Dead silence: the result of most extremely awkward situations.
From failed high-five attempts to unintended racism to press conference drama, awkward moments are commonplace in the world of sports.
It's all live—and since it's unscripted, anything can happen. That "anything" often turns into an "I don't know what to do next" situation.
Of all the awkward situations that have occurred, what follows are the 50 worst—in other words, the most awkward moments in sports history...
"All right, who just kissed you?"
It won't come off!
The fact that Vujacic is the one falling makes it 10 times funnier.
Have any other athletes had this happen before?
My face itches.
Good ol' knuckles.
Best poker face ever.
Forget coaching, forget television. After Kobe retires, he has a career in Texas hold 'em.
The definition of a "brain fart."
Odom thought he was playing street ball in NY.
No love for the quarterback.
It's not even like he was the backup/clipboard holder either.
Who says white men can't dance?
"Get back in your cage."
Marion was just about to go showtime.
Now that's what you call a wicked curveball.
Seriously, though, how do you miss that bad?
"He's got getting-away-from-the-cops speed!"
This would be so much worse if Gus Johnson wasn't black.
Everybody loves Andrew.
And since when are there seven players per team on the court?
Fast-forward to 4:45.
Don't hate—he was just protecting against the cutback.
They don't call him "Fat Albert" for nothing.
Kevin Love will be on an All-NBA team soon enough, but he's already on the All-Awkward Team.
He walks hunched over for about 10 feet lunging for the high five.
The reporter who asked the question is my hero.
Looks like Brown had a nice pre-press conference puff-puff pass.
Ron Artest should write a book. Who wouldn't buy it?
Ron Law No. 379: If you can't stop 'em, pull their pants down.
Run, Forrest, run!
I counted 10 seconds of silence.
If you listen really closely, you can hear the gasps in the background.
Shortly after, you can hear the faint sound of the entire city of Cleveland imploding.
Stupid ice skates.
At least he almost got in the net.
"Uh-oh, I'll make up for it now."
One player has to hide in his warmup jacket so no one sees him laughing.
Fast-forward to 1:00.
This could have been so much worse.
On national television, they managed to stay professional despite "Hey, Kobe, tell me how my @#$ tastes," about a year earlier.
"The Bears are who we thought they were!"
My name Owen, I play football.
My name Owen, I no graduate.
"Your hands are tender; they can move and caress the ball."
The funniest man in America was then fired.
"That's why I was telling my kid to bust your !@#$%& kid in the mouth!"
John Chaney is one fiery old grandpa.
"I'm killing this mother !@#$%&."
How Tyson made it through first grade I'll never know.
Jim Rome got burned.
"It's not funny, it's not funny—nothing's funny to me."
I bet he thought this was funny.
"You got a favorite Laker?"
Then Vanessa Bryant stopped beating Khloe Kardashian and pulled out a gun.
Ouch, the double-whammy.
She forgets the lines and she falls on the ice.
Fast-forward to 0:55.
Mayweather was about to put his gloves back on and fight Larry Merchant.
Who else sees "Pretty Boy Floyd" as an auctioneer when he retires?
After telling San Diego and the national media that he would refuse to play for the Chargers, Manning was drafted by them anyway.
As Eli's trying to force a smile, Paul Tagliabue's thinking, "Take that, you stuck-up little brat."
"That's how I feel!"
I didn't think anyone could get that intense over women's basketball.
"That's my quarterback."
Whenever Jeff Garcia and Donovan McNabb need a good laugh, they watch this clip.
If athletes and coaches voted for their most hated interviewer, Jim Grey might be a unanimous decision.
"This is a prosecutor's brief; it's not an interview."
TV: $400. Cable: $60 per month.
Seeing Dan Marino's death stare: Priceless.
"I'm a !@#$%& soldier!"
All football players should think like Kellen Winslow.
I want to know what that 49ers player said to Marshall after he threw the ball out of the end zone.
I bet Marshall had a hard time playing "pin the tail on the donkey" as a kid.
"I'm a man! I'm 40!"
If whoever wrote the article was at that press conference, they were probably ready to crawl in a hole.
I'm not trying to make fun of the situation at all.
It's still awkward—not funny, but awkward.
"I couldn't care less about the team strugg-l-ing."
Joe Namath may be different sober, but when drunk he's just like every other drunk.
How'd you get hurt, Gus?
Well, see, I scrambled away from the rush, dodged a linebacker or two and as I dove for the pylon their safety hit me head-to-head...But I still got in; check the box score.
How'd you get hurt, Bill?
Well, see, I was kicking a field goal when the defender dove for the ball trying to block it and he took out my leg, but I still made the kick despite the contact; check the box score.
Nobody ever told Hal that there are no stupid questions.
The guy who appears 56 seconds in asked the stupidest question.
Don't touch my baby!
Not because of age, not because of head injuries. This boxer retired because of embarrassment.
Again, I'm not trying to make fun of the situation, especially if he has a speech impediment.
It's awkward—not funny, but awkward.
Are you serious?
I know it was unintentional, but just wow.
He's like a little kid who won't move until he gets his way, except this little kid has a receding hair line.
"I need to speak to the athletic director!"
I wonder if this will be their touchdown celebration if the Pittsburgh Steelers draft Mike Pouncey this year.