According to dictionary.com, the word ogle means “ 1. To look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently. 2. To eye; look or stare at.” Basically, at least for the purpose of this article, it means to check someone out.
Being a pro athlete definitely has its obvious perks. That being said, there are also a few downsides to the fame that comes with being a top-tier pro. One of these downsides is being photographed 24/7. In fact, as we are about to see that just being around a famous person can result in being caught in an unflattering photo.
Most of the time athletes know they're being photographed, but the urge to ogle often gets the best of them anyway. However, in some cases, it’s the celebrity sportsperson who is the subject of said ogling, or the ogled, if you will.
Moreover, despite what one may think, women get caught ogling just as often as their male counterparts. It appears to be something all humans do. Unfortunately, the folks we are about to see just happened to do it when there were cameras around.
Without further ado, here are 15 of the most hilarious ogles ever caught on camera at a sporting event!
17 An Eye For Eye
Jessica Eye (pictured on the scale) is a mixed martial artist who currently fights in the UFC’s flyweight division. Eye has shared the octagon with some of the top females in the sport including Miesha Tate and former Olympian Sara McMann.
Joe Rogan (looking at Eye) is a famous comedian who also does commentary work for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Folks might also recognize him as the former host of the television show Fear Factor.
Apparently, Rogan is also an admirer of Jessica Eye or at least appears to be impressed with whatever he happens to be looking at in this photo. Rogan has been known to let his eyes wander at weigh-ins, and there are more than a few photos out there of the comedian getting his ogle on.
15 Caught In The Act
Judging by their faces, things aren’t going well for the team that these ladies are cheering for. However, their somber mood didn’t stop them from gaining an admirer.
David Beckham (the man in the photo) is a legendary soccer player, or footballer if you prefer. He was probably best known for his years playing with Manchester United. With a net worth of $450 million, Beckman is one of the most successful soccer players ever, in terms of earning power.
The soccer star appears to be admiring the young lady in the Miller Lite shorts. Unfortunately, for Beckham at least, his wife, Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice), is also courtside. Based on her reaction in the bottom photo, it’s fair to say she probably had some choice words for the soccer icon.
14 Ref Check
Being a referee can be a tough job at times. Having to make spilt-second decisions, while in the middle of heated competition takes a keen eye, to say the least. While the official in this particular photo may have a keen eye, he probably isn’t using the way the league would like him to. This particular ref appears to be admiring the Golden State Warriors reporter in a less than subtle manner.
The woman in the photo is Rosalyn Gold-Onwunde. Besides being an NBA sideline reporter and analyst, Gold-Onwunde was also a solid basketball player for the University of Stanford in her college days.
While Gold-Onwunde could have taken offense to the situation, she decided to laugh it off instead, which was probably a good thing for the official’s career.
13 Presidential Peek
Kerri Walsh Jennings is an American beach volleyball player who also happens to be a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Jennings and her former partner Misty May-Treanor are considered by many to be the best team to ever set foot on the sand.
George W. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States. He held the office from January of 2001 to January of 2009. Bush previously co-owned the Texas Rangers, a Major League Baseball franchise.
Apparently, baseball isn’t the only sport the 43rd president is interested in. In fact, he seems to be taking a keen interest in Jennings' “beach volleyball game” in this particular picture. That being said, in the former president’s defense, Jennings is 6-foot-3, so it’s probably hard to get her out of one’s line of vision.
11 Belichick-ing Her Out
Bill Belichick is the head football coach for the defending Super Bowl Champion, New England Patriots. In total Belichick has won five Super Bowl titles in New England and will go down as one of the most successful coaches in NFL history. However, he is also known for being a bit rigid, at least in terms of his public persona.
Chrissy Teigen (the woman shown in the photo) is a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, who these days co-hosts a television show known as FABLife. It would also appears that she has made a new fan, based on the reaction of the Patriots coach, who is standing in the background.
Teigen has accomplished a lot in her career, but making Belichick (almost) smile has to be up there on her list.
10 Wide-Eyed Weigh-In
Back in December of 2015, the now infamous "girl in the blue polo shirt" became something of a YouTube sensation. At the weigh-ins leading up to UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant, the girl in the photo seemingly ogled nearly every male fighter who stepped on the scale. She could be seen making faces like the one in the photo and also appeared to be thoroughly examining the fighters.
Interestingly enough, no one seemed to know exactly who this girl was and why she was on stage. Was she a member of some sort of training staff or perhaps just a serial ogler?
While the girl in the blue shirt leaves us with more questions than answers; she also reminds us that men aren’t the only ones that get caught ogling.
9 Laker Looker
Ashton Kutcher is an American actor who captured the world’s attention with his portrayal of Michael Kelso on the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. He has also starred in a number of hit movies including The Butterfly Effect, What Happens In Vegas, and the Steve Jobs biographic film, Jobs.
The actor is also a sports fan who enjoys taking in a Los Angeles Lakers game from time to time. It’s apparent from his apparel, most notably the hat, that Kutcher is a fan of the Lakers basketball team. However, it would appear (based on the photo) that he also appreciates their cheerleading squad or at least the member shown in here.
Is Ashton Kutcher ogling or is it just an unfortunate camera angle? The answer will likely remain a mystery.
8 Sharapova's Many Admirers
Russian born Maria Sharapova is one of the biggest names in the sport of professional tennis. She is a career Grand Slam winner, Olympic silver medalist, and ranks 2nd all-time among female prize money winners, having won over $36.5 million to date. The 6-foot-2 blonde is also widely considered to be one of the most beautiful athletes in the world.
A female who is well over 6-feet tall is something of an unusual site, to begin with. Moreover, when you factor in Sharapova’s stunning good looks than its probably safe to assume that she has had more than her fair share of oglers.
In this photo, it looks as though the majority of the grounds crew is awestruck by the stunning blonde tennis starlet.
Being a cheerleader can be tough work at times. It requires the perfect combination of strength, balance, and flexibility in order to truly become a star cheerleader. Moreover, it also requires one to remember that, these days especially, folks are likely taking photographs and videos of your every move.
In this photo, we see a group of Stanford cheerleaders performing for the adoring masses. It looks as though they are getting ready to form a pyramid. However, it also appears that the young man in the back of the photo may be less than focused on the task at hand. Could this male cheerleader have been caught ogling?
Let’s give this guy the benefit of the doubt and assume he is focused on his squad mate’s safety.
6 Leering LeBron
LeBron James is one of the most recognizable athletes in all of pro sports. The 6-foot-8 small forward has captured three NBA Championships and will go down as one of the greatest basketball players to have ever played the game. James is this generation of basketball fan’s Michael Jordan and will likely join him in the NBA Hall of Fame at some point down the road.
This photo was taken back during the 2008 Summer Olympic games. It would appear that James and some of his teammates are there to show their supporter for the US swim team or perhaps they are just on hand to enjoy watching the competition.
That being said, it looks like James may be watching a little more than just the competition in this particular pic.
5 Cop On Camera
Former UFC Bantamweight Champions Miesha Tate is one of the biggest names in all of women’s mixed martial arts. She is best known for her feud with Ronda Rousey and upset win over Holly Holm. Tate also happens to one of the hottest females in the sport, something the officer in the background appears to have noticed in this instance.
The gentlemen in the photo is a Las Vegas police officer named Russell Mettke. Mettke looks as though he was trying to be subtle, but still got caught red-handed. The UFC weigh-ins appear to be quite the hotbed for ogling.
Tate would wind up getting the last laugh though. In a humorous incident, Tate showed up at Mettke’s workplace, and the two took a photo, this time it was Tate who was checking out the officer’s backside.
4 Golden State Of Mind
In light of all their success in recent years, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors have seen their fan base grow exponentially. The team features exciting stars like Stephen Curry (who’s back is facing the camera in this photo) that have helped the franchise win two NBA championships in the last three seasons.
However, with fans, as with many things in life, it isn’t always about quantity, it's also about quality. If dedication can be measured by the look in a person’s eyes, then the lady sitting courtside has to be the most dedicated Warrior’s fan you will ever see.
She definitely looks impressed with Golden State's standout star. Of course, it’s always possible that she’s simply lost in her thoughts.
3 Caught On Camera
College athletes, football players especially, tend to be an excellent physical condition. Moreover, they are often celebrity-like figures on their respective college campuses. As a result, college football players often have many females admirers. However, in most cases, females do their admiring when they aren’t being recorded. Unfortunately, the girl pictured here didn’t have that luxury.
Back in 2011, the trainer shown in the photo didn’t realize she was on camera while she appeared to be ogling South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver, Bruce Ellington. In the video, the trainer appears to be checking out the wideout from various angles.
That being said, it’s important to remember that this young lady is a member of the training staff, so it’s highly possible that she was just examining Ellington to find potential injuries.
2 Checking Out The Competition
Recently retired tennis star Daniela Hantuchova (shown standing in the photo) had an outstanding career as a mixed doubles player. Moreover, the 5-foot-11 Slavic tennis star was even featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
The blonde woman sitting in the chair wearing Nike apparel is none other than Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova. Interestingly enough, Sharapova was also featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Perhaps it's their shared modeling history that prompted Sharapova to sneak a peek at Hantuchova, in order to size up her fellow swimsuit model (assuming Sharapova is looking at Hantuchova). Whatever it is the 6-foot-2 Russian beauty is starting at in the photo; she doesn’t seem very impressed. Of course, it would likely take a lot to impress the beautiful blonde millionaire.
Alex Rodriguez (seated near the center of the photo) is a retired baseball player who spent the majority of his career with the New York Yankees. He is a 14-time all-star who helped his team win a World Series title back in 2009. These days Rodriguez can be found behind the broadcast booth.
The former third baseman appears to be getting the VIP treatment as he sits courtside at an Oklahoma City Thunder game. However, based on this photo, it looks like Rodriguez may be taking in a bit more than just the action on the court.
The MLB broadcaster looks like he may checking one of the cheerleaders as she heads off the court. Rodriguez does have a reputation as a ladies man who has dated several famous celebrities and models, so an NBA cheerleader might not be out of the question.