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Random Sports Questions
What NFL team plays their home games at Soldier Field?
Who was the first Harlem Globetrotter inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame
Which player currently holds the all-time Major League record for career and season home runs
In 1965-66 who was named the NBA most valuable player of the year?
Where is the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum located?
Cooperstown, New York
On April 4, 1921, what NHL team became the first to win back-to-back Stanley Cups?
The Ottawa Senators
Babe Ruth admitted to copying which White Sox player's swing because of his strength at bat?
Shoeless Joe Jackson
What player has scored more international goals (soccer) than any other?
Until the late 1940s, Florida State University operated as what type of institution?
An obscure girl's school
What New Jersey Devils goaltender holds the record for most regular season wins?
Baylor player Mike Singletary overcame what obstacle to play football?
His minister father forbade football
Lenny Wilkins surpassed whom as the winningest coach in NBA History? With how many wins?
Red Auerbach; 939
His full name is Edison Arantes Do Nascimento, but he is better known by what nickname?
In what year was the now-defunct National Basketball League formed?
The Milwaukee Brewers began as which team in what year?
The Seattle Pilots; 1969
Prior to which season did Michael Jordan announce his first retirement?
What is the record number of wins and record number of losses for the Blue Jays? In which years?
Won 99 in 1985; lost 109 in 1979
How many points is a safety worth?
Who was the first MLB player from a first-year expansion team to start in an All-Star game? From what team?
Gary Sheffield; Florida Marlins
Currently, how many weeks is the NFL regular season?
17 weeks (16 weeks of games + 1 bye week)
Which two teams tipped off the NBA Japan games in 1990?
Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns
By what other name is soccer known in Britain?
Bear Bryant said all Florida needed was the "Right Man" as head coach, in 1990, who did that prove to be?
Which two rookie players ignited the rivalry between the Lakers and the Celtics in the 1979-80 season?
Larry Bird and Magic Johnson
Which year did Duke play its first football game and in what decade did it play in its first bowl?
Where is the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame located?
Which player's nicknames include "The Great Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat"?
What is the 24-second shot clock credited with doing for the NBA?
Increasing teams scoring by 13.6 ppg
Which player took himself out of the lineup on Sept. 20, 1998? After how many consecutive games played?
Cal Ripken Jr.; 2,632 games
What court surface is used at the French Open?
What is the significance of the Pittsburgh Pirates' Frank Killen pitching 30-18 in 1896?
The last time a lefty won 30 games in the National League
A hole with a bend that interrupts the line of sight from the tee to the green is called waht?
What players did Auburn have as Heisman Trophy winners? In which years?
Pat Sullivan, 1971; Bo Jackson, 1985; Cam Newton, 2010
From which notable American figure did Lefty Grove descend?
Who is attributed with giving Arkansas the nickname "Razorbacks"?
Where was the first NBA All-Star Game tipped off?
In the NHL, how many periods comprise a game? How long are they?
Three periods; 20 minutes long
In addition ton "Crimson Tide" what was the University of Alabama's nick-name prior to the 1926 Rose Bowl?
Who was the MVP of the 1987 NBA Championship?
Which service academy football team is the newest formed?
Which team selected Yao Ming as the first overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft?
The Houston Rockets
In what year did Mickey Mantle win the American League batting title with a .353 average?
Who surpassed Magic Johnson as the NBA's all-time assist leader?
Which Detroit Tiger holds the record for the highest lifetime batting average and most career batting titles?
What four NHL teams did Wayne Gretzky play for?
Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers
Which president began the tradition of throwing the first pitch of the season on Washington's opening day?
President William Howard Taft
Why was the 2004-05 NHL season cancelled?
A labor dispute forced a lockout
Who is the most famous person to have played for Temple University?
What former University of Tennessee quarterback was named Super Bowl MVP in 2007?
The University of North Carolina accomplished what in 2001 to set an NCAA record?
27 straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament from 1975-2001
What 150+ year-old tennis event is the largest international team competition in world sports?
The Davis Cup
Which female US tennis player won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and 3 Grand Slam doubles titles?
How was the Kansas City Royals' name chosen?
By fan vote
In 1971-72 who signed a contract with the Boston Bruins worth a reported $200,000 per season over 5 years?
From what sport did modern soccer evolve?
What was the final score of the first basketball game ever played?
What are the four major championships in men's golf?
The Masters, the US Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship
How many seasons did Nolan Ryan play in Major League Baseball?
What was the first American team to join the NHL?
The Boston Bruins
What stadium has hosted the NFL Pro Bowl since 1980?
What player has scored more career points in the NBA playoffs than any other player?
What was the original name of the Masters Tournament, and when did it change?
The Augusta National Invitational Tournament; 1939
What are the dimensions of a singles tennis court compared to a doubles tennis court?
27 feet by 78 feet; 36 feet by 78 feet
What was inscribed on the Stanley Cup by Lord Stanley of Preston when he purchased the trophy?
Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup
Where and when was the first Super Bowl ever played? Which team won?
Los Angeles; 1967; The Green Bay Packers
The American youth soccer organization is open to players of what ages?
4 1/2 to 19
Who was the youngest winner of the prestigious masters tournament?
What year was the first tennis championship played? Where was it played? What was it called?
1877; near London, England; Wimbledon
What team has won more MLB World Series titles that any other? With how many?
New York Yankees; 27
As of 2010, which team holds the record for the most Super Bowl wins?
In soccer, which position is the only player allowed to play the ball with his arms or hands without penalty?
What team has won the most NBA championships? With how many?
The Boston Celtics; 16 Championships
Where and when was the first US tennis tournament played?
August 1876; Nahant, Massachusetts
What lefty relief pitcher is the only player to play in the Little League, College and MLB World Series?
When were the first official rules drawn up for ice hockey? Who organized them?
1877; students at McGill University in Montreal
Which country has won the most World Cups?
Who played 20 seasons in the NBA and holds the record for the most points scored in a career? How many points?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; 38,387 points
What is a "Mulligan," and when did the term originate?
A "Do-over," began in the 1940's
What female player from the Czech Republic lost 219 career singles matches?
In November 2009, who claimed his fourth straight Nascar Sprint Cup title?
A baseball player who wins the Cy Young Award would have played what position?
Published by FIFA, what is the body of soccer rules called?
The Laws of the Game
Who won the first NCAA Basketball Tournament in 1939?
The University of Oregon
Who was the 1991 PGA Rookie of the Year?
In 1973 how much did George Steinbrenner pay for the New York Yankees?
What is the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes in North America?
The Stanley Cup
In 2010, what team captured its first Vince Lombardi Trophy in 43 seasons?
New Orleans Saints
Why are golf club memberships so cost prohibitive in Japan, where the sport is so popular?
Land for courses is expensive and rare
Under what name was tennis introduced to Brazil?
In May 2010, what Scottish-born racer captured his second Indianapolis 500 crown?
How far was the longest field goal ever kicked in the NFL? Which players have done this?
63 yards; Tom Dempsey and Jason Elam
How often is the World Cup held?
Every four years
What university won both the men's and women's NCAA Basketball Championship in the same year?
The University of Connecticut
What female NHRA legend is credited with three top fuel championships?
Who won the first World Series in 1903, and whom did they play?
Boston Americans; played Pittsburgh Pirates
Who was the first female in North America to start a professional ice hockey game?
On May 5,1969, what was the Boston Celtics' Bill Russell's claim to fame?
11th NBA Title in 13 seasons
In what year and by whom was the Master's Tournament initiated?
1939 by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts
Which right-handed male tennis player turned pro in 1986 and has won more than $31 million in prize money?
How many people are members of both the American and Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame?
What college Bowl Game is known as "The grandaddy of all Bowls?" (The grandaddy of 'em all)
The Rose Bowl
In what year did women's soccer become an official Olympic sport? Which country won the gold?
1996; The United States
Name the 12-Time All-Star that retired in 2010 with 630 home runs
Ken Griffey Jr
Which team has won the most Stanley Cups? How many wins?
Montreal Canadiens, 23 wins
What annual award is given to college football's top player?
The Heisman Trophy