Chris Hagan predicts outcome of major sports events in 2016
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 17, 2016)– There are a lot of exciting events coming up in the world of sports in 2016. IndySportsCentral’s Chris Hagan put together some of his “predictions” on certain events throughout the year.
- February 21- Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon joins the FOX broadcast team and is in the booth to see history as Danica Patrick becomes the first female to win the “Great American Race”. In Victory Lane, Danica promptly retires from NASCAR and announces her return to IndyCar.
- February 23 -29– NFL Combine: Mississippi State product Dak Prescott wows the scouts and crowd by throwing a 100-yard pass. Even my Uncle Rico who once threw a football over them mountains is impressed.
- March 12– Big East Tournament Final: Butler completes perfect run through the conference tourney and removes all doubt from the NCAA selection committee.
- March 13– Big Ten Tournament Final: IU and Purdue play a record 20 overtimes and still remained tied. In the spirit of youth soccer, the Hoosiers and Boilers are declared co-champions. Tom Crean and Matt Painter then split the bill as players from both teams are treated to snow cones.
- March 13– IndyCar Season Opener: Former talk show host David Letterman adds another RLL entry to the field that he himself drives to a podium finish
- April 28– NFL Draft: Despite already having franchise QB Marcus Mariota on the roster, the Titans use the number 1 overall pick on Mississippi State product Dak Prescott allowing me to see him play in person at least twice a year.
- May 14– Grand Prix of Indianapolis: Former Mayor Gregg Ballard returns to IMS to start the race after being injured at the event in 2014. In 2016 however, he actually starts the race as a driver and finishes a close 2nd to Rookie of the Year candidate David Letterman.
- May 29– 100th Indy 500: Pole Sitter Danica Patrick finishes in last place after mistakenly thinking that the Indy 500 is a restrictor plate race
- August 6– Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction: Moments after Marvin Harrison gives the shortest acceptance speech in HOF history timing in at just 11 seconds, Brett Favre stuns the crowd by having fellow Mississippi native Chris Hagan join him on stage to serve as his presenter.
- October 2– Colts vs Jaguars in London: During my first ever trip to the United Kingdom it is discovered that I am somehow the actual heir to the throne. Instead of remaining in London however, I accept a cash settlement of 100 million pounds. Unfortunately, no sports bars in the states will accept the currency; and I prove too lazy to get it exchanged.
So there you have it. Don’t act surprised when all of these things happen.