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

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears fumbles the ball as he is sacked by DeMarcus Ware #94 of the
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears fumbles the ball as he is sacked by DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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:

  • When you're the only one who wants to high five
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    Tom Brady gets no love during a Saints game.
  • And you still don't get the whole fist bump thing
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    Hopefully, Jeremy Lin and Kobe Bryant have worked on their handshakes.
  • Then things get really awkward
    <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O5i4gRBFYA" target="_blank">Kacey Musgraves</a> left Tim Tebow hanging at the CMAs.
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    Kacey Musgraves left Tim Tebow hanging at the CMAs.
  • When you forget how to do your sport
    <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imQGXMJ8rZ8" target="_blank">Mike Machuga</a> gets his fingers stuck in his ball at
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    Mike Machuga gets his fingers stuck in his ball at the Greater Omaha Classic.
  • Or you just can't even
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    Toney Douglas had a rough day at work.
  • When you suddenly lose all athletic ability
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    Packers' John Kuhn fails at the Lambeau Leap.
  • Or just your pants
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    Andreas Harto dropped trou for a shot on the edge of a water hazard.
  • When bubble gum becomes the most frustrating thing ever
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    Gum can sometimes get the best of you.
  • But not as frustrating as putting on a hat
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    Matt Cassel trying to look smooth after forgetting how to put on a hat.
  • When someone touches you and the world ends
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    Bo Nielsen trying to win an Academy Award.
  • Or your life flashes before your eyes
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    Here's Jay Cutler realizing he's at a football game.
  • And, of course, butts are a problem
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    Jonathan Villar getting tagged out in the worst way.
  • Yep. A real big problem
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    Butt fumble. That is all.
  • A really, really big problem
    C.C. Sabathia helps <a href="http://www.totalprosports.com/2012/06/29/spiderman-swing-from-cc-sabathia-rear-gif/" target="_bl
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    C.C. Sabathia helps Spider-Man swing into theaters.
  • Seriously though, doesn't anyone high five anymore?
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    Tom Brady knows the struggle is real.
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