Spurs fans put a pacifier on LeBron James during the NBA Finals
A ticket to the game is good for a seat and also an opportunity to flex some creative muscles with a sign. Send a message to your own team, the other team, maybe some nonsense about Hunter Pence. We dig it. Here's what the Buzzer team thinks are the funniest and most creative signs from sporting events in 2014.
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsBob Donnan
It's a thankless job
Some love for the refs during March Madness when Dayton toppled Stanford.
Getty ImagesKevin C. Cox
He's made some mistakes
An Oklahoma State fan jabs Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston over the crab legs incident.
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsMatthew Emmons
Don't mess with Joakim Noah
Noah and his librarian-esque bun averaged 11.3 rebounds per game in 2013-2014. The bun alone also averaged 2.2 steals.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsKim Klement
With a big contract comes big expectations
The Canucks eventually traded goalie Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers.
In response to the racist Donald Sterling recordings
Solid combo effort by the Golden State Warriors fans.
The resemblance is uncanny
We're not sure which Giants player would be Harry (Joe Pesci).
And he LIKES them
It was a good year for Pence signs.
In response to Luis Suarez's World Cup chomp
Not exactly a sign but close enough.
AFP/Getty ImagesYASUYOSHI CHIBA
A medical concern during Monday Night Raw
This sign was a response to CM Punk's interview in which he claimed WWE doctors ignored or failed to properly treat a staph infection.
Dak Prescott as Will Smith
A great pop culture way to honor Mississippi State's surge up the rankings after defeating three top-10 teams in a row.
Speaking of pop culture
A Dayton fan found a clever way to incorporate Pitbull and Kesha and Stanford's deranged tree mascot into one sign for the NCAA tourney match-up.
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Brazilians believed (and still do believe) that Mick Jagger's support is a curse
So they tried to shake the bad juju when the Rolling Stones front man appeared at Mineirao Stadium for Brazil-Germany in the World Cup semifinals, which turned into a stunning 7-1 victory for the Germans.
AFP/Getty ImagesVANDERLEI ALMEIDA
Darth Vader is a Syracuse fan
This game turned out to be an overtime thriller that Cuse won 91-89.
Mark Konezny-USA TODAY SportsMark Konezny
He picked the right groomsmen
Hope he got that second souvenir...
Getty ImagesMichael Zagaris
Jameis Winston is a popular target, but he does give opposing fans plenty of material.
David Manning-USA TODAY SportsDavid Manning
And the Royals did win!
Probably the only fan sign in 2014 that led to a puppy adoption.
A disgruntled Leafs fan
Toronto missed the playoffs in 2014, a wholly forgettable year.
Getty ImagesJoel Auerbach
Better to make the playoffs and lose?
Everything is relative.
She wore them for the Canada-USA Men's ice hockey semifinals in Sochi
Canada won 1-0, so clearly the lucky undies worked.
AFP/Getty ImagesJONATHAN NACKSTRAND
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A USA fan holds a sign directed at Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Drawing inspiration from Grumpy Cat.
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsMark J. Rebilas
The Xavier-Creighton rivalry got serious
Bieber's alma mater fell to to the Musketeers.
Frank Victores-USA TODAY SportsFrank Victores
This Sounders fan has a point
That's exactly how forwards Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins celebrate. Everything.
Steven Bisig-USA TODAY SportsSteven Bisig
Sick reference, bro ...
To Jimmy Fallon's teenage-girl alter-ego.
The best part is how the girlfriend apparently is enamored with the Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen.
NHLI via Getty ImagesJamie Sabau
Gonzaga fans have a directive for the opponent
I like how Gollum completed the costume with makeshift tattered underwear.
Getty ImagesWilliam Mancebo
More cute than funny
This fella is getting started young in support of the probable Heisman winner.
Russ Isabella-USA TODAY SportsRussell Isabella
That's OK, lady
Because you tried.
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY SportsAndrew Weber
It was pretty darn cold
I think Joe Buck and Troy Aikman would prefer those facial icicles to the Tom Coughlin frozen red face.
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY SportsJeff Hanisch
Macho Man, on behalf of all Bills fans
Celebrating new owner Terry Pegula, who vowed to keep the team in Buffalo.
Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY SportsTimothy T. Ludwig
Little did we know ...
Sung Woo Lee, a Royals superfan from South Korea, would return to Kansas City for the World Series against Pence (and Bumgarner!) and the San Francisco Giants, who were visiting on this day in August, a 5-0 Royals win.