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Q+A The Amazing Kreskin

March 22, 2004
March 22, 2004

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Q+A The Amazing Kreskin

The world's foremost mentalist (in December he predicted Howard
Dean would not be the Democratic nominee) foretells our sporting
future.

This is an article from the March 22, 2004 issue Original Layout

SI: You must know how this Q&A will turn out....

Kreskin: [Laughs.] Yes.

SI: Can you give us the winner of the NCAA tournament?

Kreskin: I'm going on ESPN on Tuesday, where I'm going to write
down the name of the team that I feel will win and seal my pick
in a package, which will be put in a safe. How certain will I be?
Ninety-nine percent.

SI: How do you arrive at the winner?

Kreskin: I read a lot of information, then intuitively try to
listen to what my unconscious mind tells me.

SI: You're a lifelong Yankees fan. What will happen with them
this year?

Kreskin: I think they will be in the World Series. As far as
winning, I don't know. But if I had to bet, I would probably bet
$1,000 that they will win.

SI: Will Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter get along?

Kreskin: It will be a darn good marriage. They will play off each
other.

SI: Will Barry Bonds break the career home run record?

Kreskin: Yes, but I am not sure he will do it in the next two
years. Don't ask me why, but I don't think anyone will hit more
than 50 home runs this year.

SI: Will the Buffalo Bills ever win a Super Bowl?

Kreskin: I have an answer: We never say never. I was asked about
Paris Hilton before the Academy Awards, and I said, "You never
say never." But I do not believe that she will win an Academy
Award in the next 74 years. I do not feel anywhere near as
negative about the Buffalo Bills.

SI: Have you ever thought about playing on the World Poker Tour
and using your abilities for profit?

Kreskin: I can't play poker anywhere in the world because I'd be
shot dead. Nobody would allow me to play under any circumstances.
I'm not bragging. It's the nature of my work. I would know when
people are lying.

SI: Finally, will SI exist in the 22nd century?

Kreskin: I will turn down any offer to do a column every week,
but yes, it will exist.

--Richard Deitsch

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