(UPDATE: WINNERS FOR THIS CONTEST ARE LISTED AT THE BOTTOM) Panther center Ryan Kalil's Super Bowl guarantee from last summer didn't work out too well. As you know, Baltimore and San Francisco meet in the Super Bowl Sunday. Kalil's Panthers went 7-9 in 2012 and didn't make the playoffs. Kalil, who took out a full-page advertisement in The Observer last July to make his prediction, ended up on the injured reserve list with a foot injury (but will be back for training camp).
Our Joseph Person caught up with Kalil this week. The center said he didn't regret the pick and was able to poke fun at himself. Joked Kalil: "It didn't work out? What do you mean? The Super Bowl's this week?"
So what do you think Kalil's next prediction will be? That the Bobcats will win the 2014 NBA championship? That 8-track tapes will make a comeback? That the man who finished second in this past season's Heisman Trophy race will be exposed as having a fake online girlfriend who "fake-died"? Oh wait, that last one happened.
Tell me what you think Kalil's next prediction will be below in the comments section. The funniest three answers will be published in my Sunday "Scott Says" Super Bowl preview column in The Observer, and the winners also get a free signed copy of their choice of one of my books. (If you were a winner -- see below -- contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your book).
Drum roll, please: the winners were (I judged these myself, as well as the entries I got via Twitter and email)...
1) 1. That in 2014, the Charlotte Observer comment posters will find peace and harmony among one another.
2)Six more weeks of winter.
3) That a Harbaugh coach will hold up the Lombardi Trophy Sunday night.
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