Re: Tenn is no pushover!
posted at 10/15/2009 3:55 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tenn is no pushover!
[QUOTE]Pmike, I don't agree with the "random statistics" part and don't tell me you don't look at the stats. I do agree that some people pour over them to the point I can't even follow the post/thread anymore but you can't take the position that stats are useless. You can say the Pats are going to kill the Titans but you also have to say why you think they will. There are no Titan trolls, I don't think they have computers yet.
Posted by Sam-Adams[/QUOTE]
Why do I have to say why?
I'm a fan.
I don't need a reason.
Forums like this didn't exist back then, but if you were in certain parking lots and sections of the stadium, -- and within earshot, you would have heard me saying similar things thirty years ago, despite the fact that the Pats were routinely embarrassed by marginal opponents.
And I could, indeed argue, that statistics are, in fact useless.
Circumstances are always different. Teams do not play identical schedules. Matchups and strengths and weaknesses vary from opponent to opponent. What you did against A, B or C has nothing to do with what you might or might not do against D.
Stats are fun to manipulate and use as cover, but they predicate absolutely nothing.
Oh . . . and the Titans blow.