The Most Cringeworthy Moments in Sports History

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The Most Cringeworthy Moments in Sports History
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It's funny how sometimes the most painful things to watch end up being the hardest to ever stop watching.

Mark Sanchez's infamous butt fumble has been viewed millions of times. ESPN's uncomfortable interview with Andrew Wiggins was turned into a mesmerizing Vine. And every time Birdman speaks, our eyes are drawn immediately to the television screen.

Indeed, for all the times that athletes inspire us or motivate us or make us cheer, athletes seem to have an equally uncanny ability to make us cringe.

Sometimes, they make us cringe so much that the moments themselves go down in history. This list, then, is the history book.

In the following 10 slides are examples of some of the most cringeworthy moments that sports have ever produced—with a slight bias toward more recent work.

So, at least for the next few minutes, do your best to try not to look away. I don't think it should be much of a problem.


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