Sport is not all grim nowadays. Really. Happily. It continues to be far more than just player strikes and expansion hockey teams, Olympic pooh-bahs, Philadelphia franchises, league commissioners and drugged athletes. It can be dramatic and exciting and heroic. And sometimes it can also be downright funny, as this collectors' portfolio of six pages of hilarious, rib-tickling photographs proves beyond the shadow of a smile. So come with us along sport's merry highways and byways, viewing its goofy little ups and downs, ins and outs, takeoffs and put-ons—and, promise, not a single picture of a bunch of players down on their hands and knees searching for a contact lens.

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