Sports! Many of spend a large portion of our childhoods playing some kind of sport: Maybe it's Little League Baseball, Pop Warner football (though maybe that wasn't such a good idea, if you ask literally anyone who knows how skulls and brains work), or just kicking a soccer ball in the backyard with your buds in between bouts of Street Fighter 2 on Super Nintendo (We assume all childhoods were in the year 1992)… But some people manage to take those childhood hobbies and make entire wildly lucrative careers out of moving a ball from one place to another place with varying levels of violence. The star power that comes with can lead to some hilariously bonkers contracts that have to seen to be believed, as well as wild egos and tempers that result in on field blowouts. These are some of our favorite facts about athletes and the crazy things that come up on the field.

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