Originally Posted by Bronco X
I'm not discounting Levitt at all. I've read Freakonomics and would value his opinion on a variety of subjects. Actually the fact that I was interested in reading his argument, if it existed, that a McDonald's sandwich is the most nutritious thing you could buy for the money, is a testament to how much I value his opinion. Because it's a ridiculous statement and it deserves to be discounted off hand, and would have been had it been attributed to most other sources.
Turns out of course that the argument does not exist and was falsely attributed to him (unless there is another blog besides the one you posted). The Schlosser Levitt debate probably wouldn't happen because I doubt Levitt is foolish enough to make that argument.
The Freakenomics guys have interesting short on various NFL topics.