Five Sports Predictions For the Obama Era

Ryan JelleyAnalyst IFebruary 6, 2017

Former-president George W. Bush held his office for eight years. During that time, some monumental things happened in the world of sports—the Detroit Lions became the first team to go 0-16 in the NFL, the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, Tim Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy, and instant replay was instituted in the NFL.

Now that Barack Obama is in office, what new things can we expect to happen? Could we see another 0-16 team? Here are my predictions.

The Chicago Cubs will win their first World Series and break the most famous curse in sports.

The Cubs have made the playoffs in the last two years and are poised to win the NL Central this upcoming season. This shouldn’t be difficult with the offseason acquisitions of Milton Bradley and Joey Gathright.

Chicago missed out on ace pitcher Jake Peavy due to questions about ownership. Next year under new ownership, the Cubs won't be afraid to spend and will stock up for another title run.

The BCS will be dismantled and a new system will be put in place.

After another year in which no one is certain who the rightful national champion is, the NCAA has to be considering some new way to determine the best team in the country. With so many fans complaining and the immense controversy, it's only a manner of time before we see a new way to crown the champion.

The NFL will allow the first sophomore to enter the NFL Draft.

Only a small percentage of the college football world knows the name Seantrel Henderson, but it is only a manner of time until it becomes a household name. The 6’8”, 301-pound offensive-tackle from St. Paul, Minnesota has been ready to play college football since he was a sophomore in high school.

The kid will be a senior next year and will have his choice of any college in America. No matter where he goes, it should only take him a year to prepare for the NFL.

Notre Dame and Michigan will return to the top of the college football world.

Sure, both teams have had trouble the past year, but things can only go up. Both teams pulled in top-notch recruiting classes last year and are doing the same this year. Michigan fixed their quarterback situation when Tate Forcier enrolled early and Notre Dame pulled in one of the top running backs in the nation in Cierre Wood.

It should only be a couple of years before these two historic programs are once again playing for a national title.

The Orlando Magic will win their first NBA Championship

With a few more wins the Magic could finish the first half of the season with the best record in the NBA.

I'm not saying they will win it this year because collectively they have little playoff experience, but they definitely should win one behind Dwight Howard in the next four years.

Please feel free to leave any of you own predictions in the comment section.