Bold Predictions: 1999, Week 6 - Hurricane Mike

Another chapter from the Book of Bold Predictions, Green Mountain Dog's acclaimed compendium of prescience.

Game day arrives and so does Hurricane Irene. Lashed by torrential rains and high winds, Erricson Stadium is transformed into a boggy mess. With the forward pass all but impossible, the game becomes a journey back in time. Coach Palmer sketches up a quick Wing-T offense, while Couch and company draw up plays in the mud. "It was just like Kentucky!" shouts Tim to a reporter after the game).

The wind, rain, and muck stifle the Jaguar's pass rush and allow Kevin Johnson and Leslie Shepherd to get open. But even with the weather, the Browns trail 14-10 at the half.

Things change fast when a deranged Mike Hargrove, just fired as the Indians' manager, storms into the Jacksonville locker room with a MAC-10 machine pistol. He sprays the joint with two clips of ammunition, wounding more than a dozen players but miraculously killing none.

Police later learn that Hargrove was intent on getting back at Cleveland for firing him after 5 straight AL Central titles. But typical Grover, he burst into the wrong room.

With Jimmy Smith, Keenan McCardell, and Mark Brunell all injured in the attack, Jacksonville fails to score another point. In fact, four fumbles and an interception later, the Browns win the contest 27 to 14.


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