The 35 Most Awkward Moments in Sports

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The 35 Most Awkward Moments in Sports
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Somewhere along the way, the "awkward character" in comedy became extremely popular. From Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents to Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm, the awkward character is this generation's defining comedic trope.

But it doesn't really work in sports.

Sports is at its best when the performances are pristine and the execution is flawless, which is why awkward moments in sports seem so jarring. They feel unnatural, like they are somehow ruining the beauty of the moment.

Thus, I'm pleased to present 35 such instances that ruined the beauty of the moment (or at the very least made it feel really uncomfortable). From weird announcer calls and terrible interviews to wacky dancing and poor singing, I think you'll find these slides painfully amusing.

To the painful amusement!

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