In the wide world of sports, there are many athletes in every conceivable sport, from football to lawn mower racing.
Each sport has their own cast of characters that make the league interesting to watch and add a hint of depth to what the sport brings.
Every sport has its stone-faced, no-nonsense characters. The Tom Bradys, the Mariano Riveras, the Alex Ovechkins. But to balance the act, every league needs its cast of odd-balls, weirdos, whack jobs, and general nut cases.
Without them, there would be no comic relief or pop to the culture of sport. They make long games as entertaining as possible and keep fans in anticipation of what they'll do next.
So in honor of the oddities that dazzle the sports world, here's a list of some of the most "colorful" athletes in the world of sports.