Many athletes, whether they play at the college or professional level, are automatically assumed to be tough guys. And, more often than not, they probably are to some extent—some to a further extent than others.
Of course, we all know that even the toughest tough guys are usually scared of something. Except for Chuck Norris, who doesn’t have any fears. Fears have Chuck Norris.
A lot of athletes claim they’re not afraid of anything, which is ridiculous. Being afraid to admit at least one weakness technically counts as a fear. Generally when pressed, though, they’ll cop to at least one thing that terrifies them.
And that’s a good thing. Anything an athlete can do to humanize himself will ultimately decrease the chance of him getting pegged in the dome by an errant beer or plate of nachos at some point in his career.
That being said, let’s take a look at a few things that terrify athletes—or at least kinda scare them.