Nice Guys We Wish Were Better at Sports

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Nice Guys We Wish Were Better at Sports
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On a personal level, there aren't a whole lot of professional athletes that stand out as particularly friendly or likable. Which is fine because we're not talking about a beauty pageant here and no one is giving out a Miss Congeniality award.

We like athletes because they're great at what they do. Or maybe they're just positively average, but  play for our favorite team and we've become really invested over the years. Either way.

The point being that we don't expect athletes to be nice, which is why it's such a nice surprise when they are. Unfortunately, all the personality in the world doesn't ultimately matter one bit if the talent and ability aren't up to par.

Everyone wants to root for the good guy, but it's hard to get excited about just nice. Here are a few of sports' nicest individuals we wish were a little better at sports.

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