It’s no secret that we here at Total Pro Sports love animated GIFs, especially when they show athletes failing miserably at whatever sport they are playing. However, the vast majority of the time, the fail GIFs we show you are professional athletes. That’s mostly because it’s fun to make fun of rich people who are better than us, but also a little bit because there’s more of that content to go around.
Today, however, we’re going to give amateur athletes some love. And, of course, by “love” I mean we’re all going to have a good laugh at them. Not in a mean-spirited way, of course. More like a “wow am I glad no one ever caught my sports fails on tape” kind of way.
But enough with the reading of words already. Let’s start laughing, shall we?
I thought we should kick this list off with something really special, and this GIF certainly fits that bill. It's literally one of the best things in the history of the internet.
This probably wouldn't be so amusing if this weren't a ridiculously rich hip hop superstar.
I guess it's not so much the kid who isn't paying attention who is funny, but the kid who just cannot deal with this s#!% anymore.
34. Pure Incompetence
Parkour: it's not for everybody...
33. Parkour Fail 1
...and it's especially not for this guy. He really should be wearing a helmet.
32. Parkour Fail 2
Beautiful work on the bar, but he didn't quite stick the landing.
31. Playground Gymnastics Fail
Good God. Let's hope he at least won the competition with that vault.
30. Pole on Pole Violence
Dude, the hoops is at eye level. You don't need to jump.
29. Adventures in Stupidity
Who hit the eject button?
28. Freestyle Ski Fail
How was that thing attached, anyway? With duct tape? That's just shoddy engineering.
27. Not Structurally Sound
It looks like this guy actually hurt himself, and yet I'm still laughing. What's wrong with me?
26. Play at the Plate
Note the reaction of the guy on the left in the orange jacket. Whoa is right, man.
25. Watch Where You're Going
Even though this one was surely planned this way, it was still pretty amazing.
24. Planned Failure
Honestly, what did they expect when they decided to play unicycle basketball?
23. Unicycle Basketball Gone Wrong
This poor girl got a little too much air on that vault...
22. Vault Fail
...and this girl just did not get enough. That. Is. Embarrassing.
21. EPIC Vault Fail
You have to expect some pain when trying to perfect an advanced skateboarding trick like this, right?
It looks like this guy chickened out about two feet off the platform...not that I blame him.
19. High Dive Belly Flop
Here I come guys!!!
18. HS Football Celebration Fail
Is this guy blind in one eye? Seems like he has some depth perception issues.
17. MMA Reject
That van is moving pretty fast. At what point did this seem like a good idea?
16. The Moving BMX Ramp
Oh kid, you are the best. Just the best. Better luck next time.
15. Timing Needs Work
All you little brothers out there know how this feels, don't you?
14. Batting Practice
Check yo'self before you wreck yo'self, bro. Do some yoga or something and calm down.
13. Golf Rage Fail
The fail here is twofold. Part one: thinking it is a good idea to do a Gatorade shower on a polished basketball floor. Part two: not lifting the jug high enough and basically pouring all the liquid right at the coach's feet.
12. Gatorade Shower Fail
No, forget that kid jumping in the pool. This kid is the best.
Keep up the good work, buddy.
11. Backflip Fail
If you're about to start a race and you suddenly find yourself breakdancing, something has gone horribly wrong.
10. Worst. False. Start. Ever.
I hope this kid's parents' have insurance.
9. Poorly Conceived, Poorly Executed
If you look very closely, you'll notice that her foot hit the bottom of the seat of that chair. So, you know, this stunt failed pretty much right out of the gate.
8. Poorly Conceived, Poorly Executed...The Sequel
That's what you get for trying this in a game. You're not the Harlem Globetrotters.
Well that's an unconventional dive.
6. Slippery When Wet
I don't know about you, but I just watched this for three straight minutes, and it was all I could do to pull myself away and type this sentence.
5. Silly, Silly Man
"I don't know, bro, the court is still pretty slick."
4. LIke Basketball on Ice
Well, I guess he'll never have any kids.
3. Epic Nutshot
Okay, for real this time, forget those last two kids I said were the best. It's obvious that this kid is, in fact, the best. I just can't get enough of this one.
2. Epic Diving Board Fail
This must have been the most embarrassing moment of her life, don't you think?