Making predictions is part of my job.
This isn't Skip Bayless and First Take—I'm never told to take an opinion I don't believe and make it my own, and I'm always tasked with using facts, evidence, statistics and data to back up my opinion. It also isn't an opinion just for the sake of having one. Most of the time, a column starts with an idea that would've been 20 tweets or a conversation with a friend and it's just more collected (and lucrative) to put it on digital paper.
However, I'm not always right.
I'm a big boy, I can admit that. Even if I weren't aware, readers love to point out when I'm wrong or when they think I am. My predictions don't always hit. If they did, I'd be living off my millions in sports-betting winnings.
So, here's a look back at some of my predictions from 2012—good, bad and ugly—where I got it right, where I got it wrong and where it was laughably so.