Eightballin’ 2011 Redux: The Miss/Make

Well if you haven’t heard, you haven’t been reading, because I brag about it nearly every third post. But, on New Year’s last year, I made in song, all my news predictions for the coming year.

Let’s just say – I nailed it.

Like double clutch reverse over a Kia nailed it. Like Bob Cousy between the legs no look nothing but net. Like Steph Curry step back 35 footer. Like hard-charging Zach Randolph sweatband nailed it. Like Amare Stoudemire thick-rimmed glasses and bow tie nailed it. Like LeBron getting it done in the . . . errr, I mean, Nowitzki one-legged jumper, nailed it.

I thought before I made my Eightballin’ 2012 predictions song, I would confess the exhaustive list of successes and sporadic moments of miscalculation. In basketball parlance and as a tribute to the glorious return of NBA hoops on Christmas day, my misses and makes:

“Snake bites” – make.

“Tsunami” – make.

“Hurricane” – make.

“Volcanic eruption” – make.

“Forest fires” – J.J. Berea scoop shot make.

“Political corruption” – make and one.

“Shopping at retail stores” – CP3 floater in the lane make.

“More than 5 or 6 visits to my website” – make (somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 to 13, seriously).

“Countries at peace” – make.

“Countries at war” – aging Tim Duncan soft off the glass make.

“Middle East will still be at war” – Pau Gasol avoiding contact baby hook make, see id.

Kate Perry and Rihanna duet/Billboard hit – Ollie from Hoosiers turnover off the leg.

“Piers Morgan gets cancelled in months” – in and out (this one may still be on the rim).

TSA kicked out of airports – goaltending.

Dallas Mavericks win NBA Championship in 6 games – windmill dunk from the free throw line over Yao Ming while pumping a Shake Weight.

David Blaine stays awake for 12 days – err, timeout when you got no timeouts left?

WikiLeak of bank documents in May – Dwight Howard hard-off-the-back-iron miss.

Someone in the Senate will be outed as gay – not what I meant, but maybe an own-goal tip in?

“I predict I’ll feel sick at the way we behave” – free throw make; I did, really.

Dow Jones Industrial Average to 12,000 and then back – court length alley oop.

Unemployment rate to 8% – Ray Allen from the baseline falling out of bounds.

More HD less 3D TV – Russell Westbrook refusing to pass runner in the lane make.

“a little something then a whole lot more” – make.

Patriots win the Super Bowl – pinned against the glass.

Phillies in 5 – airball.

“Duke gets upset by 2 against Pitt in the Championship” – Hakeem Olajuwon open-hand rejected into the seats.

“you heard right here Bin Laden will be curtains” – a 60 foot leaning runner and 4-point play at the buzzer.

Doubt me at your own peril in 2012.

4 thoughts on “Eightballin’ 2011 Redux: The Miss/Make

  1. Pingback: iPredict 2012 | ipoet laureate

  2. @Eugene, better late than never! New Year’s was super with you and Linda.

    @Sundance, that’s the name right there! It almost made my Eightballin’ 2012 song but got chopped at the last.

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