Sports·Posted on Jul 13, 2012How To Take An Awesome Yearbook Photo: A Guide By Famous AthletesNo one can escape the embarrassment (or occasional triumph) of the yearbook photo.by Jack MooreBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Have a kick-ass haircut. Brandi Chastain 2. For instance a mullet. Jim Thome 3. Or a jheri curl. Ken Griffey Jr. 4. Or a flat-top. Joe Namath 5. Or a buzz cut. Aaron Rodgers 6. Or an afro. Charles Barkley 7. Just not whatever Larry Bird has going on here. Larry Bird 8. Awesome facial hair is a plus. Rafael Palmeiro 9. Can't grow facial hair? Just smirk. Greg Maddux 10. Nope. Too angry, Patrick. Patrick Ewing 11. Mickey, didn't you hear what I said to Patrick? Chill out. Mickey Mantle 12. Yeah, just like that. Chris Evert 13. Having a cool-guy collar helps too. John Stockton 14. Or fancy glasses. Fred McGriff 15. Rock a skinny tie. Scottie Pippen 16. Or a hoodie. Tiger Woods 17. Or a great tux. Gary Payton 18. Or a frilly shirt. Roger Clemens 19. But never wear a shirt that looks like Bill Cosby designed it. Kobe Bryant 20. If you can somehow combine a jheri curl, a mustache, a frilly shirt, and a great tux, you're doing something right. Barry Bonds 21. Pose with a bitchin' computer. Derek Jeter 22. Don't look too high. Dennis Rodman 23. Maybe don't look high at all. Paul Pierce 24. Try not to look like a dork. Philip Rivers 25. Eat some McDonald's cookies in your photo. David Robinson 26. Have a twin brother, so you can mess with people. José Canseco 27. Look badass playing a sport you'll be famous for. Shawn Kemp Rafael Palmeiro Gary Payton Larry Bird José Canseco Jim Thome Roger Clemens 28. Look goofy playing a sport you're not famous for. Roger Maris 29. Have a great yearbook quote. Mark McGwireQuote: "Life is like a rollercoaster with it's ups and downs, just sit back and enjoy the ride." 30. For that matter have a really dumb yearbook quote. Either extreme is fine. Tom Brady 31. Walk around your high school gym like its a club. CC Sabathia 32. Have a cute date. Magic Johnson 33. Hold public office. Joe Montana 34. Make sure to button your shirt correctly. Carmelo Anthony 35. And that your necklace doesn't look stupid. Chris Paul 36. Graduating always makes for a good picture. LeBron James 37. Be the most adorable American athlete in the history of the Olympics. Mary Lou Retton 38. Or be the greatest athlete of all time. Michael Jordan 39. Or just be Jeremy Lin. Jeremy Lin.Isn't he adorable?