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Crystal Ballin' 2013
New year, new wild predictions. It's the law.

I'll throw out some categories, you fill in the blanks. Anything goes. Sports, Movies, TV, awards, fame in general, etc. Basically anything that's part of the collective water cooler. (+ pts for the long shottiest.)

2013's biggest, baddest, boldest:
1. Scandal / Fall from Grace
2. Comeback
3. Upset
4. Retirement / Ride into the Sunset
5. Instant Classic
6. Next Big Thing
7. Other (Beans)


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#10 | 625 days ago

1. HGH in pro/college sports dominates the off season with the death of Andy Reid's son - vials of PED's on campus, during camp and his position with training staff - as the retroactive tipping point. Hockey, baseball, basketball, etc. all have whistle blowers come forth.

2. Tiger Woods. Wins Masters, hooks up with Charleze Theron. Their kiss on 18th (see: Segal at the end of Under Siege) following spectacular shot to win it becomes SI's highest selling magazine ever.

3. Lincoln and Spielberg get shut out at Oscars (The Color Purple all over again) Super long shot The Impossible wins best picture. "The what now?" says everybody on social media, big media all use the same impossible puns. I continue to hate (to some degree) every motion picture I see.

4. Bill Belicheck and Tom Brady following win in Super Bowl. Their post game announcements send sports outlets to DEFCON 2 for a month ...because

5. 49ers / Pats Super Bowl goes 2 or 3 OT's.

6. Intel TV wins the nouveau media competition with Apple, Google, Netflix.  But we all become a la carte winners in the end. We finally get our flying cars so to speak.

7. Quick hits: News Corp. buys FanIQ, MLB announces last year for NL without the DH during all-star break, Dead pool shocker: Queen Elizabeth (for Laurel), Danica wins a NASCAR race, and everybody's "This is the year a pro athlete comes out" but the twist is it's an owner or coach.
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#1 | 625 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
Got to think about this, but for me this one is easy

1. Papparazzi killed trying to get pictures of Bieber
2. Kevin Kolb, he gets Andy Reid as a head coach and Pat Schurmur as a QB/Offensive Coordinator
3. Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals
4. Ray Lewis Steve Nash, making the Lakers look really dumb for giving up all those draft picks for his overrated a$$.
5. 2013 BCS Championship Game
6. Not being trendy is the new trendy, Hipsters Apocalypse 
7. Dead pool gonna go with Laurel and say the NHL. Celebrity let's go with LiLo and Patti Page
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#2 | 625 days ago
Nick__ (+)

richard_cranium wrote:
Got to think about this, but for me this one is easy

1. Papparazzi killed trying to get pictures of Bieber
2. Kevin Kolb, he gets Andy Reid as a head coach and Pat Schurmur as a QB/Offensive Coordinator
3. Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals
4. Ray Lewis Steve Nash, making the Lakers look really dumb for giving up all those draft picks for his overrated a$$.
5. 2013 BCS Championship Game
6. Not being trendy is the new trendy, Hipsters Apocalypse 
7. Dead pool gonna go with Laurel and say the NHL. Celebrity let's go with LiLo and Patti Page
or 4)  Tony Gonzalez.
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#3 | 625 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
Nick__ wrote:
or 4)  Tony Gonzalez.
In all fairness he said in 2012 that he was retiring, so anyone could have seen that coming. But a nice start to the 2018 HOF class.
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#4 | 625 days ago



That covers #1 for 2-7 this is all you need

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#5 | 625 days ago

richard_cranium wrote:
Got to think about this, but for me this one is easy

1. Papparazzi killed trying to get pictures of Bieber
2. Kevin Kolb, he gets Andy Reid as a head coach and Pat Schurmur as a QB/Offensive Coordinator
3. Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals
4. Ray Lewis Steve Nash, making the Lakers look really dumb for giving up all those draft picks for his overrated a$$.
5. 2013 BCS Championship Game
6. Not being trendy is the new trendy, Hipsters Apocalypse 
7. Dead pool gonna go with Laurel and say the NHL. Celebrity let's go with LiLo and Patti Page


No after the fact prognostications. I'm also warning the other benches. Next one is going to be a flagrant 2, an ejection and a FedEx envelope from the League Office.
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#6 | 625 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:


No after the fact prognostications. I'm also warning the other benches. Next one is going to be a flagrant 2, an ejection and a FedEx envelope from the League Office.
I honestly did wonder if he was gonna retire after he got hurt. This didn't surprise me at all.
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#7 | 625 days ago

(Edited by JenX63)
(where's the pretty ball in the intro?) I am going to think about this and get back...

1. Scandal / Fall from Grace : Nancy Grace is a man
2. Comeback : Weebles & Arsenio Hall
3. Upset : I got nothing
4. Retirement / Ride into the Sunset : Jay Leno finally retires
5. Instant Classic : Beans & Franks
6. Next Big Thing : Big Bang Theory
7. Other (Beans) : Dead Pool: I'm taking Clint Eastwood
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#8 | 625 days ago

 1. Scandal / Fall from Grace - Uhh no one has any f**ing grace anymore. I'm going Matt Lauer and Katie Couric's illegimitate (sp?lol ) chile comes out. So, then Barbara Walters and the rest of Lauer's baby mommas step out.
2. Comeback -  Uhhh.....I got that comeback.  from the dead?! Matlock. Old Mike?! yes, that one.  Ryan Phillippe
3. Upset - Blake Lively will be upset when Ryan Reynolds leaves her. Gosling will win no oscar. ever. Joseph Levitt Gordon Levitt wins something or everything...for being cute a cute button.
4. Retirement / Ride into the Sunset - Ric Flair? Is he alive? He may die...hmm he may be my #7. Gonzalez. Letterman? He may also be my #7. Idk.
5. Instant Classic - My Falcons Super Bowl victory
6. Next Big Thing - Raspberry Sprite
7. Dead Pool- I called Hagman correctly already. Who did I have now? hmm...Is Abe Vigoda still alive? I'll google and return in a bit. If he is, I take him.
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#9 | 625 days ago

Hell if I *know,* and what do I *think* is outside of these parameters (not specific enough), and frankly, you don't want to know.
#10 | 625 days ago

1. HGH in pro/college sports dominates the off season with the death of Andy Reid's son - vials of PED's on campus, during camp and his position with training staff - as the retroactive tipping point. Hockey, baseball, basketball, etc. all have whistle blowers come forth.

2. Tiger Woods. Wins Masters, hooks up with Charleze Theron. Their kiss on 18th (see: Segal at the end of Under Siege) following spectacular shot to win it becomes SI's highest selling magazine ever.

3. Lincoln and Spielberg get shut out at Oscars (The Color Purple all over again) Super long shot The Impossible wins best picture. "The what now?" says everybody on social media, big media all use the same impossible puns. I continue to hate (to some degree) every motion picture I see.

4. Bill Belicheck and Tom Brady following win in Super Bowl. Their post game announcements send sports outlets to DEFCON 2 for a month ...because

5. 49ers / Pats Super Bowl goes 2 or 3 OT's.

6. Intel TV wins the nouveau media competition with Apple, Google, Netflix.  But we all become a la carte winners in the end. We finally get our flying cars so to speak.

7. Quick hits: News Corp. buys FanIQ, MLB announces last year for NL without the DH during all-star break, Dead pool shocker: Queen Elizabeth (for Laurel), Danica wins a NASCAR race, and everybody's "This is the year a pro athlete comes out" but the twist is it's an owner or coach.
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#11 | 625 days ago

i knew this was your doing before i clicked on it.

1. Scandal / Fall from Grace - kate middleton sex tape / the baby isn't his
2. Comeback - bill cosby (fingers crossed) or string racers (fingers, toes, legs, eyes...all crossed)
3. Upset - rosie o'donnell. she's always upset though.
4. Retirement / Ride into the Sunset - the hot guy who owns virgin
5. Instant Classic - life of g**d***ed pi (if i ever get to see it)
6. Next Big Thing - marble mouth. homies will start packing s**t in their cheekpouches to sound like the godfather
7. Other (Beans) - glow in the dark vodka
#12 | 625 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
1. HGH in pro/college sports dominates the off season with the death of Andy Reid's son - vials of PED's on campus, during camp and his position with training staff - as the retroactive tipping point. Hockey, baseball, basketball, etc. all have whistle blowers come forth.

2. Tiger Woods. Wins Masters, hooks up with Charleze Theron. Their kiss on 18th (see: Segal at the end of Under Siege) following spectacular shot to win it becomes SI's highest selling magazine ever.

3. Lincoln and Spielberg get shut out at Oscars (The Color Purple all over again) Super long shot The Impossible wins best picture. "The what now?" says everybody on social media, big media all use the same impossible puns. I continue to hate (to some degree) every motion picture I see.

4. Bill Belicheck and Tom Brady following win in Super Bowl. Their post game announcements send sports outlets to DEFCON 2 for a month ...because

5. 49ers / Pats Super Bowl goes 2 or 3 OT's.

6. Intel TV wins the nouveau media competition with Apple, Google, Netflix.  But we all become a la carte winners in the end. We finally get our flying cars so to speak.

7. Quick hits: News Corp. buys FanIQ, MLB announces last year for NL without the DH during all-star break, Dead pool shocker: Queen Elizabeth (for Laurel), Danica wins a NASCAR race, and everybody's "This is the year a pro athlete comes out" but the twist is it's an owner or coach.
oh god, i thought that said "lincoln and spielberg get shot at the oscars..."
#13 | 625 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
ms_hippie_queen wrote:
oh god, i thought that said "lincoln and spielberg get shot at the oscars..."
As did I!


Oh! And, Abe Vigoda is still alive. Man, he got next!
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#14 | 625 days ago
Nick__ (+)

1. Scandal / Fall from Grace - The NHL
2. Comeback  -   Peyton Manning winning the SB
3. Upset - Seahawks beating ATL (sorry ATL fans....and this is why I am not a psychic)
4. Retirement / Ride into the Sunset - Hopefully, Gary Bettman & Donald Fehr & Roger Goodell
5. Instant Classic -  Anchorman: The Legend Continues
6. Next Big Thing - Finger Print scanning
7. Other (Beans) - 


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#15 | 625 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
As did I!


Oh! And, Abe Vigoda is still alive. Man, he got next!
skimmers, unite!
#16 | 625 days ago

If it's the 49ers and Pats in the Super Bowl, it may be the 2nd time since 9th grade that I have NOT had a SB party and don't even watch it.
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#17 | 625 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
ms_hippie_queen wrote:
oh god, i thought that said "lincoln and spielberg get shot at the oscars..."
Shooting at the Oscars!?! Wow, I wish I would have thought of that.

Eric is still holding out on his 'Nate Silver' predictions and Stoney hasn't posted anything yet, but so far, that's the leader in the club house.
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#18 | 625 days ago

1.  Kevin and Christies marriage will end for adultery reasons.  Shame on him and Jason. angry

2. Gina, and this time it will take more than one day to catch her.

3. Jess.  She will finally get upset.  

4. Laurel, into the Florida sunset with Rob and a fishing poll.  And a laptop so she can stay on here. 

5.  Leigh.  

6. Me if I don't quit eating. frown

7.  Joe is going to be back..  
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#19 | 625 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Shooting at the Oscars!?! Wow, I wish I would have thought of that.

Eric is still holding out on his 'Nate Silver' predictions and Stoney hasn't posted anything yet, but so far, that's the leader in the club house.
I haven't gotten the hang of Bayesian probability models yet.
#20 | 625 days ago

(Edited by kteacher)
1. Scandal / Fall from Grace---Firemen..........after cops, government workers, and teachers, .....their fall was just a matter of time....the 48 hour special and the failed attempt to save a cat didn't help......nurses are next.
2. Comeback---the PogoBall
3. Upset---Me....right this minute....after watching the PediSpin commercial......seriously....I'm nauseous and quite upset. 
4. Retirement / Ride into the Sunset---Hillary Clinton
5. Instant Classic---a Repeat during a shortened season
6. Next Big Thing---Real eyes behind your back...............Nyce will sell the T-shirt version, but hoodies, ponchos, pea coats, and capes are available as well. Comes in a variety of colors and the deluxe version has a special taser like component. tEacher everywhere love it.
7. Other (Beans)----See #6.....the possibilities are endless
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#21 | 625 days ago

richard_cranium wrote:
Got to think about this, but for me this one is easy

1. Papparazzi killed trying to get pictures of Bieber
2. Kevin Kolb, he gets Andy Reid as a head coach and Pat Schurmur as a QB/Offensive Coordinator
3. Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals
4. Ray Lewis Steve Nash, making the Lakers look really dumb for giving up all those draft picks for his overrated a$$.
5. 2013 BCS Championship Game
6. Not being trendy is the new trendy, Hipsters Apocalypse 
7. Dead pool gonna go with Laurel and say the NHL. Celebrity let's go with LiLo and Patti Page
  

Scared me for a moment.
#22 | 625 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
  

Scared me for a moment.
If I was gonna kill off a Q'er, you probably don't even crack the top 100.
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#23 | 625 days ago

Eric_ wrote:
I haven't gotten the hang of Bayesian probability models yet.
I don't have a good grasp of Mandelbrot's work or the lack of a "perfect infinite anticipatory horizon," (which may similarly compromise Bayesian forecasts), but I stand behind my exhaustive calculations. 

So, in other nonsensical words - Tiger and Charlize make a Black-Asian-Blonde-Afrikaans' baby before the year is out.
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#24 | 625 days ago

richard_cranium wrote:
Got to think about this, but for me this one is easy

1. Papparazzi killed trying to get pictures of Bieber
2. Kevin Kolb, he gets Andy Reid as a head coach and Pat Schurmur as a QB/Offensive Coordinator
3. Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals
4. Ray Lewis Steve Nash, making the Lakers look really dumb for giving up all those draft picks for his overrated a$$.
5. 2013 BCS Championship Game
6. Not being trendy is the new trendy, Hipsters Apocalypse 
7. Dead pool gonna go with Laurel and say the NHL. Celebrity let's go with LiLo and Patti Page
Winner----http://www.eonline.com/news/375222/patti-page-tennessee-waltz-singer-dead-at-85



I don't wanna play now.   He's scary.
#25 | 625 days ago

Who the hell is Patti Page?!
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#26 | 625 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
I don't have a good grasp of Mandelbrot's work or the lack of a "perfect infinite anticipatory horizon," (which may similarly compromise Bayesian forecasts), but I stand behind my exhaustive calculations. 

So, in other nonsensical words - Tiger and Charlize make a Black-Asian-Blonde-Afrikaans' baby before the year is out.
stop saying that. if she makes a blasian baby, it will be with me, tyvm!
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#27 | 625 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Who the hell is Patti Page?!
My father had a HUGE crush on her.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0
#28 | 625 days ago

ohwell_ wrote: Holy crap, I think I've found a new grim reaper. One of my friends went back to back to back in dead pool wins (2008, '09, '10 - hence grim reaper), but that's just fantastic. wow
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#29 | 625 days ago

My, you people make my heart flutter!
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#30 | 625 days ago

(Edited by marcus_nyce)
Update: apparently a pro bowler kissed his husband on TV this weekend. Partial points for everybody's " an athlete comes out this year." Good job everyone, everywhere.
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#31 | 625 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
I am calling it now then Captain Checkdown and Ellie May Manning are secretly married, and A-Rod is their "pool boy!"
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#32 | 625 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
My father had a HUGE crush on her.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0
LMAO! I'm not even gonna look!
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#33 | 625 days ago

Who would have thought #DregerFace would win the internet for 2013 on January 2nd?

This has to be the winner of #3
#34 | 625 days ago

Wesley Korir will be stripped of his Boston Marathon victory when it is discovered someone taped a cheetah to his back.
#35 | 625 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
LMAO! I'm not even gonna look!
She was a hottie.
#36 | 625 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
LMAO! I'm not even gonna look!
there she is
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#37 | 624 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
there she is
Mmkay. I've never seen her before. 
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