Originally Posted by SonOfLe-loLang
Yeah, i dont think this is really a huge limb, but obviously there are more variables that go into a football game than a political vote. You can't predict drop passes, fumbles, tipped picks, and so on and so forth. The political equivilant would be like 5,000 liberals suddenly switching their vote 5 days before the election. Doesnt happen.
But some statistician even said the broncos had a 75 percent chance of winning this weekend. If you told me i had a 25 percent chance of winning the lottery tomorrow, id be pretty damn excited.
Exactly. Games are determined by moments, not the minds of individuals and their feelings about a topic or their well-being.
And as someone else pointed out, the article isn't even a prediction. It's the odds.