What we know about the biggest stars in sports is largely determined by what they do in a game—by wins, losses and the hardware in their trophy case.
The reality is that the men and women we love to watch on the field, court, track or in whatever place they have in sports, are much more than their jobs.
Granted, they get paid handsomely to do something most people consider recreation, but they grew up idolizing the sports stars who came before them, have goofy hobbies and interests, and personal histories that pull back the curtain.
When we learn more about the person, rather than the athlete, it can be endearing and sometimes disconcerting. Just peruse the virtual TMI playground known as Twitter if you need examples.
The bottom line is that there are plenty of random facts about the biggest sports stars that you don't need to know, but are kind of fun to learn about.
These are 50 incredibly random facts about sports stars.