Just about every athlete puts his or her body on the line everyday for a win. But men have to take care of not only themselves, but their future children also. That's right, the family jewels are on the chopping block at all times, too.
From hard tackles to wild pitches, men can be hit at just about any time. It is important to be prepared and stay aware of what is going on. If you lose your focus, you could just end up like one of the men on this countdown.
Nick Frawley was featured on Bleacher Report's Top 10 Biggest Track and Field Fails of All Time. In that article, I wrote, "He dominates in his sport, but on this occasion, the pole vault got the best of him."
Nothing has really changed and the video still hurts watching it months later.
The same can be said about this accident in the Olympics as Nick Frawley's accident, except this was on a larger and grander scale.
As one YouTube user best put it, this is definitely Oakland's last resort at winning. Short and simple, but it states the facts, as Tyler Brayton lays a hard one in Jerramy Stevens' crotch.
This Detroit Tigers slugger must be thanking the big man up there for creating a cup that will protect the family jewels. His reaction to getting hit was still priceless as he realized how much that cup just saved his life.
I think the crowd also stunned him as they yelled "Owww!" and realized that this man was still standing...alive.
Patrick Thoreson almost lost his testicle after blocking a shot in the Stanley Cup hunt. The hockey puck in fact did hit his nuts. Thoreson was lucky to have his future children with him after that.
The dent in his cup could have cost him big time. Cups are not made of steel and will not always provide the positive results that you want. This hockey player is proof of that.
When LeBron James was in high school, he was still a very popular basketball player in the Akron area. Many went out to see him play, but a few may have been seeing some of his acting. Well, at least we don't know how much acting it appears to be.
When the Miami Heat star was playing for the Irish, apparently he was hit hard in the testicular area. Nobody knows how much it actually hurt, but there he was lying on the ground in pain.
Some suspect he was practicing some of his acting towards the end, because very few people cringe in pain for so long.
This soccer player was hit hard in a spot where the sun does not shine. A kick by a fellow soccer player to the groin must hurt like hell. The opposing player must be wondering how that is a red-card when he made contact with a ball at all times.
Well, it was the wrong ball. It is interesting to wonder how in the world is this guy still walking? But then again, he got up pretty quickly.
Family plans are definitely on hold after that kick.
Carl Crawford was struck by a wild pitch-out to first base recently. On Twitter, he mentioned that the injury was not that bad. But imagine that...
You are standing on first base and with Carl Crawford's speed, you are bound to take off at any moment. Then the pitcher keeps an eye on you and throws to first. Since you are quick, he throws quickly. And then...
BAM! You are on the floor with a groin injury. How much worse could it get?
Remember the pitcher has potential to throw up to possibly 100mph. That is what makes Crawford's incident scary.
Antawn Jamison was on the ground after a shot in his Washington Wizard days. He hit the ground for a reason as he was NAILED in the cajones! The announcers make his dropping the best and most memorable in nut cracking history!