Hard truth: The odds are not always in your favor, guys.
Things can go sideways quickly in the world of sports. A single missed tackle, dropped phone call or poor decision can destroy months—years—of planning for an athlete or franchise.
Some of these mishaps fall under the umbrella of human error, but many times it's the flippant whims of the universe that destroy our best laid plans.
The following are the Bad Luck Brians of sports—the athletes and sports figures who cast the dice and rolled snake eyes. Some had it coming, while others were victims of poor timing and circumstance.
Whether they deserved their poor fortune is moot, however. Even the nicest, quietest guys in the world aren't safe from fate's cruel kisses. Just ask Brian.