Back in December, I wrote a blog post called "Bold and not-so-bold predictions for 2012."
Almost halfway through the year, I see now that one has come true, two have not, and two are yet to be decided (but I still stand by my predictions).
Here's an update:
Ryan Braun won't serve a 50-game suspension: RIGHT. I got this one almost exactly right, except that none of us know really what happened – although I almost coaxed it out of someone close to the situation.
Scott Walker will survive the recall election: UNDETERMINED. I was right that there will be an election, but we won't know for a few weeks if Walker will still be governor after June 5. I think he'll just very narrowly squeak by, unless the Democrats really get out the vote. We'll see.
The Packers will win the Super Bowl: WRONG. I was very wrong on this one, and I'm still surprised that this 15-1 team got knocked out so early. I can't completely explain it, and I'd rather just forget about it and move on.
The Rock 'N Sole half marathon/10K will go off without a hitch: UNDETERMINED. But it's a good bet that with a new race organizer, this will be a wonderful, water-filled event.
Prince Fielder will sign somewhere for much less than originally expected: WRONG. As winter chugged along, I thought I was on to something, then, bam, the Tigers came along and emptied their coffers on him. While his departure only hurts Brewers fans, at least I can take solace that (for) now, the big guy has hit only five homers. We'll see if he was worth that $214 million 10 years from now.
Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.