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The Calm Camel Carefully Commits to Coming Conquests

January 30, 2012

Watch out, sports fans and gamblers everywhere, there’s a new face in town. It’s brown, fuzzy, longer than average, with big lips. It’s Princess, the New Jerseyan camel. She’s a smart cookie, and she’s calling the winner for the Superbowl.

Yes, that’s right, the Superbowl. I wouldn’t be surprised if she had some money on it, too. Being from New Jersey myself, I couldn’t possibly feel more proud of my state than I am in this moment (Ok, my standards might be low, since there isn’t much to be proud of aside from Bon Jovi and Frank Sinatra…and myself…).

This is no mere groundhog, folks. No no. This camel has skills. In fact, Princess has correctly picked the winners for 5 out of the last 6 Superbowls. SO clearly I trust her judgement completely. Why do I trust her judgement? Well she has a proven track record (kind of…she’s 88-51 lifetime, and locals routinely call her up to on game day to know what she’s picked), and she has a clear method.

Her caregiver writes the name of a team on each hand. Then, he puts a cracker in each hand. Whichever cracker Princess goes for is the predicted winner.

I’ll admit, this method is a little confusing. If she’s eating the cracker, that to me symbolizes that she wants to eat the team that she picked, aka she wants them to lose. But maybe she just finds the future winning team more delicious?

Alright, it seems like this country relies a little too heavily on animals to predict events (the groundhog to see how long winter will last, cows to signal rain, that octopus that predicted the World Cup winners). A few bananasss awarded to the world for that really strange tendency (let’s say, 3 ).

Regardless, Princess has picked the Giants for the big win this year. And I think she’s right (just based on pure gut, on which cracker I would eat, and on knowing absolutely nothing about football).

What do you think? Is this all a little bananasss or does she have it right (I wonder if she likes bananas?)?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Duke permalink
    January 30, 2012 3:11 pm

    Pure gut? Camels have epic guts.

  2. Matt permalink
    January 30, 2012 3:17 pm

    She’s no Paul the Psychic Octopus in terms of odds but I’ll take it.

    • January 30, 2012 8:25 pm

      To be fair she’s been in the business longer. Paul has only had a few calls in his time

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