?

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How do you think you did? Got lots of questions right?

Funny Quiz Questions and Answers:

1. “A good walk, spoiled” is how Mark Twain is believed to have described which sport?

Golf. And all golfers hate this quote!

2. Michael Jordan has worn 3 numbers over his NBA career: 23, 45 and?

12. For the match on February 14th in 1990 he wore #12 as his #23 had been stolen.

3. The New Zealand men’s basketball team has which nickname?

The Tall Blacks, a spin on the name of the New Zealand Rugby World Cup team, the All Blacks.

4. In bowling, what is the name given for 3 consecutive strikes?

A turkey. If they happen in the first 3 frames, they are sometimes referred to as a sizzling turkey.

5.  Which Chicago Cubs player had to take time off due to a violent sneeze?

Sammy Sosa, one day he sneezed so violently he suffered from back spasms.

6. “Pistol Pete” was the nickname given to which multiple Tennis Grand Slam titles winner?

Petros (Pete) Sampras

7. What is the name of the fictional sport played in the Harry Potter series?

Quidditch. Everyone got this one, right?

8. The average baseball game lasts for 2 to 3 hours. During this time, on average how many minutes of action are there?

18, yes, you read that correctly. Around 90% of baseball is spent standing. Time between pitches alone takes on average 1 hour and 15 minutes of the time.

9. Which sport do the Pittsburgh Penguins play?

Ice Hockey

10. In the test cricket series The Ashes, teams from England and Australia compete for the right to hold a trophy containing ashes. What are the ashes inside the trophy said to be made of?

A burnt cricket bail

11. Winner of 8 Olympic games gold medals, this Usain is the only sprinter to win at 3 Olympic games consecutively. What is Usain’s last name?

Bolt, talk about a fitting last name! Multiple world record time holder Usain Bolt has really earned the nickname ‘Lightning Bolt’.

12. How many dimples are there on the average golf ball?

336

13. In which sport do competitors race towards a finish line, but don’t cross it?

Swimming

14. Motown Muscle, Philadelphia Hitmen and Las Vegas High Rollers are all professional team names for which sport?

Bowling

15. Colorado Rockies player Clint Barmes broke his collar bone after carrying what up the stairs?

Deer meat

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Imagine telling your coach you broke your collarbone from carrying deer meat!

16. At age 99 Captain Tom Moore set a goal of raising £1,000 for charity by his 100th birthday by completing 100 what?

Laps of his garden. He made many media appearances and stole the hearts of many, by the end of his 100th birthday he had raised a whopping £32.79 million!

17. Brothers Phil and Gary Neville are well known in the English football or soccer scene. What is their father’s name?

Neville! Yes, his name really was Neville Neville.

18. Measuring up at 4 foot 10, South Africa’s Jake Matlala is the shortest ever boxing world champion. What was his nickname?

Baby Jake

19. Bullman, Harry the Harbor Dog, and Daddy Cool are all mascots in which sport?

Rugby League

20. Which sports movie had the tagline “The coach is waiting for his next beer. The pitcher is waiting for her first bra. The team is waiting for a miracle. Consider the possibilities”?

The Bad News Bears (1976)

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Who here has played Bingo Bango Bongo?

21. Bingo Bango Bongo is a rule variation of which sport?

Golf. Extra points are awarded for the following scenarios. Bingo: first ball on the green gets a point. Bango: when all players’ balls are on the green, this point goes to the ball closest to the hole. Bongo:  goes to the first player to get a ball into the hole.

If you love golf, then make sure you take our Ultimate Golf Quiz to test your knowledge

22. What is the new name of the rugby league stadium previously called Langtree Park?

Totally Wicked Stadium

23. Which English Premier League team has the nickname of Baggies?

West Bromwich Albion

24. The 2004 film Million Dollar Baby featuring Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, and Morgan Freeman was about which sport?

Boxing

25. The first official Grand National horse race was in 1839. What was the auspicious name of the winning horse?

Lottery. Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up!


We hope that you enjoyed testing your sports knowledge. This is one of those quizzes that we hope it fun for the whole family, especially the kids.

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