Funny Sports Cautionary Tales

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Funny Sports Cautionary Tales
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The Trojans and the horse. The three pigs and the big bad wolf. Plaxico Burress and guns.

Life is full of cautionary tales both real and imaginary, and they're here for a purpose: to save you from swords, animals and moral decay. We can learn from them and flourish, or ignore them and die screaming in the woods.

I, for one, prefer to take notes when life gives me lessons. I also like humorous, Darwinian lessons more than the stabby, tragic kind—which brings us to today's subject of funny cautionary tales.

Not all important lessons are matters of life and death. Some are hilarious, and you should enjoy every goofy moment as they unfold.

After all, the best way to learn the importance of shutting your mouth is watching a goalie dislocate his jaw while shouting. Yup. That happened. Let's talk about it.

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