Football Trivia and Answers

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Hard

Which Hall of Fame NFL player went by the nickname "Sweetness"?

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Answer: Walter Payton
During his reign in the 70's and 80's, Walter "Sweetness" Payton (1954-1999), a running back, set a number of offensive records.

VeryHard

The Nordstrom family formerly owned which NBA team?

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Answer: Seattle Seahawks
The Nordstrom family of Nordstrom department stores owned the Seahawks from 1974 to 1988.

Medium

The "New Year's Six" occurs in which football league?

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Answer: NCAA
At the collegiate level, NCAA Division I has its six big "bowl" games all around the New Year.

VeryHard

Which NFLer had to have the tip of his pinky amputated due to an injury suffered in 1985?

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Answer: Ronnie Lott
Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott actually suffered this injury, which crushed bones in his left finger, while tackling someone else.

Medium

The XFL was a collaboration between television network NBC and what other media giant?

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Answer: WWF
The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) teamed up with NBC to present the XFL for its sole season, which was 2001. Vince McMahon will relaunch the league in 2020.

VeryHard

Who is considered to be the biggest player to ever wear a Florida Gators' uniform?

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Answer: Max Starks
The University of Florida produced many great players, amongst them former Steelers' lineman Max Starks, who is 6-foot-8 and weighs in at 350 pounds.

VeryHard

Which player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at a younger age than anyone else?

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Answer: Gale Sayers
Gale Sayers, aka the "Kansas Comet", was inducted in 1977 at the age of 34, which is a NFL record.

Medium

What was the first Superbowl to use Roman numerals in its title?

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Answer: 3
Super Bowl III, played in 1969, was the first to use Roman numerals. The previous two were called the AFL-NFL Championship Game.

Hard

In what year was the NERF football created?

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Answer: 1972
The foamy NERF football, a favorite amongst children, was created in 1972 by former Minnesota Vikings' kicker Fred Cox, who still receives quarterly checks from the company due to this invention.

Hard

During the entire 2017 season, Patriots' wide receiver Julian Edelman was sidelined with which type of injury?

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Answer: ACL
Julian suffered an anterior cruciate ligament or ACL injury, which affects a region behind the thigh.



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