One of the greatest things about sports is how unpredictable it is. Even when you’ve got the best team against the worst, the odds can be upset, and we see an underdog win. It’s that unpredictability that keeps people coming back for more, season after season. At most major sporting events there are now tons of TV cameras and photographers waiting in the wings to snap the perfect shot.
That means over the years there have been a bucket load of unfortunate or hilarious moments caught on film that were shot at the perfect time. Sometimes it’s a player making a big mistake, or other times it’s an athlete’s struggle that gets people laughing through the intensity of their facial expression.
Some athletes like to make it seem as though they always keep their cool, but when caught at the right time their faces tell another story. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with these perfectly timed photos you can see the pleasure, pain, or disappointment in the faces of these athletes.