Friday, June 02, 2006

After discussing with Nico how my dad had predicted a 5-6 season for the Vols last year, I decided to go back and see how well he did with his other pre-season predictions and again learned that the old man is pretty smart, even if he did have a team winning on their own schedule and losing on an opponents a few times...

Western Division:
- Dad's prediction: 11-0
- Regular Season Record: 9-2
Wrong on LSU and Auburn

- Dad's prediction: 7-4
- Regular Season Record: 9-2
Wrong on Bama and UGA (though he picked AU to win on UGA's schedule...)

- Dad's prediction: 7-4
- Regular Season Record: 4-7
Wrong on Vandy, Auburn, South Carolina

- Dad's prediction: 8-3
- Regular Season Record: 10-1
Wrong on Bama and Florida (though he picked LSU to beat the Gators on Florida's schedule...)

Ole Miss
- Dad's prediction: 4-7
- Regular Season Record: 3-8
Didn't make any specific game predictions, but probably figured they'd beat Vandy...

Miss. State
- Dad's prediction: 3-8
- Regular Season Record: 3-8
Correct all around

Eastern Division:
- Dad's prediction: 8-3
- Regular Season Record: 8-3
Correct all around (though he had Florida beating LSU on their schedule...)

- Dad's prediction: 9-2
- Regular Season Record: 9-2
Correct all around (though he picked UGA to win on Auburn's schedule...)

- Dad's prediction: 5-6
- Regular Season Record: 3-8
No specific predictions...

South Carolina
- Dad's prediction: 4-7
- Regular Season Record: 7-4
No specific predictions...

- Dad's prediction: 5-6
- Regular Season Record: 5-6
Correct total, but wrong on UAB and Vandy

- Dad's prediction: 2-9
- Regular Season Record: 5-6
No specific predictions...

So out of 12 teams, he correctly picked the regular season record of four, was within one game on another, and two games on two more. Not bad, considering he was doing it off of a promotional poster with all of the SEC schedules sent to us in the mail before fall practice had even started.

The old man: Singer, songwriter, and football psychic...


Blogger TNIRISHFAN said...

Hey give him the ND schedule and let me know how they are going to do. Thanks. Thats pretty damn good.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Todd Jones said...

i can say i picked ND to win 9 games last season, but i had them beating southern cal and losing to michigan...

7:05 PM  
Blogger TNIRISHFAN said...

Todd, predict a couple of undefeated seasons for our teams and we'll see you in the BCS championships.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous nico said...

Your dad could've made some serious coin last year if he was a betting man.

1:48 AM  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Looking at the 06 schedule, I think Florida may be bound for 5-6 territory ... they will be good, but too many very hard games on the road this year ... of course, I'm a Georgia Bulldog, and we certainly have our own share of issues .. I can't wait for football season!

3:33 AM  
Blogger Todd Jones said...

I've already predicted an undefeated season for Bama, but I don't know about ND. They've got a favorable road schedule with USC and possibly Ga Tech being challenges, but unless that defense (especially the secondary) shapes up i can see them dropping two or three (usc, penn state, possibly the spartans again...).

6:54 AM  
Blogger TNIRISHFAN said...

I honestly don't know what to think about or defense. I have a feeling we may have some games where we won't be able to stop the other team. It will be up to our offense to not make any mistakes and just keep scoring.

9:26 AM  

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