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15 Things You Need to Know to Win ANY Sports Trivia

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Trivia night with your pals at the local bar can be one of the best nights of the week, especially when the topic is sports. You get to grab a beer, trash talk, and show off your knowledge of random facts to your friends and a room full of strangers. Everybody has their areas of expertise, but this list narrows it down to the sports facts you must know if you hope to compete.

You love sports and you're obsessive about your home team, so a little trivia should be easy, right? Wrong. You may know the birthday, shoe size, and high school record of your favorite athlete (or even an entire team), but to succeed on sports trivia night, you'll have to know more. Consider this your sports trivia facts sheet. It covers everything from the last 10 Super Bowl MVPs to the number of feathers on a regulation Badminton bird. Hey, you never know what they might throw at you, but at least with this list, you'll be more prepared than most people.

Study the list, go to a trivia night, and impress all your friends when these common sports trivia questions arise. By the end of the night, you'll be swimming in the free beer and congratulations that a real winner deserves.
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  • The Last 10 Super Bowl MVPs1

    The Last 10 Super Bowl MVPs

    2017 - Tom Brady, New England Patriots
    2016 - Von Miller, Denver Broncos

    2015 - Tom Brady, New England Patriots
    2014 - Malcolm Smith, Seattle Seahawks
    2013 - Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
    2012 - Eli Manning, New York Giants
    2011 - Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
    2010 - Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
    2009 - Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers
    2008 - Eli Manning, New York Giants

  • The Nine Professional Sports Teams That Don't End with the Letter "S"2

    The Nine Professional Sports Teams That Don't End with the Letter "S"

    Boston Red Sox
    Chicago White Sox
    Colorado Avalanche

    Miami Heat
    Minnesota Wild

    Oklahoma City Thunder
    Orlando Magic
    Tampa Bay Lightning
    Utah Jazz

     

  • The Four NBA Teams That Don't Have a Mascot3

    The Four NBA Teams That Don't Have a Mascot

    Brooklyn Nets
    Golden State Warriors
    Los Angeles Lakers
    New York Knicks

  • The Seven NFL Teams That Don't Have Cheerleaders4

    The Seven NFL Teams That Don't Have Cheerleaders

    Buffalo Bills
    Chicago Bears
    Cleveland Browns
    Detroit Lions
    Green Bay Packers
    New York Giants 
    Pittsburgh Steelers

  • The Derogatory Term for When a Baseball Player Strikes Out Four Times in a Game5

    The Derogatory Term for When a Baseball Player Strikes Out Four Times in a Game

    A "golden sombrero"

  • The Only Person to Ever Play* in a NFL and MLB Game on the Same Day6

    Deion Sanders

    October 11, 1992, for Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins, 
    then Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

    *Sanders suited up for the MLB game, but didn't see the field
     

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  • The Number of Feathers Required on an Olympic Badminton Bird7

    The Number of Feathers Required on an Olympic Badminton Bird

    14

  • The Three Players Who Appeared in Every NBA Finals From 1998 - 20148

    The Three Players Who Appeared in Every NBA Finals From 1998 - 2014

    Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
    Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
    Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat 

  • The Athlete with the Most "Sports Illustrated" Covers9

    Michael Jordan - 50

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    Wild Stories And Rumors About Michael Jordan#1 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

  • The Number of Stitches on a Baseball10

    The Number of Stitches on a Baseball

    108 double stitches or 216 individual stitches

  • The Only Person to Win the Heisman Trophy More Than Once11

    Archie Griffin, in 1974 and 1975

  • The U.S. Professional Sports Team That Has Been in the Same City and Had the Same Name for the Longest Period of Time12

    The U.S. Professional Sports Team That Has Been in the Same City and Had the Same Name for the Longest Period of Time

    The Philadelphia Phillies, since 1883

  • The First Non-American Golfer to Win the Masters Golf Tournament13

    Gary Player

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    #12 of 162 The Best Golfers Of All Time#20 of 27 Old Athletes You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive

  • The Six Wide Receivers to be Named Super Bowl MVP14

    The Six Wide Receivers to be Named Super Bowl MVP

    Lynn Swann - 1976, Pittsburgh Steelers
    Fred Biletnikoff - 1977, Oakland Raiders
    Jerry Rice - 1989, San Francisco 49ers
    Deion Branch - 2005, New England Patriots
    Hines Ward - 2006, Pittsburgh Steelers
    Santonio Holmes - 2009, Pittsburgh Steelers     

     

  • The First NFL Player to Rush for 2,000 Yards in a Season15

    O.J. Simpson

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