The advanced ESPN ice fishing metrics for predicting the Super Bowl were actually right, until a ref cheats in the Patriots’ favor.
Katie Nolan spent her time leading up to the epic showdown between the Eagles and Patriots ice fishing with the Golics from ESPN. As you are about to see, they used each other’s fish-catching score for a predictor of who was going to win the Super Bowl. Katie’s catches represented the Patriots, and Mike Golic Jr. represented the Eagles. Of all methods used to try to predict the winner of the biggest showdown in sports, the ESPN ice fishing predictor might be the best. How did it shape up, though? Were they close?
Just check out this short video and see for yourself.
So, with this prediction, the Patriots should have won the Super Bowl. However, as you saw, the Eagles were in the lead and actually dominating the entire fishing performance. It wasn’t until a referee at the end of the competition came out and changed the rules in the Patriots favor, ultimately giving them the win with a multi-point fish.
Thankfully, these shenanigans didn’t actually shape the Super Bowl. Congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans!