Colin Cowherd Apologizes To Listeners For Embarrassing Browns-Ravens Prediction About The AFC North

Colin Cowherd apologizes for embarrassing hot take about the Browns winning the AFC North

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Colin Cowherd hasn’t exactly been a supporter of Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns in the past. In fact, the host of FS1’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd has flat out criticized the second-year quarterback numerous times, doing so to a point of no return, as Mayfield and the media personality have been engaged in a war of words even before the team drafted the player No. 1 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.

While Cowherd has been critical of Baker Mayfield, he did side with the quarterback’s team last Friday when speaking about the AFC North divisional race, with Colin Cowherd saying he believed the Browns would overtake the Baltimore Ravens by the end of the month for first place because of their easier strength of schedule. In the days since the bold prediction, the Ravens blew out the formerly undefeated New England Patriots, and Cleveland (once again) looked miserable in a loss to the Denver Broncos.

After accessing the damage after the weekend’s games, Colin Cowherd had a message to his listeners: He’s sorry for such an embarrassing prediction, and he owned up to it on air today.

Calling himself out, Cowherd delivered an apology, even going as far as calling his prediction last week his “worst football take ever.” That’s saying a lot, isn’t it?

“I’m embarrassing,” Cowherd said. “I apologize. I have told my staff to take it off the archive. It is my worst football take ever. Everything that matters to me, I bailed on because I couldn’t get over the schedules.”

To see the full clip and conversation regarding Colin Cowherd’s apology, take a look at the video below.

You’ve got to admire the ownership here by Colin Cowherd, who didn’t double down on his prediction about the AFC North race — as many other media members may have done. Given the fact the Browns slipped to 2-6 and the Ravens improved to 6-2, there’s little hope in Cleveland that the division is up for grabs. And, while Baker Mayfield and the Browns do still have an easy schedule the remainder of the season, it’s assuming a lot to think they’ll win those games based off of their play so far this year.

Baltimore still has to deal with the undefeated San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills, among others, but Lamar Jackson has proven he’s more than capable of beating great teams — as he’s knocked off both the Seahawks and Patriots in the past few weeks. Somewhere, Baker Mayfield’s probably using Colin Cowherd’s apology as motivation, but it probably doesn’t matter at this point.

(H/T The Big Lead)