Monday, December 11, 2006

What Went Right, What Went Wrong

Those preseason magazines that you covet so much in August are now collecting dust on the old coffee table and are ready to be tossed into the recycling bin. But in many ways, now is time to take a hard look at the publications, because this is the season of accountability. You get to see who was right and who was wrong, who gave you credible information and who was selling you a bunch of baloney. It takes a big man to acknowledge his mistakes, so when the folks at Athlon re-examined their 2006 selections and put them online, we were impressed. As for blunders, Athlon predicted Oklahoma would finish No. 1. But the publication got plenty right, too. Example: Ohio State, Florida and USC are in the top five entering the bowl season, which is where Athlon had them in the preseason. It's a terrific read and you can check it out by clicking here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's really cool. Picking Oklahoma doesn't seem like that big of a stretch, even though they finished ranked 10th. There's one loss whose last 10 minutes (not just the last play) were decided by the referees, and another loss to big rival Texas.

Very cool that they are accounting for their predictions. It actually makes them look pretty good.