Professional sports: It’s not all record-breaking feats or heartwarming teamwork. From regrettable plays to absurd antics (on and off the field), from imaginative cheaters to not-so-sage game analysis, no sport is safe in this hilarious year of athletic blunders. There’s uninspiring coach pep talks: It’s a no-win, no-lose situation.—Pittsburgh Steelers coach, Bill Cowher. Bizarre competitions: Did you know that solo synchronized swimming was an Olympic event for three consecutive Summer Games? And more buffoonery, adapted from the book by Ross and Kathryn Petras.