The 25 Greatest Sports Bloopers of All Time
There seems to be a special place in sports for moments of laughter. These moments can include the ridiculous, pure forces of nature, unfortunate wrongdoings of athletes, or some combination that ends up bringing a smile to somebody out there. Here are the 25 best sports bloopers ever.
25. Randy Johnson Takes Out a Bird
Randy Johnson was always known as an imposing force on the mound, but nobody ever thought he would be able to kill a living organism with a baseball. Unfortunately for one dove, Johnson did just that on March 24, 2001.
24. Derrick Williams Forgets to Put Ball In The Basket
Derrick Williams is an athletic specimen, but he should probably refrain from giving himself passes off the backboard ever again in a live NBA game.
23. Midges Attack Joba Chamberlain
Few people know what midges are, but they made life terrible for Joba Chamberlain during the second game of the 2007 ALDS.
22. Marion Barber Messes Up Backflip
Nobody doubts the actual skill it takes to score a touchdown at the NFL level, but Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber made himself look foolish by failing in an attempted back flip after scoring in 2011.
21. Luis Castillo Drops Fly Ball
Luis Castillo won three Gold Glove Awards during his MLB career, but will live in New York Mets infamy for dropping a fly ball in 2009 against the New York Yankees. The drop cemented a Yankees win, and gave Castillo the wrath of angry Mets fans for at least one year.
20. Woody Austin Falls In Pond
Woody Austin has had an impressive PGA Tour career, but fans everywhere were left falling on the ground laughing after he fell in the water while attempting a shot during the 2007 Presidents Cup.
19. Prince Fielder Gets Lost In Rundown
Prince Fielder will never be known as a menacing figure on the basepaths, but fans expect better than him diving aimlessly at a base, which he did during Game 6 of the 2013 ALCS.
18. David Luiz Smiles After Diving
Diving is simply a part of soccer, but people were left shaking their heads after seeing Chelsea defender David Luiz visibly smiling after a dive. That the dive resulted in a red card for Manchester United defender Rafael only made things worse.
17. Houston Astros Fan Lets Foul Ball Hit Girlfriend
Most baseball fans relish the opportunity to catch a fly ball, but this Houston Astros fan actually moved out of the way of a relatively weak pop-up. To make matters worse, the ball ended up hitting his girlfriend.
16. Sergio Ramos Drops Copa del Rey Trophy Under Bus
The 2011 Copa del Rey was the first competition that Real Madrid won since 2008, but Sergio Ramos didn't take long to put a damper on the feat. The star center back dropped the Copa del Rey trophy during the victory parade, and the bus he was riding on ran the trophy over.
15. Patrik Stefan Misses Empty Net
Patrik Stefan stands out as one of the most disappointing No. 1 selections in NHL history, and he showed why by missing an empty net in 2007. To make matters worse, Edmonton Oilers forward Ales Hemsky scored a goal right after the missed opportunity.
14. Alex Rodriguez Slaps Ball Out of Bronson Arroyo's Glove
Alex Rodriguez can never seem to do anything right, and in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS, he looked foolish by slapping a ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove. Rodriguez would subsequently be called out because of the infraction.
13. Referee Knocks Down South Carolina Quarterback
Referees are normally the hated men in any sporting league, but this one referee became a Sportscenter hero by taking out South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia.
12. Girl Throws Ball Back at Philadelphia Phillies Game
Every dad dreams of catching a fly ball for his son or daughter, and this dream came true for one father at a Philadelphia Phillies game. Unfortunately, his young daughter decided to throw the ball back, in turn becoming an internet sensation and leaving one father feeling a bit foolish.
11. LeBron James Flops Like a Dead Fish
Basketball players have seemed to adopt flopping into the sport with pride in recent years, with Miami Heat star LeBron James taking part in a particularly egregious dive.
10. Tim Howard Scores From His Own Box
Everton goalie Tim Howard pulled off a seemingly impossible feat by scoring a goal from his own box against Bolton Wanderers in 2012. The goal was part luck and part an exceptionally strong right leg, but it ended up amazing fans nevertheless.
9. DeSean Jackson Drops Ball On One-Yard Line
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has exceptional talent, but he cheated himself out of a touchdown by dropping the ball at the one-yard line against the Dallas Cowboys back in 2008.
8. Steve Bartman Steals Pop-Up From Moises Alou
Steve Bartman will forever live in Chicago Cubs for simply trying to catch a pop-up during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. Cubs left fielder Moises Alou was angered by missing out on the ball, and Chicago imploded after the play, failing to make the World Series for the first time since 1908.
7. Appalachian State's Brian Okam Makes Embarrassing Free Throw
There are times when players try to hit the rim or backboard on a free throw, but Appalachian State's Brian Okam airballed this shot, and it wasn't even close.
6. Hartford University's Nenad Cudic Failed Attempts At Taunting Before Penalty Kick
Goalies have a tough time getting the upper edge in penalty kicks, and Nenad Cudic made it clear that doing cart wheels wasn't the recipe for success.
5. Chris Weber Calls Timeout
Chris Weber was part of the Fab Five Michigan team that would go on to make the 1993 NCAA championship game, which was when history was made for all the wrong reasons. With only 11 seconds left in the game, Weber called a timeout that Michigan didn't have, in turn drawing a technical foul and cementing a victory for North Carolina.
4. Ground Ball Goes Through Legs of Bill Buckner
Bill Buckner is known around the world for this ground ball that went underneath his legs and forced Game 7 in the 1986 World Series.
3. Mark Sanchez Butt Fumble
Mark Sanchez never lived up to the expectations with the New York Jets, but the butt fumble in 2012 really cemented his poor standing with the team's fanbase.
2. Kent State's Andre Parker Runs The Wrong Way After Fumble Recovery
Andre Parker picked up a 58-yard fumble return during the first week of the 2012 college football season, but unfortunately he was running the wrong way. The weirdest thing about the play is that Parker's teammates actually put down a couple blocks for him, though that doesn't make him any smarter.
1. Jose Canseco Sends Ball Into Stands With Head
Jose Canseco was never known for his defensive prowess, but that is no excuse for letting a fly ball go off his head and into the stands for a home run back in 1992.