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The Best Sports Jokes 

Jack Napier
Updated June 14, 2019 3.2k votes 1k voters 25k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up any funny joke about sports, fans, or athletes

Modern athletes are way too serious. With their strict diet and workout regimens, it’s like they’ve found a way to home run the humor out of their bodies. We here at Ranker think it’s time that they were taken down a peg or two. That’s why we’ve put together this list of funny jokes about athletes and the sports that they love. Whether it’s basketball, football, or soccer (or one of the million other sports that are just okay), there’s a pun or a quick one liner on this list to bring out the laughter in even the most strident of sports fans.

Leper hockey players, super tall basketball dudes, and chicken soccer players, we’ve got them all on this list. And don’t worry, there aren’t any creepy Kobe jokes here. The sports humor we’ve collected on this list is fun for the whole family. Unless your family is a bunch of sports hating nerds, then we’ve got nothing for you. Whatever your favorite sport happens to be, we’ve got a joke on this list that’s sure to turn your baseball brain into a bullpen of laughter. Or maybe they’ll make the little Marv Albert in your brain say “BOOMSHAKALAKA!” with joy. If you find that we didn’t have a joke about your favorite sport, then too bad! Seriously, we blew out the doors on these sports jokes, there’s even a joke about cricket on this list.

Vote on which sports joke you think hits a home run, and leave us a comment if you think any of them struck out.
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Why Did Cinderella Get K... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
Why Did Cinderella Get Kicked Off The Baseball Team?
Because she ran away from the ball!
2
Why Didn't The Dog Want ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
Why Didn't The Dog Want To Play Football?
It was a boxer.
3
Where Do Old Bowling Bal... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
Where Do Old Bowling Balls End Up?
In the gutter!
4
How Did The Basketball G... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
How Did The Basketball Get Wet?
The players dribbled all over it. 
5
What Kinds Of Stories Ar... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
What Kinds Of Stories Are Told By Basketball Players?
Tall tales!
6
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
That no matter how good you get, you'll never be as good as a wall.
7
How Do Baseball Players ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
How Do Baseball Players Stay Cool?
They sit next to their fans!
8
What Can You Serve But N... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
What Can You Serve But Never Eat?
A volley ball!
 
9
Why Do Grasshoppers Not ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
Why Do Grasshoppers Not Go To Many Football Matches?
They prefer cricket matches!
10
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
She had a pumpkin for a coach!
11
How Many NCAA Players Do... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
How Many NCAA Players Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?

One. But he gets money, a car, and three credit hours for it. 

12
What's a Runners Favorit... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
What's a Runners Favorite Subject At School?
Jog-raphy!
13
What Does A Hockey Playe... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
What Does A Hockey Player And A Magician Have In Common?
They both do hat tricks. 
14
What Tea Do Hockey Playe... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
What Tea Do Hockey Players Drink?
Penaltea!
15
Why Did The Referees Sto... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
Why Did The Referees Stop The Leper Hockey Game
There was a face off in the corner.
16
How Many Golfers Does It... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
How Many Golfers Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?
FORE!
17
What Does A Carpenter Ha... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
What Does A Carpenter Have In Common With A Volleyball Player?
They both like to hammer spikes!
18
Which Insect Didn't Play... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
Which Insect Didn't Play Well At Quarterback?
The fumble-bee!
19
Why Did The Chicken Get ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
Why Did The Chicken Get Sent Off?
For persistent fowl play!
20
Why Do Managers Bring Br... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
Why Do Managers Bring Briefcases To Away Games?
So they can pack the defense!
21
How Do Hens Encourage Th... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
How Do Hens Encourage Their Baseball Teams?
They egg them on!
22
What Should A Soccer Tea... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
What Should A Soccer Team Do If The Pitch Is Flooded?
Bring on their subs!
23
Where Do Religious Child... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
Where Do Religious Children Practice Sports?
On the prayground!
24
What's A Tennis Players ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
What's A Tennis Players Favorite City?
Volley Wood!
25
How Does A Physicist Exo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Jokes
How Does A Physicist Exorcise?
By pumping ion!