We Have A Winner

It is time to award the prizes.  Last December I posted the Everyone’s a Genius in Hindsight contest.  As usual, some of the loudest know-it-alls decided to forego the opportunity to prove their skills at predicting the future.  Fifteen of you did choose to take a chance at achieving Prognostication Nirvana.  

There was no cost to enter, but there were prizes.

1st Prize – $50 Gift Card to Shuhei or the restaurant of your choice

2nd Prize – Lunch with me 

Here are the ten questions with the correct answers.  My answer follows in (red). 

  1. The Republican nominee will be Mitt Romney(Mitt Romney)
  2. The winner of the 2012 Presidential election will be Barack Obama. (Barack Obama)
  3. The winner of the 2012 Ohio Senate race will be Sherrod Brown. (Sherrod Brown)
  4. The winner of the February 5, 2012 Super Bowl will be the New York Giants. (Green Bay Packers)
  5. The Cleveland Indians will win 68 (88) regular season games.
  6. The 2012 Cleveland Browns will win 5 (6) regular season games.
  7. The 2012 Academy Award for best picture will go to The Artist (The Descendants).
  8. The Dow Jones Industrial Average will close on December 28, 2012 at 12938 (12850).
  9. There will be 9 (9) justices of the US Supreme Court on December 31, 2012.
  10. A gallon of milk will be $2.99 (3.29) at Giant Eagle, Legacy village on June 30, 2012. 

Three of us had five correct answers.  Sally and I can’t win.  So this year’s genius in hindsight is Michael Saltzman.   Michael has chosen to receive a gift card from the Cedar Creek Grille in Beachwood.  Five people had four correct answers.  Through a complicated series of tie-breakers, Second Place goes to Tony Ramos. 

I would like to thank everyone who participated.  The 2014 mid-term elections may prove to be interesting.  I will host another contest next year