Most times, when someone makes a prediction or statement that ends up falling really flat or doesn't age well, he or she just has to eat their words.
But for one overzealous Redskins fan who said something really bold a few months ago, words won't be the only thing he'll be snacking on.
Back in August, Mark Herbert tweeted this about Washington receiver Ryan Grant:
If Ryan Grant surpasses 20 receptions OR 200 yards on the season, I will eat a Nationals Fedora on Periscope.— Mark T Herbert (@armyofnorthrnva) August 2, 2017
That message was in response to reports from 'Skins training camp that Grant was performing solidly, including one from NBC Sports Washington's J.P. Finlay in which Finlay wrote, "If camp is any indication, [Grant] will be a true part of this offense in 2017."
Clearly, however, Herbert wasn't as giddy about Grant's prospects, and you can at least see why when looking at it from certain angles. In the wideout's three previous years in D.C., he went over 200 yards just once and was under 100 yards the other two campaigns.
So, while Herbert probably would've been better off saying something like, "If Ryan Grant surpasses 20 receptions OR 200 yards on the season, I will be very surprised," instead of promising to ingest a hat, it's not like he was betting against the second coming of Randy Moss.
But as fate would have it, in Sunday's Week 8 Redskins-Cowboys game, Grant did indeed surpass the 200-yard mark on the year. And the next day, Herbert appeared on Redskins 100 with Finlay, Chick Hernandez and Brian Mitchell to discuss his unfortunate tweet.
This unfortunate fan has to eat a fedora because of a bad August tweet about Ryan Grant.— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) October 30, 2017
Full interview on Redskins 💯 TONIGHT at 6 p.m. pic.twitter.com/zyMf5r5ZiC
"Ryan Grant has really made me look foolish, and if it's on the Internet, it's forever," he said Monday in one part of his three-minute interview.
For the rest of Herbert's appearance on the show, tune in to NBC Sports Washington Monday at 6 and 10 p.m. In the meantime, if anyone has any good family recipes featuring fedoras, pass 'em along to him.