As the most wonderful time of the year approaches (football season), the world renowned and critically acclaimed "Sports Genie" is back to predict some of sports biggest moments and outcomes! Take a look into the crystal ball of sports.....if you dare!
Here is the recap of the Sports Genie's original predictions, published on October 20, 2012.
Roger Goodell will make a public apology for his handling of "Bounty-Gate"
Roger Goodell did not apologize, but someone better did. Paul Tagliabue.
The Denver Broncos will make it to the AFC Conference Finals
The Broncos finished 1st in the AFC West at 13-3, but lost to the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens 35-38 in the AFC Divisional Championship Game.
There will be a huge Fantasy Football Fraud Scandal involving a major player
Thankfully, there were no fantasy football scandals. The Sports Genie was happy to get this one wrong.
Tim Tebow will be the Dallas Cowboys next starting quarterback
For now, he will have to settle for being the New England Patriots third-string quarterback.
The Miami Heat will win a second straight NBA Championship
Royce White will learn to fly
He somehow managed to get to Houston, who recently acquired the air-virgin.
The NHL season will be a holiday present
It started on January 19th for the NHL, and still hasn't ended in Chicago.
Jon Jones beats Chael Sonnen, fights Anderson Silva, loses
Jon Jones defeated Chael Sonnen decisively, Anderson Silva called Dana White that next morning but for some reason this garbage came out of Jon Jones mouth to ESPN’s Max & Marcellus show (via BleacherReport),
“It’s not that he won’t fight me or I won’t fight him. To be dead honest, it’s that we both have a lot to lose and we both respect each other a lot and we both are striving for personal greatness. I don’t want to crack on his greatness and I don’t want him cracking on my greatness. We’re in completely different weight classes. We both have sponsor deals and things that are really important to us and a big part of that sponsorship package is being a winning…being a champion. Having us fight each other means one of our championships goes away. I respect Anderson Silva so much that I don’t want to be the guy to beat him. I don’t want to lose to him either. It’s a lose-lose situation for me.”
We'll see how this one plays out...
Mayweather v Pacquiao
Mayweather will fight Canelo Alvarez on 9/14, Pacqiuao will fight Brandon Rios on November, 23. That leaves a month. Both should win, both should fight.
Sports Genie: Part II
- Pete Rose will appear on HOF ballot
More common sense than a prediction, "Charlie Hustle" will finally be recognized for the way he represented the game on the field and not off. Just like every other member of that sacred fraternity. Also not without the help of the deepening scar of PED's, naturally.
- Seattle Supersonics will return
The Seattle Supersonics will finally claim another basketball team, not sure why they ever lost one. See: Miami Heat fans
- A-Rod will change his name to Jose Canseco
The next season of Americal Idol should feature pariah Alex Rodriguez after the way he is about to sing a song of who's who in the seedy underbelly of sport's and PED's. In an effort to help "clean up" baseball, Alex will start telling, and nobody is safe from the Centaur.
- Kris Johnson will re-set the single season rushing record
He set it once, and he will set it again in this contract season. So says the Sports Genie, whoosh!!
- The Detroit Lions will win the NFC North
Let the comments begin...since 1993, the Lions haven't sat atop the NFC North...until now.
- Denver will host 2018 Super Bowl
Seems like wherever Peyton Manning goes, so does the Super Bowl.
- LeBron goes home
LeBron James will return back to Cleveland after his quest for titles. The question is will he bring one home with him?
- Major League Baseball will administer another lifetime ban...
MLB will have to enforce a lifetime ban for Performance Enhancing Drugs. The player....pick a name out of a hat.
- Kobe Bryant will win his 6th NBA Championship, will keep trying for a seventh until he retires
Kobe Bryant's relentless effort to win his 6th NBA Championship will finally come...but he will eventually burn out trying capture that elusive seventh.