Mrs. Linklater would like to remind her readers of the first rule of making predictions -- don't do it in public.
Let's start with her biggest embarrassment. She predicted that Pissburg would win the Super Bowl. No, she's not alone. But, let's face it, apparently that was just a bad case of wishful thinking.
She just wanted a feel good story about a rookie from a small school in Ohio winning it all. And she stuck to her guns even when she realized that the Patriots seem to be the best coached team in either league.
She predicted Atlanta would beat the Eagles. For a good reason, like they have a better defense or offense? No. Sadly, because she thinks Michael Vick is cute. She also forgot that the game would be played in Philadelphia. Sheesh. And even though Atlanta beat the Rams 47 to whatever it was, it was only the Rams, not a real contender. Come on, people, they weren't.
The good news, the Eagles' Donovan McNabb is from Chicago.
She predicted that the AFC Championship would be more exciting than the actual Super Bowl. Because, let's face it, the Super Bowl has been pretty anti-climactic over the years. Wrongo.
For crying out loud, both championships were over before halftime. ZZZZZZZZ.
But, in her favor, a check of most of today's professional prognosticators reveals that most of them were batting .500 at best. Except that nun who called both games. So Mrs. Linklater doesn't feel that bad.
Oh yes she does.