Thirteen national NFL “experts” correctly picked a Denver Broncos-Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl before the start of this season, according to PunditTracker.com. But one famed cartoon show foresaw the matchup nearly eight and a half years ago.
In the “Bonfire of the Manatees” episode of The Simpsons, which first aired Sept. 11, 2005, the Broncos and Seahawks meet in the Super Bowl, with Denver taking home a 19-14 win.
That prediction also wasn’t far off from what actually transpired during the 2005 NFL season. The Seahawks did end up reaching Super Bowl XL, where they fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who defeated Denver in the AFC Championship Game.
The Broncos are expected to go into Sunday as 2.5-point favorites, and they have had a decisive edge in unorthodox predictions thus far. In addition to having the stamp of approval from Homer and Co., Denver has been picked to win by both Madden 25 and Tecmo Super Bowl.
Check out The Simpsons‘ clairvoyant prediction in the photo below.
The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) January 31, 2014