GREATEST PREDICTION FEATS EVER
1-  Mark Johnson finished in the top two football predictions for the 5th straight year in 2012.  Mark was 2nd out of 17 in 2008, 13 points
behind Nelson, in 2009 Mark finished 204 points ahead of 2nd place Gerry - 16 predictors total, in 2010 Mark finished 34 points
ahead of Nelson - 16 predictors total, in 2011 Mark finished 77 points ahead of Cap - 18 total predictors and in 2012 Mark finished
second 4 points behind Dick Hammerstrom - 15 total predictors.  Thus Mark won 3 straight years and was 2nd by 13 points and 
4 points the year before and after 3 season win streak.  
2- John Slagle wins Academy Award Predicts 3 straight years and 4 of 5 years.  John was 1st of 18 predictors in 2003, and 1st of 26 
predictors in 2004 and 2005, then 3rd of 16 predictors in 2006 and 1st of 15 predictors in 2007.
3- Mark Johnson has averaged 10.88% in football predictions for 21 seasons as of 4-2010.   Thus in an average year Mark beats 89.12%
of the predictors!   The next best averages in any of the 3 sports are 13.57 by Nelson Slagle in football and 15.59 by Nelson in basketball.
None of the other 40 or so predictors picking Baseball, Basketball or football have a cum average in any sport under 19.9% currently.
4- John Slagle predicted 29 straight Academy Award categories.  He got the last 10 categories in 2004,
all 14 categories in 2005 and the first five in 2006.
5- Nelson Slagle wins three straight football college bowl/pro playoff predicts.  He was 1st in 2005-6 out of 17 predictors, 
1st in 2006-7 out of 16 predictors, and tied for 1st in 2007-8 out of 19 predictors.  
6- Gerry Hamilton predicts 30 straight college bowl games correctly during the 1996-7, 1997-8 and 1998-9 college football bowl 
predictions.  Twenty-eight of the 30 favorites won during this span.  Gerry and Nelson Slagle picked all 21 college games correctly
during the 1997-8 bowl season.  Nelson ran his streak to 26 straight games before missing a game.
7- Nelson Slagle won 3 straight, 4 of 5 and 5 of 7 regular season basketball predicts.  Nelson was 2nd out of 16 in 2003, 1st out of 13 in
2004, 1st out of 14 in 2005, 1st out of 13 in 2006 and 1st out of 11 in 2008 3rd out of 11 in 2009 and 1st o 11 in 2010.   He was 5th out
of 11 in 2007 but only 17 points out of 2nd.
8- Nelson Slagle won 3 of 4 football predictions and finished in top 3 in 5 straight years.  Nelson finished 2nd out of 26 in 2000, 1st out
of 25 predictors in 2001, 1st out of 26 predictors in 2002, 3rd out of 25 in 2003 then 1st out of 26 predictors in 2004.  
9- Mark Johnson finished in top 5 in football predictions in 13 of 14 years starting in 1990 and ending in 2003.  Mark was 7th the year
he missed the top 5.  He was 1st twice and 2nd twice in that span.  Starting in 1990 Mark finished 4, 4, 2, 4, 3, 1, 5, 7, 2, 4, 1, 5, 5,
and 1st. Nelson Slagle was 9, 9, 3, 2, 14, 2, 2, 4, 1, 5, 2, 1, 1, 3  and Bob Scholl was 3, 11, 7 8, 2, 3, 1, 1, 8, 2, 5, 4, 3, and 2nd
during same years. From 1990 thru 2003 Mark, Nelson and Bob were 1st 8 times, 2nd 9 times, 3rd 6 times, 4th 6 times and 5th 5
times out of avg of 28 predictors.  
10- Bob Scholl was in top 3 in football predictions for 5 of 6 years.  Bob was 2nd out of 25 in 1994, 3rd out of 35 in 1995, 1st of 28 
in 1996, 1st of 31 in 1997 and 2nd out of 23 in 1999.  He was 8th of 27 in 1998.  
11- Bob Koller wins three straight Big Ten Basketball Tourney predictions.   Bob Koller was 1st out of 12 predictors in 2003, tied
for 1st out of 11 predictors in 2004, 1st out of 12 predictors in 2005 and then 2nd out of 11 predictors in 2006.
12- Nelson Slagle has averaged 19.00% in 31 years of NCAA/NBA predictions (beats 81% on an average year).  The next best average
in NCAA/NBA, Baseball Playoffs or College Bowl/Pro Playoff football predictions is Nelson's 27.35 which leads football's
College bowl/pro playoff predictions.  The third best average is John Slagle's 32.15 average in 15 seasons of football predictions.  
98 predictors have predicted one of the 3 sports at least 3 times.  
13- Mark Johnson defeated second place Gerry Hamilton by 204 points in 2009 football predictions.  The previous largest margin of
victory in 44 years of predicting football was 151 points by Mark Johnson over Nelson Slagle in 1995.    In 42 years of basketball
predictions the biggest margin of victory was 147 points by Bob Scholl over Jim Slagle in 1973.  
14- Jim Slagle has finished 2nd 17 times in five sports 'Holiday/Playoff' predicts through May 2011 as follows:  Holiday Bowl/Pro Playoff Football
predictions, NCAA/NBA Playoffs in Basketball, NIT, Big Ten Tournament and Major League Baseball Playoffs.  Next best is
10 by Gerry Hamilton.  Jim has also won 13 times for 30 1st and 2nd place finishes.  Nelson is 2nd with 24 including a leading 15 firsts.
15- Nelson Slagle predicted 30 of 32 games correct in 1997-8 Holiday Bowl/Pro Playoff Predicts.  Next best was 28-4. 
16- Gerry Hamilton picked 22 of 23 football games correctly in week 12 in 2009.
17- Nelson picked 18 straight games correct in weeks 11 & 12 in 2011 basketball predictions, was POW both weeks and cut Gerry Hamilton's lead
from 137 points to 40.
18- Jim Henning, Mark Johnson and Nelson Slagle picked 18 straight games correct in week 11 (1 game) and week 12 (first 17 games) of 2011 
football predictions.
Slag 12/30/2012