People love star athletes because they can do amazing things. Even so, people also often love to see the occasional moment of weakness.
Aside from the occasional injury hiccup, Sidney Crosby‘s been as advertised after being a super-hyped No. 1 overall pick. He has that “Golden Goal,” two Olympic gold medals, a Stanley Cup ring and plenty of individual accolades.
… Yet he can’t really grow much of a beard.
For some, especially Crosby-haters, it’s fodder for mockery.
For the rest of us, it’s merely comforting to see that people like Crosby are human and actually have a few flaws.