Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I'm Taking this Guy to Vegas with Me

The American intelligence community's problems may be legion, but predicting the outcome of football games is not one of them. Here was DCI Gen. Michael Hayden's SuperBowl prediction:

Giants, 28-24. The spread favors the Pats, but careful intelligence work looks beyond the obvious. The Giants are hot now. Three playoff wins on the road (like the Steelers before Super Bowl XL). Regular season finale shows they match up well against the Pats. Besides, nobody's perfect!

The "nobody's perfect" bit at the end was a nice touch ...

Other notables who have good football instincts: Soul singer and Psychic Friends Hotline pitchwoman Dionne Warwick, Dolph Lundgren (no joke), Pat Robertson (yes, that Pat Robertson), Miss USA (but not Miss America), and Placido Domingo.

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