13 Jock Cameos That Shows Thought Would Be Funny (For Some Reason)

Athlete cameos are sitcom casting stunts designed to bring in viewers -- but are they actually funny?

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KEITH HERNANDEZ SEINFELD Elaine Benes is seduced by the greatest athlete pickup line of all time: I'm Keith Hernandez.

USA Today

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WADE BOGGS CHEERS A rival bar owner sends Boggs to Cheers as a good-will gesture, but the gang thinks he's a fake and chases him into the streets. I

Sporting News

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JIM HARBAUGH SAVED BY THE BELL: THE NEW CLASS CRACKED COM The hard-assed Michigan coach and former NFL quarterback was cast against type as Screech's

MeTV

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BARRY BONDS BEVERLY HILLS 90210 Barry plays Barry, who shows up on the golf course to talk trash steve Sanders and his dad. YOu missed those opport

ESPN

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TOM BRADY FAMILY GUY 54 12:28 D 68 CRAGKEDCOM Seth MacFarlane must be a Brady fan -- he cast the QB in Ted 2 in addition to numerous mentions on Famil

CinemaBlend

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LEBRON JAMES ENTOURAGE OS GRACKED.COM James piles on as Matt Damon shames Vincent into a charitable donation. The scene was apparently filmed during L

USA Today

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KOBE BRYANT MODERN FAMILY CRACKED COM Bryant's brief cameo on Modern Family is notable in that he never appears in the same frame as the show's cast.

People

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JOE NAMATH MARRIED WITH CHILDREN CRAGKEDCOM The Jets legend plays himself as a bartender -- with no explanation as to why he's now employed as a barte

YouTube

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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS GILLIGAN'S ISLAND CRACKED COM In this made-for-TV movie, the Clown Princes of Basketball team up with the castaways to battle sup

MeTV

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DETLEF SCHREMPF PARKS AND REC CRACKED COM Producer Mike Schur's first choice for a basketball cameo was Larry Bird. But is there any funnier name in N

Sporting News

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CHASE UTLEY ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA UTLEY DA CRACKED.COM Mac writes a letter to hero Chase Utley: I would love to meet you someday. I know I can

USA Today

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BILL BUCKNER CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM CRACKED COM Buckner will live in sports infamy for allowing a ball to go through his legs in Game 6 of the '86 Serie

MLB

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MLB ALL-STARS LITY CHAMPS THE SIMPSONS CRACKED COM Mr. Burns assembles a pantheon of all-time baseball greats for the company softball team. See Ken G

MLB

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