</h1> <p class="author">by <a href="/authors/NelsonEric.html">Eric Nelson</a></p> <h3>December, 1988</h3> <p>In the NBA: New York in the Atlantic, Cleveland in the Central, Utah in the Midwest, Los Angeles in the Pacific. Other playoff teams that will be a threat in the spring: Denver, Dallas, Houston, Boston, Atlanta, and Detroit.</p> <p class="editorialnote">Editor's note: Since our prophet picked 3 out of 6 NFL division champions and just missed on a couple others and since every team he picked, but one, has made the playoffs, we have decided to extend our contract with him.</p> <div class="author_bio"> <p><img src="/images/authors/eric_nelson.jpg" alt="" class="author_photo" />Eric Nelson is <cite>Pietisten</cite>'s sports prophet.</p> <p>See all articles by <a href="/authors/NelsonEric.html">Eric Nelson</a></p> <div style="clear:both;"></div> </div> </div></td> <td width="240" valign="top"> <div id="sidebar"> <p id="pubInfo">Volume III, Number 4</p> <p id="issueName"><a href="default.html">Winter 1988</a></p> <p id="series">From: <a href="/series/SportProphecy.html">Sport Prophecy</a></p> </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" height="1" valign="top"><div id="banner-bottom"></div></td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>