Will Rogers once said, "What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds." Unfortunately for Rodgers, many athletes and sports fans didn't take his words to heart. SI has collected some of the most memorable fingernails in sports. From Gail Devers' endless finger fangs (pictured here) to an amazing Chuck Taylor tribute, SI looks at the most memorable fingernails in sports.
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A NASCAR fan shows off her manicure before a 1998 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Not to be outdone, another NASCAR fan shows off her nails before the 2001 EA Sports 500.
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2012 Olympics Athletes
A combination of pictures taken during the 2012 Olympic Games shows athletes' fingernails decorated with their national colors. (from top left): USA's Allison Schmitt, Hungary's Suzana Jacobos, Britain's Rebecca Adlington, Mexico's Luz Mercedes Acosta Valdez, Britain's Alison Williamson, USA's Venus Williams, Britain's Alison Williamson, France's Margaux Farrell, Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte.
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Chuck Taylor fan
Converse's Chuck Taylor All-Stars have been around since 1917, but never have they looked so good.
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Giants closer Brian Wilson sports a team-colored manicure before the start of a game against the Diamondbacks earlier this week.
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Venus Williams, a certified nail technician, looks at her fingernails during a press conference at the Olympic Stadium before the start of the 2012 Games.
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Italy's Greta Cicolari shows off her national pride during a Beach Volleyball game against Spain during the 2012 Olympics.
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Never one to shy away from a bold fashion choice, Serena Williams shows off her nails while fixing her strings during the 2010 French Open.
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New York Yankees fan
A member of the Chuck Knoblauch Fan Club shows her allegiance before a 2001 game between the Yankees and Angels.
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Nail art in the colours of the U.S. flag is seen on the fingernails of Morgan Pressel shows off her American pride during her foursomes match against Team Europe on the first day of the 2011 Solheim Cup.
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Dennis Rodman makes sure his black and white nails match his bright red hair.
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U.S. volleyball star Destinee Hooker honors the UK, American and Olympics flags during the 2012 Games in London.
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No, White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski isn't using his nails to show off his Halloween spirit. They are painted orange to help the pitcher see his signals better, a common practice among MLB catchers.
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Melbourne Storm fan
A Melbourne Storm supporter shows off her team spirit.
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Florida Gators fan
A Gators fan shows off her manicure prior to the 207 BCS National Championship Game between Ohio State and Florida.
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New Orleans Saints fan
This fan was beaming with Saints pride after New Orleans won Super Bowl XLIV.
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Let's hope Corey Cogdell of the U.S. didn't ruin her manicure while competing at the women's trap event during the 2012 Olympics.
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Dutch soccer fan
A Dutch fan shows her fingernails painted in orange and in the colors of the national flag during a Euro 2008 soccer match.
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Painted fingernails decorate the hands of Germany's Lena Schoneborn as she comforts Margaux Isaksen of the U.S. after Isaksen finished fourth in the women's modern pentathlon during the 2012 Olympics.
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