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Funny Sports Photos – Part 1

16 Jun

Sports are great.  Men and women at the peak of human condition, mesmerising all who watch with skill, speed, strength, and grace.  As they capture our imaginations, others wait poised with cameras, hoping to capture those magical sports moments that become the stuff of legend and make them immortal.

Luckily that also means that chances are someone will capture those moments where athletes make fools of themselves in front of the world.  In what I hope to be the first of many articles on the topic, here are ten of the funniest sports photos ever taken.

The Kiss


I know soccer players have enthusiastic post-goal celebrations, but a man pash is perhaps a bit over the top.  Although it is nice to see opposition players getting on so well.  That caress of the bosom looks so tender and loving…

Rhythm  Gymnastics Isn’t Weird At All


It’s been a while since I’ve gone bowling, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t textbook technique.

In Your Face!


It’s a good job this guy wore a helmet, otherwise he could’ve got hurt.  But seriously though, how hard is it to not let yourself get hit in the head with a baseball?



Quite hard apparently.

And the Winner Is…


…not this guy.  He could have at least waited until he got back to the team hotel before trashing everything.  Meanwhile the guy in the background is obviously wondering whether he’s about to get fired.

Permission For Launch


I’m really hoping that what’s happening here is one of the greatest divebombs of all time.

No Sweat


You know things are desperate when you resort to playing defence like this.  It might not be a foul, but it is foul.  I can’t quite tell whether Yao Ming is shocked or in the throws of ecstasy – all I know is that this is the most unique defensive tactic I’ve ever seen.

You’ve Picked the Wrong Man


I stand corrected.

A Bit of a Stretch


“Handball?  Handball?!?  I can’t even reach that far!!!”

A Headache


I’m not a professional hurdler, but I would have thought it would have been easier to go over the hurdle.

Double Check Those Internet Pics

5 Jun

A couple of news stories caught my eye this week that involved photos on the internet and funny errors of judgement.  Usually when you hear the words “errors of judgment” and “photos on the internet” it’s safe to assume the words “naked” or even “Tiger Woods” would also be involved.  Not so in this case; there is no nudity involved, although the first story comes close.

The audio-visual web magazine Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things decided to undertake an experiment on Facebook in protest to the social networking site’s terms of service.  They posted the below photo on their Facebook page, knowing full well that on first glance it looks as thought the woman reclining in the bath is exposing an ample breast, when in fact it is merely her elbow being exposed.

Those elbows are at least double Ds

Those elbows are at least double Ds

Sure enough, Facebook took down the photo and sent a notice to Theories that they were in breach of its terms.  Theory confirmed: if your elbow looks like a nipple, don’t be posting photos of yourself sticking those things out like a hussy or the photo will be removed.  Facebook did, however, post an apology and reinstate the photo once the error was brought to the media’s attention.  But still, if you can’t tell the difference between those body parts, you’re doing something wrong.  Maybe Facebook should employ some 13 year old boys – they can spot a nipple from two time zones away.

Another error that involved pictures on the internet came when a girl named Vanessa sent an email to a company advertising for staff.  Vanessa expressed her interest in the position and attached her resume.  Except instead of her resume, she accidentally attached a picture of Nicolas Cage looking extremely unhinged even for him.

I'm acting!

I’m acting!

No word on whether she got the job, but that email is a National Treasure.