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FHM Picks: 5 Funny Sports Fails With Triumphant Endings (And One That Reeks Of Karma)

Ah, the beauty (and hilarity) of sports...
by John Paulo Aguilera | May 20, 2015
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The world of sports is home to a surplus of miraculous plays and dazzling displays. Out-of-this-world dunks, buzzer-beaters, touchdowns, homers, and successful Hail Mary passes are just some of the concrete examples of how beautiful each game can be.

But there are times when not all things go according to plan (more like, the play) and instead of highlights, we get a blooper reel.

With that in mind, we gathered recent sports fails which ironically came with victories—except for one that is worthy of a loud "Buti nga!" Check out below, moments from sports outside of basketball we think would fit right in Shaqtin' A Fool!


NICE THROW!

A baseball pitcher is supposed to be the one making the throws to his catcher, not the other way around.


Video via MLB

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher (quite the tongue-twister) Sean O'Sullivan was a victim of a wrong back turn at the wrong time when he was accidentally hit right in the jugular by his catcher Cameron Rupp during a recent game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the end, a bruised neck didn't matter; O'Sullivan went on to win his first big league game in four years asn the Phillies dominated the Diamondbacks 6-0. Gulp.


POTATO GRAND SLAM

Apparently, one man's Grand Slam is another man's botched potato salad.


Video via minorleaguebaseball

Toronto Blue Jays Triple-A outfielder Chris Dickerson might've helped the Buffalo Bisons to a 16-2 trampling of the Toledo Mud Hens with his impressive home run hit, albeit at the expense of a healthy tub of potato salad. Dig in...


THAT'S WHAT YOU GET

A little showboating wouldn't hurt. Just make sure you have something to boast about first.


Video via Inter Tv

Henry Seniloli of rugby team Treviso was sure he was on his way to an easy try (score), taunting Scarlets centre Scott Williams in the process during a Pro12 competition in Italy. Instead, everything backfired, as Seniloli was stopped by Williams at the tryline and wasn't able to extend his team's 13-3 lead. To make matters worse, the Scarlets came back and shocked Treviso 17-13, booking a spot in the European Champion's Cup for the next season. Who's bragging now?

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NOT THE LENS!

What seemed to be a harmless form of celebration is actually a $94,000 (about P4.2 million) worth of lens damages.


Video via World Rugby

Kenyan rugby star Collins Injera is certainly oblivious that the camera lens he autographed after scoring his 200th try on the World Sevens Series costs £60,000—almost a hundred thousand dollars. The practice is common among tennis players, although they are actually signing on a thin sheet of protective glass cover. Still, the real question is, where the hell did Injera get that pen?

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