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Yao Ming meets the 'Yao Ming Meme'
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Yao Ming meets the 'Yao Ming Meme'
Thursday November 13th, 2014

Athletes are some of the most beautiful people on earth, but if you catch them at the right moment while they’re playing sports, they're not so attractive. There’s something infatuating about seeing good-looking people at their worst. It humanizes today’s Olympian gods and goddesses. It’s a reminder that they’re just like us.

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We’ve scoured through the archives to find you the most perfectly-timed, unattractive photos of your favorite athletes. You know those photos you immediately untag on Facebook? It’s like that, for people who are too famous to have a Facebook.


Darya Klishina, Russian long-jumper

​That face you make when you have a mouthful of sand.


Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid soccer player

Did you know Cristiano Ronaldo does a killer impression of a french horn? For maximum hilarity, look at this photo while listening to this.


Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

The grunt that probably accompanied this shot was one of epic proportions.


Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions running back

When Reggie Bush saw Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine cover.


Lolo Jones, Track and field/bobsled Olympian

Looks like Lolo Jones took our advice when we said that it's easy to run fast if you've got something to run from.


Derek Jeter, former Yankees shortstop

Jeter's thinking, "Hit that ball? Ew! Icky!"


Skylar Diggins, Tulsa Shock point guard

This was taken as soon as she realized Drake was in the stands.


Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback

Congratulations, Eagles fans! Your new potential franchise quarterback is actually a Teletubby!


Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player

When you accidentally hear a Serial spoiler.


Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback

​"I'm Tom Brady and I have DIRECTV"
"....and I'm super evil Tom Brady and I have cable."


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