SUBMITTED BY: Carissa Joho and Helena Birtasevic LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan (2013) Ever fantasize about eating AS MUCH as you want and getting paid handsomely for fans to gawk at the results? At the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, Carissa does her best to puff out her cheeks and pass as the real deal. (Carissa Joho is [...]
Archive for the ‘Tacky Sports Poses’ Category
SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos LOCATION: London, England (2012) So maybe you can’t also be the Fastest Man on Earth, but you certainly can mimic his Greek mythology victory pose!
SUBMITTED BY: David H. LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2012) Fenway Park is strangely not a happy place these days, but tongue-wagging Dave is having more fun than a dog hanging his head out the car window! Any other MLB ballparks have these photoboards?
SUBMITTED BY: Ben Cole LOCATION: Los Angeles, California (2012) Since 1984, UCLA athletes have won more gold medals at the Olympic Games than all but four countries. And this Bruins mascot has bitten more tourists than all other bear statues in America combined. We made up that last statistic, but the Olympics thing is [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Jason Feifer LOCATION: Indianapolis, Indiana (2012) Unlike in the real Super Bowl XLVI, there were no dropped footballs outside Lucas Oil Stadium. This classic pose essentially is a variation of the one we recently captured with the World’s Largest Potato on Prince Edward Island. (Jason Feifer is a Fast Company senior editor, [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Ari G. LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2011) A more snooty mascot might have ignored the fans trapped behind home plate at Fenway Park — or at least have pretended not to hear anything through those thick furry ears. But not the Nutcracker Bear. He (or she) had time to spread some holiday cheer with [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Ari Garnick LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2011) If your fourth grade son were chosen in the Major League Draft, would you insist that he finish his elementary school education? With the way that John Lackey, Tim Wakefield, John Lester, Josh Beckett and Andrew Miller have been pitching, the Sox desperately need to do some [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Daryl Morey LOCATION: Shanghai, China (2011) Our sources have spotted Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, meeting with a giant inflatable rabbit and his alien friend in the Chinese countryside. Given that our source is Daryl Morey, we believe that the reports are accurate. The creepy bunny with facial hair [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Cosmo Macero Jr. LOCATION: Springfield, Mass. (2011) There’s no pleasant way to say this, but the Basketball Hall of Fame has immortalized Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird as an anorexic. It wasn’t Mahatma Gandhi who fought for Celtics Pride against the oppressive Dr. J and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It wasn’t Nicole Richie who teamed [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Eliza Truitt LOCATION: Baltimore, Maryland (2011) Or to be more accurate, a woman-eating bird… Why is the Baltimore Oriole about to bite off the head off this innocent baseball fan? Maybe because she was outed as a die-hard Mariners fan! (Eliza Truitt is an enterprising wedding photographer who has been stalking Bigfoot [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Diane Garnick LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2010) Luis Aparicio’s Hall of Fame plaque mentions his 1956 Rookie of the Year Award, his nine Gold Gloves at shortstop, his nine stolen base crowns and his career fielding records for double plays and assists. But it says nothing about his love for the ladies. By the [...]
Why wait until you’re dead to let fans climb all over your likeness? According to the Boston Herald, basketball lovers will soon have a chance to pose with Shaq while he pretends to be a statue in Harvard Square. The groundrules: No talking, no autographs, just snapshots like you’d take with any tourist landmark. Here’s [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Doug Mack LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota (2010) Seeing your childhood idol cast in bronze summons all kinds of emotions. As Doug posed with this statue of Kirby Puckett outside Target Field, a stranger walked by and shouted: “Make your butt look bigger! Then you’ll look exactly like him!” Hey, Roly Poly Kirby’s butt was [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Kathie Fife LOCATION: Boston, Mass. (2010) Brace yourself for attack. Bobby Orr, the Boston Bruins and Hockey Hall of Fame legend known for his “flying goal” to win the 1970 Stanley Cup, is gonna get you. In real life, Orr is the most charming man on the planet. But if you don’t know [...]
Before you get all judgmental, what do YOU wear for a night out at the ballpark? Lady Gaga just strategically pulled off the Tacky Tourist Photo of the Decade by not only provocatively posing for 49,220 fans (we looked it up) during Friday’s 7th inning stretch, but also by prancing right past security for some [...]