Basketball, football, the other kind of football, baseball, and even horse racing — it appears the ill-fated sports guarantee isn’t new to any corner of athletics, whether professional or amateur. There’s a fine line between confident and cocky, and these individuals from the world of sports tripped over it and fell right onto their faces. Here’s 18 sports guarantees that backfired terribly.
“We want the ball, and we’re gonna score!” the Seahawks quarterback said after winning the overtime coin toss in a wild card playoff matchup with the Green Bay Packers in January 2004. Instead, Hasselbeck threw an interception to Al Harris, who ran the pigskin back 52 yards for the game-winning touchdown.