Today we’re going to take a look at thirsty athletes caught staring at gorgeous women. The point is not to shame them, though. There is no male alive on this earth who does not find himself mesmerized by a hot babe (or dude, as the case may be) on occasion. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone, amiright?
That said, as you get older, you have to learn to control this tendency. There are times when you absolutely cannot, under any circumstances, get caught ogling a hottie. And these include when you are on TV, or in a situation in which you’re likely to be photographed. So while we’re not trying to shame athletes caught staring, we are trying to tease them and have a laugh at their expense.
So, are you ready to do that? Are you ready to have a laugh at the expense of grown men who too thirsty for their own good and threw caution to the wind for the sake of checking out a nice butt? Good. Then let’s get started.
I'm not gonna lie. This list stretches the meaning of the word "athlete" to include coaches, cheerleaders, refs, or basically anyone officially associated in some way with a sports team. However, I had to draw the line somewhere, otherwise we'd have total chaos. So, alas, thirsty fans don't count.
That said, I couldn't not mention this Atlanta Hawks kid. He's responsible for one of the greatest sports GIFs of all time. So he gets an honorable mention.
Honorable Mention: the Hawks Kid
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is known for yelling at reporters and giving snarky answers to their questions. However, it appears he was quite taken with Fox Sports reporter Julie Stewart-Binks when she interviewed him after a 2014 exhibition against the L.A. Galaxy.
17. Louis van Gaal Sneaks a Peak
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers snuck a quick peak at the chest of Liverpool TV reporter Claire Rourke on the team plane back in 2012. His glance only lasted a second, but if you think it was just a coincidence, check out the video. You'll see his eyes darting all over the place after he realized where his gaze landed.
16. Brendan Rodgers Is Distracted
Warriors coach Steve Kerr got caught checking out Warriors reporter (and ESPN announcer) Rosalyn Gold-Onwude earlier this season. As we'll soon see, he was not the first and her certainly will not be the last.
15. Steve Kerr Is Smitten by Rosalyn Gold-Onwude
The Pakistan men's national field hockey team made no secret of their fondness for the medal presenter after winning gold at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Hopefully she was flattered and not creeped out.
14. Pakistan Field Hockey Horndogs
I don't know what sport these guys play, but that's not the point. The point is look at that guy check out the medal presenter's butt. He's just like, whatever, I'm gonna take a look long look before they send me back to North Korea and lock me up in my dorm.
13. North Korean Butt Stare
I told you we'd see more guys ogling Rosalyn Gold-Onwude. Here we have the Warriors' Harrison Barnes giving the CSN Bay Area reporter some serious bedroom eyes while planning their wedding and thinking of names for their kids.
12. Harrison Barnes Cannot Hide His Love
Don't be mad, La La. It's not Carmelo's fault. Have you seen the outfits Rihanna wears in public? She basically walks around half-naked (NSFW link) all the time. No heterosexual man on earth could resist staring.
11. Carmelo Has a Front Row Seat
During the NCAA Tournament play-in game between Boise State and Dayton back in March, the Flyers' Deyshawn Pierre got pantsed right in front of the Boise State Cheerleaders.
They were rather impressed.
(And yes, cheerleaders are athletes.)
10. Boise State Cheerleaders Like What They See
Ohio State basketball player Nigel Hayes had the hots for one of the stenographers at his Sweet 16 press conference. We know this because he turned to Frank Kaminsky and said so without realizing his microphone was on.
9. Nigel Hayes: Way Too Thirsty
Who could forget this all-time classic? Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a super sexy tank top. Ball boy just staring right at her cleavage. Bethanie Mattek-Sands smiling because she knows exactly what's going on. It's just too perfect.
8. The Thirsty Ball Boy
Okay, I'll admit it. This referee might not actually be bending over to get a better look at this reporter's backside. In fact, I'll even go so far as to say he's probably looking at something else. But it looks like he's bending over to check out this reporter's backside. And that's good enough for me.
7. Thirsty Ref, Part I
Now, this guy? No excuses here. He's definitely checking out Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, like so many a man before him.
6. Thirsty Ref, Part II
When Jenny Dell left NESN, they replaced her with Sarah Davis. So naturally former Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp had to give her the one-over.
Unfortunately, nobody told Mike that the whole point of mirrored sunglasses is so that you can check out women WITHOUT MOVING YOUR HEAD.
5. Mike Carp Scouting Sarah Davis
I don't know this woman's name. All I know is she is a cigar salesperson who goes by @booskiedabest on Instagram, which is where she posted this shot of the Wizards' Rasual Butler totally checking her out during pre-game warmups.
Come on, Rasual. Focus on the game.
4. Rasual Butler be like....
I know I said this was a list of athletes caught staring at gorgeous women. But come on, I had to include this one of an attractive female Gamecocks trainer totally undressing Bruce Ellington with his eyes. It's just too good.
3. The Thirsty Gamecocks Trainer
Telephoto lenses do weird things. It's quite possible that David Beckham is not actually giving thanks to the Lord for this cheerleader's luscious behind. But it's also possible that he is, and that's what I choose to believe.
2. David Beckham Is Enchanted
Chrissy Teigen is so insanely hot, any man lucky enough to see her in real life ought to get a free pass to stare at her as long as he likes. Any man, that is, except Bill Belichick. Obviously, he doesn't know how to look at a beautiful woman without looking like a total creeper. So his privileges are hereby revoked.