New Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan recently received one of the grosser-looking celebratory pizzas from his new team, featuring "Welcome Rex" written on it in big blue, red and green lettering. While the creamy text ended up being dyed ricotta cheese, the pizza looked like a rather unappetizing pizza-cake monstrosity. So, in order to save the reputation of grand sports cakes, here's a rundown of some of the best cakes to ever be made for athletes.
Michael Strahan's Gap-Toothed Birthday Cake
For his 40th birthday, Michael Strahan received a birthday cake from his FOX NFL Sunday crew. There's no way it could be mistaken for anyone else's.
Chris Bosh Got A Matching Cake For His Birthday
Tacky? Sure. But when it's your birthday, no one can tell you what to wear. You have to give Chris Bosh props for celebrating his 28th birthday in style.
Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. Eats Himself
For his 53rd birthday, Laffit Pincay Jr. went head-first into the middle of a birthday cake shaped in the figure of... Laffit Pincay Jr. I hope the two at least shared dinner beforehand.
Michael Jordan's 26th Birthday Had A Nike Twist
Why, yes. That is a birthday cake shaped in the silhouette of an Air Jordan IV and, not coincidentally, my next idea for a birthday cake.
Muhammad Ali's Birthday Cake Was Suitably Larger-Than-Life
For his 25th birthday, Muhammad Ali received a birthday cake which could have doubled as a small boxing ring.
Johnny Manziel with the hugely appropriate birthday cake
Johnny "Football" "Money" Manziel went with a $600, 45-pound cake for his 22nd birthday. The only thing that could have made this cake more "Johnny Football" is if it featured Manziel's signature "money" hand signals.
Jeff Gordon's car makes for a ridiculous cake model
No, this isn't some miniature race car cake available at your local bakery. A car-sized cake shaped like Jeff Gordon's car was made for especially for the 2002 Du Pont Day.
Ace of Cakes Commemorates the 40th Birthday of Monday Night Football
Charm City Cakes (who you might recognize from the Food Network's Ace of Cakes) was asked to make a cake fit for the 40th anniversary of the first Monday Night Football. They delivered with a cake which featured tier upon tier of television- and football-themed cake.