Comedy Sports & Mistake Moments
Comedy Sports & Mistake Moments
When it comes to sports, I am a huge fan. I enjoy following my favorite teams and players as much as the next person, but what I love most about sports is the camaraderie and spirit it brings. Whether you're a diehard fan or you follow the game casually, there is always something fun and interesting happening during a sporting event. Plus, at the end, we're all winners because the game turns out great and everyone can watch their favorite players perform at their best!
Just like any other hobby you might have, you might enjoy watching or following sports even more if you were able to connect with other fans. Fortunately, you can – through social media. While it might not be the most comfortable place to talk about serious matters, social media can be a great platform for people to come together and have some fun. Plus, you never know what might inspire something funny to say or do!
And that's what this article is all about. Here we're going to take a look at some of the funniest sports-related moments and see how social media helped bring them about. So sit back, relax, and get ready to laugh – because if there's one thing we know it's that nothing is more satisfying than laughing about something serious.
Super Bowl LII Was Fun — & Should Have Ended Earlier
One of the best (and definitely the most famous) example of a funny sports moment is the Super Bowl LII. It was one of the most exciting sports events of the year, and certainly one of the most exciting games I've ever seen in person. It was such a nail-biter – both teams were very good, and the game went to extra time. Finally, the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles 41-33 to take home the trophy. And this was one of the biggest sports triumphs for the Patriots, who had previously only won one other Super Bowl than the two they won in the 1990s.
Unfortunately, it wasn't all fun and games. There were some extremely emotional moments. Towards the end of the game, fans in both teams' stands started chanting “USA, USA” in honor of late Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, who had passed away earlier that day. It was a beautiful moment, and it truly captured the heart and mind of everyone in the arena. But it didn't last long – the actual chant lasted less than a minute and was quickly followed by an uncomfortable silence.
To make matters worse, a few minutes later, the players on both teams started doing their victory dance, which is customary when a team wins the Super Bowl. As they were celebrating, the cameras picked up a look of pure disgust on the face of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. It's one of the most iconic images from one of the greatest sports games ever. But you might not have seen it if it weren't for social media. Because while the game was on TV, many people had already watched parts of it online. And this is where the emotion and awkward moments got uploaded for the world to see. As soon as the game ended, people started posting the awkward celebrations and comments from the stands. As you might imagine, this was extremely uncomfortable to watch for anyone involved – especially for Tom Brady, who seemed to genuinely despise celebrating after a loss.
Kevin Hart 'Unequally Yields' Losing Streaks In Standup Comedy
Another great example of a funny sports moment is the standup comedy of comedian Kevin Hart. In the past, Hart had established himself as one of the funniest comedians in the industry – with a string of successes that included the 2014 and 2015 Academy Awards, as well as several Grammy Awards. However, over the past two years, his career had started to take a downturn. He'd had a couple of poor reviews and didn't seem to be connecting with audiences the way he once did. And then, during the last year of his contract with Netflix, Hart took the opportunity to prove to everyone (and himself) that he was still the best in the business. So he challenged himself to do 21 gigs in 21 days, with no days off. The result was a string of standup comedy performances that were both entertaining and displayed Hart's incredible talent.
Needless to say, this didn't go well. Hart only did 12 of those gigs, and the other 9 were either canceled or postponed due to poor health. During one of the gigs, Hart had to call an hour-long break because he was so weakened by stage fright that he could barely speak. The point is that this wasn't a fluke or a one-time thing. This was the result of Hart's decision to put his career on hold for a while, take care of his health, and focus on his family. And it was all the more impressive since Hart is 43 years old and had been performing for more than two decades. So in the end, his career didn't die. It just had to be put on hold.
The main reason why Hart's challenge was so successful is because he wasn't afraid to be himself. In fact, the entire premise of the 21-day standup comedy sprint was to be as honest and genuine as possible. And that's what endeared him to audiences, who knew exactly what kind of comic they were going to get. It was either going to be funny or it was going to be touching, but they always knew what to expect because there was never any mistaking Kevin Hart's authentic self. So while some people might have walked away disappointed, most viewers were able to see past Hart's routine mistakes and laugh at how he consistently messed up but always tried to make up for it by being honest and open. He's been the target of many jokes but rarely himself – until now.