A Family Matter
In the realm of sports, sports fans, and sports signs, the more crude the sign is, the better. Nothing gets more attention than signs that use the nastiest puns, disses, and jokes, especially pointed at the poor referees.
How about your team plays better; have you thought of that, genius?
If you really think about it... they do kinda have a point. Forrest Gump is an iconic character that everyone loves, but we all know that a key facet of his character was his low IQ.
So if you're a BAMA hater in need of an insult, this is one of the most original around.
He might have cramps, but he's also got millions. You have...a sign. The cutout along with the diss is a nice touch, we admit. Not that it's a kind thing to say, but it sure elevates the joke with a visual representation of Lebron tears...
Oh, was that rude? The sign lady took over the keyboard...
Puns are the best way to show your support, if you didn't know. Running can be especially taxing on the body because it truly tests your strength and endurance. That's why so many p'eople tend to avoid the exercise.
So if there's a pun on a sign in the crowd that can make you smile as your gut feels like it's turning inside out, nothing can really top that support.
They're a real modern-day Romeo and Juliet. If you're a sports fan or know anyone who's an avid sports watcher, then you know how personal the sports team rivalries can get, especially between family, friends, and couples.
Sports teams should never come between romance and relationship loyalty, but we wonder how much couples therapy it took for him to get over his personal vendetta.
Win, You Must
Like the woman with the pun sign, sometimes the best displays of support and teamwork are off the field. Looking at the picture, the scale of those signs compared to the people in the crowd is insane!
We can only imagine what the people under the signs are thinking... At least it protects you from sunburn?
There's nothing like a baseball game to bring families together to have fun under one roof... Until it turns into a way to have the last word for a sibling rivalry. Did those parents even realize what the sign said?
Why are they so cool with this?! "Oh, what a funny sign, son!" What's up with that?
Land of the Nerds
Apparently Star Wars and sports go together better than you might think given that this is the second instance of a nerd-related sports sign.
We have to criticize his use of colors, unfortunately, because they're a little hard to read. However, the added touch of the orange Storm Trooper helmet gives his reference some added hilarity.
The last thing we want to do is clown on someone who's simply paying a deserved compliment, but something fishy seems to be going on behind the scenes.
What was the intention of this sign? To truly be nice? Or be a distracting nuisance who has nothing else clever to say?
What an interesting way to make a game out of your relationship! Just kidding, it's not that deep, but we give props for both sides of being able to compromise in a fun way.
But we all know he's just going to buy it for her anyways...
But also-- they wish! Obviously, this is a very direct way of calling out creepy jocks that hit on every woman they see, but not very effective.
Sure, it's embarrassing for Brett, but we highly doubt he could see them and, we know it hurts, but there's no way he recognized them either.
Here's a man who understands the true meaning of sports. It all started on the premise of having fun with friends, right? Over the years, ESPN and sports, in general, have evolved into entertainment giants for fanatic fans.
This fan has a great approach that we don't see very often. Good for him!
Unsure when this was taken, but the message is timeless. It's no secret that being a good athlete takes egregious amounts of training, practice, dedication, strength, and endurance.
However, some people would rather skip over the dedication part and straight to the strength and endurance. Steroids are a quick (and banned) way to get there, and it looks like these fans have sniffed out some cheaters...
Yale Cites Wikipedia
For all the students and scholars out there, you know this college football sign is a hard-hitter for the Ivy League.
Harvard and Yale have the longest-running rivalry between schools in American collegiate history, and you know their insults are grounded in academic research and peer-reviewed journals. Never Wiki!
Ever had a dream you stole something and couldn't run fast enough to escape the manager? Yeah, run faster than that. It's long been stated that fear is humanity's biggest motivator.
Fear is basically the only reason we operate and react in the ways that we do. So this sign is rooted in that concept and honestly sounds like a successful strategy.
Insulting the refs is always the best way to get them on your side. Yeah?
Actually, it's probably not the best tactic to start clowning on the people in control of calling the shots during live games, but it's fun nonetheless, and a productive (ish?) way for frustrated fans to express their anger.
Originality Is Dead
At least he gets points for honesty, but why waste a perfectly good sign? Sure, it's funny. If we saw that while we sat in the stands of a football game, we'd smile.
But if his motivation behind making the sign wasn't for the joke but instead because he actually couldn't think of anything, leave the cardboard behind next time.
Just Do It!
Just do what the man says--he clearly means business. If the lack of clothes doesn't clue you in that he isn't kidding, but he's surrounded by people. People who are probably supporting his decision.
Remember when we said that fear is our main motivator? That concept really kicks in here...
"The Face Guy"
Jack "The Face" Blakenship gained popularity after frequenting basketball games with a blown-up cutout of himself making a disgusted face.
Even better, he made that face every time the camera got near him so it was him and his cutout drawing attention away from the game. We believe the tactic was to distract free-throw shooters.
A) No it's not. B) You're just asking for trouble. You're watching hockey, a sport defined by rowdy fans, painful athletics, violent jeering, and all-around action-packed entertainment. Golf?
We can't seem to say the same about that snooze fest your grandparents put on the TV when they want to nap.
It's About Balance
Sage advice from the peanut gallery... We're not sure anyone really needed this advice ever in their lives unless you have a weirdly low platelet count, but even then. It does make a funny sign!
We're not bent over crying tears of joy or anything, but we'd at least smirk in your direction.
The cost of printing on this size paper on top of the egregious amount of ink to make this sign was almost more trouble than it's worth. Almost. It's definitely clever and wittier than most other fan signs that just say "#1 fan."
Points for originality and making everyone smile! Well, except for the ref.
The True Cost
In terms of hockey super fans, this mom has her priorities straight. Those do look like some amazing seats to taunt players from afar with big, gaudy signs!
I'd hate to be the guy on the Vancouver Canucks to miss a score and let down this gal... We doubt the end result would be pretty.
Dazed and Confused
Somebody point this poor guy in the right direction.
You can tell from the big black letters and bold font that he really just wants someone to answer his question, of which the answer will result in footballs and jerseys rather than microphones and rock t-shirts.
We're not sure how ancestry and the quality of a sports team are correlated, but this is a great sign nonetheless.
While there's nothing particularly creative about joking that Alabama is filled with cousin romances, the layered execution of this particular version of the joke makes it a top-tier Alabama diss.
Good For You?
Hmmm... One of these things is definitely not like the others...
We love the enthusiasm random strangers have when they cheer on other random strangers who are running for their lives, but the "I trained for months..." woman knows how to make the runners smile! Her creativity knows no bounds. Holding signs is no joke!
Diss Of The Century
This sign had a long setup and not a lot of room to deliver, but the payoff was worth it. We aren't sure what's up with the crossed-out stuff in the bottom right corner, but we assume he wants us to look over that.
Given that his picture was taken and his huge smile, he seems pretty proud of the attention he got from this sign!
Deflategate feels like forever ago... What was it, six years ago now? This football controversy suggested that the New England Patriots quarterback led an initiative to lower the inflation of game footballs, which was totally illegal.
Apparently, Tom Brady preferred the feeling of softer balls... Not everything's about you, Tom!
He's saying what everyone there is thinking. There's a difference between passion for the game and a complete psychotic breakdown. At this point, she's distracting everyone from the experience they paid for, which is watching hockey!
We bet those seats cost a fortune, too. Such a shame.
A sign with an important lesson and the potential for the entire stadium to laugh at the failures and misfortunes of your beloved child. That dad is messed up!
We get trying to motivate your kids to do better, but publicly humiliating them when you've already banned them from the stadium... Ouch!
Is this supposed to be depressing or inspiring? Everyone on the opposing team must have been laughing their faces off, but who would have the heart to tell the poor kid just how uninspiring his sign is...
Plus, the colorful Santa cut-out really drives their team's depression home.
Everyone should always get some points for trying, but this sign might be where we draw the line.
With the hundreds of hilariously clever sports signs out there, it's hard to look at "Ohio State, more like Ohio Bad" and say "That's one for the books." No harm if it makes you smile!
Brutal? Check. Hilarious? Also, check. The best sports fan signs are the ones that the people you're dissing can't do anything about.
Personally, we'd be afraid that one of those giant football players would rip down the cloth and us along with it, but that's the risk, yeah?
Too cheap... Or too smart for his own good?
It's unclear if he made that sign himself or if it was already there, but we assume that if he was really too cheap to buy tickets, then he definitely didn't opt to print out a larger-than-life sign in full color explaining that. Honestly, he's pretty smart to find that spot!
That's true dedication, right there. Sometimes a sign cheering on your team isn't enough to truly inspire or motivate because they see thousands of sign's saying "Go Team!" and "#1 Fan" every year.
This fan, however, is physically proving how she's truly the #1 fan of the century (at least the season...).
Too Little, Too Late
Here's one fan with a history lesson for younger generations. He's obviously experiencing extreme embarrassment for continuing to support a team that's so down in the dumps that there might be no sign of recovery in sight.
History is important, but in order to convince the kids to support a team takes more than anecdotal evidence. The scoreboard has the sway!
Sidney Crosby is a Canadian hockey player and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins who already has a longterm partner. That doesn't stop these avid hockey women from showcasing their creepy devotion to the handsome player.
We hope she didn't pay too much for that dress because Crosby isn't going anywhere near her.
Here, Kitty Kitty
There's obviously a lot of mixed opinions about Sidney Crosby. Who knew hockey fans were the most savage? Unfortunately, most signs aimed against him harp on his masculinity.
It doesn't take a genius to figure this sign out, which knocks off points for creativity. Plus, the coded sexism doesn't help things either.
This might be the best fan sign that's ever existed. The pun? 10/10. The diss? 10/10. Relevance? 10/10. The sign is a perfect representation of sports fans' creativity, but we wonder about the logistics.
Did they have this sign prepared in advance? We don't know what's funnier, the sign itself or the fan bartering for a blank sign and drawing out the diss in the stands while chaos erupts around them.
A Bearable Affair
Like American football fans and international soccer fans, hockey has some of the most avid fans in the history of sports.
Avid enough to have long, heartfelt discussions with their partners about their deep and undying love for former Winnipeg Jets player Teemu Selänne. As long as your wife gets it, go for it, we guess.
This kid is pretty savage. But people tend to take their hockey pretty seriously, even at this age.
You could almost bottle the look of disappointment on her face and sell it. However, we bet Crosby's parents sure won't be needing to buy it. Zing!
The best way to draw attention and help people remember your sign is through alliteration and rhyme.
The alliteration is lacking on this sign, but the rhyme of "kidney" and "Sidney" helps save it from the bottomless pit of hockey fan signs aimed toward Sidney Crosby. It'd take an entire landfill to get rid of all the Crosby signs!
Twins Are Gross
Um... What? Are we missing something here? We assume these fans are referring to the Vancouver Canucks twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin.
But keeping the sign so broad to say that all twins are inherently nasty is an incredibly odd rhetorical move. What about them is gross? We need more info!
Cry In Bryan
Never cry in front of a hockey fan or prepare yourself for a long, miserable life of mocking and buffoonery. Sometimes it's okay to cry! Nothing's wrong with emotions!
However, poor Bryan Murray does look like he's ready to bawl, whether from the game falling apart in front of him or the sign directly behind him.
What is it like to wake up and choose to be a nuisance for the day? Is that a conscious decision for some people? Because it obviously was the goal for this punk.
Hopefully he didn't hold the sign up the entire time and it was just a ploy to get on TV, but we wouldn't put it past him...
There's a lot to unpack here in these signs, but the one that caught our eye was the beautiful simplicity of "Liar Baby Jerk."
Everyone loves an acronym, and using the initials of a sports player is the most direct diss a fan could make against their worst rivals. What did LeBron ever do to you?
Everything is Made Up. …and nothing is real. But honestly, what does this sign even mean?
We are guessing you had to be there and if that's the case, who is this sign even for, and how drunk were they when they had it made?
There's a plethora of signs in this image, but the saddest one of all is from an annoyed student who simply wants to study for exams.
"You People Are Blocking The Library" isn't a sign that's going to get the entire production to up and move, but it's a healthy (and hilarious) way for the stressed-out student to express their frustration. This is their future we're talking about!
Okay, who came up with this one? Seriously, fess up! This has got to be one of the most elementary disses we've ever seen. But did it make us laugh... we plead the fifth on that one.
Bonus points for the emoji cut out that really drives the point home, but you won't get this much grace next time with that sloppy handwriting!
Strut Your Stuff
We've saved the best for last, folks! Not only does this sign have subtle wit and simple humor, but it took some serious Photoshop skills to get his head on that man's body so precisely.
Looks like those college design classes are really getting put to work. We love students who give back to the campus community!