Five Predictions: 2019 Big Ten Championship Game
You know what’s disappointing to me? All of the thousands of dollars that I have spent on honing my prediction skills with conferences and seminars and beer, my ability to do math is still lacking. For instance, in my predictions piece I wrote last week, I mentioned that I was 18-of-30 on the season. Not once did I think to myself, “Hey self, if you do five predictions for each game…
Five Predictions: Ohio State at Michigan
Everything that has happened up until now is meaningless, except for my predictions. In this uncertain college football world where rivalry games are won or lost because of simulated urination, the people want to know that they can rely on someone. Relying on college football means relying on chaos.
Five Predictions: Penn State at Ohio State
In order for a board certified predictor to go from a Novice to an Apprentice to a Super Apprentice to a Master Novice and finally to a Super Master, we most keep track of all of our predictions. We don’t necessarily need to be correct — with our records or our predictions — but we are supposed to keep track of something. Being right more often than…
Five Predictions: Ohio State at Rutgers
We are currently in the hills and yonder of Pennsylvania right now as we are about three hours away from the campus of Rutgers. As I am typing this up in a van, you will please excuse me for not going back to look at last week’s predictions, but I believe I was four of five and only missed the fifth by two yards. I tell you that to tell you…
Five Predictions: Maryland at Ohio State
Look, it’s 9:07 pm on a Friday night and I haven’t even started the Tip Sheet yet, so please forgive me if I don’t recap all of my predictions last week which we can all assume were correct. I’ll recap them in next week’s five predictions on Friday somehow, even though I’ll probably be driving to New Freaking Jersey at the time.
Five Predictions: Wisconsin at Ohio State
The average person can expect to be correct in about 4.8% of their sports predictions. Professional sports predictors like myself, however, are generally around the 5.6-5.7% mark. In other words, predictors are in an entire different universe than just regular people. There’s a reason weekend classes down at the Legion run upwards of $45 a session. Science ain’t cheap.
Five Predictions: Ohio State at Northwestern
So I predict five things for every Ohio State game. The Buckeyes have played six games. Last week, I said I had gotten 16 of my 25 predictions correct. However, as a calculator has pointed out to me, there should be 30 predictions total. I don’t know where those five predictions went or who took them, but this is very typical in the prediction industry.
Five Predictions for the Second Half of Ohio State’s Season
There is no Buckeye football game for me to make predictions about this week, but to paraphrase Jim Tressel regarding recruiting, taking a week off of predicting is like taking a week off of shaving — you’ll end up looking like a bum. During off weeks, I do many of the same things the coaches are doing right now. I am self scouting. I am evaluating my picks.
Five Predictions: Michigan State at Ohio State
I get a chuckle when I am out and about and I hear children telling their parents that they want to predict things when they grow up. I actually go up to them and laugh. Then I’ll say something like, “Keep dreaming, kid. Not everybody is cut out for this.” And then depending on how tough the dad looks, I might shove the kid in the shoulder a little bit. I’m sure doctors are the same way.
Five Predictions: Ohio State at Nebraska
I’m going to apologize right off the bat because I’m not going to be able to go back and look at last week’s predictions. I mean, I could, but I’m in the car somewhere in Iowa right now and I just don’t feel like it. I was told that I got four out of five correct, which would surprise me since they were my predictions. I believe the only prediction that…