Trivia and fun facts games have started to take over the world and their popularity is growing tremendously. Of the thousands of different types of trivia, one tends to be the most popular. This trivia I’m talking about is sports trivia.
Sports trivia is a general category in the sense that it includes trivia for all sports (even those that you may not consider “real” sports). In a sports trivia game you will find questions about boxing, horse racing, badminton, soccer, football, etc. You will even find curiosities about crochet!
In this article, I am going to give you some information that fits into the category of “sports trivia”. If you are looking for this kind of knowledge, you are reading the right article.
o The Dallas Cowboys were the only team to win three Super Bowls in the 1990s. They won Super Bowl XXVII in 1993, Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994, and Super Bowl XXX in 1996.
o The first pitcher to throw a 9-inning no-hitter and lose was Ken Johnson. His team at the time (the Houston Colts) lost 1-0 after allowing two errors that allowed him to score a run in the ninth inning.
o Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian living in Massachusetts, in 1891. He wanted to develop a game that would keep kids fit and that could be played indoors during the long Massachusetts winters.
o A current NHL season has 82 games.
o The lowest 18-hole record score on the LPGA tour is 59. Annika Sorenstam achieved this score on the 2001 Standard Register Ping played at the Moon Valley Country Club.
o In NASCAR, the white flag waving means there is only one lap left in the race.
o The first 4 times winner of the Indianapolis 500 is AJ Foyt. He won it in 1977, 1967, 1964, and 1961.
o The Tour de France has been held since 1903. However, it was not won by an American until 1986 when Greg LeMond accomplished that feat. Then he repeated in 1989 and 1990.
o Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is the newest sports league in North America and was established in 2009.
o Delon Sanders was the first person to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series. He played in Super Bowl XXIX (1994) and the 1992 World Series.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sports trivia. There are literally hundreds of sports trivia books, magazines, and websites that will overload your brain with information. I hope you get something out of this article and are much more prepared for your next sports trivia game.