Please know that a great many egos were destroyed to bring you this article.
Far from the thrill of victory and right before one gets to suffer the agony of defeat lays a land of utter misery we fans actually get to enjoy.
We are talking about momentary lapses in judgement so grandiose that we will never forget them, so imagine how some of these athletes are doing at the moment.
Of course, we can't get to every last sports brainfart that might make you chuckle, so we invite you to remedy any brainfart of our own by suggesting your favorite in the comments section below.
Here are sports fails that, while extremely disastrous to the people who committed them, still manage to entertain us days, weeks and years later.
Now we do want to note that we shall err on the side of humor here, so forgive us for leaving moments like Andres Escobar's own goal or Sven Kramer's heartbreaking mistake on the cutting-room floor.
Otherwise, bust out the popcorn and enjoy masters of their sport bumble their way onto this list.