Eight legs. Eight correct predictions.
What a way to go out on top.
Paul the Psychic Octopus (or "Pulpo Paul") was perhaps the best storyline in a World Cup that might otherwise be remembered for a myriad of bad calls made by referees.
He was honored with a World Cup of his own, complete with a few mussels that he devoured in the same manner as his correct picks.
So, in honor of Paul retiring as a perfect predictor of all seven German World Cup games and Spain’s victory in the final, we will talk about good calls.
Paul made eight good calls this summer, so let’s take a look back in time at eight of the best guarantees in sports history.