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Sunday open thread: What is your worst football take of all time?

We’ve all had some bad ones.

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Unless you’re Biff with a future-telling sports almanac, you’ve probably been wrong about one of your sports takes to the point of embarrassment. It happens to the best of us. NFL Draft experts are wrong every year and the talking heads on sports talk television love to humiliate themselves on a daily basis.

Fans love to pretend like they’re never wrong, claiming they knew that Player X was going to bust or that Player Y was going to be a stud, but you’re not fooling, anyone. You know who you are.

Today’s Question of the Day is:

What is your worst football take of all time?

My answer: I can think of a few, but the one that always jumps into the front of my mind is how wrong I was about Russell Wilson. As a Michigan State fan and avid Big Ten Football viewer, my blind loyalty to MSU and blind hatred towards Wisconsin at that time skewed my perception on a very talented quarterback that I thought would never start in the NFL. I bought into the height concerns and thought he was extremely overrated. I didn’t even think he would beat out Matt Flynn for the starting job in Seattle. I was a fool.

As far as big NFL Draft misses, Teez Tabor will always be the pick that I supported and continued to double down on until his very last day in Detroit. I trusted the tape and even when the Lions moved on from a zone-heavy scheme to Matt Patricia’s defense, I still believed that Teez could prove the haters wrong. The signs were there, but I ignored them.

I won’t even get into my pre-draft love for T.J. Clemmings.

Now it’s your turn. Swallow your pride and give us your worst football (or really any sport) takes of all time.

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