The Top 20 Worst Excuses in Sports History

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The Top 20 Worst Excuses in Sports History
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My dog ate my homework. I couldn’t make it to the meeting because I had car trouble. I’m sorry I didn’t call you back, I was washing my hair. Excuses, excuses, excuses.

Every sport is a game of inches, making it easy to use external factors to explain why you messed up and why you were not successful. Most athletes have such big egos that taking responsibility for failure is not an option.

Being performers, athletes have gotten good at making up movie-quality lines to get them out of any situation. We certainly don’t believe them, but it is fun hearing the different justifications for why things go wrong.

Here are the top 20 worst excuses in sports history…

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