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It’s fun to make predictions.  Many times when I go to a baseball game with friends, I’ll predict a batter will hit a home run.  99% of the time I’m wrong, but when I’m right it’s so much fun.  Of course, when I made that prediction only two or three people hear it and it’s no big deal if I get it wrong.
However, Ryan Kalil is really putting himself in a tough position.  Kalil is an NFL player.  He’s the starting center for the Carolina Panthers.  He recently took out a full page ad in the Charlotte Observer guaranteeing the Panthers would win the Super Bowl this season.

Yikes!

I like his confidence, but I’m not sure I like his common sense.  It’s great to be a motivator for your teammates, but this might be a bit much.  Yes, a million years ago Joe Namath predicted the Jets would win Super Bowl III.  However, he did it three days before the big game and he was drunk.
I guess the one saving grace for Kalil is the sad fact that not many people look at the newspaper anymore.  Just imagine if he would have tweeted his prediction.
 


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