It's a well-known fact that the camera is unforgiving. Who hasn't experienced that jarring moment when a bad photo shatters the personal delusion of coolness you'd had so much faith in for so long?
For most of us, a set of photos yields a handful you find acceptable, and the rest run the spectrum of weird to awful. Then there's the one or two that make you wish you were never even born and/or seriously question all of your life decisions.
Professional athletes live in a world of flashbulbs. Whether the photographers capture the action in the game, the presser following it or are just trying to get a candid shot of their nightlife, most athletes have countless images of themselves floating around the web.
Some may come from their own social media accounts, like Twitter, and that's on them. But many more are documented by the various outlets like Getty Images. Speaking of Getty, talk about a virtual treasure trove featuring some awesomely awkward, weird and creepy photos of athletes' faces.
Maybe it's not entirely fair to highlight these real-time moments that are rarely noticed in real time. It's like when you pause the DVR and someone is making the dumbest face you've ever seen in your life.
But guess what! Life's not fair.
So here are 100 pics of athletes making weird faces.