John Axford perfectly predicts the Oscars
Indians closer John Axford successfully predicted 18 Oscar winners Sunday night.
Axford has made his Oscars predictions an annual exercise on Twitter and this time around he predicted more categories than ever before.
My #Oscar predictions will be coming out soon. For those who haven't followed in the past, I generally leave out some technical categories..— John Axford (@JohnAxford) March 2, 2014
...But after going 14/15 last year (11/15 in 2012 and 11/13 in 2011), I may add some of those categories this time for more of a challenge!— John Axford (@JohnAxford) March 2, 2014
He then proceeded to run down his predictions for 18 categories. MLB.com's Cut Four blog has a nice scrolling entry of all 18 predictions done before the Oscars started. We can skip right to the results, though.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 18 for 18! #Oscars— John Axford (@JohnAxford) March 3, 2014
Axford went on to say that he's now going to start predicting all 24 categories. With that high conversion rate, it sounds like a good idea.