The 10 Funniest Fictional Athletes In Comedy Films

Chris Faig@@ULuminaryCorrespondent IAugust 31, 2010

The 10 Funniest Fictional Athletes In Comedy Films

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    When athletics are mixed with comedy it is always exciting and entertaining.  Both, sports and comedy, are a path of escape from the stress and problems we face in our daily lives.

    The following are the top 10 funniest sports characters ever portrayed on film....

10. Jamal Jefferies AKA Juwanna Mann

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    Jamal Jefferies is a basketball star who becomes indefinitely suspended from the league in the movie Juwanna Mann. Jamal is in a financial crisis and all Jamal knows is basketball. He decides to dress like a woman and try out for the Charlotte Banshees, a women's basketball team as "Juwanna Mann." 

    Although critics will bash this movie, as a sports fan its a fun basketball movie to watch, with most of the credit due to the character Jamal Jefferies.

    He's an all-star athlete who doesn't find his true love for the sport of basketball until he plays as a woman.

9. Kenny Tyler (The 6th Man)

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    Kenny Tyler is a star college basketball player for the University of Washington Huskies in this supernatural comedy. 

    Tyler's brother, and life-time basketball teammate, tragically dies due to an accident in the middle of a basketball game. His brother becomes an angel and aids the Huskies to victory, guiding short baskets into the hoop, since nobody but Kenny can see him.

    Memorable Quotes: "I'm gonna call the Ghostbusters on your ass"

8. Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights)

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    Ricky Bobby is one of the most fierce competitors on this list, always doing everything possible to win.

    Memorable Quotes: "you sound like a dog with peanut butter on the roof of your mouth"

    "Dear Lord baby Jesus, lyin' there in your ghost manger, just lookin' at your Baby Einstein developmental videos, learnin' 'bout shapes and colors. I would like to thank you for bringin' me and my mama together."

    "Shake N Bake"

    "If you ain't first, your're last"

7. Calvin Cambridge (Like Mike)

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    Calvin Cambridge is an orphan who finds a pair of old basketball shoes one day, changing his live forever.  


    Memorable Quotes: "Let me be like Mike"


6. Roy Munson (Kingpin)

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    Memorable Quotes: "How about a gross of fluorescent condoms for the the novelty machine in the men's room? I mean, those are fun even when you're alone. We're talkin' the hula hoop of the nineties."

    "Who's done more research than the good people at the American Tobacco Industry? They say its harmless. Why would they lie? If you're dead, you can't smoke."

5. Phil Weston (Kicking and Screaming)

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    Memorable Quotes: "You're my assistant. You're supposed to back me up and go get me juice boxes whenever I want. Now go get me a juice box!"

    "I'm not crazy, I'm just thirsty!"

    "Well, if it isn't Porkface Jones. I can eat a box of cookies tonight. Can you do that? No. Because you're nothin' but a fart-faced kid."

    "They're like four-foot whirling dervishes. I don't even know what a whirling dervish is but that's what they're like."

4. Sanka Coffie (Cool Runnings)

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    Memorable Quotes: "Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time!"

    "You Want to Kiss My Egg?"

    "I didn't come here to forget who I am and where I come from."


3. Bobby Boucher (WaterBoy)

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    Memorable Quotes: "So that's what opening up a can of whoop-ass feels like. "

    "Now that's what I call high quality H2O"

    "I love my momma very much, now you know that"

    "I was wondering if perhaps you might need the services of an experienced waterboy."


2. Jackie Moon (Semi-Pro)

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    Played by the extremely comical Will Ferrell, Jackie Moon is one of the most entertaining characters ever portrayed in a sports movie.

    Memorable Quotes By Jackie Moon:  "No refunds, consider your refund escaping this death trap with your lives!"

    - "ELE! Everybody love everybody!"

    - "In the anals of history people are going to be talking about three things: The discovery of fire, invention of the submarine, and the Flint, Michigan Mega Bowl. "

    Hilarious Scene:

1. Happy Gilmore

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    Memorable Quotes: "The price is wrong, bitch"

    "Hey, why don't I just go eat some hay, make things out of clay, lay by the bay? I just may! What'd ya say?"

    "Oh man, That was so much easier than putting. I should just try to get the ball in on one shot every time."

    "Hey, if I saw myself in clothes like those, I'd have to kick my own ass."

    "He shoots, He Scores!!"

    "Why didn't you just go home!  That's your home! Are you too good for your home! Answer me!!"

Honorable Mentions

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    Peter La Fleur (Dodgeball)

    Carl Spackler (CaddyShack)

    Paul Crew (The Longest Yard)

    Daniel Bateman (The Replacements)