Everyone is allowed to have an off year. Bad judgement, injuries, personal sorrow. They all contribute.
But in the world of sports, having a bad year could lead to questions, changes and hope that time is not running out. Remember, the sand in the hourglass is only an hour long.
These athletes are still viewed as some of the best, if not in their sport, in the world today. They all had down seasons for one reason or another. Now that 2012 is in their rear view mirrors and 2013 is on the horizon, maybe all of them can get back to finding that magic that has made them so successful in their careers.
Here are athletes who will bounce back in 2013.