At Aces Casino, well, It's simple -- We LOVE us some Super Bowl, and one of the big reasons that our orange county casino party company adores this football rite of passage is because we NEVER lose with our Super Bowl picks.
Yep. It's true. We found a sure-fire way to predict just which of the two teams headed to frosty New York for Super Bowl 48 is going to win the game back in 1995. It was Henny-Penny, the piano-playing chicken from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Every year, we got the staff over at the BP tourist trap to have Ms. Penny pick between two placards with the two NFL team helmets involved in the game. She was undefeated in her selections. 17 in a row, and it only cost us 25c a pick. Now, THAT'S value.
Then, disaster struck. Henny Penny went to that great KFC in the sky after the 2011 Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yeah, we tried another chicken, but it just wasn't the same. The mojo was lost.
So, instead of feeling sorry for ourselves over here at Aces Casino, we picked ourselves up off the floor, and searched the galaxy for the next Henny-Penny. Didn't take long. Right away, we discovered that there was another talent in the area of NFL selections -- Papa, the miniature donkey, from Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa, had gone five-for-five in this same field. That's good enough for us. OK, Papa - Give us the pick.
So, it was back to the drawing board. Far and wide we searched for the next Henny-Penny, the next Papa....And found her! Jody, the football-picking elephant, the pachyderm that had gone undefeated in three SB selections, would become the next official Aces Casino game picker.
Whew. That was tougher than we thought, but all was well with OUR pick. Thanks, Jody. This is just too easy, we thought to ourselves.... That's 19 in a row. Can't wait for next season. Then, another setback. We found out thru channels at the zoo that Jody was also retiring from the football picking ranks, and going back to "Zoo Animal," of all things.
Well, back to the drawing board. But don't worry, my friends of the Aces Casino Blog. You KNOW we'll get our picks in. Come back on Thursday, January 30th, and find out which incredibly talented Super Bowl prognosticator will keep our winning streak alive. We'll see you on Thursday, get your note pads ready!