This schmo who predicted the Cubs to win the 2016 World Series in 1993 is a legend


This right here is the prediction to end all predictions. Some schmo named Michael Lee predicted in his Mission Viejo High School yearbook that the Chicago Cubs would win the 2016 World Series … in 1993. Here’s what Lee wrote as his quote under his senior year picture.

Michael Lee yearbook photo.

Michael Lee Yearbook photo. Credit: Marcos Meza

Legendary. Bragging rights for the rest of his life.

Now of course the Cubs haven’t won the World Series yet nor am I rooting for them to do so (surprisingly unashamed White Sox fan writing here). However, there is an extremely miniscule piece of me that wants the legend that is the schmo Mikey Lee to be right on his 23 year prediction into the future.

The best part is that this isn’t even a Chicago teenager making this prediction. This guy’s from Mission Viejo, California. According to this WGN report, Lee now lives in Chicago so maybe he was a Chicago transplant in Mission Viejo, but still — why the Cubs and why 2016?

And for anybody thinking that this might be fake, it’s not. We’ve got Twitter and Reddit backing it up.

Regardless of whether the Cubs win or not, this Lee guy is a legend. If they do win, then we can all just stop trying to predict things for the rest of forever. I still brag about the time that I picked Morehead State to beat Louisville that one year in the NCAA tournament which is like predicting that the Bears will f*** up their next draft pick compared to this. If I predicted THIS — this 2016 Cubs World Series right here 23 years before it actually happened — I would have my senior year picture with the quote underneath made into a shirt and then wear it around every day for the rest of my life being like, “f*** yeah I called that s***.”

Now I’m going to see if I can retroactively change my senior yearbook quote to a prediction that the Browns will win the Super Bowl in 2038.


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Divac is the Editor-In Chief of The Schmozone and founder of He is a fantasy sports maniac with terrible gambling habits and has a strange, irrational obsession with everything that is NBA legend Vlade Divac. Divac will be posting his outrageous commentary on daily sports topics in "The Daily Flop" section and one day dreams of being re-born as a mediocre Eastern European NBA journeyman.