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12/04/2014 03:32 pm ET Updated Dec 05, 2014

15 Awkward Sports Moments That'll Make You Glad You're Not A Pro Athlete

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Admit it: At one point or another, you probably dreamed of being a professional athlete.

In studies, kids have ranked pro sports players as the most important people in their lives other than their parents, so it makes sense. Plus, athletes have fame, glory, they drive Ferraris and they even win ESPY awards. Yep, being a pro sounded pretty great.

Then the real world hit ...

Don't feel too badly. Becoming an elite athlete is tough. Besides, it's not all touchdown dances and victory parades. Sports pros are always getting bugged by the media and fans. Every misstep on and off the field is dissected and remembered. The worst thing about being an athlete might just be the fact that their most awkward moments happen in front of everyone.

Yeah, it would be awesome to be a pro athlete, but here are 15 moments that'll make you glad you're not one:

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