These Funny Sports Pictures Will Make You Laugh All Day
1 The Elegance Of Figure Skating
The 2014 Winter Olympics brought us this gem of a photo. While twirling across the ice during the Figure Skating Women’s Short Program, Japan’s Mao Asada was caught on camera making this face.
While figure skating is all about elegance, it’s also pretty difficult. Mao’s body may have been moving gracefully, but her face told the story of just how much effort she was exerting.
2 Dazed And Confused
Getting tackled to the ground while playing football is already difficult and painful. However, the situation is made even worse when your helmet flies off.
While football players’ facial expressions are usually blocked by their helmets, this image shows what’s going on underneath the mask when they get tackled to the ground. Needless to say, it looks more than a little painful.
3 Not Quite There
While baseball players make it look easy when they step up to bat, it has to be more than a little intimidating to have a fastball flying at your head. Sometimes, instincts kick in and players shy away from the ball, which seems to be what’s happening to Chase Headley in this photo.
Unfortunately, the ball actually seems to be pretty far from hitting Headley. Still, his moment of temporary panic resulted in a perfectly funny photo.
4 Dunking On Yourself
During the 2012 NBA season, Shelden Williams made the mistake of dunking on himself while playing for the Brooklyn Nets.
While he got the ball through the basket, he also managed to hit himself in the face in the process. At least he scored a few points, right?
Ben Zobrist is known as a truly great baseball player. However, that’s not the impression you might get from looking at this photo.
While playing for the Tampa Bay Rays, Zobrist looks entirely unprepared to catch the baseball that’s seemingly flying right at his head. While he’s certainly keeping his eye on the ball, let’s hope he managed to react quickly enough to avoid getting hit in the face.
6 A Meme-Worthy Hit
Marouane Fellaini is a popular soccer player for Manchester United. While he’s usually praised for his moves on the field, this one photo became an unfortunate defining moment for him.
Due to the expression on Fellaini’s face and the obvious painful impact of being hit by a ball, this photo became perfect fodder for meme-makers across the internet. Thankfully, Fellaini was in on the joke and even tweeted the photo himself, thanking fans for all their funny jokes.
7 Wrong Way
It’s hard to focus on much when you’re in the middle of a game. That’s doubly true for this hockey player, who couldn’t even pay enough attention to turn his water bottle the right way.
Before he realized his embarrassing mistake, someone managed to snap this photo. Now, he’ll never be able to live this moment down.
During a baseball game, fans are allowed to catch balls that are hit out of the bounds of the field. However, it seems one of these fans got a little too excited about the possibility of taking a ball home.
While outfielder Scott Podsednik was still trying to catch the ball for himself, he was hit in the face by an over-eager fan. Let’s hope the fan didn’t actually mean to punch him. Still, he should have been much more careful about trying to catch a ball that was still in play.
9 Dance It Out
This figure skater was obviously jamming out to his music in the middle of his performance. While his dance moves were certainly worthy of applause, his facial expression was not.
If the photo had been taken just a second later, this athlete may have looked normal. Unfortunately, while staying focused on keeping upright on the ice, the figure skater made this hilarious face.
10 Big Height Difference
This photo isn’t inherently funny, but you can’t help but laugh at the height difference between these two players. At 7 feet, 7 inches, Manute Bol was one of the tallest players to ever play in the NBA. Spud Webb, on the other hand, is one of the shortest players in the NBA at just 5 feet, 6 inches.
Seeing these two players stand together shows just how drastic their height difference really was. Still, both were incredibly competitors.
11 The Love of the Ball
From the looks of this photo, it seems the goalie just stopped the soccer ball from going into the goal. But the sense of love and admiration in his eyes as he looks at the ball is definitely worthy of a chuckle.
He looks truly enamored by the soccer ball in front of him. Maybe that’s why he decided to be a goalie.
In general, baseball isn’t considered a contact sport. However, sometimes the players do experience a few rough collisions with each other.
In this photo, middle fielder Jonathan Villar slams into the second baseman, Brandon Phillips. While the collision looks painful, it also results in quite a hilarious photo as Villar desperately tries to steal second base.
13 Ball to the Nose
Sometimes photographers really do manage to snap a photo at the perfect moment. Obviously, this basketball player fell to the ground and lifted his head just as the basketball slammed into his nose.
The resulting photo looks like the dog trying to play with a ball, though we’re sure the impact of the ball on this man’s nose was incredibly painful.
This football player walked into the TV shot at exactly the wrong moment—or the right one, depending on how you look at it. Having just removed his face mask, the Carolina Panthers player looks incredibly confused.
The referee who’s also in the shot makes the photo all the funnier. His perfect composure only makes the football player look even more ridiculous.
15 Please Catch Me
Pairs figure skating requires a lot of trust in another person. Not only do you have to be in sync with your partner, but you also have to trust them to catch you each and every time you’re thrown in the air.
The woman in this photo doesn’t seem to have that trust. Instead, she looks absolutely terrified that her partner is going to drop her on the ground. Given the talent it takes to compete in figure skating, we’re sure her partner caught her, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from looking at this photo.
16 Dingle Berry
So many things had to fall into place to create this perfect photo. Not only did the football players with these last names join the same team, but they also happened to sit next to each other on the bench.
Let’s hope Dingle Berry isn’t indicative of the rest of the players on this team. Otherwise, they probably won’t win a single game.
17 Piggyback Time?
This soccer player was obviously trying to keep his opponent from getting the ball. However, his blocking tactic was a bit too aggressive.
While he did keep the opposing team from gaining control of the ball, he also looked like he took part in an impromptu piggyback ride in the middle of a soccer game.
18 Let Me Help You
After this basketball player dunked the ball, his opponent was obviously trying to keep him from coming down from the hoop right on top of him.
However, if you just look at this photo, it seems the opposing player was giving his rival a boost to reach the basket. That’s certainly not accepted in the rules of basketball.
19 The Headless Football Player
Football players can face all kinds of malfunctions with their gear. In this case, the football player not only lost his helmet, but his shoulder pads also eased their way up over his head.
The resulting picture shows what looks like a headless football player diving to the ground. Let’s hope his misplaced gear managed to protect his head upon landing so he didn’t actually become a headless player.
20 Don’t Pick Your Friend’s Nose
Apparently, this basketball player hasn’t heard the old adage: “You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you cannot pick your friend’s nose.”
To be fair, he was just trying to block the shot. But the resulting situation was probably pretty gross for both players.
21 Angry As A Bull
Bullfighting is a popular sport in many parts of the world. However, this bull was obviously in no mood to play the game.
Rather than waiting for a matador, this bull decided to go after the first person he saw. This must be where the phrase “angry as a bull” comes from.
22 Up Close And Personal
Playing basketball sometimes requires you to get up close and personal with other players. It’s just part of the game.
But this photo was snapped at such a perfect moment that it makes it seem like one basketball player is planting a tender kiss on the other’s cheek. Let’s hope things weren’t too awkward between these two men when the game was over.
23 Lost Wheels
This man didn’t have an easy time when he decided to take his dirt bike out for a ride. Instead of nailing the perfect landing, he somehow managed to lose both his wheels in mid-air.
Let’s hope he avoided any real damage when he hits the ground. However, he might want to steer clear of dirt bikes for a while.
24 Block To The Face
It’s not uncommon for basketball players to smack each other in the face while trying to keep the ball on their team. However, when the Utah Jazz played the Houston Rockets, the photographer managed to time this hilarious photo perfectly.
Let’s hope this player’s nose was okay after he had a palm shoved into his face.
25 Desperate Return Of Serve
This tennis player was not about to lose a point. Unfortunately, he also wasn’t in the right position to return the ball to his opponent’s side of the court.
Still, he made a tricky dive to position himself in a place where he might actually hit the ball. We’re not sure if it paid off, but it did provide us with this hilarious photo.
26 Punch To The Face
There’s no way this referee actually punched this player in the face. However, the timing of the photo certainly makes it look like he threw a perfect right hook.
However, if he had thrown a punch, we can only imagine how badly his hand must have been hurt. The facemask would have protected the football player, but the ref had nothing to protect his hand from smacking into hard metal.
27 Just Missed It
This player for the Chicago Cubs was trying to keep his opponent from sliding into first base. Unfortunately, he massively misjudged where the ball was heading.
Instead of landing right in his glove, the baseball smacked into the player’s face. To add insult to injury, someone snapped a photo at exactly the right moment, showing just how far the player was from catching the ball.
28 Goal!…Or Not
During the 2012 NFL season, the referees who were normally on the field went on strike. Therefore, they were replaced with temporary workers. However, the decision led to a lot of confusion, as you can see here.
While one ref seems to be calling for a goal, the other seems to be saying not yet. The lack of agreement between the two refs was confusing for fans and players alike. But now that the seasoned refs are back on the field, football fans can look back and laugh at moments likely these.
29 Manning Misses A Pass
Super Bowl 48 gave us this hilarious image of Peyton Manning. Usually a star quarterback, Manning had a painfully bad day. In the first play of the game, the snap went right over Manning’s head.
As you can see in the photo, Manning was nowhere near the ball. Considering that’s how the game started, it’s no surprise that the Denver Broncos lost 43-8.
30 Confused Referees
Again, the referees in this picture were not on the same page. In fact, they’re pointing in entirely opposite directions.
Who should the players listen to? We don’t know. But we do know these referees should communicate a little more effectively.