New Level of Idiocy

Submitted by Ziff72 on December 27th, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Bill Rhoden of the NYT said on the Sports Reporters that he wonders if part of the reason Meyer stepped down is that he doesn't think he can beat Saban. Uh huh the guy with 2 of the last 5 NC is afraid big bad Nick has passed him up so he's taking his ball and going home. That is how these ultra-competitive guys are wired. The other beauty was they think the NCAA will put time limits on the coaches. Brilliant. It's like watching the weather, you know they are wrong half the time, but I still pay attention. Why do I even have this noise on in my house?

Epic Fail



December 27th, 2009 at 10:01 AM ^

to be permanently absolved of any consequences of asshattery. The most ridiculous assertions, predictions, and opinions are issued without any fear of negative impact on their reputations and professional standing. If a plumber or electrician was as wrong in their job as often as guys like Rhoden, Rosenberg, and Snyder, they'd be in jail for fraud.

panthera leo fututio

December 27th, 2009 at 1:50 PM ^

A couple months back, the linguist Mark Liberman gave a really simple game theoretic account of why pundits are much more likely to say things that are interesting vs. rigorously true.

The article was written in light of the release of SuperFreakonomics and ties in other information sources like the Huffington Post and Maureen Dowd, but it's easy to see how its central argument applies to sports writers.