There’s nothing worse than a crap hot-take and in the age of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, sport has plenty of them.
We here have come up with a list of some of those awful, woeful takes that are bound to have you clenching your fist and shaking your head.
The Melbourne Storm should get their 2007, 2009 Premierships back
With Cronulla not being stripped of their 2016 Premiership despite salary cap breaches, Storm captain Cameron Smith saw fit to argue that the asterisk is removed from Storm’s 2007 and 2009 titles.
Smith has called for the NRL to hand back the two premierships stripped from Melbourne Storm over the salary cap rort. Here’s why: https://t.co/VYesrum9UK
— Herald Sun Sport (@heraldsunsport) March 7, 2019
The AFL Grand Final shouldn’t be played at the MCG and should also be a “best of three series”
Despite the fact that non-Victorian AFL Clubs know the Grand Final is, was and always will be at the MCG and it wasn’t a problem in the years 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999.2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2018 they apparently have an issue with it.
Adelaide also called for the Grand Final to be a best of three after having their pants pulled down by the Tigers in 2017.
“There is a high-powered official from a non-Victorian club who believes in it.”
— FOX FOOTY LIVE (@FOXFootyLive) April 5, 2018
— SuperFooty (AFL) (@superfooty) November 18, 2018
— Triple M Adelaide (@TripleMAdelaide) November 4, 2017
Extending the Big Bash season was a great success.
Cricket Australia killed the golden goose and milked the Big Bash this season. They thought they were on a winner extending to a four-year tournament. They were not.
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 27, 2019
— Herald Sun Sport (@heraldsunsport) January 4, 2019
Melbourne spinner Adam Zampa fears extended Big Bash season will ruin match intensity
— Sporting News Australia (@sportingnewsau) December 17, 2018
Peter Beattie is doing a bang-up job as the boss of the NRL
Rugby League has plenty of issues to deal with right now and no one understands the game better than former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie.
Answer this question: Is the NRL team the Cronulla Hawks, Seagulls or Sharks?
— News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) March 15, 2018
ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie mistakes Barcelona football jersey for Newcastle Knights jersey https://t.co/zeBefvdXv7
— Dan Colasimone (@DanColasimone) April 16, 2018
Buzz today has the top 50 NRL moments for 2018. Clearly I am hopeless. Look at 10. “Peter Beattie replaces John Grant as chairman but starts poorly in a Gus Gould TV interview by not knowing Cronulla are the Sharks. He also mixes up a Knights jersey with a Barcelona shirt” #nrl
— Peter Beattie (@SmartState1) October 2, 2018
Ben Simmons is not a Rookie
He is a rookie.
Donovan Mitchell’s tweet when Boston fans were chanting “Not a rookie” at Ben Simmons. 🍿 pic.twitter.com/sgn4j6Y7gL
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 1, 2018
The Gold Coast Suns beating the Sydney Swans is bad for their future draft prospects
Back when the Gold Coast Suns upset the Sydney Swans by 20 points in Round 18 of the 2018 season, it was a feel-good underdog win and one of the biggest upsets in AFL history. Luckily journalist for the AFL’s official website and AFL employee Mitch Cleary put things in perspective when he pointed out the Suns victory could affect who they pick up in the draft. Way to read the room Mitch!
That is quite possibly the stupidest tweet I’ve ever read
— Ben (@ben_pollak) July 21, 2018
Changing the format and eligibility for State of Origin will be of great benefit to everyone involved.
This comes up every year. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
— ABC Grandstand (@abcgrandstand) June 4, 2018
“The Caulfield Cup should become a weight-for-age race.”
Would you like to see the Caulfield Cup changed from a handicap to a weight-for-age race? @Racing
— Brent Zerafa (@brentzerafa) March 9, 2017
— Nick Smart (@NickSmart85) March 9, 2017
“D’arcy Short should be in the Test Team”
Warnie’s pet project. Much like Fetch, it’s not going to happen.
Shane Warne has D’Arcy Short in his Ashes squad. Short has played 10 FC cricket matches, he averages 23 with the bat.
— Sandy Lanceley (@sandylanceley) February 10, 2019
.@ShaneWarne has declared it is “open season” for the Aussie test team ahead of an Indian summer. The cricket legend wants explosive batsman D’arcy Short to make his debut and isn’t happy Mitchell Marsh was made vice-captain. @7cricket #7News pic.twitter.com/QZe4E84vb0
— 7 News Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) October 22, 2018
“The Everest will be a bigger race than the Melbourne Cup”
The Everest may be the worlds richest turf race, but it will always be a poor man’s Melbourne Cup.
This full page ad in The Australian this morning. Seriously, Sydney… pic.twitter.com/NZgLAadRSF
— tony jones (@TJch9) November 6, 2017
Sydney: There’s no rivalry. We don’t even care about Melbourne!*
*Runs full page ad claiming the Everest is bigger than Melbourne Cup.
— Richard Hinds (@rdhinds) November 6, 2017
LeBron James is the GOAT
Are you team LeBron or team Jordan? I’d love to get your thoughts…
In honor of LeBron passing MJ tonight on the All-Time Scoring list:
May 25, 2017- LeBron becomes the Greatest Playoff Scorer in NBA History, after passing Jordan for No. 1 on the All Time Postseason Points.
— Melanin King😪 (@pmw23__) March 7, 2019
“LeBron and MJ fans over here having a GOAT debate”
Kobe fans: pic.twitter.com/Vc54wz8IvS
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 2, 2019
Sam Kerr should play in the AFLW
Nothing triggers the good folk at #SokkahTwitter than calling for Sam Kerr to play for the West Coast Eagles AFLW team. Kerr, whose brother Daniel played for West Coast and is a massive fan, was named the Eagles number one ticket holder for seasons 2019 and 2020.
Kerr: “If I had the bridge back then I’d definitely be an @aflwomens player. Maybe one year I’ll have a year with the West Coast Eagles. Maybe when I’m 35 or so…”
— West Coast Eagles (@WestCoastEagles) March 7, 2019
— Kire™️ (@kire_tm) December 22, 2017
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) February 23, 2018
Serena would “wipe the floor” with Djokovic
To quote Mike Moore from Frontline “MMmmmmmmmmm”. Might want to rethink that one old mate.
— Andrew Harris (@AndyHarris1994) January 21, 2019