The Golden Snowball Winning City Prediction
Maybe I better start paying attention to what ever it is that Al Gore has been talking about for the last several years. The skies are blue and the sun is shining. It wasn't this nice all summer long for crying out loud and here it is January 3rd and the temperature is hovering close to 50 degrees outside. Blame it on El Nino, Global warming or whatever, this just isn't right. How are we suppose to have our Indian summer or our January thaw when there isn't anything to thaw out. The lakes haven't even begun to freeze over yet. It's so nice even the fish are wearing sun glasses.
OK, enough whining even though that's what I do best. Time for my Golden Snowball winning city predictions and this season it's a tough one for a couple of reasons. One of the advantages Syracuse has over Buffalo is that once the lake freezes over Buffalo's lake effect snow diminishes. The colder air flowing over the lakes warmer waters produces the lake effect snow if I'm not mistaken. If I am mistaken then just bear with me while I try to bull my way through this seasons prediction. My guess is that the lake isn't even close to freezing over yet which in turn will be giving Buffalo an extended snow season unless the temps really take a huge dive. Taking all that in to consideration I'm still going to go out on a limb.
My prediction for the 2006 - 2007 Golden Snowball Award is
I was leaning towards picking Buffalo but I don't think they have a big enough lead at this point in the season to hold off Syracuse's motivation and drive to win this contest. After getting a first hand look at the trophy, I'm here to tell all the other cities that Syracuse isn't ready to give up the trophy yet without a fight. Hopefully a fun snowball fight ;) Below are my city predictions in order.
1st Place - Syracuse
2nd Place - Buffalo
3rd Place - Binghamton
4th Place - Rochester
Dead Last - Albany (my most confident prediction go figure)
I'm still counting on the weather coming up from the gulf states which is one of the reasons I picked Binghamton over Rochester. If that doesn't happen it will be a free for all for the trophy most likely between Buffalo, Syracuse and Rock City. Have a great day all!