Fantasy sports is a huge business. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), fantasy sports were a $26.4 billion industry in 2015, with an estimated 56.8 million North Americans participating. That’s an annual average of $465 very real dollars from each person. Although the general concept of selecting players for a contest based on their real athletic stats dates back to shortly after WWII, it wasn’t until the late-1970s that fantasy sports started to become the phenomenon that we see today.
On trivia night, managing the personnel on your trivia team can often feel like managing a fantasy sports team. The best fantasy sports managers are constantly staying up-to-date on injuries and starting lineup news while looking for waiver wire gems to keep their roster at peak point earning potential. The best trivia teams can operate in similar fashion, making sure to assemble their best “roster” for each trivia night.
Let’s take a look at the scouting reports of some of the all-time best fantasy players you could add to your trivia team!
QB – Brett Favre – Never misses trivia night. This relentless competitor answers every question, even when they shouldn’t. Definitely draws pictures on each answer sheet.
RB – Jim Thorpe – The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century dominated just about every pre-fantasy sporting event. On trivia night, provides versatility, toughness, and most importantly, a generational advantage to your trivia team.
TE – Rob Gronkowski – Ensures everyone is always having fun. Surprisingly adept at trivia, this larger-than-life personality exudes a contagious confidence on trivia night.
WR – Jerry Rice – Reliable and hard working, will easily answer questions from every category all night long. Humbly makes everyone on your trivia team better.
DEF – 1985 Chicago Bears Defense – Dominant and intimidating, may flash missing-teeth grins while flexing their trivia muscles. Musically inclined, will eat enough to spend entire winning gift certificate.
K – Sebastian Janikowski – European import, statistically inferior to other kickers, but can deliver when you need it. Best suited to bring the party to trivia night.
Leave us a note in the comments about who’s on your all-time Fantasy Trivia Team!