Our mothers weren't too keen on us playing sports when we were younger for a good reason -- they were trying to keep all those balls out of our faces.

Athletes have a very good chance of getting pummeled in the money maker (no, gentlemen, not that "money maker") with a soccer ball, basketball, football or whatever kind of ball at least once throughout their long careers. When it does finally happen the result is usually bloody, cringe worthy and oh so entertaining.

As you well know, though, balls (hehe, balls) are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you enjoy watching people getting hit in the face with hockey sticks, fists or even feet, we've got it all right here. Check out some of the most painful and laughable blows to the face below.