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Utah ape predicts Seahawks will win Super Bowl

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah ape that has correctly picked the Super Bowl winner for six straight years predicted Thursday that the Seattle Seahawks will be the next NFL champion.

Eli the ape ran into an enclosure Thursday morning and swiftly knocked down a papier-mache helmet bearing the Seahawks logo, signaling his pick, said Erica Hansen of Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City.

"He made his pick without any hesitation," Hansen said.

That could mean bad news for Broncos fans. The 13-year-old primate hasn't been wrong since 2006.

Last year, Eli charged out and knocked over a papier-mache goal post decorated with the Ravens logo. Sure enough, the Ravens beat the 49ers 34-31.

Eli's pick this year drew mixed reactions from his team of zookeepers that include avid Broncos fans.

"They are hoping that this is his first wrong year," Hansen said.

After he made his prognostication, Eli was joined by his mate, Eve, and daughter, Acara, and allowed to smash, play and eat the papier-mache helmets.

Hansen said interest and excitement about Eli's Super Bowl pick has increased as his streak grows. This year, people have been asking daily when he's making his pick.

"He's better than the Vegas odds-makers," Hansen said.

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Roy February 03 2014 at 1:34 AM

Guess the ape was right!

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jdforthun February 02 2014 at 3:34 AM

Who gave obummer the right to pick the winner!! Lol he should stay in the white house!!

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bruce.kraus February 02 2014 at 10:03 AM

Sorry but NO lol for your STUPID remark. Wasn't funny

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Gary & Vyvyan February 02 2014 at 6:03 PM

CHILL OUT DUDE

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mrmeoff65 February 02 2014 at 12:18 AM

My user name shows what apes know GO BRONCOS just like we all came from apes this game is already over 1 name PAYTON MANNING

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tucville2002 February 02 2014 at 12:10 AM

I hope that the ape's prediction is authentic, by GOD'S will.
Let us wait and see.

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rabbitman210 February 02 2014 at 12:09 AM

I take the broncos maybe the zoo keepers put ape nip in the helmet LOL I dont think he knows Payton Manning at 37 the best quarterback in the last 20 yrs Tom Brady is a close second time for Payton to end his streak also GO BRONCOS

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paul February 01 2014 at 11:42 PM

looks like everyones' gone apey!

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SKCRCPUSCG February 01 2014 at 11:40 PM

The Ape's right on target... again.

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Joan February 01 2014 at 11:40 PM

Do hope Eli is right!!!

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D February 01 2014 at 11:30 PM

The odds of guessing 6 consecutive coin tosses in a row are much
better than the odds of winning the lottery.

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D February 01 2014 at 11:34 PM

(1 in 2^6) or (1 in 64)

Woopty Boobty

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firesider7 February 01 2014 at 11:29 PM

Bronco's will win hands down! And Peyton will ride off into retirement

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