What Sport Should You Play in High School?

By: Ian Fortey

What Sport Should You Play in High School?
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About This Quiz

Everyone's pushing the extracurriculars at school, which can get pretty tiresome after a while. But if we're straight up, high school sports can't actually help make your time in school go by a lot faster. And who knows? Maybe you become the GOAT at football and net yourself a scholarship. It's possible. Why bother just doing class day in and day out when you can get time off for practice, maybe take a trip out of town to playing in some tournaments and, if nothing else, snag yourself another jacket you can wear when it gets a little breezy out? There are more upsides to high school sports than downsides for sure. You have a built-in crew of people who you know who share your interests, and if you guys do good, you basically become school heroes. That's pretty cool. 

OK, so you're sold on the idea of playing some sports; now we just need to know what sport. You can't just walk onto any field or court and be Odell or LeBron. You need to be smart about it and play to your strengths. So let's find out who you are and what you're into, then pick the perfect sport for you. It'll be easy; take the quiz and see!

So right off the bat, do you and your friends play a lot of sports in your spare time right now?
All the time
We don't make a habit of it.
Yeah, once in a while!
Not really

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What are the odds you could make it as a pro athlete?
I'm pretty sure that's my destiny.
I'm not feeling that.
I guess anything is possible.
Yeah, no.

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Let's say you have no plans at all today. You're not just going to veg out and do nothing, are you? What's good?
Hanging out with friends, mostly
I'll work out or something.
It all depends on the day.
I'm a gamer.

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Some sports rely on teamwork more than others. Can you share the spotlight or not?
I love team sports!
I'm OK either way.
I can do teams, but I kind of like doing things on my own.
I'm not good on teams.

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They say winning isn't everything, but it is for some people. How competitive are you?
I'm in it to win it!
I guess I'm competitive?
I do like to win, but I can handle a loss.
Win or lose, I just like to have something to do.

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What's the best part of the Superbowl?
It's the greatest sports event of the year!
There're some cool commercials, I guess.
Ooh, snacks and a party!
Bruh, I am not watching the Superbowl.

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Do you feel like some sports are taken more seriously at school than others?
Not that I know of!
Yeah, it seems like one or two are always the favorites.
Oh, no doubt.
Compared to non-sports, they all are.

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Have you ever felt like your parents were forcing you into a sport?
Yeah, they're pretty into it.
They just want me to do something, but not like any specific thing.
They don't make me feel forced, but they do encourage me.
Not really

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Some sports are really big in the U.S., and some definitely aren't. Which of these sports seems coolest to you?
Rugby
Curling
Lacrosse
None of those

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Do you feel like playing a sport will help your social life or hurt it?
Definitely help it
I don't think it'll do either.
I guess it'd improve some aspects and get in the way of others.
IDK, seems like it'd get in the way?

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Has anyone ever accused you of being a jock?
Yeah, I get that sometimes.
Not that I know of
Um. I dunno, Maybe?
Not in a million years

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So for real, what's the coolest sports movie ever made?
"Semi-Pro"
"I, Tonya"
"Creed"
I don't think I can name a sports movie.

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Take your time with this if you need to. Is WWE wrestling actually a sport?
Of course it is!
Is it "real?" No. Is it athletic? Looks like it.
Nope
Hey, those people are in great shape, and that's hard work!

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When the Olympics roll around every four years, do you watch them?
Just the Summer Games
I'll watch a few events.
I'm more of a "highlight reel" person.
Not really

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How often do you go see live sports events, either professional or amateur?
I go all the time!
Only a few times
Not a ton, but I go every once in a while.
Pretty much never

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A lot of people say pro athletes have to be role models. Do you think that's true?
If kids are looking up to you, you should set a good example.
They're just playing a game. How does that make you a role model?
I guess that's what you get when you become rich and famous.
I don't think so.

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So are e-sports really sports?
How is "Call of Duty" a sport?
I dunno. It does have "sport" right in the name.
I feel like the answer is no.
Of course!

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Some pro athletes are just hauling in the cash. Do you think any athlete is worth $20 million a year?
You better believe it.
I mean, they have to be making more for the team, right? So I guess so.
You're worth whatever people are willing to pay.
That seems ridiculous.

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If you have to be in the stands watching instead of on the field playing, then you need snacks! What stadium food are you getting hangry for?
Gotta be that hot dog!
Popcorn
Nachos
Fries are good.

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How good are you at balancing your school work and your social life?
I'm a pro!
It's a struggle some days.
All right, I guess.
I tend to put school first.

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So, uh, how are your grades?
They're decent, no worries.
Could be better
Pretty good, if I do say so myself.
Straight As!

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K, so you have a spare period around lunchtime. Are you eating cafeteria food?
That's what I usually do.
Eugh, not if I can avoid it.
There are only a couple of things I'd eat from there.
I bring my own lunch.

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Are you aiming to get a scholarship for college based on your athletic ability?
That's the plan.
Never really even considered that
It'd be nice, but I don't expect it.
Not a chance, LOL.

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So what show about high school life is the most inaccurate?
I can't watch "13 Reasons Why."
Have you seen "Pretty Little Liars?" That's ridiculous.
I can't even with "Riverdale."
Well, "Stranger Things" is technically about high school kids.

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No one is good at everything, probably. Which of these games is the absolute worst?
Badminton
Golf
Soccer
Dodgeball

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All things being equal, does a sport need to have a ball to be a real sport or not?
Well, yeah.
Nope, that's just one kind of sport.
Of course not.
Sports with balls are overrated.

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The weather can really mess up your game. What's the best winter sport?
I don't do winter sports.
Hockey
Snowboarding
Luge

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Can you even get pumped for a game without music? What's the best sports jam?
"Turn Down for What"
"Zombie Nation" by Kernkraft 400
Obviously, it's "We Will Rock You" by Queen!
You know that one that's like "na na na-na na-na hey! Na-na na-na?" That one.

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Who's the greatest athlete of all time?
LeBron
Serena Williams
Michael Jordan
Hulk Hogan

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Any good athlete needs a nickname, right? Pick yours!
"KD"
"ReRe"
"The Flying Fish"
"Magnus"

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