Are you looking for some funny football puns and captions? Maybe you’re posting on Instagram or Facebook, throwing a football party, hosting a fantasy football draft, or need an apt phrase to bring additional attention to your photo. We can help.
For years, football has ruled in the TV ratings, and the Super Bowl has become a worldwide phenomenon. Our obsession with the great gridiron runs deep, and, in the fall and winter, Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays are devoted to football — and for many, this has expanded to include Thursday and Monday nights.
Everyone grunts and groans when they hear puns, so they’re not unlike Dad Jokes in that respect. But a good pun can make you laugh. Football is a natural for puns and catchy captions that bring a smile to our faces. So, let’s kick this off with some of our favorites.
Best Football Puns
1.) The calm before the score.
2.) He who fumbles must be humble.
3.) Talk with your pads; play with your heart.
4.) Action speaks louder than your coach.
5.) Guard the Yard!
6.) Did you hear about the center that wore hiking shoes? Rim shot.
7.) Step away from that chicken; it’s a personal fowl!
8.) Did you hear about the fishing hook that was oversensitive? It was a defensive tackle.
9.) Next Man Up!
10.) If a first-round draft pick can be a bust, can a fifth-round draft pick be a boom?
11.) The receiver ran a buttonhook route too well; his pants fell.
Good Puns for Football
12.) How did the defense know the halfback was going to run the ball? He left the huddle crying.
13.) Did you hear about the fans attending the Super Bowl? They were having a ball!
14.) Did you hear about the chickens that were football fans? They egged their team on.
15.) Coach wants you to go into the game. He needs a substitute to take a knee.
16.) The refs couldn’t measure for a first down. Someone was yanking the chain.
17.) Friends don’t let friends auto-draft.
18.) The fans were having a ball at the game.
19.) Did you see the guy who took the girl’s chip? It was an illegal block.
20.) A football player wears a face mask on Halloween.
21.) Casper, the friendly ghost, asked to join a football team because they needed a little team spirit.
22.) The football players all got together and danced at the Foot Ball.
23.) Punters like to sing, “I get a kick out of you.”
24.) Did you hear about the broken chair at the tailgate? It folds under pressure.
25.) What do you call it when a football player suffers an injury in his last game before retirement? Gridirony.
26.) When do they call “past interference”? When you go back in time and change things, so your team wins.
27.) You can practice all you want, but if you can’t play, it’s a lost cause.
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28.) Why was the tight end reading a book on the twenty-yard line? It was a red zone read.
29.) The ghost of Christmas passes was how Scrooge won the game.
30.) I tried to give up football, but I couldn’t kick the habit.
31.) Why did the center walk off the field? The Quarterback told him to hike.
32.) Does a football player drink penal-tea?
33.) He led the tailgate in all-purpose garbage.
34.) Why did the quarterback scramble for his job? So he wouldn’t get sacked.
35.) What do you call a woman hustling a guy at a tailgate party? Backward pass.
36.) Why was the quarterback such a good player? He was outworking the competition.
37.) Football is the only time you can knock somebody out and not go to jail for it.
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Creative Football Puns
38.) All the fans in the stands can chill during the game.
39.) I like big punts, and I cannot lie.
40.) The fans were quiet. It was the calm before the score.
41.) A boxer is one kind of dog that doesn’t like to play football.
42.) What do you call a dozen chubby guys dancing together at halftime? Backfield in motion.
43.) Why didn’t the skeleton play football? He was caught in the coffin corner.
44.) I’m in a serious relation-chip.
45.) Our coach is kind of a big dill.
46.) Why don’t they serve ice in drinks at my college stadium anymore? The student that had the recipe graduated.
47.) If you can’t play with the big dogs, stay on the porch.
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48.) The Football Coach went to the bank to get his Quarterback.
49.) Local amateur poultry team had their star chicken banned. Apparently, he was a professional fowl.
50.) The away team kicked a field goal. It was a goal new ball game.
51.) You could tell the hometown fans were out of it; they were getting blitzed all game.
52.) I’ve discovered a new kind of back in football, not a running back, defense back, or quarterback. It’s an I want my money back.
53.) Why do dumb fans not eat hot dogs at football games? They don’t know which end to start on.
54.) My team is so far behind; they really need to ketchup.
55.) Did you hear about the beauty queen who lost her crown? She had a couple of split ends.
56.) What do you get if you cross a telephone with a fat split end? A wide receiver.
57.) Did you hear about the guy who interrupted another guy hustling a girl? He got a rushing the passer penalty.
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58.) Can I get your jersey?
You know, your name and number.
59.) I get a kick outta you.
60.) Let’s have a ball on Friday night, what do you say?
61.) Here’s your two-minute warning before I kiss you.
62.) Let’s kick off the weekend with a date.
Funny Football Captions
63.) Just in queso didn’t know, our house loves football.
64.) I was born to be mild.
(Shot of chips and salsa).
65.) This was an incomplete pass.
(Photo of chip and dip sitting on the floor).
66.) Coming in on a wing and a prayer.
(Photo of chicken wings on a platter).
67.) You want a pizza me?
(Shot of pizza on a tray at tailgate).
68.) The ball carrier lost possession.
(Photo of appetizer spilled over from plate).
69.) His dip shot attempt was short.
(Image of a chip with no dip on it).
Inspirational Team Photos Captions
70.) 11 players, one heartbeat.
(Team photo on the field)
71.) One Team, one dream.
(Image of a team huddle).
72.) Refuse to lose.
(Shot of players huddling up).
73.) New Jersey.
(Photo of a player in a clean jersey before the game – Great for the start of the season post).
74.) There’s a tiny difference between champs and chumps.
(Any action photo of football players).
75.) False Start.
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76.) 1 Team, 1 Mission.
(Photo of beverage distribution).
78.) Thirst down.
(Photo of empty glass — resist the temptation to write “and ten to go.”).
79.) Teamwork makes the dream work.
(Perfect for about any football photo with a few players or more.)
80.) The last draft pick.
(Photo of an empty can).
81.) Our bowl game is hot.
(Shot of tailgate spread with bowls of potato chips, nacho chips, and crackers).
Football Captions Funny and Hilarious
82.) Fourth and Inches.
(Photograph of nearly finished appetizer).
83.) Chip Shot!
(Picture of some chips and dip in a football-shaped bowl).
84.) I’m icing the kicker, and by kicker, I mean my beverage.
(Picture of cooler.)
85.) Intentional Frowning.
(Picture of a fan with a frown or grimace on their face).
86.) Tail-greating is a way of life.
(Photo of folks at a tailgate party).
87.) Winning is a habit; Success is a choice. Attitude is Everything.
(Picture of a team on the sidelines).
88.) This is my first downed draft pick.
(Picture of an empty glass).
89.) I’m feeling tail great!
(Picture of tailgating fans).
90.) Pass the Pig Skins.
(Picture of pork rinds in a bowl).
91.) False start!
(Picture of first person eating the dip).
92.) Beauty is only pigskin deep.
(Photo of fan with a painted face).
93.) Intensity is not a perfume.
(Photo of team pre-game).
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Good Football Captions
94.) I made a snap decision to watch football today.
(Picture of a football).
95.) We’re going to go the whole nine yards today.
(Picture of a tray of donuts).
96.) It’s nacho problem.
(Picture of tortilla chips in a bowl).
97.) Sweet dreams are made of cheese.
(Picture of cheese tray).
98.) The not-so-rare foul-mouthed zebra.
(Picture of a football referee)
Punny football puns and captions
99.) Chop block.
(Picture of a pork chop at a tailgate and someone has their hand over it).
100.) Dead ball fowl.
(Picture of a football covered in trash and half-eaten chicken wings).
101.) Pick six.
(Picture of a tray of tiny sandwiches).
102.) Two-minute warning.
(Picture of chip dip almost gone).
(Picture of punch bowl on table).
Short Captions for Football Photos
104.) Tackling this game, one snack at a time.
105.) Brew can do it!
106.) Don’t pass on this dish. Rush on over.
107.) I love you to the endzone and back.
108.) Friends don’t let friends root for the Packers.
109.) How can Chicago lose a game? In a snap.
110.) I Googled Packer competitors, and no results showed up.
Best Football Captions
111.) This is called man coverage.
(Guy bundled up outdoors in the winter at a football game).
112.) That is one fullback.
(Guy holding his stomach like he’s full).
113.) Down and out.
(Guy sleeping on the sofa watching a game on TV).
114.) Horse collar tackle.
(Guy or girl grabbing another person to keep them from getting to the food).
115.) Catch you later.
(Guy or girl affectionately holding a football).
Short football puns and captions
116.) Tackling dummy.
(Guy or girl looking a little out of control at a tailgate).
117.) The Bawl Club.
(Guys and girls looking sad after a loss).
118.) Nose Tackle!
(Guy or girl grabbing a person’s nose like the Three Stooges).
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Super Bowl Puns
119.) Super Bowl!
(Show a bowl full of food or dip.)
(One of the oldest in the book – show the letter “D” with a picket fence visual.)
121.) Sweet dreams are made of cheese.
(Works exceptionally well if the Packers make the Super Bowl. Otherwise, just make your photo feature some cheesy dish.)
122.) Salsa Dance!
(Show the salsa you slaved over making.)
123.) You are the wind beneath my chicken wings.
(With apologies to Bette Midler.)
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124.) All punts intended.
(Ironic that we’re doing a pun on puns, right?)
125.) Having a ball at my best friend’s Super Bowl party.
(Show photo with actual football.)
126.) Me? A sports fan? Well, I’m wingin’ it.
(Show those chicken wings proudly with this one.)
127.) A football game broke out during a JLo concert.
(Well, see, she’s the half-time entertainment, and it’s a play on the old “A hockey game broke out… joke.)
128.) Just in queso didn’t know; I’m cheering for the Chiefs.
(Or, fill in your favorite squad. Great for any Super Bowl-watching party photo.)
129.) What did the coach say to the broken vending machine?
Give me my quarterback!
130.) Notre Dame gave up four interceptions last week.
Knute Rockne is turning over in his grave!
131.) Which football play should everyone be suspicious of?
The quarterback sneak!
132.) Why don’t they play football in the jungle?
Because there are too many cheetahs in there!
133.) Which state do football players go to when they need a new uniform?
134.) What is a boat full of polite football players called?
A good sportsman-ship!
135.) Why was the tiny ghost invited to play on the football team?
They need a little team spirit!
136.) Why was Cinderella terrible at football?
She kept running away from the ball, and her coach was a pumpkin!
137.) What’s the difference between a baby and a quarterback?
One takes a nap, and one takes a snap.
138.) Why did the football player bring string to the big game?
So he could tie the score!
139.) How do football players stay cool at games?
They stand close to the fans!
140.) How much do they charge for corn-on-the-cob at Tampa’s football stadium?
How to Use Football Puns and Captions
If you would like to get your friends and family pumped up for the big college or NFL football game of the week. A great way to do it is to send them a text message, e-mail, or message on social media. The funny puns we included here are the perfect way to convey your love of the game while getting some chuckles, too.
Sharing your passion for football can give everyone a motivational boost and get them excited about the game. And it’s not just intelligent and witty saying you can share with your fan base; it’s pictures and jokes. We’ve suggested several photos that can be spontaneous or staged. Just have fun with it.
Sharing a picture and caption on Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok are great ways to get the word out and get some laughs. If you check your phone, you probably have a few candidates to use from past tailgate parties.
As soon as football season begins, start thinking about ways to include friends and family as part of the pre and post-game action. Some of the captions we have included are inspiring. Featuring these in fun posts shows people you know that you support them and their goals. Are you ready for some football?
By Tim Moodie and Mike O’Halloran
Tim Moodie is a writer, toy inventor, and Vikings fan. Mike used to write for USA Football, the youth arm of the NFL and is the editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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