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When sports and reality TV intersect

Yardbarker Logo By From Yardbarker of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 26: <p>The modern reality show craze began in 1992 with the premiere of MTV's "The Real World," which stood out for its masterfully shot and produced depiction of "regular" 20somethings struggling to make their way as they leave high school or college behind. It didn't take long for television producers to wonder what would happen if they threw famous people into the mix, and now we're about to get a new reality show inspired by a pro football player's inability to remember the names of all of his (now 14) children. Pro athletes have proven to be reality show gold over the last few years, either in a competition format or a simple behind-the-mansion-door examination of their lives. Here are some of the most memorable reality-based sports moments from the last 20 years.</p>

When sports meet reality (TV)

The modern reality show craze began in 1992 with the premiere of MTV's "The Real World," which stood out for its masterfully shot and produced depiction of "regular" 20-somethings struggling to make their way as they leave high school or college behind. It didn't take long for television producers to wonder what would happen if they threw famous people into the mix, and now we're about to get a new reality show inspired by a pro football player's inability to remember the names of all of his (now 14) children. Pro athletes have proven to be reality-show gold over the last few years, either in a competition format or a simple behind-the-mansion-door examination of their lives. Here are some of the most memorable reality-based sports moments from the last 20 years.

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