Life is full of winning combinations—spaghetti & meatballs, peanut butter & jelly, ice cream trucks & hot summer days, christmas & eggnog. However, my personal favorite combo is beer & sports. I don’t know what it is, but there is no more satisfying place to enjoy a nice cold one than a sporting event. Baseball is my favorite beer sport, but I also enjoy downing a few at football games, basketball games, hockey games…soccer games…tennis matches…swimming meets…pretty much any sporting event.
My point? Just that beer and sports are inseparable. And today, just for you, I dug up a bunch of animated GIFs of beer being spilled, thrown, dropped, splashed, chugged, sprayed, and even worshiped at various sporting events. Because it’s summer, and sports news is slow. And because talking about beer makes me happy.
Please enjoy responsibly.
I know this guy did not win any points with his date for this, but I can't blame him. When you have a chance to snag a foul ball, you leap first and ask questions later.
33. Collateral Damage
This one is just pure comedy gold. You think, oh, that's nice, Shane Victorino picked up that woman's phone. Then you see the dude know the other woman's beer in her face, and they both make the best reaction faces.
32. Wait for it...
I wonder who was more upset: the guy who dropped the $8 beer, of the person who got a beer shower?
31. Butter Fingers
Hey, he caught the ball. I'll just throw my ridiculously expensive adult beverage at him. That will teach him to catch balls in our ballpark.
30. Beer Attack
Just his Airness, Michael Jordan, playing a little beer pong. No big deal.
29. Pong Jordan
This might have been funny if this guy wasn't drinking Bud Light in a blue aluminum phallic-shaped can.
28. Beer Love
Now that's funny...even if it is stages. (And it almost certainly it.)
27. Beer Porn
This lady was mad that her husband bumped into her while trying to catch a home run ball. So she dumped her beer on his head.
26. Marital Discord
Hey, it's one thing to throw a full cup of beer at somebody, but a full can can of beer? That's just dangerous.
25. Drunk Jays Fan Launches Beer Missile
Chugging two beers all by yourself is weird...
24. Stone Cold
But chugging two beers with two of your professional wrestling buddies is totally cool. (Especially when said buddies are Hulk Hogan and The Rock.)
23. Stone Cold & Friends
If I had a one million dollars for every time I've seen a guy bring a puppet to a baseball game and pretend to feed it beer, I'd have one million dollars.
22. Drunk Puppet
Look closely and you will se Landon Donovan, right there in the background, cheering Omar Gonzalez on as he chugs a beer to celebrate the USMNT's qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That's a bit ironic in retrospect, no?
21. Sudsy Soccer Celebration
Nothing brings a team together than shotgunning a few beers, amiright?
20. Team Shotgunning
In case you didn't know, Boston sports fans don't always stay classy.
19. LeBeer Shower
Check out that Oakland A's bathrobe. Do all teams have bathrobes? Because that's kind of awesome.
18. Chugmaster Reddick
Baseball has many "unwritten rules," and most of them are really stupid. However, the one that says you must chug your beer when a ball lands in it? That's one of the good rules.
17. Obeying the Law
Last year, right about this time, the woman you see here blatantly violated the aforementioned rule about chugging your beer when a ball lands in it. Instead of chugging the beer herself, she handing it to her husband, and at the time I predicted that the baseball gods would smite her and her team.
Of course, as you probably know, the Red Sox went on to win the the 2013 World Series. So I guess that shows me.
16. Breaking the Law
Her male associate steals the guy's helmet and she pours her beer on him.
Welcome to Chicago.
I'm not really sure what's going on here, but I assume that was not the guy's first beer of the day.
12. A Close Look
I've often found myself wishing it would rain beer, but this isn't what I had in mind.
For some reason, Bruins assistant coach Geoff Ward took out his ear piece and surreptitiously threw it behind him and over the glass...where it landed in a fan's beer.
10. Ear Piece Disposal
I'm not a lip-reading expert, by I believe the female bleacher creature sitting right behind this guy says something to the effect of, ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME?!?!
Can't blame her, either.
9. Throwback Fail
If you've ever wondered what would happen if you drop kick a beer...here you go.
8. Jonny Gomes Beer Punt
Go home beer lady, you're drunk.
Remember at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics when Canadian skeleton athlete Jon Montgomery celebrated his gold medal by chugging half a pitcher of beer on live television? Yeah, that was awesome.
Of course, at the time, some people in the media said the fact that we celebrated Montgomery for guzzling beer while chastising the Canadian women's hockey team for doing the same was sexist. But it really wasn't. Montgomery was of legal age. The Canadian women's hockey team had players who were not. It's not really that complicated.
6. Canadians Know How to Party
I bet you've never seen a guy in a horse mask deep throat a Budweiser before, have you?
5. Deep Throat
Philadelphia is a big city with plenty of violent crime. It's nice to see that the police officers still know how to keep things light and breezy.
4. Philly Cops Are So Cool
Best. Grandma. Ever.
3. Beer-Bongin' Penn State Grandma
When you have a swimming pool in your outfield, this kind of thing is going to happen.
2. Snorkel Bong
If you're looking for a way to take your bro-ness to another level this summer, go out to the backyard and try this.