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Paul the Octopus latest to go out on top

Originally Published: July 12, 2010
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

He's walking away. On top. (And regrettably, without passing along any stock tips.) After going a perfect 8-0 in predicting World Cup games, cephalopod mollusk-cum-soccer oracle Paul the Octopus is retiring, the better to continue his exciting life of, um, captivity inside an aquarium tank.

In Paul's honor, Page 2 presents a short list of sports and pop culture figures who walked away in their primes:

Jim Brown

The greatest running back of all time -- probably ...

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