We have to thank Youtube for the infinite amounts of laughs it gives us in the form of fails, parodies and dumb situations. Many of the funny sports fails are immortalized on YouTube for infinite watching, re-watching and sharing around the social web.
It is true that sports is the pinnacle of human grace, strength and coordination. And sometimes, not as much. For every amazing goal, dunk or home run, there’s a shot to the nuts, botched play or a moment of ineptitude. We culled YouTube to pick 25 of our favorites. We’ve got basketball, soccer, football, hockey, golf, boogie boarding, weightlifting, diving and track and field all represented. The lesson? Funny fails come in all forms.
Here are the 25 Funniest Sports Fails, you’ll surely be laughing out loud. In the comments, share your own picks with us — what are some of the funniest sports fails not included here?
25| Touchdown Celebration Fail
When you think about it, is there any better way to celebrate a touchdown than by pegging an unsuspecting spectator in the face? Bonus points for originality, at least.
24| Pro Golfer Fail
You’d think a professional golfer could put the ball in the hole with less than 16 strokes. Kevin Na — and the rest of the world — found out otherwise on this par-four hole at the 2011 Valero Texas Open.
23| Head-First Slide Fail
Well, that’s one way of doing it…right?
22| Time Management Fail
Tie game, clock winding down — it’s always better to get one last attempt up than just let the game go into overtime. A full court desperation heave with a 11 seconds to go is never the way to do it, however.
21| Boogie Boarding Fail
Its veracity may be suspect, but this 2008 YouTube classic has more than 12.7 million views, despite a mind-numbing soundtrack.
20| Sportsmanship Fail
The summer of 2011 was a tough time for NBA star LeBron James. It was full of lingering ill-will for his decision to the leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and snarky schadenfreude over his initial failure to win a championship with the Miami Heat.
19| Standing on a Basketball Hoop Fail
We’re not quite sure why this mascot thought standing on top of a basketball rim was a good idea.
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