Videos of Fans Getting Clobbered

Nick DimengoFeatured ColumnistSeptember 22, 2013

Videos of Fans Getting Clobbered

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    I know what you're probably thinking.

    Didn't I already put together a piece of fans getting clobbered when I showed 15 fans rushing the field and getting taken down?

    Yeah, I did.

    But the videos of these fans are different.

    Why?

    They're not putting themselves in danger by drunkenly sprinting onto a football, baseball or soccer field, knowing damn well what's about to happen.

    These are spectators who got clobbered without any warning—and though I feel bad for them, they're pretty hilarious.

A Sideline Setback

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    Although you might feel like a VIP when you get hooked up with some All-Access passes to stand on a sideline at a football game, just remember that you have to be aware of what's going on on the field.

    It seems like this guy had an idea the play was coming his way, but his reaction time was terrible—which is probably why he's standing on the sideline and not actually playing in the first place.

Glass-Breaking Smack Talk

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    For all of you hecklers out there, be careful with how far you take it, otherwise, athletes might use their super strength to own you.

    It seems to have happened in this instance, as an obnoxious Flyers fan was razzing Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers a few years ago, leading to Myers firing a shot at the guy—which shattered the glass.

    The fan might not have gotten hurt, but it's only because of the "protective" glass that he didn't.

The Big Shaqtus Swipes a Fan

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    This had to be one of the scariest moments of any fan sitting in the first five rows lives.

    Seeing former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal—all 7'1", 300 pounds of him—diving after a loose ball towards you probably made all of their hearts skip a beat.

    The good thing was that Shaq was able to minimize the damage by appearing to actually land in an open chair—even if he did graze a few fans, slapping one in the face accidentally.

Does Someone Hear a Cricket?

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    I've never been to a cricket match before, but I'd imagine sitting in the audience is much like the attention one would have to have during a baseball game—alert at all times.

    It didn't happen here though, as this poor guy was caught looking the opposite way for a split second—only to feel the cricket ball knock him upside the head in that short time.

    Those things are hard as rocks too, so hopefully he had some Tylenol to help with his headache.

Fore!

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    Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game, but even he can't escape bad shots every once in awhile.

    One of his worst came here, as he hooked the ball off the tee box and straight into a spectator's face.

    I know a hole-in-one is nearly impossible, but nailing a dude on the head is pretty impressive in its own right too.

Ball Boy Gets Bruised

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    You can't help but feel awful for this little dude, who's just minding his own business, keeping a keen eye on the game and just trying to do his job.

    But when a clearance comes his way, he has little time to react, sending his hat about 10 feet away from him—but hey, at least it wasn't his head!

No Netminder

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    This has to be one of the unluckiest ladies to ever live.

    After scoring front row seats behind the plate at a Nationals game a few months ago, a foul ball came sailing back towards her.

    Normally, the protective net is there to stop it, so it's no big deal, right?

    Except the net didn't stop the ball, and, well, you can see what happened as she got drilled in the shoulder.

Michigan Fan Gets Speared

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    After watching this video a few times, I find it a little strange that the Ohio State and Michigan fans appear to be standing by the Northwestern end zone—but that might just be me?

    As a Buckeyes fan, I was taught to never put up with a Michigan fans antics. So when a fellow OSU fan comes in to spear the maize and blue supporter, it put a big smile on my face.

    From the sounds of things, it did for a lot of other people in the stands too.

Celebration Worthy of a King

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    Not all fans getting clobbered have to be bad, right?

    At least I don't think so, which is why I added this Heat fan, who took a tackle from LeBron James after sinking a shot for $75,000 last season.

    I'm sure the dude ended up with a few bruises, but it was totally worth it.

    Kevin Durant did the same thing to a Thunder fan later in the year, showing that, although these two might be the best players in the league, they still can have some fun.

J-Ham Hammers Fan

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    Normally, when people are sitting outside during a baseball game, they might fear for bats flying at them overhead—but not a baseball bat!

    It's too bad this Tigers fan wasn't aware of that though, as he got nailed by opposing player Josh Hamilton's stick during last year's ALCS.

    He appeared to be OK, but man, that can't feel good.

Straight Away Shot... to the Face

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    It's one thing for someone to be able to take a punch to the face and toss up a couple thumbs up, but it's another when they take a damn baseball from 400-feet away to the dome.

    This girl found out that it's really not as bad as you might think—or she's just got jaws of steel—when she got drilled by a home run at a Diamondbacks game earlier this season.

    The way her boyfriend bailed on her though, she should give him a quick jab so he knows what it feels like.

The Wrong Kind of Header

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    If you've ever been to a soccer match and sat behind a goal, you know that the one thing you always have to do is make sure you keep up with where the ball is at, otherwise, well, this can happen.

    Heading the ball in soccer might be legal, but this guy probably won't be going up to challenge one in his rec league after failing on this attempt.

Boyfriend Bails

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    What's up with all these bros leaving their girlfriend's high and dry when a ball is heading towards them?

    As we saw a few slides ago with the couple at the Diamondbacks game, ditching out for a ball to avoid you—but hit your lady friend—definitely won't score you any points.

    This Astros fan didn't seem to care though, as he jumped out of the way of a liner—yet still somehow ended up with the foul ball.

    And poor taste using the, "I lost it in the lights" excuse. You're better than that.

Kid Nailed by Full-Court Shot

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    Even after I've seen this video about 100 times, it still makes me laugh out loud.

    Now don't get me wrong, I don't typically find humor in someone else getting injured—especially when that person happens to be about six years old—but you can't help but chuckle when seeing this happen. 

    The crowd throwing their hands on their heads in disbelief just makes it that much better.