If I were a big-time athlete, coach or executive, certain accomplishments would be on my bucket list—these are not those things.
In fact, these are the opposite of those things—the anti-catch a Hail Mary, the anti-win a Super Bowl, the anti-get carried from the field as the crown chants your name.
These are things that make you cringe when you witness them happening to someone.
It could be an epic choke job like shanking a makeable field goal that would’ve won your team the Super Bowl.
Or it could be a dose of extremely bad luck, like suffering a season-ending injury shagging fly balls before a game.
Or it could just be a bummer set of circumstances that you are unfortunate enough to be a part of—a winless team or a season shackled by a senseless labor dispute.
These are not the sports-hero dreams of young children who aspire to make it big. These are their nightmares, ranked from not that bad to walk-off-the-field-mid-game bad.