Official athlete portraits are typically a vanilla affair, not unlike the lifeless poses that fill the pages of high school yearbooks. The photo captures the subject from their mid-chest and above—eyes perpetually staring ahead, face nearly emotionless.
But, like any vast, monotonous collection of images, any single face or pose that stands apart...is particularly striking.
After extensive scientific research and analysis, I've discovered that the ratio of lame-to-weird official athlete portraits nearly mirrors that found in the average high school yearbook.
Whereas that super quiet guy with a mullet from algebra class produced an awesomely out-there portrait with a sneer and metal sign with his hand, there are more than a few athletes who—intended or not—turned something innocuous into a moment of weird.
These are the weirdest official athlete portraits.