Originally posted by mike:
Show me where his job description includes this? Do you think he's a reporter? He's not. As a matter of fact he's hired FOR HIS OPINION. His "logic" is that he still doubts smith and thinks the bucs are the better team, despite the "laid egg" and complete embarrassment against us.
The thing about "power rankings" is what exactly are they supposed to be based on? Fact? What is fact when anything can happen from week to week? If the raiders upset the patriots obviously they don't skyrocket up the rankings just because of that. He sees it that way: an upset, but the bucs will finish with a better record.
Who's to say that he's wrong and you're right? Our opinion as a 49er fanbase obviously is going to make us subjective too. It's not like the bucs have a much worse record than us they're 4-2, all it takes is for us to underestimate a few of these "easy" teams while the bucs won't underestimate anyone after the embarrassment we handed them.
I used "degree of objectivity" and chose those words rather than saying purely objective. He holds himself out to be a reporter, whether you think he is or isnt that what he is portraying himself to be and why he cant hold Schefters jock strap.
And its pretty easy to say he's wrong, without even taking fanhood into account... Quality wins, strength of schedule, the teams actually playing head to head, on a pure analytical basis there is no argument for them to be considered above the niners in any ranking. Thats how you back up an opinion, not saying Im still skeptical about Alex, and Freeman is better. Great so what? even if records and stats say his statement is full of sh*t, he is still ignoring 21 other players on the offense and defense that have an effect on the outcome of the game.
So yeah, while his power ranking are his opinion, my opinion is that he is full of sh*t... the difference is there is actually a basis for my opinion.
[ Edited by 5280High on Oct 19, 2011 at 19:28:06 ]