People who call themselves athletes—not the dude at the gym who’s always eager to offer unsolicited workout tips, but those individuals who compete at a pro or collegiate level—are fortunate for so many reasons.
Athletes have a rare combination of talent and physical capability that the average person simply can’t duplicate with training and hard work alone. No matter how many laps you run around the track, it’s highly unlikely you’ll wake-up one day and be able to run a sub-4.5 in the 40 yard dash.
However, just because some people are born with the natural ability to sink three-pointers, or redirect an airborne puck between a goalie’s blocker and the post, it doesn’t mean that great fashion sense is part of the package deal. Considering these same folks are often massive, relative to us “normals”, there are ample opportunities for hilarity when it comes to athletes and what they wear.
In a world where millions of people walk around with a de facto digital camera/computer in their pocket, there is no shortage of photos available on the Interwebs that showcase some veritable fashion disasters (some intended, some not.) And as the late, great Chris Farley once taught us, a “fat man in a tiny coat” is comedy gold.
These are the funniest athlete outfits of the last year caught on camera.