Top 10 Erroneous Columns of 2008

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1. Pats Can't Lose

"Crown them Now. Pats Can't Lose" – Jay Mariotti, Chicago Sun-Times

"...[I]f you're expecting a Super Bowl...please be aware that the New England Patriots already have won their fourth Vince Lombardi trophy in seven years. They clinched it Sunday, while sitting around their TV sets, watching the only team that possibly could have beaten them, the Indianapolis Colts, lose at home to the San Diego Chargers ... Beyond a mass kidnapping, nothing will stop the Patriots from their destiny. They've overcome close calls with great escapes, and now, just two wins short of the greatest season in American team sports since the Bulls' 72-10 title year, no opponent in this solar system will beat them ... Crown them. We know exactly who the Patriots are: the perfect football team."

Sorry, Jay.  Take solace in the fact that you were one of millions who was very, very wrong.  Unfortunately, your words got printed.


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