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Tony La Russa, Brian Cushing And The Lamest Excuses In Sports

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HOUSTON - OCTOBER 30: Linebacker Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans lets out a roar after making a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) | Getty

We all know a lame excuse when we hear one. We were spouting them out when we were nine years old and wanted to stay home from school to play Tecmo Bowl.

But we never verbalized our excuses publicly. Maybe it's because we're not famous, or maybe it's because our excuses aren't as epically poor as the ones you're about to read about.

Here they are: the lamest excuses in sports.

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