Sporting Good Time

Popes and bocce balls go hand-in-hand. John Paul II takes a turn.

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Surf’s up with Joey Ramone.

Arthur Conan Doyle palling around on the slopes.

Dr. Conan Doyle, the most charming man on two planks.

Robert Redford & Paul Newman play a little table tennis in some little shorts.

In the past Snoop Dogg has suspended his use of “potent potables” in order to coach his sons’ football team. Only for football.

Katharine Hepburn being awesome via skateboard.

Ms. Hepburn’s wild ride.

Simone de Beauvoir blows of some steam while shooting. Jean-Paul Sartre lends moral support.

Woody Allen, far from the comfort of Annie Hall’s tennis court.

Ernest Hemingway puts his dukes up.

Ernest Hemingway puts his dukes up.

Harold Pinter playing cricket. Read about the late author’s love of cricket in the Guardian.

Eric Idle (circled).

Love-all, Ava Gardner.

Che Guevara & Fidel Castro play a round of golf.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien reacts strongly. For a huge gallery of celebrities playing table tennis click here.

Lloyd and son Jeff Bridges (yes, “the Dude”) scuba dive.

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin spending the day at the 19th hole.

King Edward VIII, then the Prince of Wales, is perhaps the first person to have ever surfed in England.

Bob Marley & Jimi Hendrix kick it up a notch.

Henry Ford skating near Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Henry Winkler casting off.

Kris Kristofferson visualizing his fight with the Silver Tongued Devil.

Hunter S. Thompson doing something that probably qualifies as golfing.

In a series of photographs aimed at satirizing the commercialization of photography, Mike Mandel depicts Ansel Adams as a baseball catcher. Above is the front view.

The back view.

President Theodore Roosevelt rowing. As a young man Roosevelt sculled for Harvard.

Agatha Christie solves the mystery of the surfboard.

Harrison Ford gets a lesson from tennis pro Huntley McNab.

President John F. Kennedy in the most all-American photograph ever.

Elton John, always in uniform…

… but never without some crazy glasses.

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