Back when every picture you took cost actual money—because you had to put this stuff called film into your camera—photobombing existed, but it was relatively rare. However, since the advent of camera phones and social media, photobombing has become a genuine fad, like skinny jeans, or the Macarena. In fact, these days, according to the Photobombing Research Institute of America, approximately 97% of all photographs on earth are photobombed, and 61% of those are sports-related. Moreover, some studies suggest that the quality of the photobombings today are 56% better than they were just 10 years ago and 119% better than they were just 20 years ago.
What do all those made up statistics mean? They mean we’re living in a golden age of sports photobombs. But don’t just take my word for it. Take a look at today’s list. It features the 35 greatest sports photobombs in history, with each one rated on a scale of 1 to 10 for (1) degree of difficulty, (2) face distortion, and (3) intangibles. So it’s basically scientific proof that the awesomeness of sports photobombs is currently at an all-time high.