They're drowning in wealth and date supermodels on the regular. Athletes, for one reason or another, are heroes to us all.
And when they get cut from a team or make a crucial error in a crucial situation, we can't help but feel bad for these same blessed athletes; even though we're the fans sitting in nosebleed sections with hand warmers in our trousers.
And then, immediately after we start sympathizing, we realize these athletes still possess overstuffed wallets and more female fans than The View. They don't need our pity, and we don't really feel bad.
Here are the 20 athletes we almost feel sorry for. Almost.