Wednesday, January 30, 2013

And for his next prediction, Ryan Kalil....

(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 sfowler@charlotteobserver.com 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.

18 comments:

Lance said...

I wish every Panther had Kalil's attitude. They should all be thinking Super Bowl in August. Otherwise, why play?

As for his next prediction, Karnak says: "Honey Boo Boo will be syndicated by Fox and replace 'Cleatus' as the official mascot of FOX NFL broadcasts."

Topher said...

That in 2014 Snookie will lead the NFL in rushing touchdowns

Topher said...

That in 2014 the Charlotte Observer comment posters will find peace and harmony among one another.

Anonymous said...

He will predict that he will make no more predictions. But, he will never use the phrase "It is what it is" when he doesn't.

Kathleen said...

Six more weeks of winter???

codeman said...

Kalil's next prediction: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo was actually Jimmy Hoffa too.

irishfan said...

"Playoffs, playoffs, don't talk to me about playoffs". "Playoffs"

AppCat1986 said...

That Ravens safety Bernard Pollard will NOT be in the NFL 30 years from now!

swiznami said...

Topher wins it at 9:40. That was fast.

Anonymous said...

Munnerlyn gives Hardy a wedgie and lives to tell about it...

catfandave said...

...will finally learn not to jinx his own team.

Tally Askins said...

That training will be in Spartanburg and it will be hot and humid.

Unknown said...

The Panthers will go 7 and 9.

Anonymous said...

Quit being a smart *ss scott.

Anonymous said...

Next year Ryan Kalil will predict the same thing. Making fun of him is disrespectful, how can a team win a Super Bowl if their team does not believe. When Carolina played in the Super Bowl in 2004 it was after a 7-9 season. No reason to hate on the guy

Tally Askins said...

That a Harbaugh coach will hold up the Lombardi Throphy Sunday night

Anonymous said...

No mater how excited or frustrated Ron Rivera is, Nicki Minaj still shows more facial expression.

David Sweem said...

It is what it is...