Sunday, September 27, 2009

One Clever Stat too Far

In general, I think it's a good thing that NFL broadcasters have a weath of data available at their fingertips. But sometimes they try too hard.

"Not since 2004 have the Jets opened a season 3-0!!!" shouted the commentator, apparently under the impression that this little tidbit of info is among the most important tidbit of tidbits ever.

Seriously, "Not since 2004"??? OMG, that makes it like, what, 2 seasons out of 6 that this happens? My gosh, how incredibly rare!!

I propose a new rule for broadcasters: you don't get to start a sentence with "Not since..." unless the next words out of your mouth describe a point in time more than 10 years ago.

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