MLB Network Host Told Trout Before Game He'd Triple Home Derek Jeter

MLB Network host Greg Amsinger spoke with Angels slugger Mike Trout during today's pre-game festivities, and jokingly told the All-Star outfielder that he'd come up to bat with Derek Jeter on second base—and hit a triple to drive home the Yankees captain. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened in the first inning. » 7/15/14 9:06pm 7/15/14 9:06pm

Here's What The Top Prediction Models Say About The World Cup

The World Cup kicks off in a few hours, which means the results of the many, many prediction models that have popped up in the last few weeks will finally be tested. Below are some of the best examples; this is a good time to remind you that betting markets are usually the strongest predictors of all, if you're just… » 6/12/14 1:08pm 6/12/14 1:08pm

Tim Tebow Predicted Florida State To Win 35-31

Just before kickoff, when tasked by Rece Davis to predict a final score in tonight's BCS Championship game, ESPN's Tim Tebow predicted the Seminoles would win 35-31. He was only off by one point. » 1/07/14 12:45am 1/07/14 12:45am Reader Predicted Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler Trade Last Week

Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler swapped teams last night for this MLB offseason's first substantial transaction. If we had listened to this Rangers fan last week, though, we'd have already known about it. » 11/21/13 8:10pm 11/21/13 8:10pm

MLB Hot Stove Apathy: The Real Secret Variable That (Almost) Predicted…

The "Redskins Rule" failed to pick the winner for second time in three presidential races, so it looks like everyone will have to pick a new random sports thing as their favorite election-prediction oracle. Instead of just choosing some random team's game, we decided to go to the sports site that really has its finger… » 11/07/12 5:00pm 11/07/12 5:00pm

Fun (?) With Sporting Events As Predictors Of Election Results

Desperate to know how this Tuesday's election will turn out? Uninterested in complicated mathematics that can predict the winner with a fairly high degree of accuracy? Superstitious or just simple-minded? Can we interest you in…a series of sports-related coincidences?! » 11/04/12 10:34am 11/04/12 10:34am

Grantland's Jonah Keri Picks The Giants In Seven; ESPN's Jonah Keri…

Today on Grantland, a pair of World Series preview pieces: Rany Jazayerli on why the Tigers could win, and Jonah Keri on how the Giants could take home the championship. Both men predict the series will go seven games—Jazayerli takes Detroit; Keri, San Francisco. Also on a list of experts' World Series picks » 10/24/12 4:25pm 10/24/12 4:25pm

Chipper Jones Predicted The Way The One-Game Playoff Would End Two…

As many have noted, two weeks ago, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked Chipper Jones what he thought of the one-game playoff. He said he thought the new double-wildcard, play-in game system was "stupid," because it potentially puts the second best team in a given league in the position of playing one game for their… » 10/06/12 12:50pm 10/06/12 12:50pm

Nostradamus On Paterno (The Town In Sicily): "Flee Oh, Flee ... The…

There is a new translation of Nostradamus's The Prophecies, the text that when read just so manages to predict everything from 9/11 to the rise of the Kennedys (and whose contents were the subject of roughly 98 percent of all emails forwarded from AOL accounts between 1998 and 2004). In a review on Tuesday, Dwight… » 7/25/12 10:20am 7/25/12 10:20am

Noted Chubby Quarterback Makes Widely Derided Prediction

Rex Grossman is the No.1 quarterback on the Redskins' depth chart. I know that means close to absolute zero in the long term, but c'mon: read that first sentence again. » 8/10/11 11:55am 8/10/11 11:55am