Jeff Hart: Friday Linkfest for January 6, 2011
By: Jeff Hart | Posted: January 06, 2012
If you’re in the Philadelphia area, keep your eyes peeled for this “Fire Andy Reid” mobile billboard. Maybe give the driver a pat on the back for their use of “no mas.” How long before the Eagles fans tire of calling for Reid’s head on a very sturdy platter? It’s going to be a long off-season.
Earlier this week I linked to an essay on why Aaron Rodgers should win MVP. It’s only fair to present the counterpoint from a Brees supporter, which boils down to the kind of “value by absence” argument that should make Peyton Manning the MVP.
Speaking of Manning and contrarian viewpoints; with Andrew Luck to Indianapolis being called a done deal by draft prognosticators, some writers are still putting forth really detailed plans to keep Manning and trade the #1 pick. They ignore the beautiful symmetry of Manning exiting with Polian and the new Colts GM drafting his own franchise QB.
For everyone but Skip Bayless it seems like Luck has been a consensus top pick since his freshman season. What have those expectations done to his college career? According to The Classical, they’ve turned him into one really boring player.
Mark Sanchez’s days could be numbered in New York. If you enjoy Sanchez’s modeling work, then this might be good news. We might as well start the discussion nine months out: how many games does Sanchez have next season before he gets pulled?
Here’s some counterintuitive statistical analysis for you: teams with a losing record against winning teams are more likely to get a win in the playoffs than teams with a winning record. Huh? Good news for the Patriots, bad news for the Ravens.
Finally, while you’re enjoying the wildcard playoffs this weekend, take a moment to rejoice that the NFL doesn’t use some screwed up BCS system to decide their post-season.
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