The 20 best sports bloopers of 2014

Monday December 29th, 2014

Enough of this business celebrating the top moments in sports this year, because we all know what really moves the needle: good old-fashioned schadenfreude. We rounded up a list of our 20 favorite faceplants, botched celebrations and otherwise embarrassing moments of 2014.

 

 
Stephen Tulloch parties too hard
 

The Lions defensive end injured his ACL in a game against the Packers after celebrating a sack on Aaron Rodgers.

 
So does Lamarr Houston
 

The Bears linebacker tore his ACL while celebrating a sack on Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo in the closing minutes of a 28-point loss.

 
Nick Young celebrates a miss
 

The Lakers forward forgot to make sure the ball actually made it into the hoop. It did not.

 
Water is confusing
 

Phil Kessel really needs a straw.

 
@cjzero
LeBron forgets how to dribble
 

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Is this the worst flop of the year?
 

Lance Stephenson's elaborate acting performance ends with a nap.

 
OR maybe it's this one
 
 
Wait, no, this  is DEFINITELY the worst flop of the year
 
 
Brian Gionta spits on himself
 

And then realizes he's on live TV.

 
Kaelin Clay drops the ball
 

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@PeteBlackburn
Mike Cammalleri takes the ice with no blades
 
 
(Via @MyKBO)
Korean baseball player slides on face
 
 
SB Nation
Tony Parker forgets how to shoot a free throw
 
 
Flying bat attacks
 
 
@cjzero
Caroline Wozniacki gets hair caught in racket
 

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Germany's free-kick fail
 
 
Amar'e Stoudemire swats at thin air
 
 
Alex Rios drops fly ball on Leonys Martin's head
 
 
Rory McIlroy's drive lands in spectator's pocket
 
 
Anthem singer falls, keeps singing like a pro
 

Mark Donnelly is our hero.

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