1994 | ANDRE RISON
BRAG: "What Jerry [Rice] does, he knows I can do," said the Falcons WR. "And I can do some things [he] can't." REALITY: Rison: 84 TDs; 10,205 receiving yards; and, at 33, out of the NFL. Rice: 197 TDs; 22,895 yards; and, at 42, still active.
2001 | WARREN SAPP
BRAG: Sapp said of Mark Gastineau's single-season record of 22 sacks, "I'm going to take it down." REALITY: Sapp had six sacks while the Giants' Michael Strahan broke the record with 22 1/2.
2003 | JAMAL LEWIS
BRAG: In a phone call with Browns LB Andra Davis before a Sept. 14 game against Cleveland, Ravens RB said he could have the best game of his career. Davis revealed the prediction to the press. REALITY: Lewis racked up an NFL-record 295 yards in Ravens' 33--3 rout. Said Browns LB Earl Little, "I guess the dude is Nostradamus."
2004 | CHAD JOHNSON
BRAG: Bengals receiver sent Cleveland defenders bottles of Pepto-Bismol for the intestinal distress he promised to cause them in an Oct. 17 matchup. He attached a note: "Hope this adds some color and relief to your week." REALITY: Johnson needed help to stomach his performance. He flubbed more passes (four) than he caught (three), and had just 37 yards in a 34-17 loss.