45 Funny Sports Memes That Will Help Make Anyone Feel That They Excel At Their Game

By Aakash M February 10, 2022

If you love sports and are searching to laugh your head off, you have stumbled upon the right place. Many people think that memes are a recent phenomenon, but the truth is that they have been a reliable source of entertainment for internet lovers for a long time. The term was first coined in a 1976 book called The Selfish Gene. According to Richard Dawkins, the book’s author, memes are to culture what genes are to life. Anyways, a huge reason why they are so popular these days is social media, and of course, the genius people who keep up with pop culture to make them. Sports memes are so famous that they have literally gained a whole subcategory for themselves. These are not just memes. They are a form of art! If you don’t believe us, you can see for yourself! Here are some of the most hilarious sports memes sweeping the internet!

Winning is important, at least for the fans

Now, we have all heard of the quote, “It doesn’t matter who wins or loses as long as you’re enjoying the game.” That’s true, but it is selectively true. Also, that’s a perfect thing to say to the players when they are demotivated. We don’t know how die-hard fans interpret this quote, though.

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So, this meme is accurate because no fan would ever say something like that after their favorite team loses an intense game. Moreover, fans are usually frustrated or blame the loss on others when their team fails. However, understanding fans would be much calmer.

Not logical at all

Have you ever noticed how the fans react after a referee issues a foul call? It is almost like the ref gave the fans the yellow card instead of the players. Players move on and don’t even react as much as the fans do. That’s how intense these games get.

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This logic is hilarious. Let us break something to those fans who think that the referees will change their minds if you yell loud enough. It is not going to happen. Period. Your emotions are understandable, but you should consider saving your energy.


This meme is a burn from one sport to another. No offense to the baseball fans out there, but this meme is a definite knee-slapper. We don’t have an opinion as such, but we do know that baseball is huge in the USA.

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But, other sports are also huge in the USA, for example, hockey. So, for many, it actually might be this way. People might genuinely be passing their time by watching baseball before hockey starts. They gotta get in the mood somehow!

How do they do that?

Olympic gymnasts are graceful. Once you start watching them perform, it’s tough to take your eyes off them. It looks like something that ordinary people won’t be able to master even with years of practice. These athletes worked extremely hard to get to this level.

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This meme is too accurate, even though the “defeating Voldemort” part is far-fetched for some! If you compare them to us, that’s precisely what we do! Here they are, leaping in the air as if they can fly, and here we are, regularly tripping on carpets.

Bumper cars!

Bumper cars, dashing cars, dodgems, or whatever else you guys call them, is a pretty entertaining pastime activity, especially for kids! We hope you all know how these work. It is equally fun to watch as it is to drive one of these things.

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Sometimes, just sometimes, professional Nascar races turn into bumper cars because of how the vehicles frequently crash into each other. It’s pretty scary to watch because the accidents are real here. Have you ever wondered if all of it was pre-planned?

Do you want to race?

If you are a cyclist or even a massive fan of it, you’ll be able to relate to this meme so well. Cycling is a popular sport, and it’ll keep you fit if you cycle regularly. It has numerous other health benefits, but we are here for this meme.

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This is the precise face of cyclists when they hear somebody talk about cycling. It looks like they might even jump into a random conversation if they hear somebody spit the wrong facts about the sport. By the way, aren’t cycling races awesome to watch?

That’s what it is

How can we talk about shooting guards and not talk about James Harden? What are you even doing if you don’t know about James Harden, but you watch basketball? He is among the highest scorers of all time, and he’s also the NBA’s best shooting guard.

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He’s many other things, but we’ll get to that later. However, the image in this meme is pretty amazing. It looks like James Harden is actually teaching somebody and demonstrating how a shooting guard differs from a passing guard.

Embrace the reality

Everybody who religiously watches football must have thought about dribbling the ball like Cristiano Ronaldo at least at one point in their lives. And why not? He’s one of the best ever to do it! Just look at how he goes!

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That’s true. We all expect to dribble like him, but the reality is different for all of us. Most of us either simply can’t do it, and those who try to end up falling down sometimes. Dribbling the ball is one thing, but dribbling it like Ronaldo is another.

What have we got ourselves into?

Skiing is a fantastic sport for the ones that do it and the onlookers, but let’s not forget that it’s also a hazardous sport. You need to be really skilled and careful to be safe while skiing. There are a lot of risks, and it’s important to be aware of them.

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However, when one starts skiing, thoughts like these start to pop up. There might be a moment when you’re flying down the slope, contemplating your entire life. This is why we think this sport started as a dare! Apart from all that, skiing is one of the most exciting sports out there.

Do you, though?

We don’t know what happened seconds after this picture was taken. It seems like the ball smacked straight into his head if we had to take a guess. But, we must say that the photography is impressive. He doesn’t even know what’s coming yet.

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This meme doesn’t only fit for volleyball situations. It goes well with many other scenarios, like when people tell you that they’ve got it all handled, but in reality, they are just as confused as us. That’s what happens when you don’t have it together, bro.

Pun intended

Getting cold feet in ice hockey is not the most uncommon thing in the sport. The players take a lot of measures to make sure that they don’t get into this situation. That’s really obvious, but still, we had to put it out there.

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This is a perfect ice hockey pun meme. The person behind this meme must really be a comedic genius. When you come to think of it, ice hockey might be that one sport where you can get cold feet even when you don’t even have cold feet. Hey, we pulled one of those, too!

We hear you

Playing darts is a classic game, but it can also be frustrating at times. Nothing feels worse than when you’re aiming at the board’s center, and you end up hitting the corner of the board. This counts for only a couple of points, unfortunately.

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Well, we know what feels worse than hitting the corner of the board: Hitting the bullseye and seeing the dart fall off the board! How disappointing is that? You at least get a few points when you hit the corner. But you don’t get any points when your dart ends up on the floor.

The agony

The Super Bowl is perhaps the greatest time of the year for football fans. It’s even more important than some of their personal occasions. When the Super Bowl starts, fans only do two things. They either go to the stadium and watch the game or watch it on TV.

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Watching the game, whether live or from your home, feels really unique and makes you forget about all the other stressful things going on in your life. But, like every other broadcast, it eventually ends. When it ends, fans only have one thing to do, and that’s waiting for the next season.

What do you think now?

We, for one, think that every sport should be given the importance and recognition that it very well deserves, and that includes horseback riding. This sport also has its own drawbacks and benefits. Take a look at this meme.

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This photo proves just how dangerous this sport is! Doesn’t it look like something that takes a lot of time to master? It indeed takes years of practice for both the riders and the horse. By the way, the horse looks so graceful.

Tennis meme

Serena Williams has 23 Grand Slam singles titles under her belt, which is the highest record of any player in the game. She’s undoubtedly among the best tennis players of all time, no questions asked. Watching her play is a delight.

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Because she’s so famous, she’s also a part of many memes, but in a very respectful way, like this one. All the tennis players in the house can relate to this one, right? The practice matches feel so carefree, but real games are the most serious.

A golfing meme

Since we are talking about so many sports, here is a meme for all the golfers and golf-watching fans out there. We are one of them because we love watching this sport as well! It’s gorgeous, calming, and classy sport.

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We are pretty sure that’s exactly how it feels when you play a whole round of golf without losing one ball. Losing balls in golf is a thing because, you know. It’s obvious. Perhaps you might even win a trophy if you play this way consistently.

Just like the lightning bolt

Here’s a glorious photo attached to a hilarious meme of one of the most talented sprinters of all time, Usain Bolt. Well, we all have two options in our lives. The first one is to either face your problems and rise through them.

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The second option is to forget about everything and run from all of it. This meme is comical because many of us tend to do just that, but sadly, we can only run so far. Also, running from problems inevitably invites more problems.

Not now!

Although swimmers can relate to this meme, you can also relate to it even if you aren’t a professional swimmer. Swimming in a pool all by yourself makes you feel peaceful on a whole other level, are we right?

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There are numerous other examples that are equally relatable. For instance, having the house just to yourself, working out in an empty gym, going on a long drive and there’s no traffic, and many more. We can go on and on about these examples!


Before you get any thoughts, let us make some things clear. This tennis player is celebrating a victory (probably) and isn’t freaking out over anything, although he looks like he’s completely losing it. It’s truly hard to tell what he’s feeling.

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But this meme is really relatable because that’s probably how everybody freaks out when an insect or something freaky comes at you. We think that expression, in real life, is followed by a shrill screaming voice and a lot of jumping around.

Football’s cousin

Although it’s a lot like football, rugby is remarkably different at the same time, and this meme makes those clear distinguishments even more evident. Rugby and football both are pretty aggressive sports, though. Take a look at this meme to understand the notable differences.

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Rugby is a sport with really short shorts and a dance routine, but it is also more dangerous than the NFL. It’s a collision sport, so we don’t need to describe the injuries. This dance form is known as the Haka. It’s a traditional war dance of the Maori culture, which is allowed in rugby.

Aw, shoot

Here’s a baseball meme for all the die-hard baseball fans out there. For those who don’t know what RBI is, its full form is run batted in, which is a baseball statistic crediting the batter for making a play that allows scoring a home run.

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Since that’s clear, let us tell you that it sucks for the pitcher when he gets the only RBI of the whole night. Like this meme says, it really is a highly awkward moment. Did you know there’s also a video game called R.B.I. Baseball? Cool, right?

Golf pun

We love puns. In fact, we are always waiting for memes with puns because they’re the best kind! Golfing looks pretty easy, but it actually takes a lot of effort and practice to become good at golf like many other sports.

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Therefore, golfing isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. Oh no, wait! Golfing isn’t everyone’s cup of ‘tee!’ Get it? If golfing isn’t your cup of ‘tee’ per se, you can always sit back and watch those games on TV because that’s a great pastime activity, too.

A matter of preference

Here’s a new one: a badminton meme. Now, if you’ve never played in an official badminton game, you must have played a round with your friends at one point. Many of us have. This meme is relatable for all the street badminton players.

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The plastic shuttlecocks are fascinating because they travel really far. However, that’s only possible if they are of good quality. However, feathered shuttlecocks are the ones they use in the Olympics, and they fly twice as fast and long!


We would be shocked if the kid in this photo is a talented rapper. If that’s the case, we would love to hear some verses! The photo is hilarious, and so is the meme. This person is bowling, but connecting it with ballin’ is really funny!

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That’s what they always say. People start hatin’ on you when you start rollin’ and ballin.’ But, let’s chill out because this guy is bowling, and let’s not be obnoxious by hating on him. The whole line has a catchy tune.

And that’s how it’s supposed to be done

That’s the kind of spirit we should have to keep ourselves mentally healthy and miles away from all the toxicity. Running and jumping over hurdles looks very majestic, but mind you, it takes a lot of practice to master it.

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It doesn’t matter if you can’t do that physically, but the main point is to understand the message from it, which is to dodge people’s nonsense without any second thought. It will be difficult, but it will keep you happier in the long run.

So lonely

We can’t imagine a life without sports. Can you imagine? It doesn’t matter if you don’t play, because even watching these games provides a tremendous amount of joy. Sports evoke emotion and drive, and it is something that can unify everybody.

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So you know, this meme is accurate because we’d all feel that way if there were no sports in our lives. We can’t even think how empty athletes would feel in these situations. Luckily, sports are here to stay, so there’s no need to worry!

What a catch!

Although cricket isn’t popular all over the world, it has an unimaginably huge audience. Moreover, that’s precisely how cricket fans look at the sport. If you’re a fan, then you are a die-hard fan. They could talk about the sport all day long.

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Well, these two players in the photo are actually attempting to catch the ball. Catching the ball is quite tricky, and not catching the ball properly can also lead to a lot of finger injuries. Well, that was just a random fact.

Helmet problems

Wearing helmets while cycling is necessary for safety. Even when you’re joy riding, you should always wear a helmet. It gets pretty uncomfortable at certain times, especially when you need to wear those enormous helmets for long durations.

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This meme shows how track cyclists and other people who cycle as a hobby have no problem wearing helmets, but when it comes to wearing helmets on any other occasion, they just can’t. It’s relatable because, as we mentioned, helmets are uncomfortable.

Rocket man

Every racing fan is familiar with this person in the next image. Still, for those who don’t know who he is, he’s Ryan Newman, an American professional stock car racing driver. Newman is a part of the Quarter Midget Hall of Fame.

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This meme shows how quick Ryan Newman is. That’s quite a creative meme, though, comparing the months of the year with his speed. If a month is behind him, it’s going to take a lot of time to overtake him, so you better wait.

Logic 100

Ronaldo is a really handsome guy, but we don’t know what’s up with this weird facial expression. But again, ‘memers’ are known for their creativity, so they didn’t waste time and made excellent use of this facial expression. Have a look.

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There’s really no logic in this meme, but it definitely makes us snicker. We probably don’t need to remind you, but don’t try to kick the ball with both your feet. It won’t go that far. Instead, you might end up falling on your face or on your back. Either way, it’ll hurt.

He’s got the spirit

Fancy some wordplay, eh? The saying is, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” but you know, it’s alright because this person twisted the expression for the sake of the meme. The good part is that it turned out to be a hilarious meme.

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Surfing is another beautiful sport that’s also considered dangerous. This person in this image looks like an expert surfer. It’s almost like he’s ruling those waves. “Where there’s a will, there’s a wave,” This quote ought to motivate the surfers out there!


Football fans are familiar with Neymar and his injuries. No offense to the fans, but sometimes, it feels like he’s overdoing the whole thing. This meme is also a bit far-fetched, but aren’t far-fetched memes funnier? Take a look at this one!

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We don’t know what would happen if this whole injury-enactment thing keeps going on. If it does, then this meme won’t just be a meme one day. It will turn into reality. Who knows if memes like these have the potential to injure Neymar?

Let’s race, buddy!

There’s a lot of aggression in sports, even in swimming. That’s also why these games feel so highly intense. It’s actually a good thing because it takes the excitement to a whole new level. Take a look at this meme, for example.

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This meme shows how much of a competitive sport swimming is. If you go to the pool for a regular swim and a professional swimmer is swimming beside you, you have been warned. That’s a rare situation, but still.

They’re not so similar

Do you get the comparison here? Still, let us explain. Snowboarding and surfing look like they are the same, but they are so different. For starters, they take place in vastly different environments. Thus, you can’t compare the dangers.

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Surfers have a lot of encounters with sharks. At least that’s what we can understand from this meme. But, snowboarders rarely encounter polar bears. If snowboarding were like surfing, there’d be a lot of polar bears on the lookout for you.

Bowling test

If you are uncertain of the person you’re about to marry, you should take a look at this meme and just think of trying what’s written here. After all, what’s the harm in trying? Here’s the bowling test for you.

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It’s simple. If you aren’t sure about the person you’re going to marry, take them to a bowling alley and watch them play. Perhaps that might bring out their true resentments, frustrations, and other feelings, which will show you who they truly are.

Laughing at the pain

Golfers can easily relate to this situation. There are so many lakes around the courses that it’s so easy to hit the ball straight into the water. It’s really time-consuming to catch up, and most of all, it is really, really frustrating when it happens.

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It’s almost like golfers know how to find water because they’ll always make sure that their ball lands in it. So, according to meme logic, if somebody wants to find water on Mars, they need to send a golfer there. He will find it easily.

Old school banger

Have you heard the song, Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) by Silento? Well, once upon a time, that song was a hit, and at that time, the song was relatively recent. Look how times have changed. That song is almost seven years old now, but it’s still great!

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Here is the baseball version of that song. It’s nothing much, but what’s changed is that “Nae Nae” has been transformed into “Jay Jay.” Well, that’s all we had to say, and we’d like to leave everything else for your perception.

True that

You don’t need to be a sports fan to relate to this meme. There’s a massive problem with ridiculous photographs. They make you look stupid! It doesn’t matter, even if you are one of the best archers in the world. 

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You can still look weird. This meme is an excellent example of that. Although that archer looks really focused, the photo still makes him look awkward. But, at the same time, you never know when you will get an awesome photo at the same time.

Pickup line

If the boy or girl you like is into swimming, professionally, passionately, or both, this meme will be of the greatest help to you. However, it isn’t the only thing you’ll need. You’ll need to be smooth, patient, and charming.

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This pickup line will also be of great help with all those qualities because just look at it! Isn’t that the smoothest thing you’ve ever heard? If you ask us, it indeed is a smooth pick-up line! Try using this one day. We don’t think it’ll fail.

That’d be disastrous

Here is an ice skating joke that might lighten up the mood, and here’s the question for you: What will happen if you tell a good joke while ice skating? Any guesses? You’re almost there! The ice might crack up!

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So, kids, that was your lesson for the day. Stay safe, and do not crack jokes on ice for your own safety. But seriously, this meme is hilarious, and the lady’s face makes the meme even better. Who wouldn’t agree?

The difference between NFL and boxing

Here is how these two sports are polar opposites of each other. If you dig in, you might find some similarities, but let’s focus on the other part. Here is a meme that exactly shows the NFL scouts select their players and how boxing scouts do the same.

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NFL scouts look at many things while selecting the players. For instance, they’ll see the player’s slot receiving skills or any other talent for that matter. But, when it comes to boxing, the scouts only want to know if the player can punch. If yes, then how hard?

What a surprise!

Underdogs are always the ones who turn out to be the best performers. Be it in school, college, or any other level, you should always watch out for them. Take this NBA player as an example. He really came out on top!

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He’s Blake Griffin, and he has a really long list of records. He was also an underdog. We won’t get into the details, but let us say that he’s so talented that he wouldn’t just be one of the best players if he retired today. He’d be a Hall of Famer. He’s 32.

Soccer problems

College football is fantastic. No, that was not just a random thought. That’s the first thing that came to our minds when we saw this photo. For a meme, it’s great, but in reality, that’s a weird question. Fighting and then winning or losing would be better than throwing in the towel.

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However, it’s only a meme, and at that, it’s one to remember. It looks like even throwing in the towel won’t be that great of an option since that might get intercepted by the opposition as well. That’s going to be a problem now.

Yay sports!

There are all kinds of people in this world. However, you are going to meet these kinds of people you see in this next meme at some point or another because they exist. Now, these people act all excited, but they don’t know what’s happening. Take a look at this meme to understand.

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That’s just an example of sports, but there’s a lot more to it. We have these people all around us. But, let’s just take the sports example. They cheer for teams, they get disappointed and frustrated, but when you ask them what’s up, they don’t have the slightest clue about what they’re watching.

An archery pun

We have come so far, and it has indeed been an entertaining journey. Well, for the final meme, we have preserved a unique pun-intended joke about archery just for you! And, it goes something like this. Have a look!

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Did you get it? If you didn’t, let us gladly explain. Many people aren’t big fans of archery because it has too many drawbacks. Drawbacks here also refer to disadvantages, and it is also when you draw your bow in archery! Well, we beg to differ because we genuinely love watching it.