Sunday, November 2, 2008

Why big time sports writers are wasting your time and money.


So today, the Atlanta Falcons moved to 5-3 under the play of their amazing rookie QB, Matt Ryan and a cast of other great player makers.

I will admit, I did not see this coming.

But check out this article from AJC writer Mark Bradley from before the NFL season began.

Looks like he will be wrong, but do you see how he actually used logic and intuition based on observation to make his predictions?

Here is another one that shows even further that he sees something different about these Falcons.

Now here are the hot shot ESPN writers take on the Falcons for this season:

Notice the emphasis on sounding hip and flippant rather than know...RESEARCH and REASONING. These guys didn't even really look at the Falcons so much as assume that because they had a rookie QB and bad prior season, it would continue to be that way.

Now here is what really ticks me off. Mark Bradley, Joe, and myself all could tell that the Falcons would definitely not be as bad as ESPN, Sporting News, ect. said. Mark Bradley learned it from actually watching the researching the team during the preseason. Joe and I learned it from reading his articles and very lightweight research.

So what the heck are these hot shots at ESPN being paid to do? They surely make more working at ESPN than Mark Bradley does; Joe and I don't get paid at all for looking up football news.

Yes, going to or AT LEAST READING ABOUT the Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, or Cincinatti Bengals training camp may not be terribly fun, but it is what you are PAID to do, not something to take as a hobby and screw up. completely.

The NBA Atlanta Hawks are currently 2-0, despite "expert" predictions of a terrible season being inevitable.  Maybe it's just something against Atlanta :(