Squad. Crew. Clique. That group of friends you spend your Sporcle Live nights with every week, anticipating trivia domination. It’s not just about the point total. It’s about who you are and how you’re known. Some players live for the moment their team name is read on the microphone – and the laughs, groans, and occasional side-eyes they receive.
If the goal is to draw a reaction, make your trivia team name topical, add a dash of sarcasm, or splash in a bit of shock. We recommend most teams steer clear of politics with team names… unless you can make it funny – or punny. Just remember, the host always has final say about what’s too offensive to say on the mic.
Top 5 Topical Trivia Team Names from April 2019:
5. Is America Ready for a Cat President?
The 2020 Presidential landscape is the most diverse it has ever been, and currently includes five women, two African-Americans, one openly gay candidate, and several who would be the youngest-ever presidents in the history of the United States, leaving everyone asking, “Is America ready for a [fill-in-the-blank] President?”
4. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s Love Child
Brad and Gaga brought the heat when they sang their song, Shallow, onstage at the 91st Academy Awards, triggering parents nationwide to send their school-age kids to bed early. Viewers speculated whether their coupling would be the next Brangelina redux.
3. Jussie Smollett’s Alibi
The embattled Empire star was the butt of jokes nationwide when he allegedly staged his own attack outside of his Chicago residence. Jussie claimed he was assaulted following a late visit to a nearby Subway – though somehow he managed to keep his cell phone and sandwich.
2. Aunt Becky is Going to Jail
Lori Laughlin, who once played Becky Donaldson on Full House, is currently in a pot of hot water for her role in a college admissions scandal. Laughlin and other celebrity parents supposedly offered bribes – disguised as “donations” – to get their children accepted into top U.S. colleges. While others cut deals in short order, Laughlin could now face up to 40 years after additional charges were filed against her.
1. Kim Kardashian, Attorney at Law
Reality TV star and wife of Kanye recently declared that she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a lawyer without going to law school. While she has snagged a training job from her dad’s coworker Robert Shapiro – who has also offered her a job with his firm once she successfully passes the bar – you have to admit saying “Attorney Kim Kardashian” is amusing. Best of luck, Kim.
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