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Diatribe: Super Bowl Predictions From Two Sea Cows And A Porcupine.

01/29/2014

ManateeI enjoy the excitement of a casino.  My mother can put a twenty-dollar bill into a video poker game and make it last all day long.  I don’t know how she does it.  I don’t have that kind of patience … or luck, for that matter.  I enjoy playing blackjack but the only “game of chance” that interests me is the lottery.  The closest thing to sports betting that I’ve ever come, besides “buying a box” in an office pool, is a dog track.  I tried to understand the different ways to bet and how to calculate the odds of winning, etc. but it required so much effort that I really didn’t enjoy it.  I do best when I’m the one enjoying a cocktail while saving seats.

I certainly won’t bet on the Superbowl.  But, if I did, I’m reasonably certain that I wouldn’t do so on the advice of a sea cow.

Hugh and Buffet, two manatees who live at the Aquarium at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, have made their picks for this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII.  But, like most humans, they can’t agree on which team they think will win.  Targets featuring each teams logo were suspended in the water where Hugh picked the Seattle Seahawks and Buffet picked the Denver Broncos to win.

If history is any indication, Buffet would be the better bet since he’s chosen the correct team for the past six years while Hugh has only been right four out of six Super Bowls, but …

He’s a manatee!

Plus, to add to the silliness of the situation, manatees can’t really see all that well so Hugh and Buffet were really just randomly choosing between one blurry underwater object and another.

Need a second opinion before you bet the farm?  Perhaps you’ll find Teddy Bear the Porcupine to be helpful.  Apparently, he’s picked the winner the last two years.

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3 Comments
  1. Mo Rocca on CBS Good Morning asked players if real Seahawks fought real Broncos, who would win. I wonder how Teddy Bear the Porcupine would opine on that one. Cute post.

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  2. thedogs'mother permalink

    My mom and Eldest Son have a one dollar bet.
    Being good Washington citizens we will support the Seahawks. As for beating a bronco I will ask the resident Osprey (commonly called sea hawks or fish hawks) who live along the river what are the chances.

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