Americans have always had a fascination with sports. We idolize players, spend thousands on sports apparel and come together for games, all in the name of celebrating our favorite pastimes. Since 1954, Sports Illustrated has been on the scene, documenting the momentous victories and tragic losses for fans to forever immortalize. Throughout its glossy pages, Sports Illustrated has earned praise for its sports photography by constantly showcasing photographic talent and angles that other publications do not catch. Its celebrated annual swimsuit edition is one of the most-anticipated publications in any industry. It is regarded as one of, if not the most important sports magazine and has picked up two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence.

59 years, however, is a very long time and in that time, millions of photos have been taken by Sports Illustrated photogs. Those photos aren’t always about sports, though. Sometimes these photos are of the unexpectedly hilarious moments that happen off the field, too. In order to showcase this oft-ignored lighter side of competitive sports,  Sports Illustrated recently put together a list of the 100 funniest photos they shot and put them into a gallery on their website. Now you too can revel in the glory of victory and the agony of defeat…coupled with joy of spontaneous laughter.

Check them out here.

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Category: Photography