This is why I hate all the prediction-itis that surrounds the NFL. Every analyst on the planet is seemingly forced to make predictions every single week. It is a part of the underlying formula that makes the NFL so much more popular than any other American sports. It was gambling as far back as anyone can remember and now we’ve doubled down with the fantasy football culture. What ends up happening is that everyone ends up prognosticating so much that they (we) lose sight of reality staring us in the face.
Andy Baskin has been a really refreshing voice on the radio since he started his “Talking Heads” slot on 92.3. Sometimes he might sound more like NPR than a typical sports talk radio host. That might be off-putting to some of you who like your sports talk extra lively, loud and controversial. When I listen to that show though, even beyond the delivery, Baskin has a very different attitude and philosophy. He openly scoffs at the prospect of assigning Ws and Ls on the 16 game schedule at the beginning of the season. [Read more...]