For athletes on every level, there is a sense of accomplishment when they feel they have just scored a touchdown, game-winning shot, won a race…the list goes on and on.
Some of these people have spent the majority of their lives working toward being the best in their chosen competitive field and the feeling of pride, when they can savor the winning moment, is insurmountable.
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In football, scoring touchdowns has recently lead to penalties for excessive celebrations for anything other than spiking the ball or handing it to an official.
There was a time, however, when watching your favorite wide receiver nearing the end zone was met with just as much anticipation for his touchdown dance as your team scoring.
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There’s also been those times when the athlete thinks he’s just scored (in whatever manner the sport requires) and it turns out he or she fell a little short of the desired goal.
It’s not necessarily the athlete is being cocky so much as sometimes they just got caught up in the moment.
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Take cyclist Luka Pibernik from Slovenia.
It’s hard to gauge whether he was being cocky or caught up in the morning.
Thanks to the Internet, he’ll have plenty of chances to view what exactly went wrong.