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15 Sports Jobs That Nobody Wants

15 Sports Jobs That Nobody Wants

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Nearly every kid in the world grows up thinking about scoring a buzzer beater to win an NBA title, hitting a game-winning home run in the World Series or some other glorious sports moment. Unfortunately, at least 99.99 percent of kids never get to feel this glory, and those who do get a job for a professional sports team don't always find life to be so thrilling. Here are the 15 sports jobs that you would never want to have.

15. Concessions Cashier

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15. Concessions Cashier

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When fans go out to get their food and drink, they want to get their items as quickly as possible, but long lines often make this impossible. This almost always results in concessions cashiers dealing with angry and often drunken fans who insult those taking their orders with no remorse.

14. Soccer Referee In Brazil

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14. Soccer Referee In Brazil

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Soccer players and fans in Brazil take their favorite teams' results very seriously, which results in referees getting heckled, spat at and having objects thrown at them when they don't make a favorable decision. Why you would want to deal with these types of issues on a daily basis is beyond me.

13. Line Judge

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13. Line Judge

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All sports fans know about the John McEnroe explosions at line judges when they made an unfavorable decisions, but he is not the only angry tennis layer. For a sport that is supposed to be classy, line judges can all attest that tennis players can be quite nasty.

12. Sparring Partner

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12. Sparring Partner

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Unless you like getting punched in the face and gut repeatedly for a near minimum-wage salary, being a sparring partner is not the job for you.

11. Horse Groomer

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11. Horse Groomer

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Horses aren't exactly the most gracious creatures when it comes to staying clean and dealing with their bowel movements, you know?

10. Bill Belichick's Personal Assistant

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10. Bill Belichick's Personal Assistant

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Bill Belichick seems to constantly be in a bad mood, and his personal assistants probably haven't seen a smile in years. One can only imagine the short answers and general looks of disdain you would get as Belichick's personal assistant.

9. Ticket Salesman

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9. Ticket Salesman

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As a ticket salesperson for a professional sports team, you have to deal with fans who think prices are negotiable while not even getting to watch games. There really is no upside in that.

8. Urine Sample Collector

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8. Urine Sample Collector

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Nobody likes to have urine in their face all day long, but this is the exact job of urine sample collectors. Combine this with guys like Ryan Braun accusing you of tainting samples, and this is really a no-win proposition.

7. Post-Game Stadium Crew

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7. Post-Game Stadium Crew

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Fans can be extremely nasty during games, throwing food, spitting and generally leaving unwanted things on the ground. The post-game cleanup crew knows this all too well.

6. NHL Team Trainer

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6. NHL Team Trainer

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Broken noses, severed testicles, concussions, broken fingers, strained muscles, eyes falling out of their sockets and internal bleeding -- these are all injuries that can be suffered in a hockey game, and team trainers are tasked with cleaning up these issues. You would have to be crazy to want to do that.

5. NFL Special Teams Gunner

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5. NFL Special Teams Gunner

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Most jobs in sports have some sort of glamour, but being a gunner on special teams doesn't. These players are solely tasked with running down the sidelines on punts, and are repeatedly hit and injured with no remorse. Having our name on an NFL roster is nice, but getting pummeled with no recognition doesn't.

4. Towel Boy

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4. Towel Boy

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Professional athletes can be a bit arrogant at times, and towel boys have to deal with everything they leave behind in the clubhouse. Aside from just being disgusting, the tasks associated with this job also bring up a good deal of jealousy.

3. Team Mascot

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3. Team Mascot

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As a mascot, you don't really get to watch sports games. You have to deal with annoying children and get mocked by much of the crowd. Add on the poor pay, and you have a job that nobody wants.

2. MLB Umpire

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2. MLB Umpire

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MLB umpires get hit by foul balls repeatedly, have to sit through 100-degree weather and then get questioned by the general public. Add managers and players getting in your face when they disagree with a decision, and this is a task few would want.

1. Dugout Cleanup Crew

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1. Dugout Cleanup Crew

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Baseball is known for players spitting sunflower seeds on the ground, throwing down empty Gatorade cups and generally lounging around the dugout. Unfortunately, somebody has to clean all of this waste up, and these people are part of the dugout cleanup crew.