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'The Simpsons' correctly predicted the Super Bowl... 9 years ago

So Las Vegas is currently listing the Broncos as a 2.5-point favorite in their Super Bowl 48 match-up against the Seahawks. They should increase it to five, and not because of Peyton Manning and the Broncos high-powered offense.

'The Simpsons' correctly predicted the Super Bowl… 9 years ago

So Las Vegas is currently listing the Broncos as a 2.5-point favorite in their Super Bowl 48 match-up against the Seahawks. They should increase it to five, and not because of Peyton Manning and the Broncos high-powered offense.

According to the show's Twitter account, "The Simpsons" predicted that the Denver Broncos would face the Seattle Seahawks.. way back in the 2005 episode "Bonfire of the Manatees."

The show went on to predict that the Broncos would defeat the Seahawks 19-14, but that may have had something to do with Homer owning the team (he really wanted to own the Dallas Cowboys, but his boss, Bond villain Hank Scorpio, could only get him the next best thing).

If that's not enough, Homer might have even been responsible for Marshawn Lynch's dependence on Skittles. The Seahawks already offer a hamburger with a side of Skittles at CenturyLink Field, but in the 1997 episode "Bart Star," Homer is dejected about his role as the coach of a youth football league. Looking for a pick-me-up, Homer shows up at the Kwick-E-Mart and tries to buy himself a Skittlebrau:

 

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