Anyone who has ever played a sport, even at the lowest of levels, knows how intense the competition can feel on the field. And if you thought playing for your high school soccer team that went 2-14 most years was stressful, imagine how real athletes feel.
Please don't get too bent out of shape over the soccer remark. In case it wasn't obvious, I was actually drawing from my own experience in which that terrible scenario played out over four dreadful years in Western Pennsylvania back in the late '90s.
The point being is that competitive sports are intense. Adrenaline is always running high. Everyone wants to be the hero, score the points and win the game. The desire to win can be so great that it has the power to completely cloud the mind.
Most people like to believe that when the heat is on, they'll be able to keep calm and always make the right decision and the right play. Unfortunately, staying cool under pressure is easier said than done. And things are more likely to go very wrong than very right. That's just life!
Heroes almost always go the right way, but most of us can relate more to those going the wrong way. Here are 20 athletes who are definitely going the wrong way.