Here are some prognostications of mine that seemed like a good idea at the time:
Fortunately, the first of my forecasts was a good one, as I got this exactly right. I told you the Golden Domers were overrated!
10-win season. Western Division championship. Capital One Bowl berth. Missed it by that much.
Yeah, that one was a pretty safe bet in August, wasn't it?
It was touch and go there for a while, but the Eagles are college football's most reliable postseason team.
The Palmetto State Poultry's five losses were to Arkansas (10-4), Auburn (11-2), Florida (13-1), Georgia (9-4), and Tennessee (9-4). Oops!
As soon as the Democratic Party made the mistake of nominating Mark Taylor instead of Cathy Cox, this was a done deal.
Florida won and the Gators got the bid to the Dome, so, yeah, that was just wishful thinking on my part.
As it turned out, the Horned Frogs received a bid to the Poinsettia Bowl and, although they probably deserved a better postseason billet, a trip to a major bowl game was not in the cards for T.C.U.
Actually, it was an eight-win team and a 10-win team, so, unless I get to use averages, I have to say I missed this one.
The Mids went 9-4. Had the U.S. Naval Academy won its bowl game, I would have gotten this one right, but only at the cost of getting the Boston College postseason prediction wrong.
Not only was Coach Brooks spared the axe, he managed to guide the Wildcats to an 8-5 record, a win over Georgia, and a bowl victory. Maybe that's why U.K. didn't fire him!
I told you so.
That makes a dozen predictions, out of which I got five right and seven wrong, putting me within striking distance of a .500 forecasting percentage. Hey, it could be worse . . . I could be an astrologer, an economist, a stockbroker, or a weatherman!