Watching sports can sometimes feel like peering into a cartoon world. The sporting world is filled with many wacky, hilarious, and bizarre characters, as well as plenty of heroes and villains too. The similarities do not stop at the characteristics of individuals however, as throughout sports there are many pro athletes who even look like famous cartoon characters. This could be because of the way they move, a similar distinctive feature, a particular expression, a general likeness, or it may seem that they have been separated at birth and are now living in two different worlds.
12. John Daly & Barney Rubble
You won’t find many professional golfers more primal and caveman-esque than John Daly, who is famous for his rough and tumble lifestyle and scruffy appearance. He also shares a likeness to Fred Flintstone’s best friend and neighbor, Barney Rubble. Both have short, blond hair, a prominent nose, a similar face shape and a thick frame (although Daly was much larger prior to his lap-band surgery in 2009). Over the years, Daly has also been famous for his non-country club appearance and strange choice in clothes, and you could certainly see him in an outfit similar to Barney’s whilst lounging around at home. On top of all this, Barney Rubble is also a keen golfer in many episodes of The Flintstones and he would surely enjoy a round with Daly.