Hockey
Baseball
Football
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Strange Sports Rules
1

It is believed that they played the first recorded game of hockey.

A. British Soldiers

B. Vikings

C. Eskimos

A. British Soldiers

Ice hockey is considered to have evolved from stick-and-ball games, played outdoors, and adapted to the icy conditions of Canada in the 1800s. The games of British soldiers and immigrants to Canada, influenced by stick-and-ball games of First Nations, evolved to become a game played on ice skates, often played with a puck, and played with sticks made by the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia.

1

He was the first Major League player to have his number retired

A. Babe Ruth

B. Lou Gehrig

C. George Kelly

B. Lou Gehrig

The Yankees retired the Iron Horse's No. 4 on July 4, 1939, during the now famous "Lou Gehrig Day," making him the first Major League player to enjoy such an honor. Gehrig will forever remain the only player in Yankee history to have worn No. 4 because his number was retired only two months after his final game.

1

This team was originally named the New York Titans

A. Kansas City Chiefs

B. New York Jets

C. New York Giants

B. New York Jets

New York's original AFL team was called the Titans. When Sonny Werblin took over the franchise in 1963, he changed the team name to the New York Jets to reflect the modern approach of his team.

1

This is how many soccer players should be on the field at the same time 

A. 15

B. 10

C. 22

C. 22

There are 11 players on each opposing side.

1

In order to be a polo player, you cannot be this

A. Colorblind

B. Under 5ft

C. Left Handed

C. Left Handed

The United States Polo Association Rule Book (which is somehow 200 pages longer than the NFL rulebook) dictates that polo players must hold their mallet in their right hands. This is due to the fact that when a right-handed player approaches the ball as a left-handed player approaches the opposite way, it creates a jousting-like situation that wasn’t safe for anyone.

2

This was the year the NHL was created

A. 1940

B. 1917

C. 1923

B. 1917

The National Hockey League (NHL) was founded in 1917 following the demise of its predecessor league, the National Hockey Association (NHA).A majority of the NHA franchises (the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulldogs) suspended the NHA and formed the new NHL.

2

This legendary broadcaster called Dodger games from 1950 through 2016

A. Vin Scully

B. Red Barber

C. Charley Steiner

A. Vin Scully

Scully is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for the Dodgers. His run constitutes the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history.

2

This NFL team features a helmet logo on only one side of their helmet

A. Pittsburg Steelers

B. New England Patriots

C. Dallas Cowboys

A. Pittsburg Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only NFL team to display their logo on only one side of the helmet. In 1962, the team was not sure how their new logo would look on the then-solid gold helmets. They decided to test out the logo on just one side of the helmet. The record-setting 9-5 season, made the logo's placement permanent, even after the team switched to solid black helmets.

2

This is the maximum length for the halftime

A. 10 min

B. 15 min

C. 20 min

C. 15 min

Players will have to play about 45 min for each half. The soccer halftime length is 15 minutes. During this time, the players of each team will rest in the changing room. They will also work with the coach to come up with a strategy for the second ha

2

Baseball umpires are required to do this for every game

A. Shower

B. Eat a full meal

C. Wear black underwear

C. Wear black underwear

MLB umpires are required by rule to wear only black underwear in the event that they split their pants

3

The number of games played in a regular NHL season

A. 53

B. 67

C. 82

C. 82

Since the 1995–96 season, each team in the NHL plays 82 regular season games, 41 each of home and road. In all, 1,312 games are scheduled (512 of them inter-conference).

3

This is the most stolen base

A. First

B. Home

C. Second

C. Second

Second base is also the easiest to steal, as it is farthest from home plate and thus a longer throw from the catcher is required to prevent it.

3

In high school football, this is how long each quarter is

A. 12 min

B. 10 min

C. 9 min

A. 12 min

Unlike the NFL and college which has four 15-minute periods, high school quarters are a shorter length at 12 minutes.

3

This is how a soccer match begins

A. Kick-off

B. Tip-off

C. Toss-up

A. Kick-off

In soccer, the kick-off is the first kick of the game and the first kick of the second half of the game. A kick-off is also used to restart a game immediately after one team has scored a goal. A kick-off will always be taken from the center of the soccer field.  

3

If this happens during a tennis match the player loses their point

A. Someone cheers for them during the point

B. Their hat falls of while the point is scored

C. A bird lands on the court when the point is scored

B. Their hat falls off while the point is scored

If your hat falls off in the middle of you scoring a point, your opponent can call for a let on the grounds that it's a hindrance (an illegal disturbance to the opposing player), which if granted will require the now hatless, offending party to replay the stroke.

4

The original rubber hockey puck was this shape

A. Square

B. Triangle

C. Oval

A. Square

At first, pucks were square. The first recorded organized game of ice hockey used a wooden puck, to prevent it from leaving the rink of play. Rubber pucks were first made by slicing a rubber ball, then trimming the disc square.

4

This is the year the first recorded baseball game took place

A. 1612

B. 1833

C. 1749

C. 1749

The first recorded game of "Bass-Ball" took place in 1749 in Surrey, and featured the Prince of Wales as a player.


4

The area behind the line of scrimmage is known as this

A. Goal post

B. Backfield

C. Sideline

B. Backfield

The area behind the line of scrimmage, which usually consists of the quarterback and running backs, is called the backfield.

4

This color card means that a player is cautioned

A. Green

B. Yellow

C. Red

B. Yellow

Yellow and red cards are used as a means to discipline players for misconduct during the game. A yellow card is used to caution players, while a red card results in the player's dismissal from the field of play. Thus, yellow cards are used to punish milder forms of misconduct than red cards.

4

A golfer is penalized for doing this during a game

A. Tying their shoes

B. Humming music while they swing

C. Putting a towel down on the green

C. Putting a towel down on the green

An old golf rule states that a golfer mustn’t ‘build a stance’, which means putting a towel down on the green to avoid getting their trousers dirty when they take a shot. It’s actually something that can get a golfer disqualified if they don’t put the penalty down on their scorecard.

5

This is the team that won the first Stanley Cup

A. Montreal Hockey Club

B. Hartford Whalers

C. Boston Bruins

A. Montreal Hockey Club

Since the 1914–15 season, the Cup has been won a combined 103 times by 20 current NHL teams and five teams no longer in existence. It was not awarded in 1919 because of the Spanish flu epidemic and in 2005 because of the 2004–05 NHL lockout. It was held by nine different teams between 1893 and 1914. The Montreal Canadiens have won it a record 24 times. More than three thousand different names, including the names of over thirteen hundred players, had been engraved on it by 2017.

5

This is typically how many baseballs that are used during a Major League game

A. 100

B. 30

C. 50

A. 100

On any given night, teams will go through 100 baseballs or more, which equates to just a few pitches per ball. Once a baseball is removed from the game, it gets recycled as a batting practice ball.

5

This state is where the NFL's Pro Bowl played annually

A. Florida

B. Georgia

C. Hawaii

C. Hawaii

Since 1980 every Pro Bowl has been played at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

5

This country invented soccer nearly 2500 years ago

A. Germany

B. China

C. India

B. China

The very earliest form of the game for which there is scientific evidence was an exercise from a military manual dating back to the second and third centuries BC in China.” The sport was refined during the Tang Dynasty (618–907) and Song Dynasty (960–1279) when professional players would entertain the imperial court and play against the imperial officials.

5

In canada it is illegal to use this during a game of craps

A. Dice

B. Cell phone

C. Chairs

A. Dice

In Canada, it is illegal to use dice when playing Craps. The craps game rules came about after the reported use of remote-control dice in some establishments. Some in Canada have found a way to use cards to play Craps.

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