Can you get 100 % on my Sports Abbreviations and Lingo Pop Quiz?
Answer each question correctly as we say in Jamaica “from off the top of your head”?
And without checking with Mr Google or any other sports references?
You’re shaking your head. You’re that confident.
If you do, I’ll gladly eat my hat if you can take this challenge on.
Ok. Not a tasty thought. I take that back. I won’t eat my hat.
But I’ll gladly give you your well-deserved ratings and respect if you can ace this quiz.
You’d be proving you’re a true, blue-blooded, die-hard sports fan and your sports mojo, in Jamaican slang “tun up.”
Whether you are an athletics fan or religiously watch cricket you are only a true fan if you know your sport inside out. To me, that means more than just knowing the first names and shoe sizes of the team or side you root for.
The true fan is the one who knows the intimate little details and the random facts that those who are not sports converts and enthusiasts don’t even care about. You’re that guy or that girl who is not afraid to show your fandom for your sport and team.
Fact is, your tv is stuck on ESPN and SportsMax or whatever your favourite sports channels are called wherever you are reading this from.
And dare anyone to try changing it. You probably hang out at Sports Bars. You eat, drink, talk and sleep sports. You may even be married to a sports fanatic like yourself. Or not. Either way, you are the one to beat should a pop quiz on anything concerning sports comes your way.
You probably hang out at Sports Bars. You eat, drink, talk and sleep sports. You may even be married to a sports fanatic like yourself. Or not. Either way, you are the one to beat should a pop quiz on anything concerning sports comes your way.
Or not. Either way, you are the one to beat should a pop quiz on anything concerning sports comes your way.
Either way, you are the one to beat should a pop quiz on anything concerning sports comes your way. And that’s why you are here. To prove you are that A-Grade sports all-rounder, hands down.
But what if you’re on the other side of a whopping by the guy I just described above? You’re not die-hard everything sport. You may specialise — cricket is your thing, or table tennis, or drag-racing. Or you just live with or hang with a bunch of ESPN addicts, who are sports-twisted. All you know about happenings in the basketball or athletics fraternity is what you pick up from hanging around so many sports fans or following the Sports News on local tv each evening.
Sports Abbreviations and Lingo Pop Quiz is short – just 20 questions. The difficulty level ranges from Easy to Medium, so chances are you’ll know the answers to even a few questions, or can hazard a guess. But you probably won’t know the lingo like the true sports fan does, the one who has been in the trenches.
In other words, if you’re just a ‘one-burner’ sports fan, as in you follow only cricket or football and are not too interested in other sporting forms, then some questions may be a bit challenging.
But, hey, why not use the opportunity to catch up on those terms that stump you? This is a learning game after all. Keyword: game. It’s not that serious, really.
A pop quiz is a great way to show off what you know, start a conversation or hang out with family members or friends who are avid sports fans or otherwise; show that you appreciate their interests, (if you’re that girl or wife whose partner is really into sports and you’re not so much); plus, everyone learns something new.
Whether you’re the one asking the questions or the person sailing through this pop quiz, the adrenalin rush, ego boost, and the “Yays” that erupt when the answer is right is bound to make this activity a great way to pass some time.
Ready to play? Let’s rumble.
Here’s a brief intro to start.
The acronyms, abbreviations, and terminology in Sports Abbreviations and Lingo Pop Quiz are all related to Sports. The quiz is arranged in three sub-categories:
- Local and Regional Sports, referring to Jamaica and the Caribbean region;
- International Sporting Bodies, and
- Sports Lingo
How many of them do you know?
1) Give the meaning of each abbreviation or acronym, and
2) See if you can match it to the sport it’s is related to.
CATEGORY: LOCAL & REGIONAL (CARIBBEAN) SPORTS
CATEGORY: INTERNATIONAL SPORTING BODIES
CATEGORY: SPORTS LINGO
So there you have it. You should have seen some familiar lingo in there.
Are there some other popular and fun sports lingo that the quiz doesn’t cover that you’d like to see included in a future post? Share them.
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