Kiss cam fails. After the beer, the food, the cheerleaders, and the actual game, they’re the best things about sporting events.
Of course, the vast majority of kiss cam fails aren’t real anymore. It took approximately one legit kiss cam fail going viral on YouTube for every arena media guy in the country to realize people eat this stuff up. So now almost every “fail” you see is totally staged. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t entertaining. They are. And they’re getting more and more creative.
Today, we’re celebrating the art of kiss cam fails with this list. Take a look. And if you happen to run the jumbotron at a major sporting venue, get inspired.
This one's not from an official kiss cam, so it really shouldn't count. But the announcers got a kick out of it, and so did I. So I put it in here anyway. Deal with it.
Honorable Mention: Aggies Fans
This one from the Fresno Grizzlies is obviously fake. Those two—especially the guy—are terrible actors. But who cares. Pro wrestling is fake too, and pro wrestling is still awesome.
Put Down the Phone, Part 1
A blatant ripoff of the previous one, but more skillfully executed. Plus, Benny the Bull is way better than whoever the Fresno Grizzlies mascot it.
Put Down the Phone, Part 2
This one might be legit. Then again, were people in Atlanta really that hardcore about the Thrashers?
Thrashers Fan Burns Hurricanes Fan
Apparently sporting events are like prisons. In the absence of women, otherwise heterosexual men will from time to time seek gratification in the arms of other men.
Dudes Get It On
Some might say this isn't a real kiss cam fail because it's so obviously staged. To that I say, staged or not, any time you kiss a goat you have failed at life. Period.
D-Back Troll Cubs
Here's a two-for-one special for you. First you see some dude "accidentally" spill his bear on some other dude's head. Then you get to see the jumbotron operators make a politically incorrect gay joke. (Yes, showing two dudes from the other team and implying that they are gay because you know the fans will laugh constitutes a "gay joke.")
Spilled Beer & Gay Jokes
Here's another two-for-one special. Obviously, the guy who runs the videoboard at Phillips Arena thinks putting two dudes on the kiss cam is HILARIOUS. (Though, come on, this time it was kinda funny.)
Hot Dog Guy (Plus Bonus Lebron & Boshtrich)
Here we have another variant of the "boyfriend wont' stop looking at his phone" bit. Only this time, instead of running off with a furry, the chick just turns to the human male standing next to her and makes out.
Fed Up Knicks Chick
Haha. Good one, Phillies dude.
The kiss cam fail is funny. But the way Shaq says "potato chips" is funnier.
TNT Producer Gets Cold Feet
Best. Acting. Ever.
Kiss Cam Cat Fight
At first you think she really is an uptight old lady. Then comes the punchline. Except for the fact that this will probably make me uncomfortable around my grandmother, it's pretty hilarious.
Granny Kiss Cam
I know Giants fans and Dodgers fans hate each other, so I get the joke. But I still don't like seeing perfectly good beer go to waste.
Double Beer Shower
Seriously, you thought it was really going to happen, didn't you?
In case you haven't noticed, the folks running Phillips Arena in Atlanta LOVE the kiss cam.
More Girls Kissing!
Most powerful man in the world rejected by his wife on the kiss cam. Damn, Michelle Obama, that's cold.
(Of course, it worked out in the end.)
Presidential Kiss Cam Fail
Would I chose beer over women? Well, to be honest with you, maybe. Depends on which beer and which woman.
Keep moving, kid. She's not interested.
Pre Schooler Gets Slapped
This one really happened. It was not a setup. The guy knew he'd be going to a Minnesota Gophers hockey game with his sister on Valentine's Day, and since his sister is hot, he figured they might be on the kiss cam. So he printed the sign, brought it with him, and made kiss cam history. (Seriously, this one has like 17 million views on YouTube.)
At first I couldn't figure out what this guy's problem was. Then, on the second pass, I was able to read his lips: "THAT'S MY MOM!"
Sorry camera dude, wrong old lady.
Senior Kiss Cam Fail
At first everyone thought this kiss cam proposal fail was fake. But it soon became clear that, yep, this dude really did get rejected in front of 10,000 people. UCLA athletics said they weren't in on it, and people sitting near the scene tweeted reported that the dude looked absolutely humiliated afterward.
Lesson: don't propose to your girlfriend at a sporting event. Ever.