As many of you know, I enjoy making weekly football predictions and having fun with it.
What you may not know, is that, I seem to have some uncanny luck in making other predictions as well. To wit:
-In 1998, just for the heck of it, I filled out the Pizza Hut March Madness Challenge where you had to pick the winners all the way through the Tournament Bracket. I picked just based on their record and my “favoritism” and probably took a whole 5 minutes to complete it (I’m not real big on College Hoops). By the time they were down to the Elite 8, I was in first place out of over 200,000 entries. I got calls from ESPN (who hosted the contest), the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, and a sports radio station in Salt Lake City (I was the only person with a chance to still win it that had picked Utah to win it all). Unfortunately, they lost the title game and I won zilch. But, hey, it was fun while it lasted (and the prize wasn’t anything like it is now, the winner got 64 pizzas and 2 tickets to 1999 Final Four).
-Currently, I am 41st out of over 20,000 on the Doritos Survivor Challenge. Pretty surprising considering I had forgotten my password and couldn’t change my picks for weeks 2 and 3!!
So there’s my hidden talent, it has yet to make me a dime unless you include winning in fantasy football as a prediction skill.
What’s your talent that people may not be aware of? Has it ever paid off?