A soothsaying New Jersey groundhog turned Groundhog Day predictions up a notch, forecasting not only the weather for the next six weeks but the Super Bowl winner.
Essex Ed, the resident groundhog at Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo, did not see his shadow on Friday, predicting spring weather will arrive early this year.
This puts Ed in agreement with the groundhog Staten Island Chuck, who also predicted an early spring, but at odds with the nation’s preeminent groundhog, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil, who predicted six more weeks of winter.
Essex Ed also prophesized the winner of Sunday’s upcoming Super Bowl that pits the Philadelphia Eagles against the New England Patriots in Minneapolis.
Ed predicted that the New England Patriots will come out on top.
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