We don't realize why we love sports when Alex Rodriguez, who makes $30 million a year, hits a game-winning home run.
We don't realize why we love sports when Kobe Bryant drops 40 in the NBA Finals because that's what he's supposed to do.
We love sports for the same reason we love guys like Adam Sandler; when a guy who looks like he could be your next-door neighbor becomes immortal, it just makes you feel like anything's possible.
Rosters run deep in every sport, so when the everyman at the bottom of the depth chart hits the game-winning home run, or the scrub who barely qualified goes hole-for-hole with Tiger Woods, it reminds us what makes sports so magical.
They can bring out parts of us that we didn't even know existed.
Here are 20 guys who had no business hanging with the stars, yet they did it any way.