. . . Very, very little. What I am here to celebrate about myself is a prediction that can’t exactly be described as risky. But hey, right(ish) is right(ish), right? Before the season, my pick for the College Football National Championship game was:
Clemson 27, Alabama 24.
And the reality?
Clemson 35, Alabama 31.
Not too shabby!
Of course, it didn’t exactly take Joe-Namath-before-Super-Bowl-III guts to predict the best two teams from 2015 would be the best again in 2016. (Though a 1 vs. 2 rematch had never happened before.) Still, as a wise man once said: He who eats much crow may also toot his own horn softly and sweetly into the dark night of the soul.
Here’s how one man (who is wrong about most things most of the time) broke it down:
For starters, my four-team playoff field prediction was Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Ohio State.