Things You Can Only Get Away with in Sports

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Things You Can Only Get Away with in Sports
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The sports world is very different than the real world.

Very different.

You see, in sports exists a strange parallel universe in which butt slaps are common and acceptable and a successful day at work results in a celebration dance and a press conference.

In a regular workplace, you wouldn't get away with cheerleaders supporting your every move.

In a regular workplace, it's not OK for fans to show up painted in your company's colors.

But in sports, all bets are off. In sports, we have become so accustomed to so many strange norms and bizarre traditions that it rarely even fazes us.

Take a moment and think about things that may be standard and acceptable in your own home and at your own job.

Now take a step back, click through the following slides and realize for the first time just how truly weird the world of sports really is.

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