The granddaddy of all training camp tropes is the misunderstood Super Bowl non-guarantee that gets treated like a guarantee, and boy do we have a good one.
"Just chase your dreams, man. ... Chase 'em. You never know where you'll end up if you don't go for it.
This is a master class on simply reading the headline vs. the tired act of actually venturing into the body copy. In nearly all reports, the writers captured the lightness of the moment perfectly and did not push the narrative, but something tells us we'll be subjected to at least one professional hot taker on Wednesday smashing Beckham for guaranteeing a trip to the Super Bowl.
While no writer is at fault for reporting the words, it's interesting to see how far the NFL has come over the years. In Joe Namath's A Football Life, legendary sports writer Dave Anderson of the New York Times said he didn't write about Namath's guarantee on the night of the statement because Namath "said virtually the same thing" all the time. Imagine if that would have happened now? What on earth did Joe Namath say at his football camps?