Is This Real or Fake Sports Jargon?

By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

With over 800 different sports in the world, there is sure to be a lot of sports jargon flying around. Each of these sports is fairly unique and has terms that only apply to it. For some of the most popular sports, we already have a reasonably good idea regarding the jargon associated with them. Sports like soccer, American football, ice hockey, baseball and others are loved in America and the world over.


But some sports are a little more obscure with a range of jargon terms all to themselves. Sports like cricket and rugby may not be that popular in the United States but are played throughout the world. And what about other strange sports such as auto polo, banzai skydiving and extreme ironing? Yes, believe it or not, there is a sport called extreme ironing.

 
In today's quiz, you are going to have to be clued up on your sports jargon because each question will give you a term and ask you if it is real or fake. Sometimes, you may be given the sport it MAY be associated with. It's for you to decide if we are trying to pull the wool over your eyes or not. So let's see if you know if a "Fosbury Flop" is a real sports term, or if a "beezer" really is a term associated with boxing. These and many more examples await! Good luck!

In cricket, a "wide" is a delivery that the batsman cannot reach. Is this a real sports term or fake?

Real or fake sports jargon? In boxing, a boxer who delivers a one-shot punch to down the opponent is said to have delivered a "five finger discount."

The term "tip-off" is jargon in basketball. Is this real or fake jargon?

Is the term "zeek" from the sport of squash real or fake jargon?

In rugby, a kicker hitting the post with an attempted kick has hit "cheddar." Do you think this is fake or real rugby jargon?

Would the term "slash" really be associated with the sport of surfing?

Do you think a "fram" is a legitimate scoring method in the sport of water polo?

Is "schussing" a term associated with the winter sport of skiing?

In American Football, "bugging" means to deliver a big hit. Is this fake or real jargon associated with the sport?

When a batsman completes a "century" in cricket, he has scored 100 individual runs. A real term from the sport or fake?

In skateboarding, a "hawkshaw" is a term for a trick devised by Tony Hawk. Real or fake?

Can you tell if this is real or fake sports jargon? A player that plays out on the touchline in soccer is often called "grifter."

Fake or real jargon? In ice skating, to ski on one skate is known as "props."

Do you think "kata" is real or fake sports jargon?

Do you think the term "Fosbury Flop" originated in the sport of High Jump?

A "dot" in cricket is when a batsman has not managed to score a run off a specific ball. Real or fake jargon?

In clay pigeon shooting, a "hoosegow" is the contraption that flings the clay pigeons. Would you say this is a real or fake piece of jargon?

Fake or real sports jargon? In wrestling, a move where an opponent is sat on is known as a "butt me."

Is "barn burner" a term associated with ice hockey or is it fake jargon?

Consider the term "beezer." Is it fake or real jargon in the sport of boxing?

Fake term or is it real? Contestants at a dog show get a special broth known as "dog's soup" to keep their coats shiny.

Is "paddle" a fake or real sports term?

Do you think a "360 toe flip" in skating is a real jargon term from the sport, or is it fake?

A player hanging back in soccer to defend is called a "lurker." Do you think this is fake or real sports jargon?

Would you say that "end zone" is a real or fake term when it comes to American Football?

In the sport of Lacrosse, a "moll" is the term used to describe a piece of equipment players use to catch and throw the ball. Is this real or fake sports jargon?

Fake or real sports jargon? A "nutmeg" is a term associated with soccer.

Would the term "loop" be real sports jargon or fake when associated with the sport of aerobatics?

Is the term "carom" often associated with billiards a real term or fake?

The half-time drink given to NBA players to get their energy up is often called "giggle juice." Do you think that is fake or real?

In snooker, a "scrub" is when a player sinks the cue ball unintentionally. Would you say that is real or fake sports jargon?

Is knock-out a real or fake sports term most associated with boxing?

In cricket, if a batsman has hit the ball over the boundary without a bounce, he has scored a "goop." Is this a real cricket term or is it fake?

In tennis, players often "dink" the ball. Is that real or fake sports jargon?

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