The passionate world of sports has always had a vicious underbelly. Beneath the champagne-popping glamor remains a herd of trampling competitors always looking for ways to set the tone. With fearlessness in the driver's seat, thunderous tackles and crunching checks are often top priority.
But filed within this enormous collection of ruthless hits are several noteworthy licks that had particular fanbases temporarily in a coma. The same hits that create excited frenzies can have fans ripping their hair out in angst when their franchise superstar is the victim.
"Are you kidding me" and "I should've worn my sweaty jockstrap instead" are only warm-ups to the bevy of helpless reactions that fans exert when their cornerstone players are crushed.
Let's take a look at the most brutal hits ever laid on superstar athletes. These are the ones that had fans truly calling 911.