What Sport Should You Play in High School?
By: Ian Fortey
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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?
We don't make a habit of it.
What are the odds you could make it as a pro athlete?
I'm pretty sure that's my destiny.
I guess anything is possible.
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.
Some sports rely on teamwork more than others. Can you share the spotlight or not?
I can do teams, but I kind of like doing things on my own.
They say winning isn't everything, but it is for some people. How competitive are you?
I do like to win, but I can handle a loss.
Win or lose, I just like to have something to do.
What's the best part of the Superbowl?
It's the greatest sports event of the year!
There're some cool commercials, I guess.
Bruh, I am not watching the Superbowl.
Do you feel like some sports are taken more seriously at school than others?
Yeah, it seems like one or two are always the favorites.
Compared to non-sports, they all are.
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.
Some sports are really big in the U.S., and some definitely aren't. Which of these sports seems coolest to you?
Do you feel like playing a sport will help your social life or hurt 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?
Has anyone ever accused you of being a jock?
Yeah, I get that sometimes.
So for real, what's the coolest sports movie ever made?
I don't think I can name a sports movie.
Take your time with this if you need to. Is WWE wrestling actually a sport?
Is it "real?" No. Is it athletic? Looks like it.
Hey, those people are in great shape, and that's hard work!
When the Olympics roll around every four years, do you watch them?
I'm more of a "highlight reel" person.
How often do you go see live sports events, either professional or amateur?
Not a ton, but I go every once in a while.
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.
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.
Some pro athletes are just hauling in the cash. Do you think any athlete is worth $20 million a year?
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.
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?
How good are you at balancing your school work and your social life?
It's a struggle some days.
I tend to put school first.
So, uh, how are your grades?
They're decent, no worries.
Pretty good, if I do say so myself.
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.
Are you aiming to get a scholarship for college based on your athletic ability?
Never really even considered that
It'd be nice, but I don't expect it.
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.
No one is good at everything, probably. Which of these games is the absolute worst?
All things being equal, does a sport need to have a ball to be a real sport or not?
Nope, that's just one kind of sport.
Sports with balls are overrated.
The weather can really mess up your game. What's the best winter sport?
I don't do winter sports.
Can you even get pumped for a game without music? What's the best sports jam?
"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.
Who's the greatest athlete of all time?
Any good athlete needs a nickname, right? Pick yours!
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