My Top Five Most Notoriously Funny Sports "Things" - Nail in the Eye Style...
OK, I have to admit that I find humor in some very strange places...this is a bit of a departure from most "Top" funny lists but my criteria was simple...what at first made me cringe but later made me laugh out loud...
As any good sports fan would do I have learned to take what was once painful and turn it into something - uh - hmmm - funny?
Join me on my tour of the absurd!
1a - Tonya Harding – Ice Skating and…
These pics say it all… If only Tonya would wear that makeup in the ring she could have a new career!
Champion ice skater, D-list celeb boxer, benefactor of an assault on a fellow competitor...
Hollywood couldn't write this stuff.
1b - Tonya - Displaying Both of Her Boxing Assets...
Kinda makes you wonder what anybody saw in her "wedding night" video...
2 - Cadets, Ponies, and, Sabers…
In 1981 the SMU Pony Express was really getting into gear. Dickerson and James combined to create one of the most feared backfields ever in college football.
But, as we all know, college football’s clashes aren’t limited to the field or even the parking lot…
Kyle Field, home of the Texas A&M Aggies, is considered a shrine by many. Kyle Field game day and on-field traditions are rich in tradition and honored by most… but not all…
My SMU Mustangs had just scored yet another touchdown much to the dismay of the Aggie home crowd, per SMU tradition, the Pony cheerleaders spelled out S M U on a corner of the field and did a few push-ups to boot.
Well, either they didn’t know or didn’t care but that broke a big Aggie rule. The result, the patrolling Corps of Cadet’s OD (that’s Officer of the Day to you non-Aggies out there) grew incensed and lost his head.
He brandished his saber and headed toward the male SMU cheerleaders demanding that the exit the field.
Yep, an armed Aggie Cadet was stirring up trouble with a cheerleader in front of a packed house.
A photo of this incident made most sports page headlines the next day.
Aggies acting like Aggies – priceless.
3a - Brian Bosworth, The Boz - Part One
The Boz made soccer news when he was drafted in the 12th round of the 1987 MILS draft by the Tacoma Stars. Why do you ask? Could it have been that the Boz was a duel sport athlete just like his nemisis Bo Jackson?
The Boz, never one to be outdone, wrote a few letters to NFL teams informing them that if he was selected,, he would not show up for practice nor would he play. The Tacoma Stars management, having not received such a letter, decided to exercise a draft option on the Boz as a joke.
I’ll place this a bit higher in my draft at No. 3.
3b - Brian Bosworth, The Boz - Part Two
“The Boz” by Brian Bosworth and Rick Reilly.
Really, do I need to say more? I love how the Boz keeps referring to himself in the third person.
The Trey says that’s priceless.
4 - Olympic 10 Meter Air Pistol Shooting... Don't Shoot Your Eye Out!!!
All due respect to those that spend hours of time and thousands of dollars training for this sport...
On one hand, I'm busting a gut that this is even in the Olympics - on the other hand I am REALLY mad that the USA doesn't rule this event... weren't we all raised shooting Daisy or Crossman BB guns?
Since when did the Chinese start shooting these things?
Is this the curse of Ralphie Parker's Mother? Are we collectively afraid that we will shoot our eyes out?
5 - The Bachelor - Jesse Palmer!
OK - As a HUGE Gator fan it kills me to toss Jesse under the bus but really, didn't we all cringe when we heard that the Canadian Cannon was going to be the season five Bachelor?
I'm sure the Ol' Ball Coach secretly tossed his visor over this one.
I'm laughing because it could have been worse... he could have been on Jerry Springer.
Honorable Mention - English Premier League Songs
Having witnessed a few EPL games first hand let me just say that the songs the crowd (aka "supporters") sing would make sailors run out of bars. Don't believe me? Just check out this link and see for yourself
Clever, brutal, funny, and oh so insulting! Brilliant!