At the beginning of the 2012-2013 English Premier League, Michael joked about consulting or "rubbing" his furry octopus to obtain hints at the future.
  • During the 2010 World Cup, there were many animals used to guess the outcome of matches, most notably Paul the Octopus (Wikipedia).
  • There were many other furry oracles in 2010. (Wikipedia)

Paul picks Spain over the Netherlands in 2010.
Paul picks Spain over the Netherlands in 2010.