Grammy Pong

OK, here’s the deal.  I’m horrible at predicting anything.  Like, at the beginning of this year’s football season, I predicted that Detroit Lions would win the Superbowl.  Not good.  So, I’m always trying to find new ways to make predictions and this year’s Grammy Awards are no different. 

I give you “Grammy Pong!” 

So here’s what I did.  I printed up a list of Grammy nominees from the web.  Then numbered the nominees 1-5 (Sometimes 6) in the order they appeared on the list.  Then grabbed some golden solo cups and numbered them each 1-6.  Since most categories only have five nominees, the 6th one was filled with Chocolate Milk.  (Might as well reward myself for such a genius idea)  Then with each category, I tossed  ping pong ball over a "regulation sized beer pong table".  Which ever cup it landed in, was my prediction for this year.  

So, what follows are this year’s Grammy Pong predictions:

*Album of the Year - Mumford & Sons - Babel
*Record of the Year - Gotye feat. Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Best New Artist - The Lumineers
*Best Pop Vocal Album - » Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
Song of the Year - Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"

Best Pop Solo Performance - Katy Perry - "Wide Awake"
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - Maroon 5 - "Payphone"
Best Dance Recording - Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - "Don't You Worry Child"
*Best Dance/Electronic Album - Skrillex Bangarang
*Best Rock Performance - The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
*Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance - Halestorm - "Love Bites (So Do I)"
Best Rock Song - Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
Best Rock Album - Jack White, Blunderbuss
*Best Alternative Music Album - Gotye, Making Mirrors
Best R&B Performance - Estelle - "Thank You"
Best Traditional R&B Performance - Anita Baker - "Lately"
*Best Urban Contemporary Album - Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
Best R&B Album - Anthony Hamilton, Back To Love
Best Rap Performance - Drake feat. Lil' Wayne - "HYFR (Hell Ya F---ing Right)"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - Flo Rida feat. Sia - "Wild Ones"
Best Rap Song - Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars - "Young, Wild & Free"
Best Rap Album - Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don't
Best Country Song - Eric Church - "Springsteen"

Best Country Solo Performance - Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
Best Americana Album - The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
Best Blues Album - Joan Osborne, Bring It on Home

OK, I gotta run.  Too much chocolate milk isn’t always a good thing.

Grammy Pong Update
* Winners correctly predicted

2/11/2013 9am
OK, I’m not the best at math, so here’s the deal.  Out of 26 categories, my pong skills got scored 8 right.  So, when playing Grammy Pong there is a 1 and 5 (sometimes 6) chance of getting the correct outcome.  I scored over 32% right.  Nice!  How did you do on your guesses?