Predicting a Few Champions Just for Fun …

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Joshua D. Wright, Predicting a Few Champions Just for Fun …, Truth on the Market (November 14, 2006),

Tyler picks the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA title this year. No time like the present to get on the record with a few of my own.

1. NFL: Bears v. Chargers in the Superbowl. I’m going to go out on a limb (and against Tradesports) and pick San Diego over the Colts in the AFC … and to win the whole thing.

2. NBA: The Spurs look good in the West. I’m going to predict a Spurs v. Heat final and stick with my pick from a year ago: Heat in 6. Given Wade’s performance in the playoffs last year, I refuse to pick against him in a playoff series until they lose one again. My own version of the Jordan (Ok, Jordan-like) rules.

3. NCAA Basketball: Ok, its November … but Joe Lunardi has already got his picks up at ESPN, and I’m going to GMU’s home opener against Wichita State Saturday, so it is officially basketball season. There is good news and bad news for me in Lunardi’s picks. He’s got UCLA as a one seed, but also has Hofstra avenging its exclusion from the Tourney in GMU’s favor and taking the only spot from the CAA. Nonetheless, I’m sticking with the Patriots making a return trip to the dance (sorry Matt!), but I’m going to pick a relatively conservative Final Four: UNC, UCLA, Florida and Pittsburgh. The winner? UNC … but I’ll be sitting in the UCLA section. Go Bruins.