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Preseason predictions -- we're holding you accountable!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Frank_Ridgeway, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Blogger ranks baseball writers according to how their preseason baseball predictions hold up at midseason. According to this, Buster Olney is the absolute worst, while TBL is clairvoyant:

  2. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    His scoring method is a bit screwy.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Talk to me on Oct. 1.
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Exactly. Then we can revisit this guy's ranking of the rankings and hold him accountable.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Three years ago, the Nats were like 5 1/2 games up in the NL East at this point.
    So, yeah, let's do this again in October. Ain't nobody won shit yet.
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Even so, I thought it was understood that such predictions were just for fun. The idea of some blogger taking it seriously enough to tally the results made me laugh.
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    It made you laugh? I was interested to see how it worked out (with the caveat of lets check back in October).
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Well, Frank, honestly, it is all in "fun" I think -- and if you think about it, how is this any more "making something more serious than it really is" than anything else we do in covering sports.

    NONE of it is life and death. This is no more or less serious than the predictions themselves. Some will find it interesting.
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