50 Best Sports Signs Ever
Sports signs come in all shapes and sizes, and some of them are particularly funny.
Here are the rankings of the 50 best sports signs of all time.
No. 50: The Ugly Girls
The classic, and chauvinistic, college sports sign.
You have to wonder, though: How many of those fans proved to be hypocrites after the game?
No. 49: Pregnancy
Those fans nailed one possibility.
But considering those refs' age, it's probably menopause.
No. 48: Albert Pujols Walks
The question the opposing pitcher is asking: Why wouldn't I walk Albert Pujols?
No. 47: Fig Newtons
A great sports sign because it's universal.
Who hasn't heard of Fig Newtons?
No. 46: Duke vs. Maryland Rivalry
It's always good to honor an old rivalry.
That is what Maryland did when they put up a sign making Duke star Kyle Singler look like a crazy punk rocker.
No. 45: Underwear
Although he's not slim, those probably didn't belong to Mangino.
The big question is: Where did those kids find someone who actually uses underwear like that? Were they made for a blue whale?
No. 44: Manning-Lite
Not after those two Super Bowl-winning performances, sweetheart.
No. 43: No Boise State
It's true, Boise isn't a state.
But, sadly for those fans, the Broncos are not any less dominant because of it. What they lack in statehood, they make up for in total dominance on the football field.
No. 42: Dirk Love
He's perennially underrated, but is there a more beloved NBA player in his home city?
No. 41:Garry Bettman's Mastercard
Nice to see someone verbalizing a widely held sentiment.
Will NHL commissioner Gary Bettman lock this kid ou,t too?
No. 40: The Matthews Sack
You can just hear Jay Cutler saying, "OK, baby, you can take my place in the line of fire!"
No. 39: Occupy ESPN
Is there a less popular sports figure anywhere than Craig James?
Maybe if ESPN fires James, no one will want to occupy the network.
No. 38: The Ryan Braun Conundrum
Well, he could win you an MVP—or embroil you in a cheating scandal.
Just depends on your perspective, right?
No. 37: Last Gasp of a Twins Fan
Said the Twins fan to the Dodger world during the Frank McCourt saga.
But, after $200 million of spending by new, loyal Dodgers owners, who is laughing now?
No. 36: Who's Got Em'?
It's one of baseball's biggest questions, even now.
In a truthful poll, how many baseball stars would raise their hands?
No. 35: Married to Jesus
Perhaps Tim Tebow behaves so like Jesus that she got the two mixed up?
Or maybe she's just a horny nun.
No. 34: Put Us on TV
Clearly, that wish was granted.
Was it the sign or its holders that prompted the cameraman?
No. 33: Wrong Direction
She's got it a little confused, pointing upside down in the wrong direction.
Just like Notre Dame's title hopes since the 1980s.
No. 32: Biggest Idiot Ever
The bumbles for thought was a nice touch.
Do fans take hours to write these, treating them as works of art? Sometimes I wonder.
No. 31: Don't Texxxt
You've got to wonder, though: How many would actually resist a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback?
No. 30: Overpriced Beer
This charming sign made me think of Cubs fans everywhere.
After all, what fan in the Wrigley Field bleachers spends less than $35 on beer?
No. 29: The Doghouse
That baby will be in college before he gets out of her doghouse.
No. 28: Changing Fortunes
This sign has been true for oh-so-many years.
Will Robert Griffin change things in Washington forever?
No. 27: Brown Blues
The hard part for Cleveland: Their former Browns, the Baltimore Ravens, are now one of the best teams in the NFL.
And the real Browns of Cleveland? Nope, they're still awful.
No 26: ESPN vs. BCS
This is a Boise State fan...so did she actually mean to write "Occupy the BCS" in honor of the rankers who have ruined her school's title hopes for the last half decade?
No. 25: Boogerfest
Boogers are always good for a laugh...in kindergarten. Or as an adult, since it cracked me up.
But seriously, who actually makes an anti-Chase Daniel sign? The guy isn't exactly Tom Brady on the hate scale.
No. 24: Lou Holtz
Somewhere in Michigan, where fans hate Notre Dame, children are solving a math problem.
"If you add up the number of "s's" Lou Holtz uses on TV in a year, how many millions do you get?"
No. 23: The Shame of Losing
As bad as your team is, I'm sure someone wants them. After all, sports fans are sports fans...we like to watch the game.
Even if it's sometimes un-watchable.
No. 22: Start Your Engine
Who wants to pay people a tip to do it anymore? In this economy, even fake men get out of the car and pump their own gas.
No. 21: Who Needs Basketball?
Thankfully, the NBA lockout is over.
But, isn't it funny how much the average fan prefers football?
No. 20: Where Is Chris Bosh?
Yet again, Chris Bosh gets snubbed.
Where is his Justin Bieber hairdoo?
No. 19: Pat Summit
Pat Summit is incredibly tough—Bruce Pearl should be so lucky to come close.
No. 18: Old Man's Slam Dunk
Sure Paul Pierce may be getting up there in age.
But don't tell him that or he'll stare you down and knock down a pretty jumper from the top of the key.
No. 17: More Time
Anti-Duke signs are some of the most creative in college basketball.
That may be because the school's combination of wealth, elitism, and soft treatment from officials gives haters plenty of material for jokes.
No. 16: Sacked
Brett Favre's sexting scandal always left me pondering one question: Was he wearing Wrangler jeans when he snapped the picture?
No. 15: Everyone's a Sex Addict
One man's take on the Tiger Woods sex scandal.
How many golf fans would say he is dead on?
No. 14: Ball-Handling
For an anti-Ronaldo fan, she certainly chose a flattering poster.
Makes you want to reassess your own workout routine, doesn't it?
No. 13: Penile Similarities
It's hard to say if that is an insult or a compliment.
If you looked like a penis, what would you say?
No. 12: Air Tribute
While many former fans have mocked Tiger Woods since his sex scandals rocked the golf world, how many did it from the air?
No. 11: Tebow's Clothing
First it was his religion, now it's his clothes.
Is Tim Tebow the most scrutinized athlete of this generation?
Maybe, but jorts are simply unacceptable—just like Tebow's passing accuracy.
The big difference: Tebow can improve but jorts will always be awful.
No. 10: SARS or Boredom
The SARS epidemic may be long gone, but the risk of boredom from a Blue Jays game remains an ever present danger.
No. 9: Mocking OJ
Let's play, "Where's Waldo." With OJ Simpson.
Can you identify the subtle dig at OJ in the picture?
No. 8: Thomas Edison Loses
Kudos. Whenever you can link your team's historic losing benchmark to one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind, it's impressive.
What sign will an enterprising, inspired Cubs fan draw up?
No. 7: Butler Service
Give those Duke fans credit: Their school really was a class above Butler in that game.
And, Duke is a school for rich kids after all, so maybe they actually had real butlers to tip.
No. 6: Jest
Well, now everyone knows which New York football fan base is smarter.
Or was this spelling error just that, a "jest"?
No. 5: Basketball Llama
The resemblance between Pau Gasol and that Ilama is striking.
Has the Spanish star ever launched a spit projectile at an opponent on the court?
No. 4: BJ Flop
What a spelling error!
Or, perhaps Blue Jays games are not so boring after all.
No. 3: Hard Georgia
I guess being harder is what it takes to succeed as the quarterback of Georgia football.
But on the field or at a frat party?
No. 2: Multiple Conferences
BYU is part of two conferences: the Mountain West and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
But two terrible conferences don't equal one good one, so perhaps BYU should just join the Big East.
Wait, did I just imply that the Big East is a good conference?
No. 1: Solving the Mystery
Why do men love sporting events?
I think this sign just solved that timeless mystery.