Losing happens in many ways and at all different speeds in the world of sports.
Sometimes a game can get away from a team or athlete in what feels like slow motion. A series of small mistakes pile up and compound to become an unclimbable mountain of errors.
Other times it happens in a single instant. One mistake at a critical moment costs a team the whole burrito.
From questionable play calls to mental breakdowns and fudged follow-through, the following are a dozen full-proof ways a team or individual can grab their shot at victory by the short hairs and chuck it down a storm drain.