Posted on: February 11, 2008 2:50 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2008 8:03 pm

Sports Picks and Predictions

The first Blog (Hey Mom, Look at me now!)

With the recent passing of the Super Bowl it occurred to me, why do I care who most of these talking heads on television think will win the Big game? I didn't like many of them as NFL players so why do the networks think I want to know their "prediction" on the game.

Many shouldn't be on the pre or post-game shows because they aren't broadcasters. All of the networks are culpable. They certainly don't have the skills required to be a communicator to the masses. There are some players that have made a good transition to this world but most just don't have the skills. For every Steve Young there are twelve Emmitt Smith's (possibly a Baker's Dozen!) A large contingency of these "analysts" feel some loyalty to their former teams and don't give or simply just don't have an honest opinion.

I realize this boosts their networks ratings, I'm just not sure how. Gambling is obviously huge is sports, but I simply can't believe that anyone is waiting on any of their predictions before making a call to a bookie.
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