This story appears in the FUTURE ISSUE, the Nov. 19–26, 2018, edition of Sports Illustrated.

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How good is Hollywood at predicting the future in sports? We assessed its bravest attempts, based on the boldness and accuracy of the forecast. Hover over the boxes below to see more details about each prediction.