The Weirdest Brawls in Sports

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The Weirdest Brawls in Sports
Andrew Gombert for The New York TImes

If you are like me, brawls are one of your favorite things about sports. Especially when they come at the most unexpected times. 

Everyone expects hockey brawls. It's the knock-down, drag-out fights that happen on the court, the race track, the practice arena or even in the stands that really get our blood pumping. 

Sometimes, the average grind of a sports game can be a bit monotonous, and there's nothing like a hay-maker here and there to get us interested again. Plus, it's always fun to see which athletes are the true warriors who won't back away from a punk threatening to throw a punch and which athletes are, well, the punks. 

Anyone can act like a tough guy with their pads/helmets/teammates as armor, but what happens when they're left to their own devices? 

Generally, something really, really funny or something really, really embarrassing. Here are some of them.

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