Dublin were favourites and Donegal no-hopers. What could possibly go wrong?
Donegal travelled to Croke Park yesterday as the biggest no-hopers in semi-final football in the last 20 years.
Not even their own mothers gave them a chance of derailing Jim Gavin's turbo-charged Dublin Express.
The philosophers and the pundits assured us Dublin where a shoe-in for a September tilt at a third Sam Maguire in four years. If we heard it once, we heard it a thousand times.