It seems that just about every pro sports team has at least one celebrity fan. Some teams, like the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, have whole boatloads of bandwagon fans. Others, like the St. Louis Blues and Oklahoma City Thunder, have people like Jon Hamm and Bill Hader (respectively) who stayed true to their roots. But the really lucky teams art the ones that can count genuine comedic geniuses among their supporters. The Los Angeles Kings, for example, have well-known sports nut Will Ferrell. And the various teams of Chicago—plus a bunch of random colleges and minor league baseball franchises—have Bill Murray.
In case you didn’t realize it, Bill Murray—one of the weirdest, funniest, and most likable comedian/actors of all time—is a huge sports fan. He grew up in the Chicagoland area, so his pro alliances lie there with the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, and Cubs. (And maybe the Fire. Who knows.) But he’s also an avid golfer (which means you’ll see him at various golf events) and an owner of not one but four minor league baseball teams. So Bill makes a lot of appearances at a lot of different sporting events. Plus, as you’re probably aware, he’s been in a few classic sports movies.
So today, to help get your week off to a funny start, we take a look at the greatest of the great Bill Murray sports moments. Enjoy!