Amidst the breathtaking athleticism and inspirational determination featured in the sports world is an endless array of humorous moments.
Sometimes entertaining, other times baffling, these instances subtly shadow the iconic realm of sports.
Saliva airborne, smiles far from intact and anxiety at full force, these emotional occurrences continue to excite eager sports fans.
Here are the 50 funniest facial expressions in sports.
Uncertain whether to be excited or petrified, the impending victim seems destined for a nightmare.
Don't push too hard.
Despite being notorious for his controversial reactions, Andy Roddick still manages to surprise us with yet another arrogant response.
Yao Ming's face may be synonymous with disturbing and baffling, but his opponent has intrigued fans with his own unique way of defending a 7'6" mammoth.
As if his 7'1" frame wasn't intimidating enough, Shaquille O'Neal's facial expressions reek of a fearless nature.
As we give one shout out to a bewildered fan, we'll wish we hadn't.
This kick to the head may actually tighten several screws.
As this diver immediately regrets signing up for the Olympics, he remembers feeling the same way after stepping on a roller coaster.
This referee seems to be thinking twice about his career choice.
This may be the patented face of the annoying yet legendary Charles Barkley, but it still makes us cringe.
We'll have what he's having.
He may not be a ferocious superstar, but Drew Gooden always makes it look good.
Competitive dancing never ceases to engage the camera.
Searching for his next victim.
Brian McCann always keeps his eyes on the ball.
Jeremy Roenick was always one with the glass.
At least he won't need to kick himself afterward.
Giving a tennis ball the curious eye might actually work.
Whatever look he intended failed mightily.
Second baseman Rickie Weeks sacrificed more than an at-bat.
With so much energy exerted on every return, she can't possibly focus on the cameras.
Jay Cutler may look like this on a routine basis, but not usually when his Bears score a touchdown.
The bottoms of football piles have been known to get a bit feisty.
English footballer Phil Jones exudes inspirational leadership.
Just in case you needed any other reason to despise former N.C. State star quarterback Philip Rivers.
Robinho never shies from the spotlight.
While he did have a phenomenal 2011 in winning three majors, Novak Djokovic seems a bit too happy with hitting this ball.
Peter Crouch is seemingly jealous of Cristiano Ronaldo's endless list of conquests.
This game was clearly lacking in excitement.
This performance puts DeSean Jackson's celebrations to shame.
Perhaps making faces at the ball can hinder its intended path.
Shoulder shrugging and baffling looks aside, Eli Manning always makes us simultaneously happy and sympathetic.
As focused divers continue to flood this list, it becomes clear that humor is the key to swimming prowess.
As he attempts a stare-down with the tennis ball, it becomes obvious that his career is dwindling.
As his team passionately backs him up, he leads his troops to battle.
Channing Frye doesn't seem comfortable, either with the gargantuan defender clinging on to him or with the two interfering fingers up his nose.
Perhaps a ping-pong ball can be intimidated.
Tyler Hansbrough attempts to be inspirational.
His flatulence seemingly increases with every curveball.
He earned more points for visuals than for form.
Once known for their acting with regard to flops, soccer players continue to teach fans about their whining prowess.
Whether he's worried or overly confident is insignificant, considering that his opponents have likely left the track long before the start of the race.
As she falls towards a soft rectangle of foam, her life flashes before her eyes.
His determination is quite apparent.
Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had the numbing determination to become arguably the best ever.
This intimidation would reign supreme on the gridiron.
Diving has yet to seem like a fun activity.
Either the wind was treacherous that day, or Marcos Baghdatis morphs into an extraterrestrial being in between matches.