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MMQB: Bad Takes About Penn State Sports

It’s okay to be wrong sometimes.

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 06 Akron at Penn State Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

If you’ve been a reader here at BSD for the last 5 years, you know I have bad takes. From Justin Shorter having over 40 receptions as a freshman to Joe Moorhead being Penn State’s head coach by December 2019, I am chuck full of wrongness. But that’s the product of writing 700+ times about this whacky program — being completely off base and looking like a big dumb-dumb is part of the gig.

That leads us to today’s MMQB: what is the worst Penn State take you’ve ever had?

For me, there are a few I could go with. I mean, I was Team Bolden for a period of time. But I’ll go with believing that Christian Hackenberg would win the Heisman Trophy in 2014. Sure, I know I wasn’t the only one who believed that Hack could contend for the Heisman heading into his sophomore season. But when you look at his play in 2015 before the Pinstripe Bowl — 54.4% completion percentage, eight touchdowns to 15 interceptions, and just 2,606 passing yards — I can’t help but think to myself: “Why are you so dumb?”

So BSD reader, what is the worst take you’ve had? Don’t be shy and remember: it is better to have had a take and been painfully wrong than to have had no take at all.