Reading in tears all the news about Paul I recognized he was not the only animal predicting soccer games. There was hamster Hansi as well. And Mani, the parrot from Singapore. But in the end all of the others couldn't predict Germany getting beaten by the Spaniards. Neither could almost 80 million people in Germany...
So now here is my question: Who could replace Paul?
Thinking about it I've listed up the most important two points the follower should inherit:
1. I don't like octopuses. Seriously I don't. But Paul really made me liking those little bastards. Well as long they stay that dwarfish as Paul was. So The new oracle has some kind of responsibility. Stop people from thinking about their race to be ugly;) So my recommendation is to search for an inheritor who wasn't able to win a Heidi Klum look-alike-contest.
2. It should be an animal. That narrows our sample a lot. The point above made me think of a variety of Germans, mainly politicians;)
So now I'd like to introduce the two finalists:
There we got star-nosed mull (Sternmull) from Canada.