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 Kicked ... 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

99 59

Why Didn't The Dog Want To Pla... 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

86 54

What Kinds Of Stories Are Told... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Jokes What Kinds Of Stories Are Told By Basketball Players?

Tall tales!

4

63 36

Why Do Grasshoppers Not Go To ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Jokes Why Do Grasshoppers Not Go To Many Football Matches?

They prefer cricket matches!

5

93 61

How Did The Basketball Get Wet... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Jokes How Did The Basketball Get Wet?

The players dribbled all over it.

6

68 43

How Do Baseball Players Stay C... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Jokes How Do Baseball Players Stay Cool?

They sit next to their fans!

8

62 40

What Can You Serve But Never E... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Jokes What Can You Serve But Never Eat?

A volley ball!

9

121 91

Where Do Old Bowling Balls End... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Jokes Where Do Old Bowling Balls End Up?

In the gutter!

10

47 28

What's a Runners Favorite Subj... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Jokes What’s a Runners Favorite Subject At School?

Jog-raphy!

12

41 26

What Tea Do Hockey Players Dri... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Jokes What Tea Do Hockey Players Drink?

Penaltea!

13

68 50

How Many NCAA Players Does It ... is listed (or ranked) 13 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.

14

52 38

What Does A Hockey Player And ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Jokes What Does A Hockey Player And A Magician Have In Common?

They both do hat tricks.

15

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Why Did The Referees Stop The ... 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.

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Why Did The Chicken Get Sent O... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Jokes Why Did The Chicken Get Sent Off?

For persistent fowl play!

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34 25

How Many Golfers Does It Take ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Jokes How Many Golfers Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?

FORE!

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31 23

Which Insect Didn't Play W... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Jokes Which Insect Didn’t Play Well At Quarterback?

The fumble-bee!

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31 25

What Does A Carpenter Have In ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Jokes What Does A Carpenter Have In Common With A Volleyball Player?

They both like to hammer spikes!

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31 25

What Should A Soccer Team Do I... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Jokes What Should A Soccer Team Do If The Pitch Is Flooded?

Bring on their subs!

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Why Do Managers Bring Briefcas... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Jokes Why Do Managers Bring Briefcases To Away Games?

So they can pack the defense!

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How Do Hens Encourage Their Ba... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Jokes How Do Hens Encourage Their Baseball Teams?

They egg them on!

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Where Do Religious Children Pr... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Jokes Where Do Religious Children Practice Sports?

On the prayground!

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What's A Tennis Players Favori... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Jokes What’s A Tennis Players Favorite City?

Volley Wood!

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How Does A Physicist Exorcise? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Jokes How Does A Physicist Exorcise?

By pumping ion!

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