Twitter has taken the sports world by storm with humorous accounts specializing in mockery and jokes about athletes and breaking news.
Fake accounts of top athletes that poke fun at sporting personalities provide perfect comic relief for Twitter followers.
The funniest Twitter accounts in sports include fake athlete accounts, top broadcasting personalities, false sports media outlets and other miscellaneous sports-dedicated accounts.
Here is a list of the 15 funniest Twitter accounts in sports.
The Onion Sports Network (OSN) is a classic at this point.
The people of the OSN rattle off humorous article after humorous article.
After the controversial holding call at the end of the Super Bowl, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh ranted and raved for the referees to throw a flag.
The OSN Twitter account released this headline in their tweet,
Family Wondering When Jim Harbaugh Will Stop Making Holding Sign Every 5 Seconds onion.com/XoGUkj— Onion Sports Network (@OnionSports) February 7, 2013
While reading the OSN's headlines is funny, their articles are the true gem, so it comes in at No. 15.
Peyton Manning has been one of the major faces of the NFL ever since he entered into the league.
Maybe that's why his head has become one of the funniest sports Twitter accounts out there.
Peyton's Head is rather large, and the tweets fit the aura.
The account's description says, "You've seen me on the football field, on tv. Face it. You can't miss me. Eli's big brother's head, making fun of NFL, sports, and my size."
Peyton's Head is always quick to make fun of the NFL,
NFL teams can begin using the Franchise Tag today through March 4.The Jets aren't expected to use theirs as they have no franchise player.— Peyton's Head (@PeytonsHead) February 18, 2013
The wittiness of Peyton's Head as well as the magnitude of Peyton Manning in the NFL lands this account at No. 14.
Hockey may be the least-watched sport of the major sports in the United States, but let's give hockey some credit.
It is a brutal sport that demands toughness and skill just like football and other physical sports.
Hockey deserves some acknowledgement and credit for "chirping" about a great sport.
Chirp Hard Hockey says it all in the name, it "chirps."
The account taunts and cracks witty remarks about every and all things hockey.
Here is a great tweet from Chirp Hard Hockey,
NBA all star game? yeah, hold up i'll watch it with you after i huff paint and walk into oncoming traffic..— Chirp Hard Hockey. (@ChirpHard) February 17, 2013
It's honest and funny.
Chirp Hard Hockey is sometimes vulgar, but nonetheless, it generates laughter.
The Fake SportsCenter is great when it comes to breaking news tweets with a satirical take.
The account is made up of "rogue reporters gone undercover at ESPN," and they live up to the challenge.
After the lackluster event known as the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Fake SportsCenter released this tweet,
Reports beginning to surface that one of the participants in the dunk contest can grab the rim— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) February 17, 2013
The Fake SportsCenter pokes fun left and right and stays extremely current with its tweets.
If the Fake SportsCenter did not have competition coming from other fake ESPN accounts, it would rank higher on this list.
Happy Gilmore, played by comedian Adam Sandler, is an icon of humor in the sports world. The movie has become a sports comedy classic.
Someone took Happy Gilmore to a whole new level in the world of Twitter.
Adam Sandler's character always had angry and wise-crack remarks, and the Twitter account picks up where Sandler left off.
Happy Gilmore made this tweet about Mark Sanchez,
BREAKING: New York Jets knuckleballer Mark Sanchez has been traded to the New York Mets for minor league prospects.— Happy Gilmore (@_Happy_Gilmore) February 18, 2013
@_Happy_Gilmore cracks jokes, but also thrives off picture attachments.
The account would rank higher if it was solely a humorous account. Happy Gilmore sends tweets about general sports news which limits the magnitude of hilarity.
Who doesn't enjoy a little creativity with a Twitter account?
Mikhail Prokhorov, the billionaire owner of the Brooklyn Nets, is a mogul from Russia and provides great comedy.
The account builds off a standard Russian accent that uses poor grammar and limited use of "a", "an" and "the."
The Fake Prokhorov made a tweet about Kris Humphries' latest commercial that mocks his coolness,
What is point of such commercial? Every one is already know Kris Humphrey is "cool guy."— Mikhail Prokhorov (@Fake_Prokhorov) February 18, 2013
The Fake Prokhorov makes tweets that go beyond the Brooklyn Nets community.
With just 7,093 followers so far, this is still a budding account.
Lou Holtz has become a punching bag for jokes with his sportscasting on College Football Live.
The great coach, who emerged while at Notre Dame, has difficulties with enunciating words, so that is where the Twitter account comes in.
The Pretend Lou Holtz writes out words as if Holtz were actually speaking.
The account also continuously portrays Holtz's bias toward the Fighting Irish, as seen in this tweet,
Hath a crashee dream lash nighth that the Irishish losh to shoopid Alathama by four touchthowns!Glad thath didn't happen.— Lou Holtz (@PretendLouHoltz) January 8, 2013
Pretend Lou Holtz typically runs throughout the college football season.
After Notre Dame's blowout loss in the BCS National Championship, Pretend Lou Holtz was devastated, but he did provide some great comedy.
Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, so how on Earth can anyone make fun of him?
Answer: Blow up his ego and make a Twitter account.
Tom Brady's ego is like Peyton's Head, but on a whole different level.
As the Patriots are trying to build up the team in free agency and poise themselves for another Super Bowl run, the account made this tweet,
Tom Brady - Patriots pitch to free agents— Tom Brady's Ego (@TomBradysEgo) February 19, 2013
It's egotistical. But, that's the point.
Brady can be funny, despite being a focused, determined NFL quarterback and his fake enlarged ego makes him even funnier.
In a world that revolves around text communications, especially on the iPhone, Fake Sports Texts is a brilliant idea.
The tweets lead to pictures that detail conversations between athletes, organizations and sports figures.
Fake Sports Texts is one funny sports Twitter account that needs to be checked out.
Here are some links to funny texts in the last few days:
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is always at end of jokes due to his resemblance to a dinosaur and being the "third wheel" of the Heat's Big Three.
Congratulations for thinking outside of the box, Emo Chris Bosh.
The account portrays Bosh as emotionally distraught because he was the star in Toronto, and now, he is the third-best player in Miami.
Emo Chris Bosh satirizes this concept and exaggerates the magnitude of Bosh's supposed "depression".
With the recent meteor that landed in Russia, the account released this tweet,
Told LeBron I had a terrible weekend. He said at least none of the asteroids hit my family this time. I'M NOT A DINOSAUR DAMMIT!!— Emo Chris Bosh (@EmoChrisBosh) February 18, 2013
It's all in good fun with Emo Chris Bosh, and this account never disappoints, so it comes in at No. 6.
The Fake ESPN is one of the most popular funny sports accounts on Twitter.
It is a consistently funny account that revolves around the breaking news on the actual ESPN at any given time.
The Fake ESPN writes fake headlines that could show up anywhere on ESPN.
Anything that is current in the news is fair game for the Fake ESPN, as seen here,
Joe Flacco no longer asking for Drew Brees money, now asking for Roger Goodell money.— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) February 18, 2013
RIP Jerry Buss. We won't let Dwight Howard get away with this.— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) February 18, 2013
The Fake ESPN is probably the most consistent source of sports comedy on Twitter and comes in at No. 5.
John Madden is one of football's biggest celebrities with his career as a coach, broadcaster and his video-game franchise.
Yet, he is also one of the best to make fun of.
Frank Caliendo of MADtv always ridiculed John Madden as seen here.
It was only a matter of time before a fake John Madden account boomed on Twitter.
Faux John Madden focuses on NFL news and jokes, but also steps outside of the NFL and makes jokes about sports in general.
Here is one of Faux John Madden's more recent tweets,
.@mattbarkley will not throw at Scouting Combine due to fears of becoming a Chief or Jaguar.— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) February 18, 2013
Faux John Madden is smart, honest and ultimately a comedian of the sports Twitter world.
The real Dany Heatley is somewhat of a bad boy of the NHL.
Not Dany Heatley is a bad boy of sports Twitter accounts.
He swears, and he's vulgar, but no one can deny that he isn't funny.
It's hard to find a clean tweet, so here is one,
yeah, game in Vancouver, bought some sunscreen for the Sedin sisters and Schneider so the lights in Rogers arena dont burn them this time— not Dany Heatley (@DanyAllStar15) February 12, 2013
Just check out @DanyAllStar15, it's worth it for some vulgar comedy about hockey.
There's a reason why Not Bill Walton has 135,767 followers and counting.
It is one of the funniest Twitter accounts, period.
Not Bill Walton is ruthless and beats up players repeatedly with its tweets.
Dwight Howard has been the biggest target as of late due to his attitude and the Lakers' woes,
Dwight Howard's free throw shooting > Dwight Howard's jokes— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) February 18, 2013
Here's another tweet criticizing today's NBA and the All-Star Game,
GOODNESS GRACIOUS, SAKES ALIVE!! I JUST SPOTTED SOME DEFENSE IN THE NBA ALL-STAR GAME! IT DOES EXIST!!— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) February 18, 2013
Not Bill Walton is whole lot funnier than the real Bill Walton and is one of the most popular sports Twitter accounts, thanks to a mastery of sports satire.
Little Nate stole the NFL commercial season with his grilling of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
The Play 60 Kid has become the young face of smack talk.
Nate is just a cute, innocent kid with a big mouth, and he is not afraid to use in the Play 60 Kid Twitter account.
With Cam Newton's mom, Cam Newton and the NFL draft as his hot topics, the Play 60 Kid provides endless humor for all who read his tweets.
Here is a great tweet with a text conversation between Nate and Cam Newton (click on the link),
I might as well, since there's no school tomorrow. twitter.com/NatePlay60/sta…— Play 60 Kid (@NatePlay60) February 18, 2013
This account is the gold mine of sports Twitter accounts.
Here is another tweet sent while Terrance Ross dunked over a little kid,
Tweet, while he dunks over me.— Play 60 Kid (@NatePlay60) February 17, 2013
The Play 60 Kid is the funniest Twitter account in sports and is the best daily sports comedy around. That's why it ranks No. 1.