Originally posted by verb1der:
Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
Originally posted by LeftBankeNiner:
What makes them experts? They are just guessing like everyone else is. It means nothing.
A lot of the guys are ex-NFL players or coaches or scouts... they know a lot more about football than you and I.
It doesn't mean they can't be wrong. Just means that you should at least take their opinion seriously.
Would you take Matt Millen seriously!?
Actually, I would. Just because he wasn't a good GM, that is, good at bringing together a good team and making decisions, doesn't mean he doesn't know anything about football. There is a difference between being one who analyzes football and the mechanics of the game and one who makes front office decisions.
That being said, Millen isn't one of the "ESPN experts", but Marcus Allen, Mike Ditka, Chris Mortensen, Ron Jarwoski, Mike Golic, Chris Carter, Keyshawn Johnson, etc. etc. are.
I understand the desire to be a homer, and to think that no one is an expert who would choose your favorite team to lose, but lets be realistic. This is a tough game and it will be a BIG win for the Niners if they can pull it out.
[ Edited by RedWaltz24 on Oct 23, 2009 at 6:22 PM ]