used to be you needed to lose a semi-important game to get a thread like this.
TBH, overstatement has always been the weakness of the sports writer and sports fan. It has just been amplified by the internet and social media.
No player or team seems to ever have a bad play or an off day. It is The Worst Ever! This seems to be the only way to get attention. Fire The Coach or Trade The Player seem to be the only solutions.
The thought that a great player can score a goal, get a hit or make a basket appears impossible to the die-hard fan. The idea that a great player might miss a chance is equally inconceivable.
Someone Has Failed and Must Be Punished!
Prior to the internet, these thoughts had a brief shelf life. Many were unexpressed, or when expressed, it was only to a small audience, usually from a bar stool. The outbursts were quickly forgotten, or weakly acknowledged with a nod of the head. Now, they are published for all to see, apparently for all time.
Some Are Outraged! How Dare You Say That! You Suck!
Such is the current level of discourse.