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Old 11-06-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Seriously.....is anything worth reading anymore?

Denver: B+
New England: A-

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...1_a2&eref=sihp

Oh.....and Bedard's mid-season MVP is Jamaal Charles. Yeah, a guy on pace for a whopping 1,200 rushing yards is MVP......okay. This while on pace to having more carries than he's ever had.

Why bother reading ANYTHING that these so-called experts write? I search the web for anything informative, insightful, analytic......and this is what you get. So few good writers......IMO, the only one worth reading is Kirwan
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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HAEY GUYZ GRADEZ!
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:20 AM   #3
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I liked reading this one, instead http://www.azcentral.com/sports/card...gly-hurry.html


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Yeah....I don't get irritated at some tool's opinion.....it's more the lack of work, the laziness, and the lack of quality of product.

Aren't these guys supposed to be professional sports writers? The market is oversaturated, and guys that hold jobs in this industry shouldn't be able to.

Problem is....there are 20 of these guys for every 1 Pat Kirwan.

If I were this sloppy in my work......I'd get fired.

Even better that the Pats getting an "A-" is the Jets getting an "A". Nurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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When did Eddie Munster become a football analyst?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:38 AM   #6
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His job is to generate page-views. You do that by being sensible, you do that by being controversial.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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It is what it is. A temperature check, grading article. This isn't intended to to be a Jim Murray piece.

Your expectations seem awfully high for a ho-hum piece of free content.

Personally I don't have that much of a problem with the grades. The Jets, Pats, Chiefs and Pathers all have over-achieved from what I thought they would do at the beginning of the season. So A's don't seem that far-fetched to me.

The Seahawks are one of the ones though that I would have graded down. They have gotten pretty lucky lately and have played down to the level of their competition. Not an A in my book given their preseason SB predictions.
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His job is to generate page-views. You do that by being sensible, you do that by being controversial.
I get that. Especially, since that "average Joe fan" flocks to any headline with the following 3 words in it:

1. "Grades"
2. "Power"
3. "Rankings"
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #10
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Patriots are always going to be overrated. There is an oversaturation of Boston media in the national NFL media -

Ian Rapoport - NFLN - Former Patriot Beat writer
Albert Breer- NFLN - Former Patriot Beat writer
Greg Bedard- MMQB-Former Patriot Beat writer
Peter King - MMQB - Former Boston resident and Brady/Belichick Fan Boi
Rodney Harrison - Sunday Night Football - Former Patriot
Willie Mcginest- NFLN - Former Patriot
Heath Evan - NFLN - Former Patriot

For some reason they all have to prop up Brady and (by proxy) disparage Manning.

Best to not pay attention to them. Read the Fat Blog
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #11
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Well, your point is understood and perhaps correct. But, you really can't expect the national writers to know as much about every team as we might know about the Broncos. You can't follow 32 teams as closely as a rabid fan follows his.

That said, are the ratings really that bad? NE, for example, really has done an amazing job all things considered. Lose Welker, Hernandez, and Woodhead. Miss Gronk for much of the year. Lose your top two defensive players and starting RT. Have Brady play relatively poorly (possibly due to injury). And so on. And yet they're 6-2. Thus, given the circumstances, they've overachieved.
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Patriots are always going to be overrated. There is an oversaturation of Boston media in the national NFL media -

Ian Rapoport - NFLN - Former Patriot Beat writer
Albert Breer- NFLN - Former Patriot Beat writer
Greg Bedard- MMQB-Former Patriot Beat writer
Peter King - MMQB - Former Boston resident and Brady/Belichick Fan Boi
Rodney Harrison - Sunday Night Football - Former Patriot
Willie Mcginest- NFLN - Former Patriot
Heath Evan - NFLN - Former Patriot

For some reason they all have to prop up Brady and (by proxy) disparage Manning.

Best to not pay attention to them. Read the Fat Blog
Umm, great point. Figures the Boston media would vote Jamaal Charles as MVP.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #13
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Umm, great point. Figures the Boston media would vote Jamaal Charles as MVP.
I was addressing the first point, not the second. Since you brought it up though, they couldn't go with Brady, that's too laughable. So then it's the anti-Manning, even if you have to reach horribly for Jamaal Charles.
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Thats why I read exclusively IAOFM..........................
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never heard of it
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His job is to generate page-views. You do that by being sensible, you do that by being controversial.
So the higher ups told him to be a complete moron and get clicks while making the author and the SI Magazine look like a bunch of idiots?

Yes, the formula to enhance your career and get more readerships for the rag.


This guy is one article past from being at Bleacher's Report.
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Me too. Not by choice - it's because TonyR posts 90% of their content on the OM.
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When did Eddie Munster become a football analyst?
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Not sure how you could give a 7-1 team anything but at least an A-. If his only complaint is our defense is suspect then how could you give the Chiefs an A+ when their offense is way more suspect then our defense.

This guy is a complete idiot and I don't say that because I'm being a homer. My explanation above shoots holes right through his logic.
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Not sure how you could give a 7-1 team anything but at least an A-. If his only complaint is our defense is suspect then how could you give the Chiefs an A+ when their offense is way more suspect then our defense.

This guy is a complete idiot and I don't say that because I'm being a homer. My explanation above shoots holes right through his logic.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:25 PM   #22
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Grades shouldn't be about performance against expectations, but should only be about performance.

If I was expected to fail miserably on a test but barely passed it, I would expect a D, not a B because I "outperformed expectations".

The Broncos are 7-1 and have the highest scoring offense in NFL HISTORY at this point in the season. How would you give a team with less wins and less scoring a better grade It's stupid. I'm not giving that my page clicks.
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Grades shouldn't be about performance against expectations, but should only be about performance.

If I was expected to fail miserably on a test but barely passed it, I would expect a D, not a B because I "outperformed expectations".
Agreed. And along the same lines......if the star student was "expected" to get a perfect score on an exam.....but got less than that, say a 94% instead of 100%........do you give him the 94% he earned? Or do you give him a C, D or F because he performed "below expectations"?

Anyway........ho hum.
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Seriously.....is anything worth reading anymore?

Denver: B+
New England: A-

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...1_a2&eref=sihp

Oh.....and Bedard's mid-season MVP is Jamaal Charles. Yeah, a guy on pace for a whopping 1,200 rushing yards is MVP......okay. This while on pace to having more carries than he's ever had.

Why bother reading ANYTHING that these so-called experts write? I search the web for anything informative, insightful, analytic......and this is what you get. So few good writers......IMO, the only one worth reading is Kirwan
I think you might find the article more interesting if you read the introduction. It specifically says, "A slight adjustment to our usual Power Rankings this week. Rather than placing the teams 1-32, each franchise is standing alone for a midseason assessment of where it stands in relation to its expectations prior to Week 1." Given that caveat, this is a fair assessment of the Broncos. Our defense has not shown that it is ready for a post season run.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...#ixzz2jtbvOKvi
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I think you might find the article more interesting if you read the introduction. It specifically says, "A slight adjustment to our usual Power Rankings this week. Rather than placing the teams 1-32, each franchise is standing alone for a midseason assessment of where it stands in relation to its expectations prior to Week 1." Given that caveat, this is a fair assessment of the Broncos. Our defense has not shown that it is ready for a post season run.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...#ixzz2jtbvOKvi
No. No, I didn't find it more interesting. Read post #22.

And the main point I was getting at, was that there are so few "quality" sports articles out there today.....and that the market is over-saturated with crap writers.

JMO.
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