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January 4, 2014

New Year's predictions

(Continued)

A famous athlete will say or do something stupid. Again. And again.

There will be several new reality shows that make the Kardashians and “Duck Dynasty” seem like Shakespeare.

Someone will suggest making “Breaking Bad, The Musical!” on Broadway. That someone will be me.

That it will still take three hours to make at home the same things TV chefs do in five minutes.

That your sixty inch TV will start to look smaller and smaller each time you visit a big box store.

That college tuition will continue to rise leaving students with even less money for binge drinking.

That someone will lose their job by Tweeting something stupid.

There will be week long reports of the coming “Storm of the Century” that won’t amount to much. But there will be a couple that will.

That once again, Anderson Cooper will be seen doing his best Marcel Marceau imitation in a hurricane.

That “nado” will be added to “gate” and “geddon” as the suffix to many news stories to make them sound more horrible than they are.

That all the sports teams I follow will all crash and burn in new and unforeseeable ways. And then they will raise the price of their season tickets.

That some team will wildly overpay an underperforming athlete.

Fans and sportswriters will be outraged because the guy didn’t turn down the $100 million — they way they would have.

Contact Jim Mullen at JimMullenBooks.com.

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