The daily grind of a sportsman is clouded by constant decision-making. Every routine choice can lead to the best of times or the worst of times for a franchise and its city. It truly is a tale of two cities.
To do or not to do?
That is the question facing competitors who are clawing for that extra edge or judges hoping to be perfect. Each faces a unique battle. Refereeing a game can be ruthless, trading a superstar can be heartbreaking, failing in the draft can be tarnishing.
These are the fears behind every decision.
While there's no limit to what kind of decisions can become permanently entrenched in sports infamy, we're excluding poor single draft-choice decisions because of their uncertainty.
In reality, we could dwell on the art of choosing future stars endlessly. Sorry folks, you won't be seeing the choice of Sam Bowie over God in 1984 on this list (the Trail Blazers had drafted Clyde "The Glide" Drexler the year before).
Let's see who truly made the worst decisions in sports history.