In recent years we have seen a pretty dramatic spike in championship prediction tattoos. Maybe advances in tattoo removal procedures are causing more people to throw caution to the wind. Maybe fans are drunk on social media and looking for their 15 mintues of fame. Or maybe their just drunk on booze.
Whatever the case, every year more and more fans get tattoos predicting their team will win a championship. And every year, more and more fans are made to look like idiots when their team does not actuallywin the championship.
Today, we’re going to take a look at some of these hilarious incorrect championship prediction tattoos…and make fun of the idiots who paid money to have them to permanently inscribed on their epidermis.
And by all means, if you know someone with a misguided championship prediction tattoo and want the internet to make fun of them, please, post a photo in the comments section.
This Chicago Blackhawks biker dude probably didn't think he was making a prediction when he got this tattoo. But he was. By leaving no room for additional years, he was predicting that his beloved Blackhawks wouldn't win any more championships in his lifetime.
Technically, this prediction hasn't been proven false yet. That's why I only call it an "honorable mention." However, given the young core the Hawks have in place, which makes them contenders to win the Stanley Cup every single year, I wouldn't bet against the Hawks making this tattoo very outdated within the decade.
Honorable Mention: Chicago Blackhawks Biker Dude
Yep, another honorable mention for a Chicago sports fan. The prediction here, of course, is that the Cubbies will win the World Series some time this century. Which no sure thing.
Of course, this guy (and, in all likelihood, everyone reading this, plus your truly) will be long gone before we know if this prediction came true, which is why we call it an honorable mention. But when it comes to not winning championships, never bet against the Cubs.
Honorable Mention: Chicago Cubs Guy
Now we get to the genuine, certified championship prediction tattoo fails. Kicking things off we have this unfortunate number by a guy named Tyler Austin Black. Picking the Wildcats to win the National Championship was hardly a shot in the dark. But getting the prediction tattooed on your body before hand? Not such a good idea in hindsight. UK lost to UConn in the title game.
10. Kentucky Wildcats: 2014 National Champions
Back in 2010, Manchester City fan Kirk Bradley sensed that his team was on the cusp of greatness, and he was right. City won Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014.
Unfortunately, he didn't get a tattoo predicting Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014. He got a tattoo predicting a Champions League title in 2011. And that didn't happen. City finished in fifth place in the Premier League in 2009-10, meaning they didn't even qualify for the 2010-11 Champions League.
9. Manchester City: 2011 Champions League Winners
Everyone was totally impressed with Jason Terry when he got a tattoo of the Larry O'Brien trophy at the start of the 2010-11 season, then made the prediction come true with the Mavericks.
Unfortunately, Terry's reprise of the prediction tattoo stunt didn't go so well. He got this tattoo during the 2012-13 season, but the Celtics finished in 7th place and lost to the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs.
(No, it's true, the Knicks made the playoffs as recently as 2013!)
8. Boston Celtics: 2013 NBA Champions
The Houston Texans did not win Super Bowl XLVI. The Giants did. They beat the Patriots.
The Texans did make the playoffs that year after winning their division with a 10-6 record, and in the first round they beat the Bengals. But then they lost to the Ravens in the second round.
The worst part? The design of this tattoo gave this guy a four-year window to make it work. If the Texans had won Super Bowl XLVII or XLVIII they could have just added some Is to the end of it, and if they won Super Bowl XLVIX this year, they could have just added and X. But in 2012 the Texans got pounded by the Patriots in the second round, and since then they've been terrible.
7. Houston Texans: Super Bowl XLVI Champions
This wasn't a bad prediction. Most people thought the Broncos were going to beat the Seahawks last year, and if they had, we'd be making fun of this guy. But the Broncos didn't win, so instead of calling this guy a psychic, we're calling him a doofus.
6. Denver Broncos: Super Bowl XLVIII Champs
All cause physical pain, but I doubt any caused more emotional pain than this one.
The Rangers were one strike away from making this championship prediction tattoo come true in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 2011 World Series...David Freese hit a two-run, game-tying triple. Then the Rangers were again one strike away from making the tattoo come true in the bottom of the 10th...when Lance Berkman hit a game-tying bloop single. And that was it. The Cardinals eventually won Game 6 in the bottom of the 11th, then won Game 7, ruining this guy's tattoo.
5. Texas Rangers: World Champs 2011
Depending on your allegiances, you may feel the Detroit Lions were screwed out of a win against the Cowboys on Wild Card Weekend. However, even if they had beaten the Cowboys, this tattoo still would have been a long shot. The Lions were solid this year, but they didn't even win their division. Would they really have beat the Packers, then the Seahawks, then either the Broncos or Patriots? Doubtful.
Of course, this isnt' the first time a Lions fan has made a failed tattoo prediction...
4. Detroit Lions: Super Bowl Champs 2015
In case your memory fails you, the Detroit Lions did not win the Super Bowl in 2005. In fact, they haven't won a championship since 1957, which was before the Super Bowl even existed.
As for that 2004-05 season, that was the fourth of 10 straight losing seasons in Detoit. The Lions finished 6-10 and missed the playoffs. Four years later they went 0-16 before finally making the playoffs again in 2011.
3. Detroit Lions: Super Bowl Champs 2005
The Bills were a pretty decent team in 2014-15, but they were not Super Bowl contenders, and they failed to make the playoffs.
On the bright side, at least this guy didn't spend a lot for this tattoo. It's about as plain as they come.
2. Buffalo Bills: Super Bowl Champs '15
This one cannot possibly be serious. Nobody in their right mind could possibly have believed the Philadelphia 76ers would win an NBA title in 2015. And, sure enough, the Sixers lost the first 17 games of the damn season.
My theory? This guy isn't actually a frat bro. He is the world's greatest hipster, taking irony further than anyone thought possible.
Whatever the case, this championship prediction tattoo is pretty hilarious.
1. Philadelphia 76ers: 2015 NBA Champs
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