Mike’s Sports Book: Bold Predictions for 2014

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Mike's Sports Book: Bold sports predictions for 2014

Mike’s Sports Book: Mike O’Connor’s 10 Bold Sports Predictions for 2015 (sure to go wrong).

There were some of the amazing sports stories of 2013 nobody could predict, and every year something unexpected happens. So, in the spirit of the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future—also as stated on the banner of L&L Magazine—I’ve decided to buck tradition and instead of merely looking at what has happened (such as when the lights went out at Super Bowl XLVII; Baseball finally had some drug suspensions; Tim Tebow couldn’t find a team; Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder), or what is happening now (The Lakers can’t cut a break, except for Kobe’s knee and Achilles tendon; the guy who propelled me to another fantasy football championship, Tony Romo is out for the playoffs, and a sixty-something year old woman swam from Cuba to the U.S.), I’m going to make my 10 bold predictions (sure to go wrong) in the world of sports for 2014.

1. Tiger Woods shows up in Sochi to watch his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics.

2. Tiger Woods wins 1 major to get 1 closer to Jack Nicklaus’ record.

3. A female will become an assistant coach in one of the 4 major sports.

4. Lebron James will become a Laker after the 2013 season.

5. A horse will win the triple crown of racing (Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and the Belmont). This is something that has not been done since 1978.

6. The U.S Men’s soccer team goes to final of the World Cup only to lose in the final.

7. Roger Federer will announce his retirement from tennis.

8. An NFL player, unfortunately, will die on the field after a vicious hit. Is this something that WILL be or MIGHT be? Keeping to the spirit of this Dicken’s inspired column, let’s hope that something changes. Football is my favorite sport!

9. Danica Patrick will win a race on American soil.

10. Clayton Kershaw will pitch his 1st no-hitter of his career.

Bonus bold prediction: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut will not win his 8th consecutive hot dog eating contest at Coney Island on the 4th of July, when he will choke on a hot dog and a have a “reversal of fortune.”

Happy 2014!

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