All-time Funniest Athletes
I was asked to help select the funniest moments in sports and sports movies. I’m going to take a different spin on this and pick out some of the funniest athletes. I’m sure I’m leaving a bunch out, so feel free to add. These are in no particular order.
Yogi Berra – The Yankee great was a classic. He came up with some of baseball’s most memorable quotes. Here’s an example: “Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.”
Muhammad Ali – Another guy with the gift of gab. Here’s one of Ali’s: “Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the U.S. Bureau of Wildlife.”
Rickey Henderson – Anyone that talks in the third person as much as Rickey is hilarious to me. Here is one of Rickey’s keepers: “This is Rickey calling on behalf of Rickey. Rickey wants to play baseball.”
Charles Barkley – The guy simply doesn’t have an edit button. His mouth occasionally gets him into trouble, but you have to love his honesty.
Shaq – The Big Aristotle almost always wears a great big smile and delivers some great lines. You can just tell he is fun. Went a little over the top with his question to Kobe, but he’s delivered enough over the years to forgive him.
Peyton Manning – Was surprisingly funny on SNL, plus he’s a big time practical joker.
Reggie Miller – If you have ever heard him on the Dan Patrick radio show, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Reggie Alawishus Miller is a funny cat.
Max Patkin – The Crown Prince of Baseball. Enough said.
Bob Uecker – Although, I use the word “athlete” loosely with him
Mike Tyson – If he wasn’t such a train wreck (and scary for that matter), he might crack the list.