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"Stage fright" refers to an individual's tendency to experience tremendous anxiety when performing in front of an audience. Although the term generally pertains to the realm of theatre, its place in sports is undeniable. With the exception of major political happenings, professional sporting events draw arguably the largest crowds in the world. Thus, it is only natural that certain athletes would be hard pressed to cope with the overwhelming expectations, pressure, and hype surrounding them on the big stage. In no particular order, this slideshow will count down some of the most surprising big stage flops in sports history. I'm sure there were some that have slipped by me, so feel free to add any I may have missed. Here's to having gametime heart rates under 200 bpm.

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