The 20 Biggest Mental Lapses in Sports

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The 20 Biggest Mental Lapses in Sports
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Swing and a miss!

Few other activities require you to be as consistently on-point as athletics. Once you're in the game, you're locked in until the last whistle blows and the stadium lights dim.

Or at least you're supposed to be.

But sometimes the brain short-circuits, signals get crossed and the next thing you know you're looking at a slow-motion replay of you throwing the game away on the Jumbotron.

Brain farts happen, but fortunately for most of us, when we drive off with a cup of coffee on top of the car it doesn't end up on SportsCenter (or Internet slide shows).

The following are some of the most mind-numbing, true mental lapses we've seen in sports—true mental lapses, where poor luck or motor skill malfunctioning had nothing to do with the outcome.

Try not to shake your head too much over these—you might sprain something.

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