In sports there are positions played where an enormous amount of physical pain is just part of the job. Baseball - the catcher. I don't know how these guys do it. Football - Nose tackle. I'm guessing this is brutal Basketball - No idea, is there a position where getting beat down every game is part of the job description ? Hockey - don't know Great respect for catchers in baseball. It just amazes me that anyone would seek out this position. Have to be really tough.