A friend and I watch Bear Grylls on the Discovery Channel (Man vs Wild) now and again. Though we agree that Bear is cute and his program interesting, we also think he's a bit dramatic, especially when he references the danger of whatever it is that he's doing, always including statistics on how many people have died doing something similar.
"I could die at any moment!" has become a catchphrase for us now, and we'll say it mockingly before something mundane, such as when we're crossing the street.
The truth is that sometimes, death does come that quickly, even in the beautiful game.