Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How Are My 2017 Predictions For 2017 Going So Far?

A little more than 6 months have gone by and I was wondering how my predictions for 2017 are going.
Well, here is the list and the results so far:
In the past few years I have offered up my predictions for the upcoming year. Not to brag, but I am actually pretty good at it, averaging just over 50%, far better than most so called experts.
So, after a beer or 4, here goes my predictions for 2017:
1. Green Bay will play in the Super Bowl. Close but false
2. New England Patriots will play in the Super Bowl. True and they won
3. Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl champs. Sadly, no.
4. My NBA team the Milwaukee Bucks will make the playoffs. Yes, true
5. The Bucks will go out in the 1st or 2nd round of the playoffs. Yep, went out in the 1st round
6. My baseball team , the Milwaukee Brewers will win 79 games, give or take 5 games.  At the all star break, the are way ahead and they are in first place.
7. The Chicago Cubs will not repeat as World Series champs. Pretty sure that ain't  happening.
8. The Cleveland Indians will go to the World Series. Perhaps
9. Sears/Kmart will close an additional 50 stores this year, not including the stores already announced in the past several weeks. Sadly  this is true, including my store that I work at.
10. ObamaCare will be severely crippled by the end of the year. Yep
11. At least 100 miles of a fence or wall will be built or refurbished on the Southern border in 2017. Not happening
12. President Trump's approval rating will be within 3 percentage points of 50%. This is true depending on the poll

13. There will be at least 1 legitimate assassination attempt on Trump will be tried. Thankfully,  not yet.

14. There will be at least 1 Muslim terrorist attack in North America that kills 25 people in 2017.  Thankfully no
15. There will be at least 1 Muslim terrorist attack in Europe that will will kill at least 50 people.  22 in 1 killing
16. Angela Merkel will lose her job as German Chancellor of Germany. Looking good now.
17. All of President Trump's nominees for his cabinet will be confirmed. No one was voted down so true.
18. There will be slightly fewer murders in Chicago in 2017. So far it is true
19. A member of the U.S. Congress will pass away.  Close but not yet

20. There will be a 2nd Supreme Court vacancy in 2017. Not yet
21. It will take Congress 6 months to approve approve President Trump's first Supreme Court justice.  Nope, just 3 months
22. Liverpool will win the English Premier League soccer title. 3rd place
23. Barring a natural disaster, gas prices will remain below $3 a gallon in the U.S.. So far. way below
24. Russell Westbrook will the NBA MVP.  Yep
25. Hillary will not be indicted in 2017. Not yet
26. 1 former U.S. President will pass away. A few are close
27. Mosul will be freed by Iraq and their allies. Yea, yes
28. Queen Elizabeth survives 2017. So far
29. CNN ratings will be below MSNBCS ratings for most of 2017. I think that's right
I will add a few more but need to get the Packers predictions before the game starts.
Feel fee to add your own predictions.

So, of the 29 predictions I made,  11 have already come true.  Not too bad compared to psychics and political professional talking heads.

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