It appears Tom Brady's school spirit may have clouded his judgment.
The New England Patriots quarterback is a proud Michigan alum, so when asked earlier this week to predict how the Wolverines would fare Saturday against archrival Ohio State, he went all in.
"I’ve lost too many years of bets to Ohio State guys, Michigan State guys, but this is our year, baby. This is our year,” Brady told WEEI's "Mut & Callahan" radio show Monday, via the Detroit Free Press. “This is our year where we’re gonna take it to the next level at Michigan."
Brady could have left it at that. But he just couldn't help himself.
"[Michigan has] a great chance going to the Horseshoe, and I think we’re going to kick their butt," he added. "We’ve got a great defense. I can’t wait to watch it. It’s going to be a fun game.”
So, about that prediction... Michigan was on the wrong side of the butt-kicking, as Ohio State rolled to a 62-39 win for its seventh consecutive victory over the Wolverines.
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Let's just say Brady wasn't happy.
There may be more pain awaiting the Patriots QB, too -- teammate Nate Ebner is an Ohio State alum and has made Brady wear Buckeye garb after Michigan losses in years past.
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Brady was asked Monday if there were similar stakes this year and boldly insisted "that will never happen."
Talk about eating crow.
The 41-year-old is keeping the faith, though: He chimed in on LeBron James' Instagram post about the win with the line, "Next year is our year #ivesaidthatbefore."
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